Moncton, NB - July 18, 2014 - The State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick will present the Songwriters Circle Songs Without Borders. Performing together for the first time, this event will bring together four talented singer-songwriters to one stage: Denny Breau and Josée Vachon, from Maine and Caroline Savoie and Danny Boudreau from New Brunswick.
Sackville, NB – July 17, 2014 – Sackville, New Brunswick singer songwriter Julie Doiron has secured commercial exposure that has produced dramatic changes in the careers of others. A song of hers released in 2009 is now being used in an Apple advertisement that features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps.
Boston, MA - July 14, 2014 -- This summer, travelers at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) can sample award-winning seafood fare from Chef Americo DiFronzo, executive chef of The Union Oyster House, a landmark restaurant in Boston. AIRMALL® USA, developer of some of the leading airport concessions model in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at BOS, welcomed DiFronzo as the latest chef to join the Dine Boston Visiting Chef Program, which showcases New England chefs' specialties for a three-month period at the airport restaurant. Have a look at this inovative program from our neighbours in Boston.
Sydney, Nova Scotia – July 15, 2014 – As individuals, the members of Còig from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia have already accomplished a lot. As a group, many knowledgeable music insiders predict they are the ones to watch in the future. Read our review and listen to music from the album and our interview with Chrissy Crowley right here!
Toronto, ON – July 14, 2014 – On September 9, 2014, Sloan, will release their 11th studio album Commonwealth via Yep Roc Records. The 15 song collection sees Sloan creating one of the most unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career. Get a preview of the new album in our story.
Lunenburg, NS – July 14, 2014 – The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has developed a history that makes it one of the most loved by both fans and artists alike. Once again, organizers have created a selection of main stage performer that not only entertainment but provides for inspirational moments that are found at this festival each year.
Lockport, NS – July 14, 2014 – Jully Black will headline another exciting line-up for this year’s Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song. This year’s festival will be held July 25th – 27th. Check our story for the full artist details and special events being held with the festival this year.
Charlottetown, PEI – July 10, 2014 - Lennie Gallant has released his tenth album, Live Acoustic at the Carleton. Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has previously released nine albums in both French and English which have earned him a host of awards and nominations from the Junos, ECMAs and Prix Eloizes. A recipient of the Order Of Canada, he had his music taken into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour by astronaut Julie Payette. He has toured many parts of the world and over 30 artists have recorded his songs.
Enfield, NS – July 8, 2014 - Hip Hop artist Mike Boyd premiered a new video for his fourth single “This Ain’t Funny” featuring Classified, off his latest album, …Note The Sarcasm! Along with a new video, Boyd will be performing a number of dates this summer and joining Classified on stage.
Elliston, NL – July 8, 2014 - The Dates are set and plans are being made. Roots, Rants and Roars 2014 will be held in Elliston September 19 & 20. Organizers say they are adding some exciting new elements to this year’s festival, once the planning is complete tickets will go on sale. Act fast! Last year's event was sold out in August.
Mabou, NS – July 6, 2014 - by Linda Rankin - This weekend wrapped up the inaugural KitchenFest! a brand new island-wide festival celebrating the Gaelic culture and music of Cape Breton. From June 29 to July 5, there were songs and tunes streaming from 10 venues from all four island counties.
Canso, NS – July 7, 2014 – The Chedabucto Bay Folk Society has launched a fundraiser to help defer the costs of cancelling this year's Stan Rogers Folk Festival. They are attempting to raise $70 thousand with various incentives. Organizers say they are facing $70 thousand in cancellation costs.
Ottawa, July 5, 2014 – RBC Otawa Bluesfest organizers have announced the winner of their 20th anniversary edition of the She's the One Emerging Female Artist Competition. The winner is Emma Peckford, who put in what organizers describe as a stunning performance to edge out some very heady challengers.