Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Arthur McGregor, 2012 Estelle Klein Award winner

For any performer that has been on the Canadian folk scene for more than a couple of years the name Arthur McGregor will be synonymous with a friend in Ottawa that may have booked them into a gig, enabled a ...
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A new album from the Bills? Yes Please.

If the Bills weren’t already a super-group when they formed back in 1996, they certainly are now. Guitarist Marc Atkinson has earned WCMA nominations with his eponymous hot jazz ensemble – whose second album was voted one of the top ...
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Between the jam and the high place

Wherein we discover again where music comes from: backyards, kitchens, basements, parties, public places where goodwill is cultivated and coerced into an improved socio-musical consensus concerning what is good and better and best. A waning August moon makes a decisive ...
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Corb Lund’s Cabin Fever

Recently we’ve been some enjoying new sounds out of Alberta — folks like T. Buckley, Brooke Wylie and Joshua Cockerill. But you can’t talk about Alberta’s roots music without mentioning Corb Lund, whose newest album, Cabin Fever, comes out August ...