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.
Toronto, ON – June 22, 2014 – The Trews have nothing to prove and their relaxed demeanor on promotional pictures for the new self-titled album demonstrates they know it. Check out our review and music from the album.
June 23, 2014 – For the increasingly popular Coyote, the summer tour season is busier than normal as they prepare for the release of a new album in September. The Charlottetown based five-piece is anticipating a new release produced by Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions, North Lakes.)
St. John’s NL, June 2, 2014 – There is no denying the talents of Ian Foster. He puts it on full display with the release of his new album, The Great Wave. It is his fifth album release and as usual shows an intelligent approach to his music. Ian engages the listener with great stories, exceptional vocals and brings it all together with talented musicianship. We're streaming music from the new album in our review.
Sherbrooke, NS, June 1, 2014 - May 22, 2014 - Aspiring songwriters can hone their craft at the Sherbrooke Village Road to Stanfest Songwriters Camp from June 30 to July 3. "In its eighth season, the Road to Stanfest Songwriters Camp is an excellent opportunity for up-and-coming songwriters to learn from the knowledge and experience of successful musicians," said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. "It is great to see so many of the province's extremely talented artists help others develop their skills."
Charlottetown, PE – May 30, 2014 – Atlantic Presenters Association has announced the selection of showcasing artists for the 24th edition of Contact East taking place September 25 – 28, 2014 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Over 200 regional, national and international delegates will take in four full days of artistic discovery which will include such acts as 2014 Grammy award winning singer songwriter Jennifer Gasoi, Halifax based and nationally recognized contemporary dance company Mocean Dance, Juno Award winning group Chic Gamine and award winning St. John’s based theatre company Bare Boards Theatre Co.