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Silent Winters hit the road with Christmas Morning

Time to check out some more new holiday music, this time from the Canadian Folk Music Award-nominated Ottawa-based group Silent Winters. Their new album, Christmas Morning, hit stores on Nov. 22, and now they’re off on tour to support it.        The ...
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Check out this slide show of the 2019 Women’s Blues ...

The Toronto Blues Society raised the roof at Roy Thompson Hall last week with its 33rd annual Women’s Blues Review.  This year, the stars included Ellen McIlwaine, Ms. Tanika Charles, Lily Sazz, Raha Javanfar, and so many more.   Paul Corby ...
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Moth Nor Rust ll: Jon Brooks updates his inventory of ...

Jon Brooks spoke to Paul Corby recently about his new project, Moth Nor Rust II.  Here is Jon’s take on the album in his own words as told to Paul. This new album is called Moth Nor Rust ll.  It ...
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Three hot shows including festive fare at the Rogue Folk ...

There’s still time to catch some great live music at Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club before the holiday madness completely takes over.  There are two fantastic shows at the beginning of December, and a big-time crowd-pleaser – Van Django’s Cool Yule ...
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The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducting a Downchild ...

The first Canadian blues recording ever to go gold will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) at the National Arts Centre on Friday. “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” was written by Don Walsh, the co-founder ...
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What makes a great live show? Ted Ferris asks ...

Ted Ferris is a huge fan of live music so he’s been using his recent interviews to get musicians’ takes on what makes a great live show.  Here are some of their answers.  Jerry Leger The best time is when ...
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Remembering John Mann: 1962-2019

John Mann was a beautiful man. That is the overwhelming consensus of the people who have paid tribute to him since his untimely passing Wednesday at the age of 57 from early onset Alzheimer’s. Fellow musicians and industry people have ...
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Musician and minister Lynn Harrison probes life’s deep questions on ...

A gifted artist known for thoughtful, heartfelt songs of uncommon beauty, power, and insight, Toronto singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages. Her new album Something More (produced by Noah Zacharin in association with Douglas September), continues ...
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Joshua Hyslop on his forthcoming album and why he loves ...

I attended the second annual Troubadour Festival in Barrie, ON last month and I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down and chat with Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop before his Friday night set.  Joshua is busier than ever these days. ...
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Red Moon Road’s new single: Wow. Sheena’s voice!

Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road has, you might say, taken the roots world by storm.  The Winnipeg trio, made up of Sheena Rattai, Daniel Jordan and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner, has performed more than 1,000 ...