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On relating to audiences and connecting with fans

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Everyone wants to be loved; maybe artists more than others.  We need that feedback, that visceral moment when our hearts seem to connect. We...

Del Barber and Mariel Buckley announce co-headlining tour

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Del Barber and Mariel Buckley, two of Canada's most acclaimed young roots music artists, will be hitting the road together in April, covering much...

Great Lake Swimmers – The Waves, The Wake (acoustic)

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In 2018, Canadian folk-rock band Great Lake Swimmers released their seventh studio album, The Waves, The Wake. The record constituted a significant pivot for...
Guitar in Woods

7 March shows you can’t miss at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club

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With a line-up that includes award-winning blues-based vocal powerhouse Shakura S'Aida, legendary Irish musicians Altan and Sharon Shannon, Juno nominated new-generation Canadian bluegrass band...

Blue Rodeo – Feb. 8 at Budweiser Gardens, London

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Canada’s Blue Rodeo returned to London, ON on Feb. 8 to celebrate their eighth appearance at Budweiser Gardens, but the night was special for...

Songbird North – Feb. 4 at the Roundhouse Community Ctr., Vancouver

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I was not planning to review this bi-monthly, in-the-round event at the Roundhouse Community Centre. After all, I’ve been to at least half a...

King Alpha’s Song In A Strange Land : Concert and Book Launch

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Earlier this month at Todmorden Mills, huddled in the snow-filled valley of the Don River, on the refurbished site of Ontario’s first paper mill,...

Western Canada, Juno nominee Irish Mythen is coming your way!

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The new year has been off to an explosive start for Irish-born, PEI-based singer-songwriter Irish Mythen – almost as explosive as that massive voice...

A Folk Alliance photo album from FAI 2020

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Howard Gladstone attended the FAI conference in New Orleans, LA in his multiple roles as music lover, photographer, showcasing singer-songwriter, and founder of record...
Streets of New Orleans

Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the 2020 FAI conference

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I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment,...

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