Monthly Archives: January 2021

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Home Routes presents the Stay at Home Troubadour Review triple ...

Home Routes is thrilled to present a stay-at-home concert stream featuring three great songwriters who’ve worked and played extensively together as co-writers and fellow travellers and who perform songs they’ve written with each other, for each other, and on each ...
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The Wardens – ‘Coming Home’

The Wardens isn’t just a cool name for a band. In this case, it’s an actual description of its members. The trio of national park rangers based in Banff, AB, makes mountain music – both literally and figuratively – marked ...
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Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
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Borealis Records’ founders talk about the decision to sell the ...

Photo: Bill Garrett, left, and Grit Laskin at the opening of the annual Borealis Records reception at the Folk Music Ontario conference.  Twenty-five years after launching Borealis Records during a bygone era of booming CD sales, the company’s co-owners have ...
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The Maple Blues Awards will stream live from 4 cities ...

Hat’s off to the Toronto Blues Society for taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to innovate on the awards show format. Like many arts awards and programs, this year’s Maple Blues Awards will be held virtually, but unlike other awards, ...