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Andrea Nixon is coming at you like an ‘Earthquake’ on ...

As anticipation builds for her forthcoming album, Barbed Wire Dreams, Andrea Nixon is sharing a new single, “Earthquake,” a song as emotionally devastating as its title suggests. Rooted in a swampy blues groove, “Earthquake” follows the previous two samples of ...
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Cynthia Hamar shares hard earned experience on new single ‘Shaken’

On her new single “Shaken,” Cynthia Hamar engages in an internal conversation about trauma. Over a subtly soulful musical backdrop, the Edmonton-based Americana artist conveys the struggle to let go of the pain in every heart-wrenching note delivered by her ...
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Introducing the Goddamsels, Alberta’s latest Americana export

Based on their name alone, the Goddamsels aren’t your grandparents’ idea of country music. Formed out of the longstanding friendship between Alberta-based singer-songwriters Mallory Chipman and Frédrique “Freddi” MacDougall, the Goddamsels write songs with strong, empowering messages, blended with elements ...
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Listen to the 2022 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards unveiled this year’s nominees last Tuesday. The awards will be handed out during the Breakout West conference and festival Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Calgary. The annual event features daily industry panels, networking events, ...
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Remembering Bill Bourne: March 28, 1954 – April 16, ...

In a year already marked by unimaginable losses, the Canadian roots community was dealt another one on Saturday with the devastating news of the passing of Bill Bourne, 68, after a battle with bladder cancer. Described as “a titan of ...
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Check out these new singles from Martha Wainwright, Donovan Woods ...

Martha Wainwright has just released a new single, “Wolves,” which was recorded during the sessions for her four-year-old album Goodnight City but never released because it didn’t quite fit the final album sequence. It has always remained a favourite, she said, not ...
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Q&A: Ben Sures talks about his latest album, The Story ...

Ben Sures is a storyteller. On his tenth album, The Story That Lived Here, the Edmonton-based songwriter, guitarist and author weaves tales inspired by friends and fans. They are songs about library ladies and dive bar denizens, accidents and grieving, ...
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The latest on how folk/world music promoters across Canada are ...

Concert promoters across Canada are adapting events to fit COVID-19 protocols, but they are also operating through continued uncertainty as the Omicron variant becomes of increased concern. Like many concert organizers, the co-owner of Northern Lights Folk Club in Edmonton, ...
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Mike Plume releases new single ‘Shreveport To L.A.’

Today, Edmonton, AB-based Americana artist Mike Plume releases “Shreveport To L.A.,” a brand new single to mark his return to touring life. A gritty slab of classic alt-country, “Shreveport To L.A.” once again demonstrates why Mike has been considered one ...
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Jr. Gone Wild returns after 25 years with a first ...

It’s been over 25 years since Jr. Gone Wild released its last album, Simple Little Wish, but now the Edmonton alt-country legends are set to return this November with Still Got The Jacket, 15 new original songs, plus a cover ...