Tag: Montreal

Album review

Le Vent du Nord – Territoires

  We are pretty sure there are lots of you out there who have been waiting with bated breath for this new recording from Le Vent du Nord, the preeminent progressive folk band out of Québec. Let this be your ...
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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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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
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Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian flamenco will be one of your favourite ...

Tehran-born and now Vancouver-based artist Farnaz Ohadi is about to showcase her CFMA-nominated debut album Bird Dance for the first time outside of British Columbia. With the Bird Dance tour, Farnaz arrives on the national scene with a spellbinding story to ...
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Geoff Berner announces spring tour dates with Ben Caplan and ...

Beloved Vancouver singer-songwriter Geoff Berner is heading back on the road across Canada this spring with Ben Caplan, and to coincide with that, he’s released a new video for “Super Subtle Folk Song.” Although it’s from his acclaimed 2017 album ...
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Folk Alliance: 50 years after Lennon’s bed-in for peace ...

We didn’t go to bed til around 3 a.m. Saturday morning after a long night of watching music, so the sudden brightness in the hotel room around 8 felt oppressively early. All the same, we couldn’t miss the historic “bed-in” ...
Concert review

Folk Alliance: Elizabeth’s tour of the Saturday official showcases

The day dawned early after a bedtime of past 2 a.m. on Friday night. A late night email invited us to attend the Bed In at 9:20 a.m. in the room once occupied by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in ...
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Folk Alliance: Heather’s Saturday showcase travelogue

4:30 p.m.:  I admit it.  I can be shallow.  I HAVE been known to judge a book by its cover.  Case in point, the Polky Village Band has always struck me as kind of a hokey name, so I’m a ...
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Folk Alliance: Elizabeth Szekeres’ tour of the Friday night ...

First up in the official showcases of Friday afternoon at the Folk Alliance International conference was Kaia Kater with her band. She played a series of lovely passionate songs on guitar and banjo, including some from her new album Grenades, ...
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Folk Alliance: Elizabeth’s tour of the Thursday night private ...

Three floors of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Montreal are set aside this weekend for private showcase performances. Every room has its beds removed so that a constant procession of musicians can do showcase performances they hope will catch ...