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Submissions for the Cobalt Prize contemporary blues composition award are ...

The Toronto Blues Society and award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick are partnering to present the seventh annual Cobalt Prize contemporary blues composition award, and submissions are open now. A collaboration between Paul and the society, the intention behind the Cobalt ...
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Singer-songwriter Dione Taylor conjures ‘Spirits in the Water’ on her ...

According to the Yuchi Indian Tribe, there is a powerful legend of the Tanasi River or “Singing River” in Tennessee. Inside the waterway lives a woman who sings songs to protect those who hear her. Inspired by this mythical folklore, ...
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Dione Taylor shares a powerful and timely new single and ...

“How Many Times” is the first single release from Dione Taylor’s long-awaited album, Spirits In The Water (release date Sept. 11, 2020). Continuing on with her unmistakable “Prairie blues” sound that she demonstrated on her previous album, Born Free, Dione’s ...
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Blues luminary JW Jones is releasing a “self-isolation” album called ...

Having just won Best Guitarist at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, popular Canadian blues artist JW Jones was looking forward to a huge year before COVID-19 hit and halted his tour schedule. “I knew I had to ...
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Wide Mouth Mason releases animated video for ‘Some Kinda Requiem’

Canadian blues-rock duo Wide Mouth Mason has released an animated video for its song “Some Kinda Requiem” from its recent release I Wanna Go With You. Directed and animated by Toronto-based artist Theo Kapodistrias, the video is an incredibly rich ...
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East coast blues artists Wayne Nicholson and John Campbelljohn are ...

East coast blues artists Wayne Nicholson and John Campbelljohn have teamed up for an epic Elmore James tribute album due for release tomorrow. Elmore’s Blues is a fresh and brilliant homage to the slide master featuring 12 of Elmore’s greatest ...
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Hamilton’s music, tattoo, and craftsman communities join together to launch ...

25 limited-edition, locally hand-crafted & artistically adorned guitars being sold with all proceeds going to charity In celebration of Hamilton-based Sonic Unyon Records’ 25th anniversary, Jillard Guitars is building a limited-edition run of 25 guitars made from wood reclaimed from ...
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Madison Galloway, an emerging voice in Canadian roots music, releases ...

Ontario-based roots artist Madison Galloway’s debut full-length album, Moon & Mercury (May 2019) is a collection of songs that range from foot-stomping highs to ambient lows, while blending elements of folk, rock, and blues with flavours of the world to ...
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Hamilton-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Chris Chambers releases new video ...

  Hamilton-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Chris Chambers is one of the hardest working young musicians on the scene today, and he has been performing and recording for 20 years.  As a solo artist, Chris has released two independent records ...
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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 ...