Feature

Winterfolk is happening virtually this year … and it’s free!

Now into its 19th year, the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is side-stepping the COVID-19 pandemic and presenting a virtual edition for 2021. The two-night festival, on Feb. 19 and 20, features  some of the best performers who have appeared ...
Feature

Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
Feature

How Harpin’ Norm Lucien started playing protest songs… and other ...

Harpin’ Norm Lucien wrote easygoing love songs until he joined a rally to save a historic building, where he wrote his first protest song on the spot. The protesters wanted to save a post office, an example of Edwardian architecture ...
Feature

Howard Gladstone took his time making his brand new album… ...

Some people made bread during the COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but instead of heading to the kitchen, singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone retreated to his home studio. He came out of seclusion three months later, having produced his sixth studio album, The Promise, released this ...