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Madeleine Roger launches a new tour and lyric video

After spending much of 2018 playing shows across Canada, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger is getting ready to head back on the road for more Canadian dates, starting in Hamilton on Feb. 9. The upcoming tour also includes a show at ...
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Sympathetic Resonances: The Al Purdy Songbook and Doug Paisley’s Starter ...

From Dante Alighieri to William Carlos Williams, any time that the casual vernacular of a country’s people has invaded its national poetic tradition under the banner of a singular revolutionary and relevant artist, a liberation of language takes place, the ...
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Matt Andersen has a new album coming; take a ...

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen has announced the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning, which will be available via True North Records on Mar. 22. Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning, Matt’s tenth full-length release. The album was ...
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Take a listen to these new songs and tunes from ...

The first quarter of a new year – as it’s known in business terms – tends to be an exciting time for those of us who love underdog genres of music like folk and “world.”    While the big pop ...
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Check out these two new songs from up-and-comer Danielle Knibbe

Toronto-based, Edmonton-grown singer-songwriter Danielle Knibbe – whose work the moose was enamoured with last year – will be releasing her sophomore album, The Ribcage & The Heart, on March 1. Every song on the new album has a counterpart that ...
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The night Gord Downie helped me woo my future wife

It was Oct. 6, 1994. Full disclosure: I may have been drinking. I may have been a little drunk. Okay, maybe more than a little.  The day began with a long drive. I and five other university friends (one of ...
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Derek Andrews talks NAC award, Hugh’s Room Live and more

If you listen to world music, chances are a good chunk of what you love has been touched, in some way, by Derek Andrews. He made a name for himself as the music programmer for Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from 1985 ...
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The Hornby Island Blues Society is this year’s Blues Booster ...

The board of directors of the Toronto Blues Society has unanimously agreed to honour the Hornby Island Blues Society with this year’s Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian ...
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Garry Lowe: Foundation bass player mourned at spectacular Toronto ...

The late Toronto bass player Garry Lowe, taken by cancer earlier in the year, was honoured with a concert at the Danforth Music Hall on the last Friday night of 2018, on what would have been his 65th birthday. The ...
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A Holiday Miracle for Myles Goodwyn, 46 years in the ...

Here is a heartwarming story for anyone who treasures their instruments or has had the misfortune of losing one in an untoward manner – courtesy of Myles Goodwyn, Canadian record producer, guitarist, lead vocalist, main songwriter, and founding member of ...