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How Jay Linden’s new album grew out of his brother’s passing

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There are as many sources of inspiration for a song as there are songs themselves. It's especially admirable when a songwriter can take a difficult...

The Chat Room: Tommy John Ehman

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You know that old prairies joke about watching your dog run away for three days? Saskatchewan country/Americana singer-songwriter Tommy John Ehman certainly does. As a...

Mike Bern’s new single is inspired by his daughter’s connection with her deceased mom

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When a child and a parent lose each other, the lines of communication are severed tragically and forever. Or are they? Indigenous folk-rocker Mike Bern...

Brian Campbell sets Rumi and Hafiz to music on his debut EP

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Montreal songwriter Brian Campbell digs deep to find inspiration from his topsy-turvy life as a poet and his practices as a Buddhist to spread...

Another Bloody Folk Club brings the British folk revival vibe to Toronto

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A few months ago, a friend asked me if I had yet checked out a folk music club in Toronto, endearingly called Another Bloody...

Album review: Natasha Roldán – Ya No Estoy Aqui

A decade after making her debut on the Toronto music scene, Columbian-Canadian singer-songwriter Natasha Roldán has been on a roll recently, earning spots in...

Don Ross is touring Ontario (and Montreal) with Japanese up-and-comer Kent Nishimura

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Get ready for a crash course in the miracles two hands can accomplish. Fingerstyle guitar legend Don Ross is embarking on a tour of...

Here are your 2024 Canadian Folk Music Award Winners (Full list)

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The Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend has just wrapped up in St. John's, NL with news that next year's 20th anniversary edition will take...

Here are your 2024 Canadian Folk Music Award winners so far

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The Canadian Folk Music Awards are currently underway in St. John's, NL, and the first round of awards was handed out last night. The...

How Catherine MacLellan is learning to have fun with music

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It’s been four years now since the World Health Organization proclaimed COVID-19 as a pandemic. It had a huge impact on the music scene,...

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