TORONTO STAR - Toronto's legendary Matador club is gone, but Lori Yates hasn't forgotten

“Toronto singer-songwriter Yates has made an excellent new nine-song album of Canadiana, Matador.” By Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Feb 4, 2024.

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Veteran Ontario country/roots singer/songwriter Lori Yates has announced Jan. 29 as the release date for her new album, Matador. Advance singles have earned a warm response, especially "Time After Time," a tune Yates co-wrote in Nashville with the late great Texan songwriter Guy Clark. The song was recently featured on the AmericanaUK website.


Time After Time‘ is a co-write with Guy Clark, so that’s all the credentials sorted.  Let’s add in that the  recording features the late David Baxter on guitar and members from Toronto supergroup Hey Stella and Blue Rodeo and it’s pretty obvious that we’re on mighty solid ground here.

Lori Yates started out in the 1980s with her cowpunk band Rang Tango, but went on to perform and record with various music legends, including Colin Linden, Jim Cuddy, and Rick Danko (who described Lori Yates as having “that desperate Canadian sound“), additionally, she sang duets with Tom Wilson and Greg Allman and shared a stage with Roky Erickson.

Time After Time‘ is taken from her eighth album, ‘Matador‘, which is out this month.

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