Tag: Folk Rock

Album review

Alan Doyle – Here, Tonight

On March 11, Alan Doyle released his first live album, titled Here, Tonight. It’s a collection of songs recorded at shows over the past few years, backed up by the immensely talented The Beautiful Beautiful Band, consisting of Cory Tetford, ...
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Toronto’s John Muirhead shares a track-by-track breakdown of his debut ...

Toronto folk-rocker John Muirhead is pleased to share his debut full-length album, Traveller. With carefully crafted arrangements led by his heartfelt warm vocals, John explores feelings of adventure, wanderlust, homesickness and self-doubt across the album. Not one to sit still, ...
Concert review

Elliott BROOD – Aug. 6 at the Hayloft Dancehall, Prince ...

Far from the bustle of city life, under soft yellow barn lights, the veteran folk-rock trio of Stephen Pitkin, Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso reminded us of the joy live music can bring.  On a sticky summer evening in Eastern ...
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Toronto Folk-Rock duo Robinson Kirby are off to ‘Find a ...

  Fresh off their 2021 seven-track album, Little Dreams, Robinson Kirby’s rhythm section instills “Find a Way” with a sense of calm, like a stream steadily flowing under Madelyn Kirby’s satiny vocals. Similarly floating above the beat, the song features ...
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Bryce Thomas returns with new single ‘Perpetual Motion Machines’

Bryce Thomas likes to describe his sound as “mariner folk-rock.” It’s partly because many of his songs reference bodies of water, although on his upcoming album, Across The Neuro Seas – set for release on March 26 – the title’s ...
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Ottawa’s HemlockHotel offer insight into ‘America’ with their latest single

Ottawa-based folk-rock band HemlockHotel are singing of “America” on their new single. The latest single from the band’s self-titled album, released last month, “America” is about growing up and wondering if you’re bound to repeat the life of your ancestors. ...
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Observing the orbit of Planet Neil: a toast to Neil ...

Neil Young turned 75 yesterday.  Paul Corby wrote this piece in honour of him. Planet Neil makes satellites of us all; its pull is emotionally gravitational, its pulmonary magnetic characteristics amplify the tidal flux of our own most personal pulsations, ...
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The North Sound – As the Stars Explode

As the Stars Explode, the second full-length album from The North Sound, brings 11 new songs (plus spoken word intro and outro) from Saskatchewan-based singer-songwriter Forrest Eaglespeaker.  Currently comprising Forrest and vocalist/partner Nevada Freistadt, The North Sound is an idea ...
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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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Meet The Cassidys, Canada’s newest folk-pop duo

In mixing elements of indie pop and urban folk, Toronto-based duo The Cassidys is not easily categorized. But one listen to their debut album Tula — officially available Nov. 1 — makes it clear that their simple intention is to ...