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Our Back Pages with Doug Chappell & Friends

It was late September on one of those balmy post-summer days when Gary Muth and David Farrell decided to amble down to visit some of the old gang that had retired and moved to or near Niagara Falls

Our Back Pages with Doug Chappell & Friends

By David Farrell

It was late September on one of those balmy post-summer days when Gary Muth and David Farrell decided to amble down to visit some of the old gang that had retired and moved to or near Niagara Falls. A sort of Big Chill trip down memory lane where we could wolf down plates of hot chicken wings, fries with gravy and cheeseburgers with all the fixings. The devil's food, plated out on a roadhouse patio serving cheap draft and dirty bloody marys. It was a bit of heaven on earth where the laughter was infectious and the stories, well... the kind shared with friends with zippered lips and 'in the know'.


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It was the kind of day that 2020 ripped away from us, just as the year has ripped us of so much... and so many.

Left to right at this momentous 2017 summit: Gary Muth, George Semkiw, Duff Roman, Joanne Smale, Jan Haust, Kim Clarke Champniss, and Mr. King of the World-Doug Chappell, standing proudly with his vintage cherry-red Alfa Romeo convertible.

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Also out this week is new work from Jim Cuddy, Tevet Sela, Kym Gouchie and Ellen Doty.

Canadian albums are in the spotlight this week, as the Polaris Music Prize announced its 40-album long list for best of the year. Longtime post-hardcore favourites Alexisonfire, meanwhile, announced a new live album.

This week also brings a number of new releases, including ever-evolving Montreal artist Geoffroy. He joins Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, who has a new solo release, as well as Christin Hyshka, The Hi Tops,Maggie Andrew, Kym Gouchy, Wild Remedy and more. Others announcing new album release dates are Mo Kenney, Mia Kelly and KROY.

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