Tag: Americana

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Monica Lee channels classic country on new single ‘Only One’ ...

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee has relied on her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain. That’s never been more evident than on her latest album, Farewell, containing 10 tracks ...
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Del Barber and Mariel Buckley announce co-headlining tour

Del Barber and Mariel Buckley, two of Canada’s most acclaimed young roots music artists, will be hitting the road together in April, covering much of Alberta and British Columbia. With each recently earning major accolades – Barber’s latest album, Easy ...
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Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the ...

I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment, all I knew was, one way or another, I would find a way to FAI in ...
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Hear a preview of Mike Plume’s Lonesome Stretch Of Highway

On his new album, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway — out this spring on Royalty Records — Mike Plume is reborn. Its nine tracks bear the veteran singer-songwriter’s distinctive mark, but with an added crackling energy that’s a byproduct of hard-won ...
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Ayla Brook & The Sound Men share ‘All That I ...

Edmonton roots rocker Ayla Brook (pronounced “Ey–Lah”) makes music as raw and vast as the Canadian Prairies. That’s on full display on Desolation Sounds, the new album by Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, out March 13 on Fallen Tree ...
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Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas release new video ahead ...

Ottawa-based Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas are gearing up to release their sophomore album, Two Ninety Three, on Nov. 29, and we’re excited to premiere the first video from it, “You Don’t Call Me Like You Used To.” Chris ...
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Neil Little offers Zen Americana on self-titled debut album

On the surface, Neil Little is an acoustic singer-songwriter. But that simple description does not come close to capturing the sparse, haunting beauty of his eponymous debut EP, out Sept. 27. A more accurate phrase may be “ambient folk,” or ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 5: On a country stroll

I was back to Bluesfest on July 5, and the weather was still unsettled.  As evening approached, so did a severe storm.  The festival was already looking at one cancellation: Colter Wall due to travel complications, and now additional shows ...
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Johnson Crook expands their sound on new single “Dear Me”

With their new single “Dear Me” — out July 12 on all platforms via Coalition Music — Toronto’s Johnson Crook returns with a fresh approach to their particular blend of rock, country and folk. It’s further proof that a great song, ...
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Twas Now releases Flesh and Bone and “Family Roots” video

For anyone who has lived in Kitchener, ON since the 1980s, it’s a safe bet they know the enigmatic graffiti adorning a prominent railroad bridge that simply states, “Twas Now.” No one really knows who put it there or what ...