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Lessons from Cara Luft’s tiny house experience

They are struggles that many artists are familiar with:  How do you find a home that is conducive to creative work at a price a musician can afford? How do you plan financially for old age when you can barely ...
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Del Barber returns with “Meantime” from upcoming Stray Dogs LP

  Del Barber was really looking forward to 2020. In late 2019, he released the album Easy Keeper, which immediately captured the attention of critics everywhere. In a major Rolling Stone profile, Jonathan Bernstein said of Del, “Like John Prine ...
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Tkaronto Music Fest: Don Amero reflects on lockdown life

Don Amero always has a couple irons in the fire. Hot off the release of a new EP in September and a new single in March, he’s put out countless videos during the pandemic and is currently working on a ...
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‘I want everyone to remember his name’: Indigenous music trailblazer ...

Duke Redbird first met Shingoose at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the late 60s or early 70s.  They were performing as part of a showcase of Indigenous performers that Estelle Klein had put together at the urging of Alanis Obomsawin, ...
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James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers have revisited a ...

Winnipeg’s James Cohen and the Prairie Roots Rockers have dipped into their archives once again to release a new video for their single “Dreaming My Life Away.” A pull from their self-titled 2011 12-track LP, the song follows the album’s ...
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Observing the orbit of Planet Neil: a toast to Neil ...

Neil Young turned 75 yesterday.  Paul Corby wrote this piece in honour of him. Planet Neil makes satellites of us all; its pull is emotionally gravitational, its pulmonary magnetic characteristics amplify the tidal flux of our own most personal pulsations, ...
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Humble folk icon James Keelaghan is kicking off Home Routes’ ...

Sitting down for an interview via video chat with his kitchen as the backdrop, James Keelaghan appears no different from any normal and humble person prepping for a talk with a close friend. Yet, James has been making history with ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...
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Stephen Fearing: Conquering the unconquerable

“Is your present pretty tense? Is it all just too much for you? Does anything make sense, Or does everything just bore you?” Stephen Fearing, “The Unconquerable Past” Fear not. Stephen is back with his 13th solo recording, The Unconquerable ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...