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Kevin Closs – ‘Song of Svalbard’

Count Kevin Closs among that elite group of folk singer-songwriters that has managed to merge their love of music and their love of adventure travel. Ian Tamblyn might’ve pioneered this rather unique career path, but others, notably Roots Music Canada ...
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Jessica Heine – ‘Figure it Out’ live (video)

Earlier this month, we told you about Fallen Tree Records, the brand new Canadian folk-roots label launched by Peter Chapman, who used to work over at Stoney Plain records. We’ll now we’re thrilled to premiere new music from the label. ...
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Boreal introduces their new member with a new Father’s Day ...

For the past several winters, the trio of Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley have been touring their holiday season side-project, Boreal, through community theatres and other intimate venues across Ontario, charming audiences with their exquisite three-part harmonies and ...
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Five emerging Quebec artists you can see at the Montreal ...

The Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday at the Centennial Esplanade.   It features lots of stalwart Canadian acts like Old Man Luedecke, Hawksley Workman, and the Good Lovelies.  It also features Ottawa singer-songwriter ...
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Ariana Gillis – “Dirt Gets Dirty”

It’s coming up on a decade since Ariana Gillis won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year, and she’s certainly delivered on the potential that the jurors of that award saw in her. An impromptu showcase ...
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Meet the founder of Canada’s newest folk/roots record label!

There’s a new Canadian folk/roots record label in town!  Former Stony Plain Records operations manager Peter Chapman has struck out on his own with Fallen Tree Records, whose initial roster includes veteran performers Jon Brooks and 100 Mile House. Heather ...
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Want to host a touring artist in your home? ...

If you’re like me, you might’ve noticed an ad for an intriguing new service showing up in your Facebook feed lately. It’s kind of like AirBnB, only instead of allowing you to rent a room in your house to a ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...
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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...
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The incredible true story of celebrity roots music album designer ...

I first met Michael Wrycraft on a tour bus to Graceland, during the 1998 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, TN. I’d already seen him on a movie screen perhaps a year or two earlier when, in a previous job at ...