McLachlan goes deeper into Country on new album | 200821Fr | Shows for Friday, August 21, 2021

‘Where My Heart Will Go’ David McLachlan video screen capture

It doesn’t get much more Country than this.

The new album Heartache Motel, with a title straight out of a dead-end saloon, was recorded in Nashville, features fiddles and a mandolin, includes a sentimental jig about chasing love across the world, incorporates pictures of lighthouses for today’s video release, and, of course, emanates from the heart and talents of David McLachlan.

Several numbers on the twelve-track collection being dropped today (such as “Speak Easy,” “Night Train” and “Eat Here Get Gas”) along with the album’s pedigree and recording milieu all suggest that McLachlan has gone the rest of the way on his musical journey from Folk-Roots to full-on tears-in-your-cheap-beer Country, on this eighth album in his catalogue.

David McLachlan ‘Heartache Motel’ album cover art

But because it’s McLachlan, this is not just any ol’ Country pickin’ and howlin’ by the roadside, however, since he’s nothing if not adventurous musically.  In addition to the little strings and, of course, his own acoustic guitar, he’s also included the cello of Jonathan Yudkin that helps bring out the tones the moodier title track and Jim Hoke on sax on “Let It Flow’ a little jazzy number that wraps the album.

In addition to those artists and various A-list Nashville studio session players, he’s also incorporated the talents of singers Lisa Brokop, Adam Cunningham and Julian Taylor on background vocals along with Tammy King of the Steeldrivers on mandolin and fiddle, creating create a diverse range of tunes that all either touch the heart or move the feet —or both, as does the official video for the “Where My Heart Will Go” tune now posted on YouTube.

In addition to watching the lyrics overlain video produced by Glen Hornblast, you can also sample snippets from each tune from the release by visiting the album’s web page on cdbaby’s site, where his seven previous discs are also featured.

Although his website hasn’t yet set up the purchase option for the disc, you can also just buy it directly from him via PayPal, which he says he prefers anyways since “one cd purchase from me = 100,000 streams” in income.

Although his website hasn’t yet set up the purchase option for the disc, you can also just buy it directly from him via PayPal for just $15, which he says he prefers anyways since “one cd purchase from me = 100,000 streams” in income.   And if you want a signed copy, email him at  [email protected].

-By Gary 17,
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4-6 weekly> Laura Hubert Trio live performing live for “Senator Serenade” from the balcony of Senator Restaurant (249 Victoria St., TO Central) & also streaming live on Facebook ~Jazz

6:30-9> Caroline Wiles performs live @ Stonewalls Restaurant, 339 York Blvd., Hamilton ~acoustic Pop covers/originals; $10

7-9 weekly> Jazz In Toronto presents Diane Roblin with Glen Hall performing for “Live from The Emmet Ray” series @ Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West and also streaming on Facebook ~Jazz ($donation requested -details on event)

7-11> Kerwin Du Bois; Miguel Maestre @ performs live @ CityView Drive-In, 20 Polson St., TO Central & streaming live on website ~contemporary original; $

7-11> My Latest Endeavour @ Crossroads Macedonian & Greek Bar, 3476 Danforth Ave. Scarborough ~classic Rock

7-9 weekly> “Stay at Home Concert Series” with Adam & Annette Band live from Mulligan’s Pub (2458 Dundas St. W. Mississauga) with band inside, patio open for guests and streaming live on Facebook ~Roots-Rock

7-9> Ainsworth Degrandis @ Market Brewing Company patio, 1775 Leslie St., Newmarket

8-10:30> Browman & CRUZAO Trio @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO Central Latin Jazz; $15

8-11> Dave Murphy Duo @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke ~acoustic Pop/Rock covers; $5

8> Tony Paglia @ Jake’s Boathouse, 59 First Gulf Road, Brampton ~Rock ‘n’ Roll/Pop

8:30-11> Shades Of Blue Revue performing live @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville from inside stage, with live stream telecast on back patio (reservations required) and online on website ~Funk/R&B/Soul; $10

9-1> Midlife Chaos @ Black Swan Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Rock ‘n’ Roll/Pop

*9-1 weekly> The Brad & Mike show (Brad Sumak & Mike Olivieri) @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~acoustic Pop covers/originals

9-1> Pat Dowds @ The Powerhouse, 21 Jones St., Stoney Creek (Hamilton) ~acoustic Pop covers/originals; $0

9:30-1> Tamin’ Thunder @ The Edge, 250 Bayly St., Ajax ~classic Rock/Funk/Soul; $10

9:30-1 weekly> Dueling Pianos perform live @ Uptown Social House, 1900 Walker’s Line, Burlington ~Blues/R&B/Blues-Rock


6am-6am weekdays> CBCMusic shows feature all-Canadian content @ CBC Radio One

11am-1pm weekly> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeats Sundays 3-5am & Wednesdays 6-8am)

Noon-6 weekly> Steel City Music with Gunner Smith @ The HAWK FM 101.5fm & streaming online ~Blues, etc.

