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Folk artist Benjamin Dakota Rogers releases new single and video ...

Benjamin Dakota Rogers makes his highly anticipated return to the folk world with his brand new single, “Better by Now,” stripping the genre down to its core and emotionally charging it with the raw human experience that can only be ...
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Michael Jerome Browne has a new album and tour coming ...

Michael Jerome Browne is a three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and a four-time Juno nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories. He is ...
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The Hornby Island Blues Society is this year’s Blues Booster ...

The board of directors of the Toronto Blues Society has unanimously agreed to honour the Hornby Island Blues Society with this year’s Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian ...
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A Holiday Miracle for Myles Goodwyn, 46 years in the ...

Here is a heartwarming story for anyone who treasures their instruments or has had the misfortune of losing one in an untoward manner – courtesy of Myles Goodwyn, Canadian record producer, guitarist, lead vocalist, main songwriter, and founding member of ...
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Canadian blues giant Harpdog Brown shares video for ‘Reefer Lovin’ ...

Vancouver-based blues artist Harpdog Brown has long been called a blues evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. “I speak the blues like it’s the truth, and it is”, he said. “I do feel like I’m a servant of the ...
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Just call her ‘Dr. Blues’: Kat Danser launches Goin’ ...

Kat Danser doesn’t just play the blues; she studies it, lives it, breathes it and elevates it from sweaty, smoky beer joints to elegant centre stage in the finest of concert halls. Her sweet vocals, lyrical genius, and instrumental prowess ...
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Chris Antonik and Ashley Belmer take Northwood on the road

Three-time Maple Blues Award nominee Chris Antonik has announced a new acoustic tour for fall 2018 with Canadian vocalist and partner Ashley Belmer, called Northwood. After three successful albums and tours across North America and the UK, acclaimed guitarist, singer, ...
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JW-Jones is no longer just emulating his heroes; he is ...

The improv magic you hear on JW-Jones’ 10th album, Live, is the spark that has awakened new sonic frontiers for the veteran Maple Blues Award-winning Ottawa bluesman.  “I cranked up my overdrive in concert one night for fun, and it ...
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Watch Lee Palmer make Horns & Harps!

After nine months of songwriting and demo work, Lee Palmer’s forthcoming collection of tunes, Horns & Harps, due on Sept. 7, came together over a few days at Jukasa Studios in Caledonia. Lee went for a full band experience. The ...
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Steve Dawson Performs “Hollow Tree Gap” (video)

Award-winning musician and producer Steve Dawson releases his eighth album, Lucky Hand, today, an album that represents a high point of more than two decades of musical searching. Comprised of ten stunning new fingerstyle and slide guitar-based instrumentals, performed alongside an ...