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Home Routes Radio premieres new show with Mitch Podolak, launches ...

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the pioneering Winnipeg-based non-profit organization known for presenting house concerts from major cities to rural hamlets throughout Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of The Wednesday Night Folk Show with Mitch Podolak. This weekly podcast ...
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Take a listen to these new songs and tunes from ...

The first quarter of a new year – as it’s known in business terms – tends to be an exciting time for those of us who love underdog genres of music like folk and “world.”    While the big pop ...
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12 days of Christmas: brand new holiday tunes from ...

It’s no secret to anyone who reads this fine web site on a regular basis, that I became a big fan of the Janzen Boys this year after seeing them play live at the Trout Forest Music Festival. This father-and-two-sons ...
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Oysterband’s founders are launching a Canadian tour next week!

One of England’s most honoured and popular folk bands of the past 41 years is Oysterband. Mostly acoustic, sometimes trad and often rocking, the group is known for looking forward, not back, and keeping its brand of folk modern and ...
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Raine Hamilton is on tour with American Sign Language interpretation

Josh:  Hello Raine, my name is Josh Forbes, and I’m coming to you today from Calgary, Alberta. Where have we found you today? Raine:  Hi! I just finished sound-checking at a show in Langley, B.C.!  I am outside. There is ...
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Family band the Janzen Boys is ready for festival prime ...

There are few things more uplifting in life than seeing a dad and his teenage sons making music together and looking like they’re having the time of their lives. At least that’s how it feels to watch a Janzen Boys ...
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Winnipeg Folk Fest achieves gender-parity without fanfare … because it’s ...

“Don’t you know, they’re talking’ about a revolution,” sang Tracy Chapman rhetorically.  “It sounds like a whisper.”  The Winnipeg Folk Festival didn’t start the gender parity revolution, but with over 70 acts, it is the largest festival to join.  But ...
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Dispatches from the Winnipeg Folk Festival – Day 4 (Sunday)

1:30 p.m.: The first show I checked out on my lazy Sunday was Julien Baker at the Green Ash stage. Baker, an American indie folk artist from Memphis, has a voice like none other.  Her show was mostly a one-woman ...
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Genticorum showcases its new lineup with new album/tour

For over eighteen years, audiences all over Canada and around the world have delighted in the music produced by this trio from southern Québec. Genticorum has performed over a thousand concerts in fifteen different countries, presenting the exciting traditional music ...
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Johnson Crook releases new video “Mining For Freedom” and announces ...

Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook are ready to hit the road this summer, covering western Canada and Ontario starting July 1 at Dauphin Countryfest in Manitoba, and wrapping up with two performances at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto. They’ll also ...