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Submitted by Don Graham Imagine you lose something very near and dear to you. You’re told that the article has been destroyed. You go through all the stages of loss; grief, questioning what happened and finally acceptance that it’s gone, never to be seen again only to suddenly have it reappear some forty years later. That’s exactly what happened to blues artist and founding member of April Wine, Myles Goodwyn. We caught up with Myles at his home in Nova Scotia. “It was Christmas Eve of 2018 when I got a mysterious message. I had lost a cherished guitar of mine some 40 years ago, a 1962 Gibson Melody Maker. Early on I owned a Hagstrom guitar, I nicknamed it Sputnik because of all the controls on it, and I was in a band called East Gate Sanctuary, A fellow in another band had this Melody Maker that I liked so I offered him a straight up trade which he accepted. That Melody Maker was the guitar I had when we started April Wine and at the time it was my ONLY guitar. Now the Melody Maker is a good guitar but it is an entry-level guitar so once April Wine gained some financial stability I started acquiring more and more guitars; at one point I had over 100 and now I’m down to about 60. NormaBy the time the Melody Maker went missing it was no longer my number one go-to guitar. I was told that it was destroyed in a truck accident in Montreal and was beyond saving. I never saw the “body” but took the news at face value and went through the whole process of loss eventually ending with acceptance. So when I got the Facebook message from a guy named Randy that he knew where my guitar was I was skeptical, to say the least. He told me it was in Victoria, British Columbia and gave me a contact to reach out to. Now the unique thing about this guitar is I had put on the bell cover the name Goodwyn using the G lettering that Gibson uses, I wasn’t sure what to expect but when he sent me pictures of the guitar I knew right away it was my guitar. I had it back in my hands by New Year's Eve. It arrived in a hardshell case I didn’t recognize but the minute I saw it and picked it up I knew it was my long lost guitar.” At this point, I had to ask ‘What’s the first thing you played on it?’ Myles replied, “ Fast Train, April Wine’s first single, mostly cause it has open chords.” Myles went on to say it was in excellent condition, no fret wear, no dings or marks, just needed new...

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Here’s a rare Toronto appearance from boldface Canadian Legacy artist Garnet Rogers. Within ten years, and barely out of high school,...

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MDM Recordings Inc. is thrilled to announce the newest addition to their award-winning roster – chart-topping three-time JUNO Awards nominee Don Amero....

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MDM Recordings Inc. is thrilled to announce the newest addition to their award-winning roster – chart-topping three-time JUNO Awards nominee Don Amero. An award-winning storyteller, singer, songwriter and performer, Amero has been playing live and...

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Join highly-regarded Canadian tenor John McDermott for an unforgettable 3-night performance with the John McDermott Trio, which consists of John McDermott on...

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One of Africa’s most popular and recognized musicians, Malian guitarist Habib Koité joins Bassekou Kouyaté, master of the traditional Malian lute known as the ngoni, for a night of African...

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Here’s a rare Toronto appearance from boldface Canadian Legacy artist Garnet Rogers. Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother Stan...

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Imagine you lose something very near and dear to you. You’re told that the article has been destroyed. You go through all the stages of loss; grief, questioning what happened and finally acceptance that it’s gone, never to be seen again only to suddenly...

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Following the release of their sophomore album, Bleeding Hearts, Toronto-based rock band, Sun K, have shared the fun visual for the track, High In The City. Have a look at the video for High In The City, which...

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