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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 ...
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Jackie Washington would’ve been 100 on Tuesday, and musical friends ...

Jackie Washington was born on Nov. 12, 1919 in Hamilton, ON, the second oldest of 13 children. The young Jackie began performing at age five, and over his almost 90 years gave untold happiness to thousands of people across Canada. ...
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Congratulations to your 2019 Maple Blues nominees

The Toronto Blues Society this week announced the nominees for the 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards, honouring the finest our country has to offer.  Particularly impressive this year is the list of nominees for the Blues with Feeling lifetime achievement ...
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Home Routes confirms its full house concert schedule for 2019-2020

The early concerts area already underway, but now Canada’s premiere coast-to-coast network of house concerts, Home Routes, has published its 2019/2020 full artist line-up and schedule, including – new this season! – the Newfoundland/Labrador route! The Home Routes concert season ...