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Fun in the running: Craig Cardiff reflects on the road ...

The life of a touring musician has been romanticized and idealized for years in books, movies and especially songs. For every “Homeward Bound,” detailing the drudgery and heartache of life on the road, there are many more like “On The ...
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How Cuban cigars helped shape Kat Danser’s new album

In December of 2019, Edmonton-based blues singer-songwriter Kat Danser was in Havana, Cuba. In May of that year, she found a musical thread to the blues called Trova, which could be referred to as the roots music of Cuba. She ...
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Alec Fraser Jr. builds on the tradition of Opry bass ...

  In the 1950s, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville wouldn’t allow drummers on stage during their nationwide radio broadcasts. In fact, drums were frowned upon in country music in general as being “too loud” or “not pure” One legendary ...
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Booking agent Bob Jensen has returned to music… his own… ...

For about 30 years, Bob Jensen has built a successful career for himself as a booking agent through his PEI-based company, Jensen Music International. While his focus has been on folk and blues artists, he’s had the pleasure of representing ...
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Rosier changed more than their name when they ditched ‘Les ...

  “Our parents are still active and still making albums which is really encouraging,” Béatrix Méthé said. “Because basically we are doing what we know and what we’ve seen and watched happen around us our whole lives. It’s a tradition ...
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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Sea Shanty band Pressgang Mutiny could not be releasing an ...

There have been a number of changes over the years for those who choose a life at sea. Vessels have gone from being powered by sail to steam to diesel. Cargo ships used to transport goods loosely in the hold. ...
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How Annabelle Chvostek overcame hearing loss to make an album ...

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March of 2020, our world has been turned upside down. At the beginning, the Government of Canada closed its borders to many non-Canadians while announcing repatriation flights for citizens stranded ...
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How Leahy’s music career has evolved with their family

The family band Leahy has started to reacquaint itself with music lovers in the last few months. First came their Christmas single, “O Come All Ye Faithful” followed by the singles “Good Water,” “Little Moon” and now “Tears,” which can ...
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How David Newland combines creative life with the ‘real life’ ...

Photo by Mike Beedell. “I’m fluent in normal but it’s not my mother tongue!” David Newland said. Throughout David’s career as a singer-songwriter, there have been occasions when he’s had to rely on his other skills to keep a roof ...