1-2pm weekly> “Groove Radio” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5FM & streamed online ~Jazz

1-1:30pm weekly> Come Sunday (Gospel Radio Show) w Paul Panchezak (Trickbag) @ 93.3 CFMU or (Hamilton)

2-8> JORDY; Elois LeGrow; AJ Smith; Ryland James streaming live on Bandsintown Live ~contemporary original

2:30 weekly> Chris Staig performs covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter

3-7 weekdays> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon

3-4 weekly> “Athena Reich Variety Show” with live streaming performances by Athena Reich on Facebook ~songwriters

4-6 weekly> “Finding A Voice” with host Bruce Kauffman and guests broadcast live on CFRC 1010.9FM and on website ~songwriters/poets

5 weekly> The Honky Tonk Cocktail Hour Duo with members of The Western Swing Authority performing live, streaming on Facebook ~Country

5-6> Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet performs for Toronto Jazz Festival streaming live on JAZZ.FM ~Jazz

5-6 weekly> Whitehorse streams live “Happy Hour” performance from St. Catharines on Facebook ~original Rock/Pop

7-8> Bernie Senensky performs for Niagara Jazz Festival streaming live on Facebook ~Blues/R&B

7-9 weekly> “Stay at Home Concert Series” with Adam & Annette Band live from Mulligan’s Pub in Mississauga with band inside, patio open for guests and streaming live on Facebook ~Blues/R&B/Rock

7-9 weekly> Jazz In Toronto presents Diane Roblin with Glen Hall performing for “Live from The Emmet Ray” series, streaming on Facebook ~Jazz ($donation requested -details on event)

7-8 weekly> Jeremy & Jenn perform live, streaming on Facebook ~acoustic Pop covers/originals

7-11> Kerwin Du Bois; Miguel Maestre performs live from CityView Drive-In, streaming live on website ~contemporary original

7:30 weekly> Chris Staig performs covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter

7:30-8:30> Cootes Paradise hosts video watch party for new album release of Cootes Paradise, streaming live on Facebook ~original Rootsy Blues

8> Dundas Cactus Festival online listening party with Matty Simpson *  Justijne Fischer; Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian; Rocket & The Renegades; The New Rebel Westerners; Russ Wilson; Reg & Patti of Crackers; The Lowdown Dirty Mojos; Share The Land; Dave Rave & The Second Responders; Spoons streaming live on YouTube and on Facebook ~eclectic

8> The Front Bottoms perform live, streaming on website ~contemporary original

8> Norman Brown streaming cd release party for Heart To Heart album on website ~contemporary original

8 weekly> Ken Wallis Blues Source show with tracks and interviews @

8:30-11> Shades Of Blue Revue performing live from Moonshine Café streaming online on website

9> Tim McGraw Band performs live streaming on website ~original Country/alt-Country

9-midnight weekly> “Gumbo Kitchen” with Ron Littlejohn @ JAZZ.FM91 & online ~Blues/R&B/Funk tracks and artists

*9:30-10:30 daily> “Q” TV broadcast with Tom Power with segments from @TheCurrentCBC, interviews, entertainment news & more @ CBC-TV 


“RESIDING” items are those which are not time-sensitive and can be accessed 24/7

RESIDING> video of Laura Hubert Trio live @ balcony of Senator Restaurant July 17, 2021 on Facebook ~Pop Jazz with punch

RESIDING> video of Laura Hubert Band cover of “Loralei” @ Jazz Bistro filmed by Xpand Studio, on YouTube ~Jazz (0:4:47)

RESIDING> audio track of Laura Hubert Band cover of “Lazy Bones” + two more from One Night In Kensington live album, on website  ~Jazz (0:4:47)

RESIDING> David McLachlan video for “Where My Heart Will Go” single off Heartache Motel album, residing on YouTube ~original Country (0:02:57)

RESIDING> The Chicago Project performs “Saturday In The Park” (Chicago-Robert Lamm) in socially distanced video residing on YouTube ~R&B/horns Rock (0:03:54)

RESIDING> Elana Harte & band video for original song “All The Love In The World” residing on YouTube ~Worldbeat/Roots (0:03:13)

RESIDING> Steve Raiken performs original instrumental “Hard Driving” residing on YouTube ~Roots (0:02:56)

RESIDING> “A Nay Kleyd” (Rachel Korn) video by Lenka Lichtenberg with band, residing on YouTube ~Worldbeat: 1947 Yiddish poem set to music (0:04:59)

RESIDING> Catherine Thompson lyric video of original song “Only Lonely Me” from forthcoming Wild Cat album, residing on YouTube (0:02:53)

