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Caroline Wiles gives us a taste of her forthcoming album, ...

Seasoned singer-songwriter Caroline Wiles is releasing a masterful, upbeat pop and country album, Grateful, on Oct. 1. The album, her fifth, will be available on Apple Music and Amazon.  For more information, visit Caroline’s website. Grateful is packed with music ...
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Eve Goldberg is your 2021 Estelle Klein Award winner

Twenty-one years ago, Eve Goldberg, part-time emerging artist and full-time administrator for Borealis Records, sat on a stage in front of several dozen delegates at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) conference and interviewed the first ever winner of ...
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How Tania Joy bonded with the producer she’s never even ...

I Will Stand is the new EP from Uxbridge, ON singer-songwriter Tania Joy. The experience of putting it together with producer Hill Kourkoutis is one Tania will cherish for a long time, and one she’d like to repeat in the ...
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A second look at Noah Derksen – America, Dreaming

A lot of great roots albums come out every month here in Canada, and some of them arguably don’t get all of the recognition they deserve. Richard Barry is out to fix that by not only reviewing new albums, but ...
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Juno nominated Arabic singer Maryem Tollar is your Green candidate ...

For fans of world music in Canada, Maryem Tollar is practically a household name. She has sung lead for platinum-selling artist Jesse Cook on songs such as “Beyond Borders” and “Quadduka L Mayyas.” She was the vocalist on the theme ...
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Gordie Tentrees shares ‘Wind Walker’ video to mark the release ...

Today, Gordie Tentrees officially releases Mean Old World, his most powerful and personal collection to date, 10 soul-stirring, unapologetically rough-hewn songs appropriately recorded over the course of a week of minus-35 degree weather. We are proud to exclusively premiere the ...
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Matt Morson releases a summer jam all about dancing

Sometimes the best things about summer are the most simple: the smell of dew in the grass, a charge in the night air, and infinite stars in a clear sky. And Nobeton, ON’s singer-songwriter Matt Morson captures these modest joys, ...
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How Shawna Caspi marries music and visual art on her ...

After extensively touring in support of her 2017 album, Forest Fire, Toronto singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi thought she’d never record another album. Instead she’s just released her most challenging record to date. While Shawna has always used her original artwork for ...
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3 things we heard this week that we LOVE

We know it’s hard to keep up with all the new music coming out these days and even harder to sift through all of the emails and Facebook posts and so on to weed out the good stuff.  That’s why ...
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Songs for the Revolution: They Tried to Pave Paradise

A couple of months back, I was out for a run in a forest close to where I live here in Ottawa.  As I exited the forest and made my way up to the main road, I saw people with ...