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JJ Voss is back on his feet (literally) and playing ...

  Getting back on his feet and performing again was already a victory for JJ Voss; writing and recording with three Canadian music icons was the icing on the cake. A degenerative condition requiring surgery left JJ bedridden for the better ...
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JJ Voss – Come Along with Me

Come Along With Me, the latest from Saskatoon country artist JJ Voss, gives the listener a lot to sink their teeth into. Right off the hop, you can tell it’s a country album. In addition to all the requisite instruments, ...
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How making a record helped heal Mister K – and ...

Kevin Roy was the consummate nice guy – towed the line, followed the rules, and while he didn’t finish last, he did end up lost, depressed, and pretty much finished with music as a profession. “I got too caught up ...
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Here’s what to check out Sunday at the Winnipeg Folk ...

“I’m so tired and want to go home, but I don’t want this weekend to end.”     That sentiment pretty much sums up Sunday at the Winnipeg Folk Fest.  Everyone’s tired and already basking in the afterglow, but something ...
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What to see Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

We’re in the thick of things now. Day three.  Don’t sleep in or you’ll miss Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday hootenanny at the Bur Oak Stage at 11:15 a.m. Folk legend and pioneer Pete Seeger passed away five years ago, but ...
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off tonight. Here’s what ...

Over the next four days, more than 70 artists from around the world will perform over 1,000 songs on nine stages for over 70,000 festival-goers (total attendance) at the 46th Winnipeg Folk Festival in Bird’s Hill Park. The festival officially ...
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What’s it like to live on the road? Ask ...

It’s been more than a decade since Orit Shimoni gave up the hallowed walls of academia and teaching for the freedom of a vagabond lifestyle. She began writing, performing, and recording her own music and poetry, all while touring endlessly. ...
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Red Dirt Skinners – Under Utopian Skies

Last month, the Moose sang the praises of Red Dirt Skinners in our New Music in our Mailbox feature.  Today Broose Tulloch brings us his review of their new album.  Under Utopian Skies, the latest album from UK folk-roots-jazz duo ...
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Winnipeg Folk Fest achieves gender-parity without fanfare … because it’s ...

“Don’t you know, they’re talking’ about a revolution,” sang Tracy Chapman rhetorically.  “It sounds like a whisper.”  The Winnipeg Folk Festival didn’t start the gender parity revolution, but with over 70 acts, it is the largest festival to join.  But ...
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Roger Roger first went to the Winnipeg Folk Fest in ...

Lloyd Peterson bounded backstage with a smile that threatened to outshine the sun.  No words, just a look of pure joy and two thumbs up.  On this night, opening night of the 45th Winnipeg Folk Festival, he wasn’t the in-demand producer/engineer ...