RESIDING> video of set by Screamin’ Evil Blues Band featuring Keith Danby residing on Facebook ~Blues-Rock (1:03:46)

RESIDING> Q&A Duo (Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams) perform outdoors in Tony’s backyard for Emmet Ray Presents concert series residing on Jazz In Toronto Facebook page ~Pop/Jazz (1:02:13)

RESIDING> “In Memoriam” Juno Tribute video to Canadian Artists who passed away in 2019 including Pete Otis residing on YouTube (0:05:49)

RESIDING> Wayne Smith video performing “Big Rock Candy Mountain” (Harry McLintock) on YouTube ~Roots (0:02:56)

RESIDING> Al Reilly’s Catalyst with Dan Walek & Mikey Roland perform “Make Me Do Anything You Want” (Foot In Coldwater) residing on YouTube  ~classic Rock (0:03:50)

RESIDING> Bill Heffernan performs video collage of “Hide Out Refugee” original song, with Lucas Stagg, Jimmy Bowskill, Kenny Yoshioka and Alec Fraser on YouTube ~original Roots (0:04:34)

RESIDING> Margaret Stowe with Tony Quarrington, Ian Bell, Bob Bratina, Ian Thomas, Sonny Del-Rio, Jeff Bird & Michelle Josef performing on collaborative at home video of “Dr. Jaffrey Song” (about 1918 flu treatments developer) dedicated to Canadian Blood Services Plasma for Life, residing on YouTube and MP3 track on Bandcamp (0:03:39)

RESIDING> David Love (with band featuring Bruce Nasmith, Peter Harris, Paul DeLong) performs cover of “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon” (Jonathan King) on YouTube ~ 60s Pop (0:03:06)

RESIDING> video of Screamin’ Evil Blues Band featuring Keith Danby & guest vocalist/bassist Dave “Tex” Bachelor performing cover of “Jesus Just Left Chicago” (ZZ Top) on YouTube (0:4:16)

RESIDING> mp3 of Harpin’ Norm Lucien original song “God Forsaken Blues” on Spotify ~original Blues (0:05:59)

RESIDING> video of jammers at “Bluesday Tuesdays” Blues jam hosted by Tombstone Bullets featuring Rocco Novia @ The Rockpile residing on Facebook ~Blues-Rock (0:01:18)

RESIDING> “Covid 19 Collaboration” remotely recorded montage video with several Toronto musicians performing “N.I.B.” (Black Sabbath) including James Alcock on vocals, Jenn Lady Evil, Roland Roxx, Dennis Camacho, John Robbie, Tim Smith, Sebastian Burnside, Josh Gordon (guitar), Nathan Smith, Anthony Cee, Deb Arruda, John De Medeiros, Dave Barrett, Torsten Braun, Scotty Rockss, Steve Gryzbala  on YouTube ~classic Rock (0:10:04)

RESIDING> Josh Gordon performs instrumental version of “Fortunate Son” (CCR) residing on Facebook ~classic Rock (0:02:57)

RESIDING> Against The Wind featuring Amanda Gordon and Josh Gordon montage video performance of “Like A Rock” (Bob Seger) on YouTube ~tribute to Bob Seger (0:07:10)

RESIDING> Wayne Neon performs cover of “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (Kris Kristofferson) video on Youtube ~acoustic Pop cover  (0:05:24)

RESIDING> The Giveback (Thomas McKay with Michaela May, Katey Morley, Mia Praught, Tara Slone, Stella Azzopardi, Brooke Palsson, Stacey Kaniuk, Steve York, Kathryn Rose, Rique Franks, Ben Spivak, Dominic Mancuso, Peter Serrado, Danko Jones, Julian Taylor, Tony Rabalao) video montage performing original song “Angels” (Thomas McKay/Tony Rabalao/Jonathan Evans/Michaela May/Jordon Zadorozny) to benefit frontline health workers and musicians going through tough financial situations, on YouTube (0:03:31) (donation requested on website)

RESIDING> cover of “Under Pressure” performed by 22 Port Credit musical artists including David Hines & Lynette Fairweather in video montage produced by Derek Lathrop on YouTube (0:04:48)

RESIDING> Rob Minderman mp3 for “Stir Crazy” original song for COVID songwriting contest on ~art-Pop (0:04:01)

RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw video for “Fine Weather Blues” original song from album Remembering The Lakeshore on You Tube ~songwriter (0:02:56)

RESIDING> Harpin’ Norm Lucien video for original song “Coboconk” on YouTube ~songwriter (0:03:32) 

RESIDING> The Young Novelists featuring Graydon James perform “Back To The Hard Times” and more on YouTube channel ~contemporary original

RESIDING> video of Chris Birkett & The Free Spirits performing original song “The Power of Our Love” from new album 11:11 on YouTube ~Funky contemporary Pop (0:04:49)

