The Jesse Green spread gives the X-Status front man props for the group’s run through the southwestern United States on the Iron Indians Tour this past April; Billy Joe’s “Muskrat Blues” fits nicely into the “Roots and Rights” theme of the companion compilation CD; and, Greyeyes’ short editorial highlights some of the main points that the AMP Coordinator drew from music industry workshops he attended over the past year.
AMP Camp alumnus, Veronica Johnny receives the most profile, gracing the magazine’s cover, receiving praise in a four-page article and contributing a track to the compilation CD from her Toronto-based band, The Johnnys.
When asked why SPIRIT Magazine puts together a music issue and compilation CD each year, publisher Harmony Rice explains, “somebody’s gotta do it.”
This year’s disc includes 21 songs by Derek Miller, Kinnie Starr, Sandy Scofield, Jason Burnstick, Sarah Decarlo and Angela Hovak Johnston to name a few of the artists. The compilation is in its third year now and includes six more songs than the first two years.
SPIRIT Magazine is described as Canada’s national Indigenous arts, culture and identity magazine. Copies of the publication are available at Chapters-Indigo Bookstores across Canada.
For more information about SPIRIT Magazine, please visit: www.spiritmag.ca