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WestJet Magazine: Joel Plaskett’s Guide to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The musician shares his favourite spots to go in his hometown

By Mandy Savoie, WestJet Magazine

Musician Joel Plaskett loves his Maritime hometown. It’s here, at his downtown studio The New Scotland Yard that he recorded his recently released album Solidarity in collaboration with his father, Bill Plaskett. When not making music in his studio or on tour, he spends time in these Dartmouth destinations.

The New Scotland Yard Emporium
“This building on Portland Street used to be an old furrier and I moved my recording studio to the back where they stored the fur coats.

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The Globe and Mail: A Plaskett family affair

On the new album Solidarity, Joel Plaskett leans into his folk roots while his dad Bill brings out the songwriter’s political side

By Josh O’Kane, The Globe and Mail

Loitering in the back room of vintage music-gear purveyor Paul’s Boutique, Bill Plaskett gets a compliment from its namesake owner: “You know, you look like Roger Waters.”

Bill looks back in silence for just a second. Rock trivia is not his forte. His son, Joel Plaskett, jumps to the rescue. “You know him? Pink Floyd.”

“Oh,

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CBC’s q: Bill and Joel Plaskett join forces on new album Solidarity

By CBC’s q – Produced by Mitch Pollock

While Joel Plaskett has made a name for himself as one of Canada’s great songwriters, his dad Bill is an accomplished musician in his own right.

Growing up, Joel heard his dad playing tunes at home, took that inspiration and ran with it. “In a child’s desire for attention from his father, he’d come up and put his hands on my strings,” Bill recalls, of Joel’s interest in his guitar playing. “So I made him a cutout guitar with a string that went around his neck so while I played,

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