Tag: Toronto

Album review

Ariana Gillis – The Maze

Several years ago I adopted the practice of waiting until after I’d seen an artist in concert for the first time before I listened to any of their music. My goal was to avoid going to a show with any ...
Concert review

Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Party at the Toronto Jazz ...

L.to R.: Paul Shaffer, Donny Walsh, Mike Fitzpatrick, Chuck Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey “What a great night to be playin’ the blues, eh?” ~ Chuck Jackson The stained alleyways and decrepit staircases that germinated the talent and ...
Concert review

Oh Susanna – June 7 at the Longboat Hall in ...

I was fortunate enough to catch Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) at the Longboat Hall in Toronto on Friday, June 7. It was a very special concert as it marked the 20th anniversary of her debut full-length album Johnston, which was ...
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Bruce Cockburn is releasing a new instrumental album this fall

True North Records has announced a Sept. 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Bruce has also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed.  Crowing ...
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Remembering Mose Scarlett

Gary 17 put together this lovely collection of tributes to Mose Scarlett at TorontoMoon.ca.  We’re reprinting it here with his permission.  Thank’s Gary! (PS: Gary’s site is an amazing resource for live music listings in Toronto.) The world of authentic ...
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Charlotte Cornfield talks to Paul Corby about The Shape of ...

A vacuum tube glows warmly in the dark, yellow and blue, contained in a fragile membrane of blown glass, of crystal clarity, specifically curved to disperse its heat equitably, protecting the circuit board at the heart of the amplifier from ...
Album review

Oh Susanna – Johnstown (limited-edition, vinyl-only anniversary edition)

Bing!  “You got a package in the mail,” reads the text from my wife. I’m on the road for work and won’t be home for a few more days. “Can I open it?” she writes. “Sure,” I reply. Her next ...
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The incredible true story of celebrity roots music album designer ...

I first met Michael Wrycraft on a tour bus to Graceland, during the 1998 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, TN. I’d already seen him on a movie screen perhaps a year or two earlier when, in a previous job at ...
Album review

Meg Tennant – Echoed Light

A mist rises over the lake at dawn and is vanquished, not by the dark, but by excesses of sunlight. The glorious harmonies that resonate to the inner ear disappear when sung. Within the folds of a new acoustic–based collection ...
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Elliott BROOD is performing this month with Toronto’s newchoir

There’s an image that enters most people’s minds when they hear the word “choir” and a very different image when they hear the words “folk band.” Combining the two may seem unexpected, but when the choir is Toronto’s premier rock ...