The ultimate musical summer

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason It’s here. Let’s get started; www.bcmusicianmag.com is your link to the 2015 Ultimate Summer Festival Guide. This amazing, free resource … Read more

Instruments Beyond Borders

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Warning! This story may be addictive and you’ll be hooked into wanting much more. Symptoms include clapping, shouting, dancing and … Read more

friendly giants at Ocean Concrete on Granville Island

Winter festivals beat the blues

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Photo: These friendly giants at Ocean Concrete on Granville Island are silos transformed by Brazilian artists OSGEMEOS. Photo courtesy Granville … Read more

Sugluk

Native North America, Vol. 1

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Photo: Sugluk: Regional treasures such as Arctic rockers Sugluk have been preserved in Native North America Vol. 1, including lyrics … Read more

Vancouver Cantata Singers

A seasonal sampler

MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason Photo: Vancouver Cantata Singers: A Christmas Reprise • Shakespeare advised, “If music be the food of love, play on” and … Read more

Leo Welch on guitar

Leo “Bud” Welch

One rockin’ octogenarian MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason   For 82-year-old guitarist/singer Leo “Bud” Welch, it’s been the biggest year of his life. The first … Read more

Goosebumps & memories

The Soweto Gospel Choir MUSIC RISING Bruce Mason • When the Soweto Gospel Choir received its first Grammy in 2007, it took the coveted award … Read more

Get uke-in’

The ukulele’s back MUSIC RISING by Bruce Mason • I first encountered it as a tricky word in a childhood spelling bee and was recently … Read more