Tag: Vancouver

‘Cool Yule’ with Van Django

A huge success when Van Djanjo presented their Christmas show at the St James Hall at Christmas in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the band returns to the Rogue again this year! Renowned for the quality of their musicianship ...

The Small Glories

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother on her 21-speed bike, environmentally friendly and wholesome, ebullient and ...

Martin Kerr

Often compared to troubadors like James Taylor, John Denver and Jason Mraz, Martin’s soaring voice, storytelling and intelligent lyrics connect with hearts of all ages and backgrounds. Born and raised in England, Martin travelled to 35 countries, gathering experiences and ...

Early Spirit

Early Spirit is Will Chernoff (bass), Gabriel Dubreuil (violin), Ben Kelly (drums), and Jay Knutson (guitar). At almost every performance, fans ask “Are you a family band?” But these four sons of Vancouver, BC are related only by music, and ...
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Buckman Coe premieres new video and announces album release date

Vancouver roots musician and social activist Buckman Coe premiered his new single and video “Gathering Storm” earlier this month. The track is the first single and title track from his new full-length album set for release on Feb. 22. “Gathering Storm,” the single, ...

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

Guy Davis’ new album, “Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry” is an homage to these two hugely influential artists, not only on Guy’s career, but to thousands of musicians around the ...
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Desirée Dawson’s new single and video are more than ‘Just ...

Desirée Dawson combines Ruth B’s voice and Corrine Bailey Rae’s sense of melody with the lyrical bravery of Beyoncé.  Her brand new single and accompanying video, “Just Fine,” drop today, and the award-winning singer-songwriter is looking forward to having her ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 3 ...

Here are a few truisms about folk festivals (and music festivals in general, but particularly folk festivals). You’re not going to be able to hear all the music. If you try, you won’t have any fun, and you’ll never see ...
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Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 1 ...

Is there a more beautiful setting for a festival than Jericho Beach in Vancouver? From the comments of every performer who gets up on the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, I think not. It’s got water, beaches, ...
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Dispatches from … home … before leaving for the Vancouver ...

So it’s the night before the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and time to make some decisions. I can’t see everyone. Too many artists and too many playing at the same time. There’s only one of me. I’ve made lists and ...