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Meg Tennant – Echoed Light

A mist rises over the lake at dawn and is vanquished, not by the dark, but by excesses of sunlight. The glorious harmonies that resonate to the inner ear disappear when sung. Within the folds of a new acoustic–based collection ...
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Stephen Fearing – The Secret of Climbing

On Friday, April 5, I was fortunate enough to return to The Registry Theatre, an intimate soft seat venue located in Kitchener, ON. The occasion was night one of the sixth Registry Roots Weekend that featured musician, singer, songwriter and ...
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Le Vent du Nord – Territoires

  We are pretty sure there are lots of you out there who have been waiting with bated breath for this new recording from Le Vent du Nord, the preeminent progressive folk band out of Québec. Let this be your ...
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Tom Russell – October in the Railroad Earth

This particularly cool March morning found me in my room in the Peter Lougheed Hospital sitting in my wheelchair looking out the window at the distant Calgary skyline. The still-snow-covered Rocky Mountains off in the distance created a wonderful backdrop ...
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Pete’s Posse – The Conversation

Honestly, these three Vermont guys should be honorary Canadians.  Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson together comprise Pete’s Posse, and they have so many Canadian connections it feels like the border shouldn’t even exist for them.  Take their festival ...
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Kaia Kater – Grenades

Kaia Kater threw down the musical gauntlet in 2016 with the release of Nine Pin, a record that at once showcased her mastery of old-style Appalachian banjo and her incisive observations of 21st century life – earning her high praise ...
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Colter Wall – Songs of the Plains

Losing a few hours from your weekend travelling through a YouTube rabbit hole seldom sees you emerge on the other side with anything other than a rejuvenated love for cat videos or an increased concern for the health and safety ...
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De Temps Antan – Consolez-Vous

They’re back! And, they’re better than ever. Quebec power trio De Temps Antan had a recent shakeup with fiddler André Brunet moving on, only to be very ably replaced by David Boulanger, another fantastic master of the Québecois “violon.” Yes, ...
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Madeleine Roger – Cottonwood

Like shade at the end of a long summer day, Madeleine Roger’s new album, Cottonwood, released last month, spreads a balm across many of the hot anxieties of our temporal life. Glens of casual confidence and freshets of contentedness open ...
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Jay Aymar: Your Perfect Matador

It is a rare pleasure to behold the work of a fully realized artist at his creative peak. Jay Aymar’s Your Perfect Matador is one of those records. I’ve known Jay and his music for at least a decade, and ...