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Del Barber and Mariel Buckley announce co-headlining tour

Del Barber and Mariel Buckley, two of Canada’s most acclaimed young roots music artists, will be hitting the road together in April, covering much of Alberta and British Columbia. With each recently earning major accolades – Barber’s latest album, Easy ...
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A Folk Alliance photo album from FAI 2020

Howard Gladstone attended the FAI conference in New Orleans, LA in his multiple roles as music lover, photographer, showcasing singer-songwriter, and founder of record label Sonic Peach Music.  Below are some of his photos, descriptions, and commentary. “Any excuse to ...
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Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the ...

I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment, all I knew was, one way or another, I would find a way to FAI in ...
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The Top 10 must-see shows at Winterfolk 2020 in Toronto

February is here, and the countdown for Toronto’s 18th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is officially on. As the festival gears up to showcase more than 100 of the genre’s best artists across five stages over three days this Feb. ...
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Robert Plant provides the coda to Ottawa CityFolk

The sun was shining Sunday afternoon at Ottawa CityFolk, and many people started streaming in with Led Zeppelin t-shirts and memorabilia.  There was a little excitement in the air in anticipation of the night’s headline act. I arrived in time ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest wrap-up: K’naan waving the flag for Pussy Riot ...

The final Bluesfest weekend saw Somalian born artist K’naan take to the City Stage early evening, and it was a chaotic start; his mic was not functioning, then it was, then it wasn’t.  K’naan’s show benefits heavily from his song ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9: Bluesfest returns to it’s ...

Bluesfest “Don’t like Mondays,” so after taking that day off, Bluesfest was back Tuesday night. Lennon Stella, who some will know from the show Nashville – as the older of the darling daughters of the show’s star, Rayna James – ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 5: On a country stroll

I was back to Bluesfest on July 5, and the weather was still unsettled.  As evening approached, so did a severe storm.  The festival was already looking at one cancellation: Colter Wall due to travel complications, and now additional shows ...
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Stacked schedule at Sherwood Park’s Festival Place this March

Sherwood Park, Alta.’s Festival Place will be home to an eclectic mix of folk, blues, country, and traditional artists this March. From local to international performers, Festival Place is proudly presenting: Dave Gunning & J.P. Cormier | Friday, March 1 ...
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Hear Darcy Windover’s new single ‘How To Be Lonely’ from ...

Toronto singer-songwriter Darcy Windover is making a powerful return with his new single, “How To Be Lonely,” from his upcoming album Cope, set for release this spring. The song has deep personal meaning for Darcy, as it is a reflection ...