July 11, 2014
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34 Big Wreck
Ready To Raise The Dead With Ghosts

By Kevin Young

Talking with Ian Thornley about the release of Big Wreck’s latest offering, Ghosts, you get the sense he’s never felt more at ease with his life or his work as a musician and songwriter. CM’s Kevin Young sat down with Thornley leading up to the album’s release to find out why. Read more...

38 This Is
Why We Build

By Andrew Seale

All instruments have stories – from the handcrafted work of luthiers to the drum kits hammered out on factory assembly lines by overworked labourers with tired hands. Join us as we speak with some music makers who have taken it upon themselves to create equipment that will make their music come alive. Read more...

42 Welcome To The Club
A Live Sound Primer For Small Shows

By Mark Desloges

The fundamentals of live sound will always be the same. Speakers will always be speakers; 120 volts AC will always be 120 volts AC. The first step to success is knowing the basics, and whether you’re performing on the stage or patching it, our primer will help you get a better understanding of what they are. Read more...

49 Staying Fresh On The Fretboard
Canadian Musician’s 2014 Guitar Special

By Andrew King

Here we go again… We’re back with another focus on all things six-string (or, more accurately, four- to 12-string). We’ve got a killer panel of Canadian guitarists – including Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson, Barry Stock of Three Days Grace, and more – sounding off on their gear, gigs, and daily grinds. Read more...

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