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Roadtrip With Reason: folk festival as worthy cause

Becky Conlon spent the summer of 2011 traveling across Canada for a project she called the Roadtrip with Reason. Along the way, Becky volunteered at various non-profits across the country: food banks, literacy and youth-at-risk organizations, environmental alliances — and ...
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The 15th Annual Maple Blues Awards

With our population of some 35 million potential blues lovers — you couldn’t find an audience more ripe or receptive to the blues. Problem is — as everyone who lives here knows — this huge country’s tiny population is spread ...
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Joel Plaskett, one song at a time

Well folks, it’s arrived. The first track from Joel Plaskett‘s newest album, Scrappy Happiness, was released yesterday. “You’re Mine” is a rollicking, rhyming rock song that loosely brings together the process of making songs and of living a life — ...
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Frigid fundraiser for Stewart Park Festival

Stewart Park Festival, in Perth, Ontario, was the 2012 recipient of the Perth Legion’s 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Every year, the Polar Bear Plunge sees Plungers gathering pledges and on January 1st, plunging into the frigid water through a ...
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Hugh’s Room Radio: listen to the music you love

After ten years on the scene, Hugh’s Room is generally acknowledged to be the best listening room in Toronto when it comes to folk and roots music. It’s no stretch to say it’s one of the best clubs in Canada, ...
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LIVE: Lutes & MacDonald’s cool Canadian sound

Goodness gracious this is rich! For anyone who may occasionally fall into the trap of thinking Canadian talent plays second fiddle to anybody, Rob Lutes & Rob MacDonald’s LIVE will have your flag flapping in its proper place. Both players ...