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Lethbridge’s Starpainter shares track-by-track breakdown of sophomore album Rattlesnake Dream

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Lethbridge, AB folk-rock band Starpainter recently released a sophomore album titled Rattlesnake Dream — out via Neon Moon Records. The band took the album...

Sultans of String and Crystal Shawanda collaborate on ‘The Rez’

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“The Rez” is a searing collaboration between two-time Juno Award winning blues and country music artist Crystal Shawanda and three-time Juno-nominated global music act...

Zarah Calvert talks to UK songwriter Izzie Walsh ahead of her Hillside Festival debut

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When I was asked to write something about up-and-coming singer-songwriter Izzie Walsh, I was over the moon. Simply because I knew she was from...

David LaRonde offers more award-winning folk-roots and blues on his new album

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Teme-Augama Anishnabai singer-songwriter David Laronde performs contemporary roots, folk, rock, and blues that fuses an urban influence with the mystery and ancestral philosophy of his...

Judy Collins talks to Jan Vanderhorst about her suport of Canadian songwriters

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The mid to late 1960s was a time of great discovery of Canadian songwriters. Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Leonard Cohen and Joni...

The Chat Room: John Hewitt

John Hewitt readily admits that every five years or so he gets restless to the point that he has to shake up his life...

A recap of the Winnipeg Folk Festival days three and four

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Partial cloud cover, a refreshing breeze, and cooler temperatures made for a great day to folk fest, and only one lobster-person sighting. In all...

A recap of the Winnipeg Folk Festival days one and two (Thursday and Friday)

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There are three hazards to be aware of at the Winnipeg Folk Fest: missing great music because you’re experiencing great music at another stage,...

Dispatches from the Vancouver Island Music Fest day three (Sunday)

The sun was back out on Sunday, July 16 for the final day of MusicFest and temperatures were again going to be in the...

Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival day three (Sunday)

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On a stage packed with brilliant performers, before a packed audience spread for meters and meters in all directions across a shaded field, Krystal...

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