Monthly Archives: February 2020

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West My Friend – ‘The Cat Lady Song’ (video)

In my past life as a music publicist, I had the pleasure of working with West My Friend, and they’re lovely folks and wonderful artists – so I’m thrilled we get to premiere some new music from their forthcoming album, ...
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The Top 10 must-see shows at Winterfolk 2020 in Toronto

February is here, and the countdown for Toronto’s 18th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is officially on. As the festival gears up to showcase more than 100 of the genre’s best artists across five stages over three days this Feb. ...
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The Lynne(das)? Linda McRae and Lynne Hanson are playing ...

Victoria concert-goers are in for a treat tonight as Lynne Hanson and Linda McRae, both with brand new albums, take the stage at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Upstairs Lounge (check out their latest videos below).    Lynne Hanson is ...
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Montreal’s Little Misty has released its debut album for Valentine’s ...

Little Misty is a progressive folk band from Montreal, formed by singer Kathryn Samman and guitarist François Jalbert. Known for their projects in the Montreal jazz scene and their work with bands like Bellflower and Tunnel, the young duo stepped ...
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Lillian Wauthier recaps the Folk Alliance International conference in New ...

Music is alive and well in New Orleans! I’ve just come home from the huge 32nd annual Folk Alliance International Music conference (Jan. 22-26) celebrating the story of people and place, held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans – ...
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Frazey Ford on sewing, healing and U Kin B the ...

When I reached Frazey Ford at her East Vancouver home two days before the launch of her third solo album, U Kin B the Sun, she’d been spending the day in a very East Van sort of way:  making granola ...
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The Pairs – Noise

Apparently 2020 is the year of the rat, but in my opinion, it’ll turn out to be the year of the pair. The Pairs to be exact. If you haven’t already heard of the band, I expect you will be ...
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A Piece of the Rock – Feb. 1 at the ...

On a snowy Saturday night in the historic village of Port Credit, ON, we had a wonderful evening of Newfoundland music from A Piece of the Rock, performing at the Unitarian congregation’s coffee house folk night. That night, the band’s ...
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The Rheostatics – Here Come the Wolves

The Rheostatics released their first album in 15 years last September on Six Shooter Records, and it’s a masterpiece of Canadian art that should be included in any serious Canadian music fan’s collection. By the third track, I was hooked on ...
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Hear a preview of Mike Plume’s Lonesome Stretch Of Highway

On his new album, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway — out this spring on Royalty Records — Mike Plume is reborn. Its nine tracks bear the veteran singer-songwriter’s distinctive mark, but with an added crackling energy that’s a byproduct of hard-won ...