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That time James Gordon swore he’d never play a holiday ...

I arrive to play for the children of the Knights of Columbus. The party is from noon ‘til four. The kids are already blasted on sugar by the time I arrive, and are phenomenally bored with the Octoberfest polka trio ...
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The Honeyrunners ask ‘What Are You Scared Of?’ on their ...

Toronto folk rockers the Honeyrunners set the scene ablaze, asking “What Are You Scared Of?” with the release of their new single and debut LP, Everything Is On Fire (Gypsy Soul Records/Warner Music Canada/FUGA/Proper Music Group). The band’s new nine-song ...
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Still no frets but more vocals on the new Fretless ...

The creation of the band the Fretless was to expand the musical boundaries of what a string quartet can be. Putting fiddle tunes and folk melodies into a classical music construct was quite appealing to the original group members and ...
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Toronto-based queer guitarist and bluesman Mike Nagoda carries on a ...

Mike Nagoda is a queer and disabled blues and roots musician and independent recording artist based in Toronto. Born with cerebral palsy, Mike struggled to play guitar in a conventional manner until he discovered legendary Toronto bluesman Brian Cober, who ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover releases 10 years worth of holiday collaborations ...

Thunder Bay singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jean-Paul De Roover has released a new album, Songs for the Holidays, that captures the generous, giving spirit of the season in more ways than one; it features recordings of treasured Christmas songs made with ...
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Lennie Gallant’s new holiday album draws influences from around the ...

Growing up in Rustico, PEI, Christmas time for Lennie Gallant was filled with family, food and music. That great Yuletide joie de vivre is now reflected in Lennie’s brand new album of original songs, Christmas Day On Planet Earth. “When ...
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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. ...