Monthly Archives: April 2020

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8 Canadian covers of John Prine classics

They say that the mark of a great song is that you can perform it in any genre and it “works.” There could be no greater testament then to John Prine’s greatness as a songwriter than the long and varied ...
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How to go viral as a Canadian folk artist … ...

Heather just finished doing a university course on digital communities, and one of her assignments involved writing an essay on how to produce “spreadable” content.  “Spreadable” is a word sometimes used by academics in place of “viral,” though their meanings ...
The artist's life

How to sell tickets to your streaming concert: some solutions ...

With COVID-19 having shut down the spring and summer touring seasons, artists have been quick to get online and start performing the only way they can here in the era of avoiding human contact: live streaming.  Streaming a concert has ...
Concert review

Festival des Festivals Trad En Direct – Mar. 28 on ...

What a fun day to be surfing Facebook Live! An online folk festival was taking place all day and into the wee hours of the evening, featuring some of the most venerated and talented members of the Québecois folklore community, ...
News

Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award winners

Two thumbs up to the Canadian Folk Music Awards for a tastefully-produced, fast-paced, 30-minute streaming awards show tonight that’s given a much-needed promotional boost to each of this year’s winners without taking too much time away from artists’ own efforts ...
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Watch the Canadian Folk Music Awards online today!

Hats off to the Canadian Folk Music Awards for jumping into the new normal with both feet and making sure its awards ceremony, original scheduled for this weekend in Charlottetown, PEI, goes ahead in novel fashion here in the era ...
Exclusive preview!

Maya Rae – “Lonely Ones” video

Well here’s something I never saw coming (I mean, apart from, you know, everything).  I’m talking about jazzy teenage Vancouver chanteuse Maya Rae teaming up with veteran Nashville-based roots producer Steve Dawson for her new album, Can You See Me, ...
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Joe Nolan releases new single ‘Jaguar’ from upcoming LP Drifters

On his latest album, Drifters – due out May 8 on Fallen Tree Records – Edmonton, AB singer-songwriter Joe Nolan continues a remarkable creative run over the past two years, getting down to the bone with a 10-track predominantly acoustic ...
The artist's life

Tips for musicians during COVID-19… from a Canadian artist in ...

Canadian singer-songwriter Ember Swift has been living and working in Beijing for more than a decade and is now a veteran of weeks of isolation. She wrote this piece for us on how she’s coped as an artist.  You can ...