Tag: Singer/songwriter

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Chris Ronald’s ‘City Girl’ offers a light in the dark

  “How about stepping off this bus / while the world still holds beautiful things?” Chris Ronald sings in his new release, “City Girl.” Its the first taste of the Vancouver-based artist’s upcoming album, Light & Dark, which comes out ...
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Dan Mangan’s new video casts ‘Lay Low’ in a new ...

Dan Mangan released a new video for his 2018 song “Lay Low” on April 21. The video — shot over the span of a year by director Deryn Robson — follows two-year old Auggie (Deryn’s son) as he reckons with ...
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Karen Morand has a new single with the Bosco Boys ...

  Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Morand follows up her solo release Every Flash of Light (2018) with four  new singles accompanied by her acoustic trio, The Bosco Boys. Karen penned “Never Enough” in response to a songwriting challenge. As the pandemic has unfolded, ...
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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Craig Cardiff releases the single & title track to his ...

Waterloo-raised, Ottawa-based indie folk artist Craig Cardiff sets out on his latest musical journey with his warm and gripping new single “All This Time Running” ahead of his new album of the same name. The three-minute-six-second single is an indirect ...
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Songs for the Revolution: acknowledging folk alliances

I want to acknowledge that I am writing this article from unceded Algonquin Territory. Songs for the Revolution is a monthly column digging into folk culture, the music and what lies beneath.  This one is about the International Folk Alliance ...
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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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Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
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Bill Garrett talks about producing Laura Smith’s final album

“She was totally ‘in the music’ when she was delivering a song,” said musician and record producer Bill Garrett of Borealis Records. “She was totally immersed in what she was doing. The emotion she felt during (a) performance translated to ...
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Luke Wallace: a voice for 2020?

There are specific songs, certain albums and moments in music that have a way of sticking with you over the years. Beyond the songs themselves, this has so much to do with who you were at those times. For me, ...