Tag: Calgary

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Sunday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival (child in tow!)

Okay, Sunday morning at the Calgary Folk Music Festival requires an entirely new plan of attack. This starts at home with waking up a rather cranky 12-year-old boy and forcing him to hang out with his dad and listen to ...
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Saturday at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Ok, a plan is definitely needed in order to get as much enjoyment out of a music festival as possible. I pulled out my trusty smart phone with the official Calgary Folk Music Festival app and made a detailed plan ...
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6 things Josh Forbes learned volunteering at the Calgary Folk ...

Roots Music Canada writer Josh Forbes is attending the Calgary Folk Fest in two capacities this year:  as a volunteer and as a reporter for us!  He’ll be writing here both about the music and about his experiences as a ...
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Andrea Nixon shares new single “Million Miles Away”

Coming off a rousing showcase at Canadian Music Week, Edmonton singer-songwriter Andrea Nixon has released a new single, “Million Miles Away,” from her latest album Diary Of A Housewife. Described as capturing the feeling of missing someone you are standing next to, the song’s ...
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Johnson Crook releases new video “Mining For Freedom” and announces ...

Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook are ready to hit the road this summer, covering western Canada and Ontario starting July 1 at Dauphin Countryfest in Manitoba, and wrapping up with two performances at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto. They’ll also ...
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The Fretless: Where a string quartet meets a pub ...

They may not have any frets on those instruments, but the sounds the four musicians make on the fiddles in this foursome are like nothing you’ve ever heard at a folk festival. It’s a string quartet that plays fiddle tunes ...
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Canadian Music Week: a cross-Canada road-trip in 10 roots ...

You’ve found yourself with a pass to Canadian Music Week.  Now all you have to do is find some great Canadian roots music to go see – not an easy task when the line-up features more than 800 showcasing artists representing ...
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Winona Wilde announces summer tour dates and releases new video ...

Singer-songwriter Winona Wilde, winner of the 2017 Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, will be heading out across North America again this summer on a tour that begins May 5 in Montreal and returns to western Canada in June (see full dates ...
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David Francey, the painter, goes on tour

Beloved Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey is embarking on a different kind of tour to launch his brand new album, the Broken Heart of Everything — which comes out tomorrow, by the way. He’s travelling with an exhibit of his paintings. ...
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How Dave Allen conquered demons on debut solo album

With his debut solo album, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Dave Allen has established himself as a bona fide roots music auteur, transporting us to a place that, to our modern perceptions, will seem uncomfortably foreign, or conversely, all too real. Listeners previously ...