Welsh musician Martyn Joseph may be from overseas, but the earthy spirit of his songs is something his Canadian fans understand. Just before his tenth show at Hugh’s Room, Martyn performed his first show in our Woodshed, and chatted with us about the untranslatable Welsh word “hiraeth.”
American columnist Maureen Dowd ignited a furor last week when she wrote that Bob Dylan was “selling out” by playing shows in China without including protest songs such as “Blowing in the Wind” and “The Times They are a-Changin’.” Our editor-in-chief David Newland gave 7 reasons why we should lay off Bob Dylan.
It’s ECMA week in Charlottetown, PEI, and the folk and roots awards were announced Thursday, with top nominees David Myles and Dave Gunning each taking a win. (Roots musicians Rose Cousins and Matt Anderson also came away with wins for solo artists of the year.)
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