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Singer-songwriter Jeff Hope delivers a country rock kiss off with ...

While analogies and metaphors can be pretty and poetic and all, sometimes you just have to tell it like it is. And there’s no mistaking that Nova Scotian singer-songwriter Jeff Hope is giving a bad relationship the hook, both literally ...
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Sandy Scofield releases her first album in 15 years tomorrow

It’s been 15 years since Sandy Scofield released her last album, Nikawiy Askiy, so it’s exciting to finally see a new project from Vancouver-based Sandy – and what a project it is! Red Earth was once again co-produced by Shael Wrinch ...
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PIQSIQ tells Lisa Iesse about the new harp they’re designing ...

To experience PIQSIQ’s music is to experience a hauntingly beautiful, powerful whirlwind of sound, vision, feeling and wonder. Their live performances, in alignment with katajjaq’s original form, take inspiration from the world around them combined with their own thoughts and ...
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Introducing the electrifying new Brazilian-Canadian artist Carlos Cardozo

With his stunning debut release, Meu Mundo, Brazilian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Carlos Cardozo delivers a compelling and intensely personal overview of Brazilian samba, bossa nova, forró, and funk, adding jazz and folkloric elements alongside the rhythms of northeastern Brazil. Meu ...
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A photo tour of Summerfolk 2022

Summerfolk unfolded in Owen Sound from Aug. 19-21, the first time in three years it’s followed its traditional format down at Kelso Beach at Nawash Park.  Elizbeth Szekeres was there and brings us this photo tour if the event.  Irish ...
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How Tom Wilson and Iskwē came together for Mother Love

“This softball game is kind of like the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series over the New York Yankees! It was a legendary game.” Tom Wilson is talking about the time in 2016 when he first met fellow singer-songwriter ...
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How John Fogerty has risen above adversity on a journey ...

Even if you are young and have never heard of John Fogerty or CCR, chances are you have heard his hit song, “Centerfield,” which was his first solo album after the breakup of the famous band in the 1970’s. John ...
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Happy belated Birthday, Geneviève Racette; check out her new ...

Canadian Folk Music Award Winner Geneviève Racette celebrated her birthday last week by recording a little gift for herself:  a cover of Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On.” You see, Shania’s Come on Over was the first record Geneviève bought ...
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How a chat with Jon Brooks inspired the ‘theme’ of ...

When artists start putting a new album together, many like it to have an overarching theme or vibe. Sometimes they like to highlight struggles for social justice, a personal journey through challenging times or a look at what’s positive in ...
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5 songs about working life for Labour Day that are ...

Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers – though most of us don’t give that part of it a second thought. We just enjoy the day off, which, to be fair, is a pretty appropriate ...