Tag: folk

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Lynn Miles’ new COVID-inspired album is all about uncertainty

During the initial phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses, offices and factories were closed for safety concerns. The result was that normally bustling communities were almost turned into ghost towns. Ottawa singer-songwriter Lynn Miles lives on what is usually a ...
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Canadian Folk Music Awards announce performers

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced the performer line-up for the 18th edition of the awards, which will unfold this year in Vancouver. You can see the full list at the bottom of this article. The ...
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Watch Steve Edge of the Rogue Folk Club receive the ...

The annual Folk Alliance International conference got underway in Kansas City, MO yesterday with its International Folk Awards event.  The organization gives out prizes for Artist, Album and Song of the Year, along with a variety of lifetime achievement awards ...
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Hard work is paying off for Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey ...

“I believe in quantum healing,” said Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey Hill. “When we’re all vibrating, the potential is there to have miracles happen. I believe in miracles and I’ve seen them. It gives you more of an awareness, and we ...
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The Free Times Café 42nd anniversary open mic – Dec. ...

Fat clumps of falling slush and rain made for a damp trip to the Free Times Café for its 42nd anniversary last Thursday. Owner Judy Pearly hosted the event, showcasing a video about the café and presenting an open mic ...
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Onion Honey’s new holiday collection is filled with unique originals

This is the year of campy Christmas music, and Onion Honey is serving up its own version of it. The band’s new album, A Merry Little While, features 14 songs, including “Christmas Parmesan,” “Holiday Hootenanny” and “White Vans,” all of ...
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Behind Hannah Shira Naiman’s album The Wheels Won’t Go

They say timing is everything. It’s a phrase that can be used seriously or facetiously. For folk singer-songwriter Hannah Shira Naiman, it could be a bit of both when talking about her latest album The Wheels Won’t Go. She was ...
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Her talent to humility ratio was ‘off the charts’: ...

In all of the tributes to Shirley Eikhard that have poured forth in the past 24 hours, since news of her passing at age 67 broke early yesterday morning, I believe David Newland might’ve summed her up most succinctly. Responding ...
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Andrea England gets honest about holiday bitter-sweetness on ‘Jolly Melancholy ...

Christmas is a difficult time for many – if not most – people, even if that isn’t the way it’s usually portrayed by retailers and in the media. With that in mind, alt-country artist Andrea England gets refreshingly, reassuringly honest ...
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James Gordon laughs at the indignities of life on the ...

The life of the touring musician gets romanticized in popular culture – in stories about hard-working dreamers who drive eight hours to faraway towns, play shows for half-empty rooms and then wake up the next morning at the crack of ...