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Jabbour’s new single is about making more effort to connect ...

How many friends do you really have—and not just online? How well do you know the members of your family? How many times do you promise to make a date to catch up, and never really do? Do you know ...
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Roots rockers Rusty Creek sing of early NL fishing ships ...

Vancouver roots band Rusty Creek’s latest single, “White Sails,” is a rousing salute to the tall ships that came to fish the waters off Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. The third single from the band’s 2022 album The Road of Life — ...
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Winterfolk is back in-person this year – and also on ...

After two years of being online-only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back in real life for its 21st anniversary. The festival, which features a change of neighborhood this year to Kensington Market, ...
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How the birth of her daughter inspired Carla Muller’s ‘Snow ...

Woolwich, ON folk artist Carla Muller captures the peaceful beauty of gently falling snow with her soothing single “Snow Came Falling.” Inspired by a snowstorm the night of her daughter’s birth, it’s a meditative song of gratitude that reminds us ...
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This new single from up-and-comers Gregory Childs and Heart Lung ...

Traditional-leaning country and folk music often dances along the sharp edges of life – loss, heartbreak, yearning and the desire for salvation. It connects heart-first, goes deep and then gets into your bones. Toronto-based alt-country quintet Gregory Childs and Heart ...
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Mike Bern gives thanks for life on ‘Grateful Sun’

Through good times and bad, hot and cold, dazzling and dim, there is one constant on this giant rock we call earth – the sun. In Mike Bern’s newest single, “Grateful Sun,” the award-winning artist pays homage to that which ...
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Ottawa’s Christine Graves goes her own way on ‘Bend The ...

When trying to navigate this crazy life, it’s common to want to bend the rules rather than walk a straight path. Ottawa folk artist Christine Graves captures the frustration and acceptance of living an unconventional existence with her new single ...
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Hamilton blues artist André Bisson is in a total funk ...

Sometimes we just don’t realize what we really have until it’s gone.  This well-known truism gives award-winning singer-songwriter André Bisson the foundation for his funky, driving new single, “Missing You.” The first taste of the Hamilton-based artist’s ninth album, The ...
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How a cancer battle shaped bluesman Robert Connely Farr’s new ...

The traditions of the blues are handed down like precious artistic gifts. When you’re an artist who grew up in a place that spawned several legends of the genre, you can’t help but be born into that ongoing legacy. Bolton, ...
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Taylor Simpson moves forward with ‘Lies Beneath’ ft. Eden Sterling

Indie folk-rock singer Taylor Simpson is on a roll. Shortly after releasing his well-received full-length debut album, Learning to Live with Precious Time, he returned to the studio to record six new tracks for New Sights in A Familiar Place. ...