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On relating to audiences and connecting with fans

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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