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Celeigh Cardinal covers the Tragically Hip in honour of Gord’s ...

Chances are you’ve seen that Scotiabank commercial that ends with a female voice singing the chorus of the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century.” What you might not know is that the female voice belongs to Edmonton artist Celeigh Cardinal, ...
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How Cuban cigars helped shape Kat Danser’s new album

In December of 2019, Edmonton-based blues singer-songwriter Kat Danser was in Havana, Cuba. In May of that year, she found a musical thread to the blues called Trova, which could be referred to as the roots music of Cuba. She ...
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Braden Gates – Kitchen Days

Preamble The dignity of labour has been a theme central to the folk music tradition forever, but it became politicized over class lines in former times, by songs and artists that polarized worker versus administration conflicts. I can’t recall many ...
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How Bill Bourne came to write the perfect pandemic song ...

If he didn’t know better, singer-songwriter Bill Bourne might think he’s somewhat prescient. How else could you explain having the words to the song “Hunker Down” come to him out of the blue in January of this year? It could ...
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White Lightning strikes with the release of Mary Garnett Edwards’ ...

White Lightning has struck with the release of Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Garnett Edwards’ new album. Featuring lyrics seasoned by a life lived in the crooks and crannies of human experience, White Lightning lands with a raw intensity forged by the ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Mike Plume partners with the Road Hammers on ‘It’s A ...

To mark the release of his latest album, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, on CD and vinyl, Mike Plume has shared a new single from it, “It’s A Long Long Way,” which you can hear below. The gospel-infused tune features a ...
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Ayla Brook & The Sound Men release new video for ...

As it was for all artists, the pandemic put a halt to plans Ayla Brook & The Sound Men had for the rest of this year. However, the Edmonton roots rockers did get their latest album Desolation Sounds out before ...
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New single from The Orchard celebrates ‘Whatever Gets You High’

  Edmonton’s Kasha Anne, Mitch Smith and Andreas Wegener recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as The Orchard. Over that time, they have performed from Victoria to Toronto, while earning 18 Alberta Country Music Association Award nominations and multiple Edmonton Music ...
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Mallory Chipman & The Mystics share the “Fruits” of their ...

Edmonton singer-songwriter Mallory Chipman decided to title her upcoming album Aquarian –the first with her band The Mystics – not so much because of its traditional definition of someone who embraces new ways of living, but instead, because she’s embracing ...