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.
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.
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.
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.
Carthage, MN – May 4, 2014 – Linda Rankin - Prince Edward Island Festival of Small Halls hit the State of Maine this week. Starting at the beautiful Skye Theatre in Carthage, several PEI musicians brought the house down! The energy was electrifying!
Halifax, NS - June 25, 2014 – In-Flight Safety is set to release their latest album, Conversationalist, on September 9th via Night Danger in partnership with Fontana North. The band will launch a fall tour in Charlottetown on September 5th with additional shows in the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec before heading over to Europe for the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and UK dates. The UK release of the album is set for September 16th with Conehead and a US release date will be announced soon.
Halifax, NS – June 26, 2014 – East Coast rockers Gloryhound have just released their new album and announced an extensive Canadian tour to support it. Their new single, album title track, “Loaded Gun,” was released back in April. The single became the band’s third straight Top 25 hit on Rock Radio in Canada, following “Electric Dusk” and “Let You Down Again.”
St. John’s, NL, Canada – July 2nd 2014 - The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society has partnered with Parks Canada to deliver a concert series in National Historic Sites across the province in the summer of 2014. The series launched on June 26th with a sold-out acoustic concert at Signal Hill National Historic Site featuring acclaimed Newfoundland musicians Katie Baggs and Amelia Curran.
Ottawa, ON – June 25, 2013 – Folk Music Ontario announced the artists that have been selected to showcase at this year’s annual general meeting in Toronto. The conference often features artists from Atlantic Canada and this year is no exception.
Halifax, NS – June 25, 2014 - Matthew Hornell returns to Newfoundland this July to tour his home province, playing 12 shows! Matthew plays Gov’nor’s pub July 11th w/ Dave Sampson in Sydney before kicking off his NL tour in Corner Brook July 12th at Swirsky’s.
Charlottetown, PEI, June 24, 2014 – In the words of Wade Lynch, “when the audience at The Mack comes to see a show, they know what they want: they want great music, they want to laugh, they want strong storytelling, and they want to relate.” The new musical hybrid, Searching for Abegweit: the Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant is sure to delight patrons on all accounts.
Moncton – June 23, 2014 – Dieppe-based Acadian singer songwriter Caroline Savoie will be performing in various New Brunswick bars and coffee shops. You'll also be able to see her at this year's Cavendish Beach Music Festival.