Tag: Montreal

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Jean-François Bélanger – Les Entrailles de la Montagne

Music is poetry and poetry is music. This much is entirely evident in the recent work of Montreal’s Jean-François Bélanger, the multi-instrumentalist author of this CD, Les Entrailles de la Montagne. Loosley translated, the title means the entrails of the ...
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Chris Antonik and Ashley Belmer take Northwood on the road

Three-time Maple Blues Award nominee Chris Antonik has announced a new acoustic tour for fall 2018 with Canadian vocalist and partner Ashley Belmer, called Northwood. After three successful albums and tours across North America and the UK, acclaimed guitarist, singer, ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...
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New Sherry Ryan album, named for destructive NL winds, could ...

At the southern end of the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland, there is a stretch of land where hurricane force winds known as ‘Wreckhouse winds’ occasionally blow to gusts of 200 km per hour. Award-winning Newfoundland folk/country singer Sherry Ryan ...
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London ON’s Aaron Allen brings outlaw country attitude north

There’s a revolution underway in country music, and Aaron Allen is doing his part. On his latest album, Judgement Day, the native of London, Ont., shows his solidarity with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell in ...
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Folk Alliance International reveals details about Montreal conference in Feb.

A significant, almost suspicious number of folk folks were noticed rootsing around in broad daylight at the Rivoli on Toronto’s Queen Street West on the Friday afternoon of Canadian Music Week. Scoop is that Folk Alliance International will be holding ...
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A new album revives the songs of Soviet Jews persecuted ...

It was the early 2000s.   University of Toronto Yiddish Studies professor Anna Shternshis was in Kiev doing research for a book on Yiddish culture during the Second World War. She was searching through libraries for archival documents to supplement ...
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Canadian Music Week: a cross-Canada road-trip in 10 roots ...

You’ve found yourself with a pass to Canadian Music Week.  Now all you have to do is find some great Canadian roots music to go see – not an easy task when the line-up features more than 800 showcasing artists representing ...
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Winona Wilde announces summer tour dates and releases new video ...

Singer-songwriter Winona Wilde, winner of the 2017 Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, will be heading out across North America again this summer on a tour that begins May 5 in Montreal and returns to western Canada in June (see full dates ...
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El Coyote, Kevin Closs, Kim June Johnson, and more

Folks, if you know the moose, you know that nothing makes me happier than checking out great new Canadian roots music, so ya’ gotta know I’ve been laying on my back with my hooves in the air and the headphones ...