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Canadian Folk Music Awards 2011 submissions due

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) would like to remind everyone that submissions are now open for the 2011 edition. The June 30th deadline is fast approaching!! Only fifteen days left for all Canadian ...
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A Folkie at North by Northeast

Billed as a forum for new music discovery and networking, North by Northeast (NXNE) takes over Toronto every June, blanketing the city with posters and pamphlets, filling clubs and concert halls with a steady stream of live music, and offering ...
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Dear Mother Maple: Paid to party?

Dear Mother Maple: My friend has always loved to party while he plays gigs. But lately, I’ve noticed him getting a bit out of control. What should I do? How can I help him? Worried Life Dear Worried: First off, ...
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All for a song with Kevin Closs

Kevin Closs has got the goods: he’s a sweet guitar picker with a gift for lyrical songwriting and a gilded voice. And this Manitoulin Islander (who began as a rocker!) is no newcomer – he got his break at Sudbury’s ...
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Catherine MacLellan live

Catherine MacLellan’s new album Silhouette will be released in Canada on July 5th and to the rest of the world this fall, but we enjoyed a preview of the new music tonight at Roots Music Canada with an intimate concert ...
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Sarah Harmer, Luther Wright reunite with Weeping Tile

I went to a reunion show on Friday, of a band that I count among my favourites. I’ve seen them perform at least seven or eight times. Not bad for a band that broke up five years before I’d ever ...
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Suzie Vinnick brings Mabel to the Woodshed

She’s one of the hardest-working musicians in Canada, and whether you know it or not, Saskatonian blues maven Suzie Vinnick has been entertaining you for years. That’s her sweet voice, singing “…always Tim Hortons” so irresistibly in the iconic jingle. ...
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Ask Mother Maple: from mighty Ochs to tiny seeds

Hello darlings: This week I have a special two-in-one Ask Mother maple for you. Dear Mother Maple: I was chatting with a friend the other day, and mentioned Phil Ochs. He didn’t know who I was talking about! Should I ...
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I was a Kerrville New Folk finalist!

B.C. singer-songwriter Jane Eamon was the only Canadian finalist to play in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition for songwriters. Jane and her husband/sideman Gord Brush took part in the the competition at Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville, ...
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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings up the ante

The new Blackie and the Rodeo Kings album Kings and Queens may be the most ambitious project by a Canadian roots band since The Band invited a bunch of friends to join them on stage for the filming of The ...