Via Rail program lets musicians trade songs for travel
(Source: Globe and Mail, October 9, 2013)
TORONTO — The lure of travelling cross-country by rail is the magnificent unfolding landscape, wrapped in the enduring mystique of retracing Canada’s history. Along the way, time slows to the speed of long conversations. But Via found that on-board performances provide something more. It quietly organizes a program giving free train fare and meals to professional Canadian musicians travelling long-haul, Vancouver-Toronto or Montreal-Halifax routes in exchange for performing – adding a live, homegrown soundtrack to a quintessentially Canadian trip.
Full story: Globe and Mail
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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