Monthly Archives: September 2010

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Danny Schmidt is different

There’s something about Danny Schmidt. He’s different. His Austin, Texas roots may betray an allegiance to Townes Van Zandt but his latest release, Instead the Forest Rose to Sing, reveals an approach that also bears a strong resemblance to a ...
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Review: Shelby Lynne

I had a hunch. The opportunity to see a true-blue celebrity like the dramatically underrated Shelby Lynne, up close and personal, in a place like Hugh’s Room was too good to be true. An enthusiastic, sold-out crowd confirmed my suspicions ...
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Stewart Park Folk Festival

Under a canopy of majestic maple trees, the 20th anniversary Stewart Park Festival in downtown Perth, Ontario brought together an eclectic variety of Canadian & International musicians. The festival’s 30-plus free outdoor concerts international foods & artisans market offered entertainment ...
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“The Once” Conquer Toronto

“One of the best acts I have ever seen and heard – period”, whispered a legendary, veteran Canadian record producer to me last night about Newfoundland folk-trio, The Once. The soft-spoken man is not usually prone to hyperbole, and I ...
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Trout Forest Music Festival

We continue our ambitious 2010 Folk/Roots Summer Festival season coverage with a trip to Ear Falls, Ontario, about 400 KM northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the Trout Forest Music Festival. Celebrating its 15th year of operations, Trout Forest presents a ...