[From Wikipedia] CANO was a Canadian progressive rock band in the 1970s and 1980s. They were the most popular and internationally successful musical group in Franco-Ontarian history. The group consisted of singer/guitarists André Paiement and Rachel Paiement, violinist Wasyl Kohut, guitarists Marcel Aymar and David Burt, pianist Michel Kendel, bassist John Doerr and drummer Michel Dasti. The band was formed in the fall of 1975 and performed their first concert on December 1 at La Slague in Sudbury. The band performed both traditional French folk songs and original material by Aymar, the Paiements and Robert Dickson. With their third album, Eclipse, they began performing English-language songs as well. The band were most successful on francophone pop charts in Quebec and France, but they had notable hits in English Canada as well. Eclipse and Rendezvous, notably, both charted on CFNY. “Rebound” reached No. 97 and “Carrie” reached No. 78 on the RPM charts in 1979 and 1980. In 1978, André Paiement committed suicide. Spirit of the North, a compilation issued in 1980, traced CANO’s integration of pop, rock and jazz influences into what was originally a folk-based style. Following the departure of Rachel Paiement in 1980, the remaining musicians recorded the album Camouflage under the name Masque. Kohut died in 1981. In 1984, Aymar, Burt, Ben Mink and Mary Lu Zahalan revived CANO for a tour. They recorded the band’s final album, Visible, and played concerts in Ontario, Quebec and Japan.

Artist / AlbumYearCreditPurchase
Au Nord de Notre Vie (Remastered)
Jul 2007
George Graves