Monthly Archives: February 2011

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Katherine Wheatley/Shawn Colvin Koerner Hall, Friday, February 11th

If Shawn Colvin couldn’t sing a note, her case for fame could well be made with her guitar-playing alone—she wields the lowly 6-string like a painter his palette, mixing notes, chords and percussive effects like so many primary and secondary ...
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Roots artists recognized at the Grammys

Though Canadian pop stars Justin Bieber and Drake may have been shut out of last night’s Grammy Awards, the Arcade Fire represented the nation well, taking home Best Album for their latest release, The Suburbs, as did Michael Bublé, whose ...
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Highlights Feb 7-13

The Good Lovelies played the first Woodshed Session. Thanks to everyone who watched live on Wednesday. Hope you enjoyed the sweet harmonies, good humour and conversation. If you missed the live show, watch this space for performance excerpts. The legendary ...
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Woodhead in the Woodshed

David Woodhead has been a fixture in the studios, concerts and festival stages of the Canadian folk music scene for over 30 years, playing with such seminal artists as Valdy, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers and the Perth County Conspiracy.
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Community radio station in peril

There has been much concern within folk and roots music circles about the potential demise of CKLN, a community radio station in Toronto that has been on troubled footing for some years. Roots Music Canada  is an apolitical organization, and ...
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Stompin’ Tom Connors

We honour the passing of Tom Connors by republishing this interview by Steve Fruitman. This story was originally posted on February 9, 2011 by David Newland. He’s a legend in country music, and practically the template for the independent Canadian artist. ...
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The Woodshed Sessions

Good Lovelies

Live at noon EST today, we proudly webcast live music and conversation with the ever-delightful Good Lovelies, reigning Juno champs in the Roots Music – Group category. The show, featuring hosts David Newland and Andy Frank, ran about 25 minutes ...
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Kirsten Jones/The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks are more than a band, based on their sturdy catalogue of unforgettable songs, spellbinding harmonies and noteworthy solos. They are the evolution of a much-cherished collection of influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s — artists like Roger McGuinn ...
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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

This morning the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2011. This year, the Hall of Fame has begun a new practice of recognizing songwriters for their entire body of work, instead of a specific song. The awards ...
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Building the Woodshed

You’ve heard a lot about The Woodshed we built in our offices (and if you haven’t you will.) After all, it’s not every day that a new media start-up builds a shed in an office in downtown Toronto… let alone ...