Tag: Edmonton

Maria Dunn 20th Anniversary Concert

This is history come alive. Her lyrics are sharp and poignant… Michael Enright, Sunday Edition, CBC Radio 2017 Juno nominee Maria Dunn made her Canadian folkroots debut in October 1998 with her first album of original songs, From Where I ...
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How the Edmonton Folk Fest feeds 3,000 and other tales ...

Every year in Edmonton, approximately 65 performers gather for one of the world’s best folk music festivals. With that many performers, it takes a lot of time and careful planning to make sure they’re well taken care of – along ...
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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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3 acts to catch on the Festival Place Patio in ...

Festival Place is thrilled to open the patio doors once again for the 22nd annual Qualico Patio Series. Each Wednesday, rain or shine, Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alta., will present two acts featuring an eclectic variety of pop, jazz, world, ...
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Edmonton’s The Hearts return with new EP Sunshine (video)

On their brand new fourth studio release, the six-song Sunshine EP, Alberta roots-pop collective The Hearts once again delivers memorable pop melodies and moody folk harmonies suited to dive bars, soft seat theatres, international folk festivals and everything in between. What sets them apart ...
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Ben Sures – “Winnipeg”

I love Ben Sures. He’s a wonderfully multi-talented guy – an absolutely original singer-songwriter with a quirky approach to songwriting and a lot of unique takes on the world around him, which many people would be sympathetic to. He’s 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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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 ...