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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 3 ...

Here are a few truisms about folk festivals (and music festivals in general, but particularly folk festivals). You’re not going to be able to hear all the music. If you try, you won’t have any fun, and you’ll never see ...
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Vancouver Island MusicFest: hot music … and just plain ...

This recap of the Vancouver Island Music Fest is an abridged version of three separate days of daily reviews published by bloggers Keith and Heather Nicol at their travel blog. You can see the full, original write-ups – and more ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest: That’s a wrap!

I hit Bluesfest again last Tuesday among the sea of people flooding the grounds.  Winding my way through the line, I kept passing a guy in a sort of psychedelic t-shirt.  What did it say?  “When the power of love overcomes the ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 2 ...

Let’s start with a list of all the artists I saw during the day:  Donovan Woods (2x), Mariel Buckley, Guy Davis, Gordon Grdina’s Haram, Little Miss Higgins, Dawn Pemberton, Petunia and the Vipers, Small Glories, and Leonard Sumner (I think ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 1 ...

Is there a more beautiful setting for a festival than Jericho Beach in Vancouver? From the comments of every performer who gets up on the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, I think not. It’s got water, beaches, ...
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Watch Lee Palmer make Horns & Harps!

After nine months of songwriting and demo work, Lee Palmer’s forthcoming collection of tunes, Horns & Harps, due on Sept. 7, came together over a few days at Jukasa Studios in Caledonia. Lee went for a full band experience. The ...
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