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Lydia Persaud on going solo and being a woman of ...

I’ve been a fan of Lydia Persaud ever since the very first time I saw her perform. It was a few years ago, when she opened an intimate show in the speakeasy-like lower level of Toronto’s Wenona Lodge that featured ...
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Cowboy Junkies: the Roots Music Canada interview

The Cowboy Junkies will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame tonight during a private ceremony at the National Music Centre in Calgary.  Ted Ferris sat down with Michael Timmins of the band last month during the Troubadour ...
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How Harrow Fair got so good so quick

I became a fan of Miranda Mulholland after seeing her perform with Great Lake Swimmers at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival. Her ability to bring the Swimmers’ songs to a whole other level and her expressive and powerful fiddle playing ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...
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Bruce Cockburn: The Roots Music Canada interview

Bruce Cockburn’s 34th studio album, Crowing Ignites, was released on Friday, Sept. 20 on True North Records. The instrumental album contains 11 original songs and was produced, recorded and mixed by Bruce’s long-time confidant, Colin Linden. The album was recorded ...
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Madison Violet – Sept. 26 at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto

Listen to an album as many times as you like, but in my opinion, nothing compares to seeing a band live. Ever since I received a copy to review, I’ve had Madison Violet’s latest album on heavy rotation at our ...
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Ted Ferris reviews the Troubadour Festival

I was so impressed by the level of talent that Inside The Music was able to book for the inaugural Troubadour Festival in 2018 (Joel Plaskett Emergency, Emm Gryner, Ariana Gillis, Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins, Chris Coole ...
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Ted Ferris sets up this weekend’s Troubadour Festival

The second annual Troubadour Festival kicks off in Barrie, ON this Friday evening. The-two day event, produced by Inside The Music, attracted 2,500 live music fans during its inaugural festival in 2018. With a lineup of 40 artists in eight ...
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Why Ted Ferris can’t get enough of Madison Violet’s latest ...

The first time I saw Madison Violet perform, my wife and I were sitting on the grass in front of the mainstage at the Eaglewood Folk Festival with singer-songwriter Mo Kenney. We’d run into Mo as we were heading back ...
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Home County Music and Arts Festival – Day 1 (Friday)

I was fortunate enough to make it to the opening night of the 46th Home County Music & Arts Festival. The three-day annual event takes place in Victoria Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of downtown London, ON. ...