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Here are your 2020 folk/roots East Coast Music Award nominees

Nominees for the East Coast Music Awards were announced this morning in St. John’s, NL, and as usual, folk and roots artists are well-represented throughout the categories.  The awards will be handed out Thursday, April 30 at Mile One Centre ...
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Here are your 2020 Maple Blues Award winners

The 2020 Maple Blues Awards are just wrapping up at Koerner Hall in Toronto, and, for the first time ever, on computer screens everywhere, thanks to live streaming of the event (thanks, guys!).  Miss Emily was this year’s big winner ...
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Here are your 2020 Juno nominees in the roots, Indigenous ...

They’re out!  The 2020 Juno nominees were announced this morning.  The awards will be handed out during Juno Week March 9-15 in Saskatoon, SK.  We’ll bring you more details shortly about ticketing for events and all that fine stuff.  But ...
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Sass Jordan singing the blues?  This is totally happening

If you used to listen to Sass Jordan singing “Tell Somebody” and “Make you a Believer” back in the ‘80s and ‘90s and think, “This woman should really sing the blues,” well you were right.  She should.  And she is. ...
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Laura Smith is battling cancer, and friends are raising money ...

Friends and fans of Laura Smith have raised more than 13,000 in less than a week to help the Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter battle cancer. Laura announced through her record label, Borealis Records, this past week that she is facing the ...
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced this year’s performers

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced the performer line-up for the 15th annual CFMA weekend, which is being held, for the first time ever, in Charlottetown, PE. The awards weekend consists of two nights of awards ...
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Another Happy New Year for Vancouver Rogues

You could easily interpret the headline as a sardonic comment on the notoriously inflated Vancouver real estate market and how it lines the pockets of property developers and their capitalist ilk – but you’d be mistaken (but perhaps not wrong!). ...
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An update on Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live

On a chilly Sunday afternoon this past November, about 50 of us met warmly at Hugh’s Room Live, our iconic listening room in Toronto, to hear the new board talk about the progress they have made in the room’s re-birth. ...
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Boreal’s first holiday tour with new member Angie Nussey is ...

Last weekend, popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal got their Songs For The Snowy Season Ontario tour off to a wonderful start – and from now through December 21st, they will continue sharing concerts with five more communities and cities.  Long-time ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...