Barenaked Ladies, 54-40, Dallas Green, Chantal Kreviazuk, Great Lake
Swimmers, Raine Maida, Finger Eleven, Ron Sexsmith, Dala and others set
to record favourite Neil Young songs
TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada Inc., the country's number one
choice for satellite radio, today announced that it is closely collaborating
with Universal Music Canada and Canadian musicians to record and produce
"Borrowed Tunes II", a musical tribute to Canadian music legend Neil Young.
"Borrowed Tunes II" will feature a mix of well-known Canadian artists and
new and emerging musicians each contributing their own distinct version of
their favourite Neil Young song. Collaborating artists include Barenaked
Ladies, Emily Haines, Finger Eleven, Chantal Kreviazuk, Dallas Green, Hawksley
Workman, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, Ron Sexsmith, Goldendogs, Quebec-based
Dobacaracol, Jorane and many others.
"I'm excited to pay tribute to Neil Young and his incredible body of
work," said Chantal Kreviazuk. "Neil's songs have inspired so many Canadian
musicians over the years and the Borrowed Tunes II recording is a wonderful
way to honour him."
"Neil Young is one artist who all five of us regard as a hero and a
musical inspiration," says Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies. "We are delighted
to pay tribute to him."
"SIRIUS Canada is thrilled to work with these immensely talented artists
on this unique Neil Young tribute project," said Andreanne Sasseville,
Director of Canadian Talent Development for SIRIUS Canada. "SIRIUS is
committed to helping established and emerging Canadian artists expand their
fan base and allowing Canadian music fans to connect with their favourite
artists in new and meaningful ways."
Distributed by Universal Music in Canada, "Borrowed Tunes II" will be
recorded in conjunction with Toronto-based producer Mike Roth (Big Bold Sun
Music) and will be available at the end of the summer. Selected tracks from
the "Borrowed Tunes II" recording will be featured on SIRIUS Canada's Iceberg
All proceeds from album sales will benefit two not-for-profit
organizations selected by Neil Young including The Bridge School and
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For further information: Media Contact: Jeff Roman, Corporate
Communications, SIRIUS Canada, (Tel) (416) 513-7434, (Email)
firstname.lastname@example.org; Mike Roth, Big Bold Sun Music, (Email)