MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
ONTARIO BASED ROOTS MUSICIAN JOE FOURNIER PLAYED DAUPHIN LAST NIGHT
Ontario based roots musician Joe Fournier stopped in at Bruce's Firehouse last night to share his songs and stories after performing at a three day festival in Alberta.
Fournier's latest album is called "Home Made Sins".
RANDY TRAVIS - SINGS
It was one of those ``wow'' moments in music. Randy Travis _ whose life was threatened by a stroke three years ago _ sang during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The country star performed ``Amazing Grace'' at last night's ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Being able to hear a voice many feared had been stilled by his 2013 stroke revived by years of rehabilitation and therapy _ brought a stunned crowd to tears.
Travis was inducted along with fiddler Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster.
BOB DYLAN - SMITHSONIAN
The hits just keep coming for Bob Dylan. Just days after winning the Nobel Prize for literature, the singer-songwriter is being honoured by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Today, the gallery will install a portrait of Dylan in the museum's first-floor ``Celebrate'' space. The portrait will be a photograph taken of Dylan by John Cohen in 1962. Last Thursday, Dylan became the first musician in the 115-year history of the Nobel Prize to win the award for literature.
BOB DYLAN - STREAMING
His music is rooted in old-school style _ but one of the more modern ways of listening to music shows that people are still feeling Bob Dylan's music. The newly-minted Nobel Prize winner's music saw a steep upward spike on the streaming service Spotify. On Friday _ the day after Dylan's win _ streams of his music increased by more than five-hundred per cent on the site. The most listened-to song of Dylan's on Spotify: ``Like a Rolling Stone'' _ which saw a spike of 258 per cent. Dylan is the first American to win the Nobel literature prize since Tony Morrison did it in 1993.
DESERT TRIP - REDUX
The bands returned for the go-round at Desert Trip _ and so did the fans. For the second straight weekend, the music ruled at the festival in Indio, California. Performances featured Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Neil Young. The two-weekend festival features a single stage and two bands per night.
JIMMY EAT WORLD - MUSIC
To hear members of Jimmy Eat World tell it, there's no better time in history to be a music fan. And Jim Adkins says technology has a lot to do with that. He says with all the electronic tools at a musician's disposal, a recording artist can ``do exactly what'' they want. He says bands can get professional results in their own bedroom _ and once they get the sound they want, they can get their music into fans' ears easier than ever before. Adkins says music fans can get greater access to different types of music, thanks to the internet.
(The Associated Press)