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7 March shows you can’t miss at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk ...

With a line-up that includes award-winning blues-based vocal powerhouse Shakura S’Aida, legendary Irish musicians Altan and Sharon Shannon, Juno nominated new-generation Canadian bluegrass band the Slocan Ramblers, and beloved Canadian musical comedy trio the Arrogant Worms, the Rogue Folk Club ...
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King Alpha’s Song In A Strange Land : Concert and ...

Earlier this month at Todmorden Mills, huddled in the snow-filled valley of the Don River, on the refurbished site of Ontario’s first paper mill, the concentrated forces of Canadian reggae music defrosted some history of their own. VJ Michael Williams, ...
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A Folk Alliance photo album from FAI 2020

Howard Gladstone attended the FAI conference in New Orleans, LA in his multiple roles as music lover, photographer, showcasing singer-songwriter, and founder of record label Sonic Peach Music.  Below are some of his photos, descriptions, and commentary. “Any excuse to ...
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Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the ...

I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment, all I knew was, one way or another, I would find a way to FAI in ...
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The Top 10 must-see shows at Winterfolk 2020 in Toronto

February is here, and the countdown for Toronto’s 18th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is officially on. As the festival gears up to showcase more than 100 of the genre’s best artists across five stages over three days this Feb. ...
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The Lynne(das)? Linda McRae and Lynne Hanson are playing ...

Victoria concert-goers are in for a treat tonight as Lynne Hanson and Linda McRae, both with brand new albums, take the stage at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Upstairs Lounge (check out their latest videos below).    Lynne Hanson is ...
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Montreal’s Little Misty has released its debut album for Valentine’s ...

Little Misty is a progressive folk band from Montreal, formed by singer Kathryn Samman and guitarist François Jalbert. Known for their projects in the Montreal jazz scene and their work with bands like Bellflower and Tunnel, the young duo stepped ...
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Lillian Wauthier recaps the Folk Alliance International conference in New ...

Music is alive and well in New Orleans! I’ve just come home from the huge 32nd annual Folk Alliance International Music conference (Jan. 22-26) celebrating the story of people and place, held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans – ...
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Frazey Ford on sewing, healing and U Kin B the ...

When I reached Frazey Ford at her East Vancouver home two days before the launch of her third solo album, U Kin B the Sun, she’d been spending the day in a very East Van sort of way:  making granola ...
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Loudon Wainwright III talks to Serena Renner before his Thursday ...

Loudon Wainwright III, the iconic American singer-songwriter, actor, and humourist – former spouse of the late Kate McGarrigle and father to esteemed Canadian musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright – will perform but one concert in Canada on his current tour: ...