Monthly Archives: January 2021

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Toronto’s 19th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival will stream ...

When a Canadian music festival has been running for 19 consecutive years — in the middle of winter, no less — rest assured, they’ve seen it all. And this year, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival can add ‘pivoting ...
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3 Canadian covers of Robbie Burns songs to enjoy with ...

Robbie Burns Day has never generated quite the riotous celebrations in North America that St. Patrick’s Day has, but perhaps that’s an oversight on our part. I mean, what’s not to love about a poet and lyricist who, more than ...
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‘I want everyone to remember his name’: Indigenous music trailblazer ...

Duke Redbird first met Shingoose at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the late 60s or early 70s.  They were performing as part of a showcase of Indigenous performers that Estelle Klein had put together at the urging of Alanis Obomsawin, ...
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Sultans of String is holding an interactive livestreamed concert for ...

Once again, multi-award winning Canadian band Sultans of String will Zoom into audiences’ homes to help them pass the time through the continued COVID-19-related restrictions we’re all facing — this time with a live virtual concert this tomorrow, Jan. 23! ...
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The Wanted preview new album Strange Flight with first single ...

On their new album, Strange Flight, officially out March 26, the Wanted return with another collection of honest and gritty roots music, infused with a spirit that’s at times darkly haunting, incisively witty, or just plain fun. It’s an approach ...
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Roddy Campbell talks about the end of Penguin Eggs and ...

Roddy Campbell is listening to a soccer match and wrestling with cabinets when I reach him at his home in Peachland, BC. It’s been just over a month since he announced on Facebook that the winter/spring edition of Penguin Eggs ...
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Jesse Cook has released a cover of A Great Big ...

Award-winning artist Jesse Cook has just released a souldful cover version of A Great Big World’s song “Say Something.” “It’s not often a song stops you in your tracks and demands your attention,” the internationall-acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer said. ...
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How Pharis and Jason Romero balance making music with building ...

With the publication of the final issue of Penguin Eggs magazine, Canada’s folk community says goodbye to an important resource for the sharing of news, information and artist profiles. A huge amount of thanks goes to Roddy Campbell and Annamarie ...
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Adrian Sutherland from Midnight Shine has released a brand new ...

Adrian Sutherland, the founder and frontman of roots rockers Midnight Shine, released a brand new single last week, and it rocks pretty hard, both literally and figuratively. Adrian, who previously worked in business development in his home community of Attawapiskat ...
Album review

Alexis Chartrand and Colin Savoie-Levac – Le Tranino

Two of the finest young players in Québec’s traditional music scene got together in a studio one weekend last September and jammed, improvising arrangements while their friend recorded them.  The result is a simply superb collection of tunes from the ...