There seems to be a wall between Canada and the United States- musically speaking. There are so many great bands that no one here in the United States has heard of. Of course, there are some notable bands (e.g. Crash Test Dummies, Neil Young, Alanis Morissette ).
Last night at the Deli I was discussing music with a customer. He happened to be one of the Tour Bus Drivers for a variety of bands.
He asked me if I had heard of the band Silverstein.
I replied, doesn't ring a bell.
He said they were Canadian.
Canada is our most accessible neighbor, but their music seems to be trapped behind a led wall. The led wall keeps music from coming over State Side and is not heard. We can hear the static, but the notes are not coherent.
Is this a conspiracy?
Why is this?
Flash Back - 1999 to a show in Portland Oregon at the Aladen Theatre, and the band the Tragically Hip; the Canadian Flock was the majority of the Concert Goers, all wore their favorite Hockey Jersey, from their home town province. I was not wearing a hockey jersey so they asked, "What province are you from?"
It was a great show, but sadly not many Staters were there.
Set List for the Tragically Hip 2000 Show at the Aladen Theatre:
|2:||My Music At Work|
|7:||The Last Of The Unplucked Gems|
|8:||Springtime In Vienna|
|13:||Tiger The Lion|
|17:||Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)|
|22:||At The Hundredth Meridian|
|26:||New Orleans Is Sinking|
|27:||Fire In The Hole|
|28:||Ahead By A Century|
|29:||Inevitability Of Death|