Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Folkdj-l Top Canadian Albums 2009

This posting is the second part of an examination of the 2009 airplay received by Canadian performers as playlisted on the Folkdj-l listserve. THE TOP CANADIAN ALBUMS – 2009 1. The Wailin’ Jennys “Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House” ...
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Maple Blues Awards Series: Julian Fauth

The 13th annual Maple Blues Awards are taking place on Monday, January 18, 2010 at a spanking new venue, The Royal Conservatory’s Koerner Hall in downtown Toronto.  To mark the occasion, Roots Music Canada is spotlighting nominees with a series of ...
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Folkdj-l Top Canadian Artists 2009

This posting is the first of three that examines Canadians’ 2009 airplay based on playlists submitted to the Folkdj-l listserve. In the lists to follow, if I have inadvertently left someone out, I offer advance apologies and cite my aging ...
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Lhasa de Sela remembered

Canada has lost a true musical luminary with the recent passing of Lhasa de Sela on New Year’s Day in Montreal. Words fail me when I try to describe Lhasa’s artistry. How can one describe a voice that was by ...
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Lhasa de Sela has died

Official press release For immediate release In Montreal, Canada: Sunday January 3rd, 2010 The singer Lhasa de Sela passed away in her Montreal home on the night of January 1st 2010, just before midnight. She succumbed to breast cancer after ...
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Baffled Songwriters in Cyberspace

The word was “rhapsody”. I was looking for a rhyme for it.  Ever since I was twelve years old, I’ve puzzled over lyric lines, looking for the right word to fit into the right space. When I get stuck, or ...
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CD Review: Jory Nash – New Blue Day

‘I am the orator and I’m a-looking for a fire to kindle…’ I enjoy the singer-songwriter genre a lot, but its pitfall – the thing that can drive me ‘round the bend – is that it can all start sounding ...