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The Maple Blues Awards will stream live from 4 cities ...

Hat’s off to the Toronto Blues Society for taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to innovate on the awards show format. Like many arts awards and programs, this year’s Maple Blues Awards will be held virtually, but unlike other awards, ...
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Add this Record Breakers single to your playlist of winter ...

Montreal’s Record Breakers offer a ‘warm sweater on a cold day’ in song form with “Winter,” their new single. “This is one of my favourites that I’ve written,” member Bella Galasso said of the song, which recently debuted on Spotify’s ...
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Kylie Fox navigates nostalgia and the now on her latest ...

  Music NB’s 2020 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Kylie Fox, has released both her new alt-folk LP, Green, and its latest single, “Glowstars.” The album wastes little time showcasing Kylie’s unique brand of song-based storytelling, and the results teem ...
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ECMA winners Còig are playing a virtual holiday show for ...

  East Coast Music Award winner Còig is bringing its annual dose of Christmas cheer to Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club on Dec 19 – and to the rest of the world via the power of streaming (roguefolk.bc.ca for more details). ...
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Tom Jackson is doing the Huron Carole virtually this year

  For more than three decades philanthropist, actor and singer Tom Jackson has officially ushered in the holiday season with his legendary seasonal variety show and fundraiser, the Huron Carole. While its 33rd season may look a little different this ...
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You can now buy the late Aylie Sparks’ debut album ...

  The spirit and music of the late Aylie Sparkes (Peter Thiessan) lives on with the digital release of his debut, and only, album, Beautiful and Deranged. The Manitoba native based in the Yukon, passed away in 2005 of cancer, ...
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Stuff we’re digging: Harry Hannah’s latest single, ‘Alberta’

  Canadian folk-roots rocker Harry Hannah makes a stop in “Alberta” for his striking latest single. Landing ahead of his forthcoming EP, The Wild Side, “Alberta” serves as a prime example of the Cobourg, ON artist’s adventurous and multi-faceted songwriting ...
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Dalannah’s latest single and video is a powerful ‘Look Ahead’

Canadian matriarch of the blues and veritable musical force of nature Dalannah takes an optimistic, introspective, and encouraging “Look Ahead” with her latest single and video. “This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of ...
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Here are your 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 16th annual awards, scheduled to take place online April 9-10. Pharis and Jason Romero lead the nominees with six for their gorgeous album, Bet on ...
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Tomato/Tomato are all about the groove on their new single, ...

Canadian folk and roots duo Tomato/Tomato are all about the groove when it comes to their newest track, “Better at Leaving.” The track is the next to land from their new album, It’ll Come Around, which was released on Nov. ...