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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award winners

Two thumbs up to the Canadian Folk Music Awards for a tastefully-produced, fast-paced, 30-minute streaming awards show tonight that’s given a much-needed promotional boost to each of this year’s winners without taking too much time away from artists’ own efforts ...
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Watch the Canadian Folk Music Awards online today!

Hats off to the Canadian Folk Music Awards for jumping into the new normal with both feet and making sure its awards ceremony, original scheduled for this weekend in Charlottetown, PEI, goes ahead in novel fashion here in the era ...
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Maya Rae – “Lonely Ones” video

Well here’s something I never saw coming (I mean, apart from, you know, everything).  I’m talking about jazzy teenage Vancouver chanteuse Maya Rae teaming up with veteran Nashville-based roots producer Steve Dawson for her new album, Can You See Me, ...
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Podcasts! 10 comforting voices to help you survive social ...

Stuck at home with nothing to do?  Feeling like you need some company but scared to actually invite somebody over?  Disappointed because even some of your local community radio stations have sent their programmers home and started running repeats?  Thank ...
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Check out these new songs from Ember Swift’s forthcoming album

Beijing-based Canadian singer-songwriter Ember Swift has been resurfacing on the North American scene of late – notably showcasing at last year’s Folk Alliance International conference for the first time in nearly 15 years – and it’s great to see her ...
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Five ways fans can help artists in the face of ...

COVID-19 has so far only infected a small fraction of the world’s population but it has already left few people unscathed. Musicians are among the hardest hit on the financial front. For many, the tours they were in the middle ...
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Please do this right now. It will take 5 ...

Hi everyone, I have a very important request for you: Please follow this link here and click “subscribe.” And then ask everyone you know to do the same. Why did I just ask you do to that? Because Roots Music ...
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OK, let’s have our own Junos. Vote now for ...

How would you like to experience what it’s like to be a Juno judge? Now that the Juno Awards ceremony that was supposed to take place tonight has been cancelled – along with any number of other activities we might ...
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The Juno Awards are cancelled

The 2020 Juno Awards are the latest major music event to be cancelled due to public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) posted a statement on the Juno website this ...
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Hear all the Juno nominees you need to hear in ...

Every year when the Juno nominees come out, I do a little cheer for the friends and favourite artists that have shown up on the list. But invariably, there will also be names on those lists that cause me to ...