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A musician’s grief: on losing an instrument

We all experience loss.  It’s inevitable. We can’t escape it – lost money, lost opportunities, lost keys. But as an artist, how do you...

Moth Nor Rust ll: Jon Brooks updates his inventory of what’s within us

Jon Brooks spoke to Paul Corby recently about his new project, Moth Nor Rust II.  Here is Jon's take on the album in his...

Three hot shows including festive fare at the Rogue Folk Club in December

There's still time to catch some great live music at Vancouver's Rogue Folk Club before the holiday madness completely takes over.  There are two...

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducting a Downchild song

The first Canadian blues recording ever to go gold will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) at the National Arts...
Guitar in Woods

Leonard Cohen – Thanks for the Dance

Mike Regenstreif has written about folk music since the 1970s for Sing Out, the Montreal Gazette and other outlets.  He reviews new albums on...

What makes a great live show? Ted Ferris asks four artists

Ted Ferris is a huge fan of live music so he's been using his recent interviews to get musicians' takes on what makes a...

Remembering John Mann: 1962-2019

John Mann was a beautiful man. That is the overwhelming consensus of the people who have paid tribute to him since his untimely passing...

É.T.É. – Le Boire Des Minuits

I recently revisited this CD, one of the loveliest things I received in the last year. Le Boire Des Minuits (the midnight drink) is...

Sarah Jane Scouten – “Crossing the Bar”

Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Sarah Jane Scouten makes music that mixes vintage folk and country with modern sounds and subjects. Her upcoming fourth...

Musician and minister Lynn Harrison probes life’s deep questions on Something More

A gifted artist known for thoughtful, heartfelt songs of uncommon beauty, power, and insight, Toronto singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian...

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