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What to see at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club – in ...

Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club is not letting up with the great music as we roll toward the holiday season – and you don’t need to be in Vancouver to see the shows! As with all of their shows since they ...
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The McDades are back! Jan Vanderhorst talked to them about ...

The sibling trio The McDades latest album, The Empress, is a further progression of their sound, which stretches back to the days of their youth when Shannon, Solon and Jeremiah performed with their parents as The McDade Family Band. The ...
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Toronto’s John Muirhead shares a track-by-track breakdown of his debut ...

Toronto folk-rocker John Muirhead is pleased to share his debut full-length album, Traveller. With carefully crafted arrangements led by his heartfelt warm vocals, John explores feelings of adventure, wanderlust, homesickness and self-doubt across the album. Not one to sit still, ...
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B.C.’s floods claimed Leeroy Stagger’s studio. Now friends are ...

All that rain in British Columbia didn’t just take out several highways and the entire city of Merritt; it has also claimed the livelihood of a beloved Alberta singer-songwriter and producer, who had just relocated to the coast last year. ...
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Allison Brown is looking for your new and classic holiday ...

Every year at Christmas, I make the annual trek up to my snow-covered cabin in the woods in a secret location in northern Ontario to broadcast my “Fireside” Christmas Radio hour beside the crackling fire.  I’m already chopping firewood and ...
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Check out the nominees for Maple Blues Entertainer of the ...

The nominees for the 2021 Maple Blues Awards are out this month, and the show is on for Jan. 31 at Koerner Hall in Toronto – the first in-person edition in three years! Earlier this week, we featured the nominees ...
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Listen to your Maple Blues nominees in the vocal, songwriting ...

Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards were announced at the start of this month, and after two years of presenting the prizes virtually, fans will be gathered in person next January for the big, 25th anniversary edition of the awards ...
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Get to know the musicians nominated for the Maple Blues ...

Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards were announced on Nov. 3, and each year, several categories are devoted to the mastery of the core blues instruments: guitar, bass, drums, horns, harmonica and keys. Many of the nominees for these awards ...
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Garnet Rogers has released his debut novel … and you’re ...

It seems the past two years has seen an increase in the number of books written by musicians. Everyone from Alan Doyle, Richard Thompson and Paul McCartney to Dave Grohl and James Gordon have released memoirs, autobiographies and novels, all ...
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The only time James Gordon played New Orleans, it wasn’t ...

Already a singer-songwriter, author, musical theatre performer and politician, James Gordon can add one more item to his resume: Roots Music Canada columnist.  He’s graciously offered to share some entertaining stories with us from his lengthy career in the arts.  ...