Monthly Archives: May 2021

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The Redhill Valleys get racy on new single ‘Finish Line’

With a sound that sits comfortably at the intersection between rock and alt-country, The Redhill Valleys are poised to shake up the Americana scene when their long-awaited sophomore album is released this fall. The Hamilton-based quartet is making a strong ...
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No Tickets At The Door explores the dual impact of ...

“This was gonna be our year!” Nic Waterman of Toronto-based band Vypers laughs. “I’m sure you’ve heard that a lot.” That just might sum up No Tickets at the Door, a new film documenting the year that never was in ...
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Tkaronto Music Fest: Don Amero reflects on lockdown life

Don Amero always has a couple irons in the fire. Hot off the release of a new EP in September and a new single in March, he’s put out countless videos during the pandemic and is currently working on a ...
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Conrad Bigknife’s new single is a rare ode to … ...

Award-nominated Indigenous roots artist Conrad Bigknife is embracing the sweet side of living solo with his new single, “Nothing But Me.” The latest to land following the Saskatchewan-based artist’s fourth newly-minted album, the self-titled Conrad Bigknife, and its heart-wrenching lead ...
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90s cult figure Scott B. Sympathy is ‘growing up’ in ...

In 1990, at Wellesley Sound Studios on Ontario Street in Toronto, with the regular middle-of-the-night application of “too much coffee and pot,” it happened that Brantford’s poignant acoustic poet, Scott Bradshaw, was gradually transformed into Toronto’s raucous roots rocker Scott ...
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Here are your 2021 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The organizers of Breakout West announced the nominees for the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards today. The winners will be announced during the annual Breakout West conference, which is scheduled to take place Feb. 2-6, 2022 in Winnipeg, MB. Fingers ...
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Submissions open for Canadian Folk Music Awards, fees reduced!

  Submissions are now open for the 17th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, with early bird rates on until May 30. Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 are eligible to ...
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Toronto folk group Samways preview their upcoming debut with a ...

Don’t let the title fool you. The folk music forecast just got brighter and livelier with the release of “The Wind of Death” from Canadian acoustic quartet Samways. The second single to drop ahead of the group’s forthcoming debut album, ...
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Monkeyjunk’s Steve Marriner makes the move to solo artist with ...

Ottawa-based bluesman Steve Marriner is ushering a decidedly more roots-rock Americana sound to the forefront with the release of his new solo album, Hope Dies Last. Crafted through COVID — and inspired by years on the road and back — ...
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‘This is my path’: Allison Russell on trauma, self-love and ...

“Frankly, telling my own story, in my own words, under my own name is the one of the most terrifying yet empowering things I’ve ever done – after charging my abusive adoptive father when I was twenty, becoming a mother ...