Tag: Edmonton

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Flohil recaps the Edmonton Folk Music Festival – Day 2 ...

I don’t want to be too personal, but I’m lying amid the fluffy white sheets on my luxurious bed at the Westin Hotel, trying to figure out what to tell you about last night’s (Friday night’s) performance by Brandi Carlile. ...
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Flohil recaps the Edmonton Folk Music Festval – Day 1 ...

Okay, I’m privileged as all get out. In the “folk” world (whatever the f-word really means these days), I get a guest pass for the festivals I go to, and this allows me certain perks that the folk who bought ...
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Flohil sets up the Edmonton Folk Music Festival … as ...

Amazingly, I’m not music-ed out after five festivals in five weeks — Mariposa, Winnipeg, Calgary Folk, Calgary Blues, Canmore and now Edmonton. Look, your correspondent is ready, despite creaking joints, old age, bruised ears and a small suitcase that is ...
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Jessica Heine – ‘Figure it Out’ live (video)

Earlier this month, we told you about Fallen Tree Records, the brand new Canadian folk-roots label launched by Peter Chapman, who used to work over at Stoney Plain records. We’ll now we’re thrilled to premiere new music from the label. ...
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Bruce Cockburn is releasing a new instrumental album this fall

True North Records has announced a Sept. 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Bruce has also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed.  Crowing ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...
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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...
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The Western Canadian Music Award nominees are out and … ...

The Western Canadian Music Award nominees were announced today, and boy do roots and global artists figure prominently in the list – so prominently, in fact, that they dominate some of the big categories such as BreakOut Artist of the ...
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Rhys Fraser, Annie Sumi, Veranda and Jabbour

Every month or so, Gordy the Moose goes through the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox and shares his most interesting finds here in this column. Rhys Fraser – Fifty Dollar Cowboy Hat EP (Release ...
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Ben Sures – ‘Boring People’

Our week of premieres continues on Roots Music Canada with new music from a veteran artist I personally adore, because he’s quirky as all get out, and he’s put into words some life experiences I’ve seldom if ever heard captured ...