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Friday night showcases at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard Barry’s take

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The music is absolutely everywhere at the annual Folk Music Ontario conference. After a full day of performer showcases and a couple of hours...

Friday night showcases at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Heather Kitching’s take

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7:15 - I'm pretty sure I met Luke Wallace around Gary Cristall's kitchen table once, but if I'm wrong about that, I'm still certain...

Friday afternoon at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Heather Kitching’s take

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1 p.m. - After starting my day by catching the last bit of the No Music on a Dead Planet workshop, I head to...

Friday afternoon at the Folk Music Ontario conference: Richard Barry’s take

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The 2023 Folk Music Ontario (FMO) conference is taking place in London, ON, from Oct. 12 to 15. It’s hard to believe that these...

Art Bergmann launches ShadowWalk in Vancouver: Recap

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As I stood watching Art Bergmann and his top-notch band finish their soundcheck inside Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre, I momentarily felt overwhelmed by the history...

Album Reviews: Jason Hawk Harris, Sufjan Stevens, Jolie Holland

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Jason Hawk Harris / Thin Places (Bloodshot Records) Jason Hawk Harris’s sophomore album opens with “Jordan And The Nile,” a song that adheres to traditional...

5 things Heather can’t wait to see at the Folk Music Ontario conference that...

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As reported yesterday here on Roots Music Canada, the Folk Music Ontario conference unfolds this week in London. And I dare say, it's a...

5 acts Heather can’t wait to see at the Folk Music Ontario conference

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The annual Folk Music Ontario conference kicks off in London on Thursday – that time of year when folk club and festival promoters come...

Winsome Kind releases a double A-side

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Scott Perrie and Leora Joy Perrie, the Canadian husband and wife duo of Winsome Kind, are set to draw listeners in once again with...

How American bluegrass band Special Consensus is taking on the Canadian canon

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When Bruce Cockburn's 1991 album Nothing But A Burning Light was released, his song "Mighty Trucks Of Midnight" was described by Entertainment Weekly as...

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