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.
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.
Sydney, NS – May 26, 2014 – A lot of the roots in the debut album from Dave Sampson can be found at the Gordie Sampson Songcamp that provides considerable development to numerous Nova Scotia artists. Gordie Sampson is Executive Producer of Dave’s new album No Pressure, No Diamonds. We're streaming music from the album in our review.
St. John’s, NL – May 5, 2014 - Newfoundland folk/roots group, the Once, are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. The Once have been steadily building audiences in Canada and abroad and now their upcoming tour with Passenger will take them onto some of the biggest stages in the world.
Winnipeg, MB – May 5, 2014 – Del Barber proudly displays his love of the Canadian prairies in his new album Prairieography. The album generated a lot of interest since its release in February. Prairieography quickly reached the #1 spot on the Earshot folk, roots, blues chart. Get his East Coast tour dates and more in our album review.
Waterloo, ON – May 4, 2014 – This is a group to keep track of as they Waterloo, Ontario natives The Royal Streets promote the release of their new album, Kings & Queens. There’s a real stylish presentation of the music wrapped around exceptional vocals of Algernon Friolet and Jillian Dowding. A nice mix of contemporary and roots music is rounded out by guitarist Michael Demsey, guitarist Eric Stirtzinger, and drummer Samuel Keating.