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Folk Music Ontario conference travelogue: Saturday, Sept. 29

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Noon – My showcase-watching for the day kicks off at the Coax Records showcase, Coax being the record label belonging to Rae Spoon.  Rae’s...

Folk Music Ontario conference travelogue: Friday, Sept. 28

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8:45 a.m. – I arrive at the Hilton near the Toronto Airport already exhausted after getting up at 4 a.m. to catch my plane....

John Mellencamp just launched a massive Canadian tour. Mersereau reviews

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John Mellencamp's taking a bit of a victory lap across Canada this fall, a lengthy, coast-to-coast trek over six weeks, with a generous 24...

Roots Music Canada is at the Folk Music Ontario conference this weekend

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Have you ever wondered how folk festivals choose all the artists that play there each year? I mean of course the headliners are picked based...

Kyp Harness shares video for “Sweet Release” from self-titled album out Oct. 19!

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One of Canada's truly under-appreciated singer/songwriters Kyp Harness returns on Oct. 19 with his fourteenth album, simply entitled Kyp Harness, a collection of nine...

Naming the Twins launches a new single “One Storm from Home”

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Fresh off a string of Nova Scotia performances, East Coast folk duo Naming the Twins released their new single “One Storm From Home” on...

Maria Dunn’s 20th anniversary at Festival Place in Sherwood Park, Alta.

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Reflecting back on the past 20 years, 2017 Juno nominee Maria Dunn feels much gratitude at being able to earn a living doing what she loves to...

In it together: what I remember most from a wild summer tour

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"You're going to be performing in caves," my husband said proudly and excitedly as he walked into my "office". I say "office" in quotations...

Ottawa CityFolk, Sept. 12-16

Last week was hot – sweltering, muggy, sweating-just-standing-there hot. We both donned t-shirts and shorts to prepare for the steamy days ahead. And boy, did...

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