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How would you like to host concerts in your home? ...

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the Winnipeg-based house concert network, is seeking hosts from coast to coast in Canada to join their network of volunteer hosts . If you love music and community, then Home Routes may be for you! For ...
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Elizabeth Szekeres breaks down this year’s Festival Mémoire et Racines ...

Festival Mémoire et Racines was founded in 1995, a one-tent-by-the-river affair in the town of Saint-Charles-Borromée, which is situated in the greater Joliette area northeast of Montréal. This is the Lanaudière region, perhaps the epicenter of the Québec folk music ...
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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...
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The incredible true story of celebrity roots music album designer ...

I first met Michael Wrycraft on a tour bus to Graceland, during the 1998 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, TN. I’d already seen him on a movie screen perhaps a year or two earlier when, in a previous job at ...
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Lucas Choi Zimbel’s Tempered Tantrum gets back to basics: singer-songwriter ...

Montreal artist Lucas Choi Zimbel has just released his brand new album, Tempered Tantrum, a collection of songs in the folk tradition – just voice and guitar – recorded live off the floor at Studio Va-Nu-Pieds in farmland not far from Saint-Paulin, ...
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Ted Ferris reflects on personal anthems

When and how does a song make the transition from our favourite to a personal anthem? I discovered the Bruce Cockburn song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” shortly after it was released in 1984. The lyric “…nothing worth having comes ...
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Elliott BROOD is performing this month with Toronto’s newchoir

There’s an image that enters most people’s minds when they hear the word “choir” and a very different image when they hear the words “folk band.” Combining the two may seem unexpected, but when the choir is Toronto’s premier rock ...
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Hamilton’s Freewheeling Folk Show turns … wait for it … ...

As much as this will sound like it is about me, I can assure you my original intentions have been and will always be about the music and promoting great talent. On May 25, I will be celebrating the 25th ...
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T. Nile releases brand new album Beachfires

From her early days in a cabin on Galiano Island, B.C. to the pulsing dance clubs of Goa, India, award-winning Canadian songwriter T. Nile has always blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of electro-pop and folk-roots. Her new ...
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Madison Galloway, an emerging voice in Canadian roots music, releases ...

Ontario-based roots artist Madison Galloway’s debut full-length album, Moon & Mercury (May 2019) is a collection of songs that range from foot-stomping highs to ambient lows, while blending elements of folk, rock, and blues with flavours of the world to ...