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TODAY'S LISTENING: Christian Stokkmo & Bent Roads Tavern - Sweet Mirona

There's a rather touching backstory to this release by Christian Stokkmo & Bent Roads Tavern. The band formed in 2001 as a seven-piece college rock act in Vancouver and were active in the bar/college scene from 2001 to 2003. Since that time, the band fragmented and reformed in different configurations and under different names.

Sadly, last year, one of the founding members of the band, Christian Stokkmo, passed away. As a tribute to their brother-in-arms and more than 16 years after they last played together, the original surviving members of the band reformed to record Sweet Mirona, a previously unreleased single written by Christian. The single is accompanied by a rather poignant video. Well done to the band for coming together to record this wonderful tribute, music is the best therapy.