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Conrad Bigknife’s new single is a rare ode to … ...

Award-nominated Indigenous roots artist Conrad Bigknife is embracing the sweet side of living solo with his new single, “Nothing But Me.” The latest to land following the Saskatchewan-based artist’s fourth newly-minted album, the self-titled Conrad Bigknife, and its heart-wrenching lead ...
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Toronto folk group Samways preview their upcoming debut with a ...

Don’t let the title fool you. The folk music forecast just got brighter and livelier with the release of “The Wind of Death” from Canadian acoustic quartet Samways. The second single to drop ahead of the group’s forthcoming debut album, ...
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Monkeyjunk’s Steve Marriner makes the move to solo artist with ...

Ottawa-based bluesman Steve Marriner is ushering a decidedly more roots-rock Americana sound to the forefront with the release of his new solo album, Hope Dies Last. Crafted through COVID — and inspired by years on the road and back — ...
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Toronto Folk-Rock duo Robinson Kirby are off to ‘Find a ...

  Fresh off their 2021 seven-track album, Little Dreams, Robinson Kirby’s rhythm section instills “Find a Way” with a sense of calm, like a stream steadily flowing under Madelyn Kirby’s satiny vocals. Similarly floating above the beat, the song features ...
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Christopher Ward revisits ‘Black Velvet’ in upcoming release

Juno-Award-winning polymath Christopher Ward has recorded a new take on his biggest hit, “Black Velvet”  — available now. Writers who have achieved a number one single belong to a select group, numbering in the hundreds. 31 years after reaching this ...
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‘Music is music’: Watch the Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s new video ...

  Fresh off their most recent release, Unexpected Guests, the Toronto Tabla Ensemble continue to blend musical traditions with their new video for “Maryem’s Here.” The sounds are as diverse as the images, as taiko drummers, violinists and tabla players ...
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Chris Ronald’s ‘City Girl’ offers a light in the dark

  “How about stepping off this bus / while the world still holds beautiful things?” Chris Ronald sings in his new release, “City Girl.” Its the first taste of the Vancouver-based artist’s upcoming album, Light & Dark, which comes out ...
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Kele Fleming calls out society’s addiction to tech with “Compassion ...

Is the world getting to you? Are you longing for more connection? Do you relate more to social media versus social interface? If the answer is “yes,” grab your preferred device, cut through the chaos, and tune into Canadian singer-songwriter ...
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Saskatoon singer-songwriter Paul Kuzbik gets introspective on ‘Diamonds’

It’s been a year since folk singer-songwriter Paul Kuzbik released his breakthrough debut, Still Love, and now he’s back with a taste of his next album with the release of his single and video “Diamonds.” Soft, warm, and emotional, “Diamonds” ...
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Indie folk newcomer Deanna Faye’s new single focuses on the ...

Toronto-based indie folk singer-songwriter Deanna Faye poetically contrasts the light side of love and its inherent pressures with her new video for “Reassure.” That latest to land from her breakthrough EP, Good To You, the song grapples with the concept ...