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There are changes at Winterfolk this year as it adapts to...

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The 21st edition of the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival gets underway in Toronto at the end of the month, but not without having...

Toronto venues say they feel Winterfolk’s pain when it comes to...

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Winterfolk promoter Brian Gladstone is not the only one having to adapt to challenges brought on by inflation, COVID-19 and changing demographics, among other...

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

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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...

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

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After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about...

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

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Harpin’ Norm Lucien wrote easygoing love songs until he joined a rally to save a historic building, where he wrote his first protest song...

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

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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...

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