Canada’s House Band

“If anything, the Hip’s lack of success in the U.S. has only made Canadians more protective of them. CBC broadcaster and musician Tom Power called them Canada’s local band. He also called Downie ‘the greatest frontman this country has ever produced.'” This week, Canadians are mourning the death of Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke into tears as he explained, “We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it.”

+ “It’s sad that he’s gone, but it was nice to be alive in his lifetime. Good songs stay written. Good records stay made. They are always filled with the promise and hope and life essence of their creator. Tom made a lot of great music. Enough to carry people forward.” Bruce Springsteen and others pay tribute to Tom Petty.

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