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Here are your 2023 Maple Blues Winners

The 26th annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony unfolded last night at Harbourfront Centre, featuring performances by AV Ann Vriend, Blue Moon Marquee, Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes (of Bywater Call), Kevin Harvey and Neil Elsemore (of the Durham County Poets), ...
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It’s an all-star month of shows at the Rogue Folk ...

Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club has an all-star month of shows lined up for February that includes two Juno winners, three Juno nominees and a recipient of the highest  honour for traditional arts in the U.S.  Hopefully you’ve got some spare ...
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Catching up with Le Vent du Nord a year after ...

“We’re not a political band, but in a way it’s a political act to sing in French wherever we go in the world,” said Nicolas Boulerice, a founding member of the Quebec band Le Vent du Nord, who last year ...
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How Geoff Berner’s Jewish heritage informs his calling out of ...

Geoff Berner has always been the kind of guy you could count on for an uncompromising take on what ails the world – the kind of guy who will unfailingly side with artistic virtue whenever it comes in conflict with ...
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Vancouver Folk Music Festival delays dissolution vote while board considers ...

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival board of directors has rescheduled the society’s annual general meeting for March 1 while it considers proposals to save the financially beleaguered festival. Earlier this month, it announced that the 2023 event would not go ...
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Roots rockers Rusty Creek sing of early NL fishing ships ...

Vancouver roots band Rusty Creek’s latest single, “White Sails,” is a rousing salute to the tall ships that came to fish the waters off Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. The third single from the band’s 2022 album The Road of Life — ...
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Winterfolk is back in-person this year – and also on ...

After two years of being online-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back in real life for its 21st anniversary. The festival, which features a change of neighborhood this year to Kensington Market, ...
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Here are this year’s ECMA nominees in the roots, world ...

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees on Tuesday. The East Pointers tied with Classified for the most nominations with six each. David Myles, Madison Violet, Andrew Waite, and Lisa Leblanc each have ...
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