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Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic. Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as the current state of Indigenous music in Canada and beyond. To commemorate Record Store Day (Saturday, June 12), Mike Levine of Triumph reflects on the event's significance as one of its official ambassadors, and shares a song off the band's special reissue of their 1981 album, Allied Forces. Prolific mystery writer Ian Hamilton (best known for the Ava Lee series) talks about his latest novel, Bonnie Jack, which sees him step away from familiar characters to write a story based on a painful secret his father kept for decades.