With Mother's Day around the corner, CBC Music wanted to salute the women who raised, inspired and motivated some of our favourite artists.
From hauling gear to shelling out money for lessons to hiding a cancer diagnosis so their kid wouldn't cancel their tour, the photo gallery above is just a glimpse at the huge love that even makes this music possible.
Thanks, moms, grandmas and caregivers. We know it couldn't happen without you.
Artists in the gallery:
Abdominal and the Obliques
Pick a Piper
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