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Still no frets but more vocals on the new Fretless album

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The creation of the band the Fretless was to expand the musical boundaries of what a string quartet can be. Putting fiddle tunes and...

Cape Breton artist & educator Buffy MacNeil’s new single support’s Indigenous youth

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The new song, “Somebody Pray,” from multi-award-nominated singer, songwriter, advocate and educator Buffy MacNeil, honours those who have suffered within Canada’s Residential School system...

Mallory Chipman explains why it’s Different This Christmas with her new solo single

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Alberta singer-songwriter Mallory Chipman has performed everything from jazz to, most recently, progressive rock on her album Aquarian with her band the Mystics. This...

Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company (FAOC) – “Beige Christmas” (video)

Toronto-based Arab-Canadian artists Maryem Tollar and Roula Said have a comedic and theatrical side project, which made an impression last year with a hilarious single called “Arab Ladies...

Toronto-based queer guitarist and bluesman Mike Nagoda carries on a double slide tradition

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Mike Nagoda is a queer and disabled blues and roots musician and independent recording artist based in Toronto. Born with cerebral palsy, Mike struggled...

Jean-Paul De Roover releases 10 years worth of holiday collaborations to benefit food banks

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Thunder Bay singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jean-Paul De Roover has released a new album, Songs for the Holidays, that captures the generous, giving spirit of...

Haley K Turner has released a Hanukkah Song dedicated to Adam Sandler

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Canadian singer-songwriter Haley K. Turner is releasing the most unanticipated original holiday song in the last 25 years. Inspired by a recent plea from...

Zoom with Shawn Kellerman – Chocolate Cake

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In 2019, when the world was a different place, I attended a Kingston Blues Society show at the RCHA Club in which Shawn Kellerman...
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Appalachian country swing band Over the Moon releases ‘Lonesome Bluebird’

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Straight from their ranch nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Alberta folk-roots and swing duo Over The Moon delivers its signature stone-ground...
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Lennie Gallant’s new holiday album draws influences from around the world

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Growing up in Rustico, PEI, Christmas time for Lennie Gallant was filled with family, food and music. That great Yuletide joie de vivre is...

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