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Favourite things Paul Corby heard in 2018

You can find Paul Corby’s full list of his Top 50 albums of the year – in all genres – by clicking HERE.  His favourite new songs of the year are HERE. Ever notice that after the morning coffee and ...
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Dave McEathron: Counting for something that can’t be counted

Almost ten years ago, David McEathron was an alt-roots champ, fronting the acclaimed Toronto-based combo The Warped 45s. With their live and media presence on the rise, a sudden ending sent him into a lengthy personal re-assessment that gave him ...
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12 days of Christmas: An homage to Rose Cousins’ ...

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his ...
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Travelling by Ear: The Canadian Folk Music Awards’ World Group ...

While handling the enormous task of curating the musical treasures of the entire country, the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, being held in Calgary on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 this year, also encourage submissions “separate and apart from the ...
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Madeleine Roger – Cottonwood

Like shade at the end of a long summer day, Madeleine Roger’s new album, Cottonwood, released last month, spreads a balm across many of the hot anxieties of our temporal life. Glens of casual confidence and freshets of contentedness open ...
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Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, born Roberta Anderson, Nov., 1943 in Fort Macleod Alta., has made songs, paintings and honest declarations of her demand for freedom (and struggles with bondage) all her life. She has suffered abuse by the media, partners and her ...
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Melanie Brulée talks mental health and new music with Paul ...

Be alert. A storm is coming in from the north, and territories from the Great Lakes on down to the Panhandle are in for an intense front of reverb followed by potentially severe aftershocks of heartbreak.  Neko Case and Lindi ...
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Folk Music Ontario photo album: the conference in pics (Part ...

Even as we tried to get as much music into our ears as possible at the Folk Music Ontario conference last weekend, there was always time for close encounters in corridors, beside stages, and in the shade of a cold ...
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Folk Music Ontario photo album: the conference in pics ...

The annual Folk Music Ontario conference took place Sept. 27-30 in Mississauga.  It was a chance for those who book concerts and festivals to get a look at this year’s crop of emerging talents and new projects from established acts.  ...
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Jon Brooks’ new album is modeled after an Elizabethan corona ...

No One Travels Alone, Jon Brooks’ new disk, his sixth, has arrived. Knocking on his own guitar, he has let himself in. The space within is airy and ruminative. It is full of examinations of the reality of reality, and ...