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Joey Wright takes centre stage with “Hatch”

Joey Wright is a musician’s musician, used to working outside the spotlight as a top-notch accompanist. A long-time collaborator with musicians including Sarah Harmer, Amy Millan, and partner Jenny Whiteley, his skills as a guitar, mandolin and banjo player are ...
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Is industry killing enthusiasm?

Enthusiasm. It’s the magic ingredient in our daily lives that adds gas to the car of life. I love music and always have. In fact, I’m driven by new music that I’ve heard and believe in to the point of ...
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Grant MacEwan University welcomes folk musicians

In his timeless instructional book, “How To Play The Five-String Banjo”, Pete Seeger advises aspiring folksingers to learn to read music, “but not enough that it hurts your playing…”  Things have changed a little since 1948, especially in the level ...
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War Resisters Support Campaign Benefit

The performing singer-songwriter has the unique opportunity to give a critical voice to our history, to tell the extraordinary stories of seemingly ordinary individuals, to unearth that which has been forgotten. Jon Brooks is known for his arresting songs of ...
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Personal Reflections on

2010 CFMA Broadcast

This may have been the most challenging and satisfying thing I’ve ever done as a producer. When CFMA swung the doors open to us by allowing us to broadcast the Canadian Folk Music Awards from Winnipeg “if we could raise ...
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The Road to Winnipeg and CFMA pt.1

We are thrilled to be going to Winnipeg to broadcast the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards on Saturday, November 20 – it’s the first time this wonderful event has ever been seen or heard live beyond  theatre walls. Of course ...
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Christine Bougie’s “Aloha Supreme”

Christine Bougie has enjoyed the distinction of performing as a guitarist and lap-steel player in many top Toronto and Canadian bands. She is also in high demand as a session player for the likes of Amy Millan and The Good ...
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Bringing Home The CFMA Nov 20, 2010

Thanks to the enormous, generous support of the Canadian folk music community, Roots Music Canada is thrilled to announce that it will indeed broadcast the Canadian Folk Music Awards from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 20, 2010. At this writing, we ...
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Lynn Miles lets the sun shine through

“Put your joy on display”, Lynn Miles sings on her new CD, Fall For Beauty, in a line from the track Time To Let The Sun. The whole record is literally scattered with flashes of sunshine that poke through familiar ...
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The Little Stevies teem with talent

The Horseshoe Tavern Wednesday, October 13th There’s nothing like the blending together of human voices in song and, in the case of sisters Sibylla and Bethany Stephen, the blend goes beyond mere musicality. You might say their ability to combine ...