Test Your Canada Day Music Knowledge
Canadian Music Quiz
No cheating! Answers are at the bottom of this email.
1. Which female Canadian Singer/Songwriter was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1943?
2. Which Kingston, Ontario born Canuck has won 20 Juno Awards among his 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992, MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films?
3. Name the Canadian Band who's first full album entitled "Gordon" had the song "Enid" as it's first single followed by "Be My Yoko Ono" & "If I Had a Million Dollars".
4. Which Canadian Indie band won the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year with the distinction of being the only music group to have won their first and only Grammy in that category?
5. Name the Canadian Country/Pop, Singer/Songwriter who is currently on the road with her farewell tour, but who insists she is not retiring anytime soon.
6. On March 8th 2008, the world lost which Toronto born jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist?
7. Katajjaq otherwise known as ___________, is a form of musical performance uniquely found among the Inuit. Performers are usually Inuit women who sing only in duets as a form of contest to see who can outlast the other.
8. Great Big Sea is one of actor Russell Crowe’s favourite bands. The actor asked the band’s singer Alan Doyle to:
a) Write music with him
b) Play in Crowe's band
c) Be an actor in his movie 'Robin Hood'
d) All of the above
9. The title of the Tragically Hip song “At the Hundredth Meridian” refers to:
a) A bar in Bobcaygeon with a very large sign in the shape of a buffalo hanging over its front door.
b) The 100th time Gord Downie stayed at Le Meridien Hotel.
c) The line of longitude which marks where the Great Plains begin.
d) An important concept in traditional Chinese medicine.
10) In 1996 Halifax Born Singer/Songwriter/pianist Sarah McLachlan became frustrated with concert promoters and radio stations that refused to feature two female musicians in a row. So in 1997 McLachlan founded the _____ _____ tour which started out in her home town with artists such as Paula Cole, Lisa Loeb and Michelle McAdore.