Tag: Toronto

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Julian Taylor reflects on the success of the Ridge as ...

It isn’t until you become a parent yourself that you gain insight into the worries and concerns your parents felt when you were growing up. As a teenager in Toronto, my parents most likely wondered who I was hanging around ...
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Toronto’s Alexandra Babiak announces sophomore album, shares new single ‘Settle ...

Toronto indie-folk artist Alexandra Babiak is excited to announce her forthcoming sophomore album Magical Thinking with the release of her new single “Settle Down.” Following up her 2019 album, Impatiens, Alexandra leans into indie-rock sensibilities on her latest — sitting ...
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Dispatches from the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival day two (Saturday)

To start with, I’d like to give a shout-out to the staff and volunteers here at Mariposa, who have all been so warm, inviting, and accommodating. It’s always a pleasure to come to here. As we pulled in for day two, ...
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Remembering Michael Wrycraft Oct. 15, 1956 – May ...

I Am currently dying In the ICU of Toronto Western Of congestive heart failure Seriously Life is crazy But it is also beautiful I have had a good run I’ve loved most everything about it To my friends, I really ...
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AHI receives second Juno nomination, paying tribute to those who ...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, AHI was performing less than usual, although he did book some gigs primarily in the United States. With health restrictions winding down, AHI has more to look forward to with his music career. He is touring ...
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Adrian Sutherland’s first solo album receives Juno Award Nomination

Last week, Adrian Sutherland was featured on an Amazon Music billboard in Toronto. He is in the city for the Juno Awards this weekend. His first solo album, When the Magic Hits, is nominated for the category Contemporary Indigenous Artist of ...
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Donné Roberts is a multiple Juno nominee but this time ...

Donné Roberts constantly celebrates his accomplishments as a singer-songwriter by paying tribute to the people and places he knew growing up. He was born in Madagascar and was raised and educated in Russia before moving to Canada. Coming from a ...
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Thieves of Dreams: Singer Lenka Lichtenberg discovers how her grandmother ...

In late November of 2021, Czech-Canadian singer Lenka Lichtenberg invited me for an unusual “show and tell” on her back porch in Toronto. She brought out two small, tattered notebooks – able to fit into a back pocket. “I found ...
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Abigail Lapell – Stolen Time

There is a sense of melodicism that leads the way on everything that Abigail Lapell does. Her songs follow a harmonic logic that reassures with its certainty, even though her lyrics may confess dark doubts and attempt to negotiate impossible ...
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Check out this new music from Pharis & Jason Romero, ...

Three-time Juno-winners Pharis and Jason Romero have announced plans for a new album to be released June 17 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. They have released a new single to set us up for it. If that single, “Souvenir,” is any ...