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Corin Raymond, king of the Small Time

The Small Time Radio Hour Pilot Episode “This is Paradise” On a snowy January 20th, I sauntered down to The Cameron House in downtown Toronto to interview Corin Raymond and capture some of the sounds of the evening with his ...
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Jackie Washington at 88

Roots Music Canada is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadian musicians during Black History Month. No one is more deserving of recognition than the late, legendary Jackie Washington. Jackie was a pioneering musician, performer, radio host ...
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Grant MacEwan University welcomes folk musicians

In his timeless instructional book, “How To Play The Five-String Banjo”, Pete Seeger advises aspiring folksingers to learn to read music, “but not enough that it hurts your playing…”  Things have changed a little since 1948, especially in the level ...
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For the Folk: Top Ten Records of 2009

In 2009 I had a pretty wild year for music, both recorded and live!  I probably saw hundreds of acts perform this year live, from Mavis Staples to Louder Than Satan,  and so many great albums were released this year ...