RESIDING> Fernando and the Sentimental Rebels featuring Fernando Curcione perform on video of “Mama Dear” for Mother’s Day on You Tube ~songwriter (0:03:45)

RESIDING> Lenka Lichtenberg performs original Yiddish song  about pandemic, “Amol geven a Tsayt” (“Once There Was A Time” to melody of “Those Were The Days” & lyrics by Hindy Abelson) with English singable subtitles on YouTube ~Ethnic Roots (0:04:30)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox talks to Roxanne Tellier in “Off The Beaten Tracks” Podcast on Instagram (0:21:55) ~spoken word

RESIDING> “Čekáme kdesi na konci aleje – Lyric Video” of original song by Lenka Lichtenberg on YouTube (0:04:23)

RESIDING> David Storey & band perform “We Are The Greatest” original song live at Free Times Cafe, video on Instagram ~songwriter (0:04:15)

RESIDING> video of Lynn Harrison performing “Living Room Concert” from home on Facebook ~songwriter (1:41:11)

RESIDING> One Eyed Oracle aka Boris Buhot) new album Really Small Town links on website ~original Rock/Pop

RESIDING> Dougal Bichan performs original songs “More Than 100”, “Two Chairs”, “Clarkstown Flood”, bagpipes solo & more on YouTube channel & on InstagramTV ~songwriter

RESIDING> Shawn Brady video performance of original song “The Ballad of Cinderella” with the late Hervé Basset on keys on Facebook ~songwriter (0:4:40)

RESIDING> Harpin’ Norm Lucien mp3 of new song “I Can Hear the Heartbeat (Of A Thousand Whales)” on ~songwriter (0:4:11)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox video channel featuring archival band videos of original songs spanning 40 years plus several recent recordings of original tunes solo acoustic on YouTube ~eclectic originals

RESIDING> Little Peter and the Elegants perform 11-song set covering Sha Na Na at Wheels On Danforth, August 2019 to celebrate 50th anniversary of Woodstock ~video on YouTuboe (0:30:11)

RESIDING> Late Fakirs featuring Greg “Harpfool” Shields perform continually growing collection of original tunes from “Corona-chan Collection” ~videos link on YouTube ~contemporary original

RESIDING>  Shawn Brady performs original song “Sideways 2020” video on Facebook ~songwriter (0:4:46)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs cover of John’s Prine’s “Sam Stone” acoustic solo on YouTube; (0:5:22)

RESIDING> Al Reilly performs “Still Loving You” Scorpions cover acoustic solo on YoutTube (0:6:17)

RESIDING> Doc Higgins performs original song “The Lonesome Death of John Prine” on YouTube; (0:4:36)

RESIDING> Robbie Rox performs original song “Small Things Make Me Happy” solo acoustic for Good Friday on Facebook ~songwriter; (0:1:25) 

RESIDING> Sebastian Agnello performs “Pour Me Another Tequila Sheila” @ Black Swan live in 2011 on Moon TV on YouTube; (0:2:54)

RESIDING> Kevin Jollimore performs “Stay the Blazes Home” for COVID protocols on YouTube ~ original Roots Rock; (0:3:20)

RESIDING> Drew Winters all ten tracks from Last Call In Montreal album on YouTube and on Spotify ~original Pop

RESIDING> Scott Rogers solo and with Maggie Keogh as Maggie & Mr. Rogers ~several videos on YouTube

RESIDING> Rob Minderman performs “Invisible Enemy” original song about COVID-19 on YouTube (0:4:00)

RESIDING> Wayne Neon and the Amazing Tubular Orchestra™ on Youtube: Social Distance Sessions live ~eclectic covers & originals (0:18:22)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs cover of “Sam Stone” by John Prine on YouTube; (0:5:22)

RESIDING> Susie Grooves & Company performs “Rhianna” at Southside Johnny’s on Facebook (0:3:44)

RESIDING> Eclectic Power Company featuring Graham Clarke covers “Wheat Kings (Tragically Hip) on InstagramTV (0:3:10)

RESIDING> Josh Gordon on Koch guitar solo for “Koch Quarantine Sessions” on YouTube (0:1:33)

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone performs original Roots solo on Facebook ~songwriter (0:5:32)

RESIDING> Kathleen Lovett performs solo on Facebook live ~Pop Rock/Roots/Blues covers (1:52:53)

RESIDING> David McLachlan performs two original songs recorded @ Bluebird Café, Nashville, on YouTube (0:8:02)

RESIDING> Alex Radeff & Donkey perform original song “Another Night At The Bar” on YouTube, recorded @ El Mocambo, December 1993 (0:4:20)

RESIDING> Howard Gladstone at Winterfolk XVIII performs “Crazy Talk” on You Tube ~songwriter (0:4:10)

RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw with Joshua-Walker & friends performs original song “Headboard Boogie” on YouTube ~songwriter (0:4:55)

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