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You need to discover Balfolk … and there’s a festival ...

Emilyn Stam is a fiddle player, pianist, accordionist and composer – one of the most creative and virtuosic musicians in Canada today. As a young musician, her mentor was the late Oliver Schroer, and today, she works with top musicians ...
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How Howard Gladstone came back from paralysis to create his ...

In 2014 Howard Gladstone experienced a sudden onset spinal stenosis, resulting in emergency spinal surgery.  Four disks in his neck were fused with a titanium plate.   He spent 10 days in hospital, three months in a rehabilitation centre, and a ...
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It’s been 12 years since the last Brian Gladstone album. ...

Brianology is the first album in a dozen years from folk singer-songwriter and first-rate fingerstyle guitar picker Brian Gladstone, and it’ll be released on Thursday, at Hugh’s Room Live.  Brian will perform with a full band including Tony Quarrington, Beverly Kreller, Bonnie Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, Tony Laviola and more.  ...
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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 Slocan Ramblers – Queen City Jubilee (audio)

Toronto bluegrass outfit the Slocan Ramblers have managed to impress everyone from old-school folkies to hipster old-time revivalists with their innovative, fiddle-free arrangements and original takes on the high lonesome sound. All one-time students of the Humber College music program, ...
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Shawna Caspi talks house concerts ahead of NL tour

Here at O’Hara House Concerts, we rarely present the same act twice, but a few artists have been such a great fit for our living room that we’ve just had to host them again. Shawna Caspi is one of those ...
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Toronto’s DesiFest presents a hip hop tribute to Nusrat Fateh ...

Founded in 2006 and heading into its twelfth edition this year, Toronto’s DesiFest is a one-of-a-kind celebration of South Asian music, food and culture. It’s hosted over 150 artists and performers so far, and this year’s line-up includes notable names ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...
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Piper and Carson capture sounds of the country on self-titled ...

Piper Hayes is a Toronto-raised musician with a keen interest in grassroots music. Her latest album, Piper & Carson – with partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe – was released Dec. 8, 2017, and Piper is now preparing to go on tour through ...
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New Sherry Ryan album, named for destructive NL winds, could ...

At the southern end of the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland, there is a stretch of land where hurricane force winds known as ‘Wreckhouse winds’ occasionally blow to gusts of 200 km per hour. Award-winning Newfoundland folk/country singer Sherry Ryan ...