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“The Way It Is” according to Jacob Moon

Jacob Moon is a performing songwriter who often explores beyond his own catalogue. Jacob just released a cover of the Bruce Hornsby classic “The Way It Is” on YouTube. Here’s our conversation with Jacob Moon about his take on this ...
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Calling all poets: Leonard Cohen poetry contest!

Leonard Cohen‘s latest album, Old Ideas, was released today. At the age of 77, nearly 45 years since the release of his first album, the mysterious Montreal native proves he’s still got it. We’re very excited to offer you a ...
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Majestic Mavis Staples

The queen of gospel music, Mavis Staples, reigned majestically over a near full house at the Grand Theatre in Kingston last Tuesday evening. Given the history and experience Ms. Staples brings to the stage, one couldn’t help but feel privileged ...
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2012 East Coast Music Award Nominations

The East Coast Music Award nominees were announced this week, and some artists and recordings appeared in many different categories. Jimmy Rankin had eight nominations, while David Myles and Matt Andersen each received five. The awards will be handed out ...
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Raising the Roof for Andy Frank: LIVE!

Thursday, January 26 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, we held a benefit for Andy Frank. The event was a huge success, generating enough funds to help Andy and Helen keep the wolf from the door for a while. Thanks to ...
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Music for the healing journey

Our friend and Executive Producer, Andy Frank is facing a challenge right now, having learned that he has cancer of the colon. He’s inspiring everyone with his attitude, including his typically ‘frank’ writing on the subject on his blog, Cancer? ...
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Music PEI Week closes with awards gala

Music PEI Week wrapped up this weekend with a gala awards show hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, with close to a thousand people in attendance. The thirteen musical performances included Al Tuck, who performed ...
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Thanks, Etta

Upon hearing the sad news of Etta James’ death earlier today, Steve Tennant sent along this recollection of seeing the legendary R&B singer perform live at the Ottawa Bluesfest back in 2006. I would be remiss if I didn’t tell ...
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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 ...