The Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations are led by Allison Russell (pictured) and Rob Lutes, Celine Dion will be profiled in a feature-length documentary, and Alex Cuba is up for another Latin Grammy. Also in the news are Supercrawl, The Dream Café, Oshawa and YYC Music Awards, Nice Horse, Adina V, We Are Busy Bodies, MusicNL, Caroline Wiles, and farewell Bobby Edwards and Dr. Lonnie Smith.
The CFMAs (pictured) is looking for a Slaight Music Unsung Hero, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is now under way, and the CIMA Summit: Indie Music Connects event is coming soon. Also in the news are Lily Frost, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, the CCMA, Maybe May, BC live music, David Myles, and farewell Michael Laderoute and Mike O’Reilly.
Nominees for the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards (pictured) are led by William Prince, Dine Alone signs Canadian DIY metal collective Respire, and Crown Lands are back in action. Also in the news are CIMA, Music Ontario, New Skool Rules, Reliant Music, The Trews, Upper Room Studio, CFMAs, PACKS, MMF Canada, Kinaxis Inconcert, and farewell Patsy Bruce.
The acclaimed BC folk duo (pictured) took home three Canadian Folk Music Awards over the weekend, while William Prince and Beòlach won two apiece. Charlottetown was announced as the host city for the 2022 CFMAs.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) announce details of next week’s events, Blue Rodeo presents a live-stream on April 30, and a CMW session goes to pot. Also in the news are Radio Starmaker, Gene Champagne, Tim Westergren, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Creative Manitoba, Shambhala, Festival (506), Dean Brody and Mickey Guyton, Tegan and Sara, Dezza, Reid Jamieson, MMF, and Fresh AIR.
The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards announce their performers and name Ava Kobrinsky (pictured) as the recipient of the Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award. The Weeknd dazzles with a charts record, and the CLMA’s #ForTheLoveOfLIVE campaign wants your help. Also in the news are Music Publishers Canada, NMC, Supercrawl, CMW, Serafin, Alessia Cara, Music Nova Scotia, TD Sunfest, Reid Jamieson, Brent Mason, Terra Lightfoot, Music NB, and farewell Syd Kessler and Lou Ottens.
Chasing some dollars to fund your next recording or cross-country tour? Hoping to enter your songs into a lucrative competition? Seeking showcase opportunities at festivals and conferences? Check our calendar and get into the groove. Keep in mind that pandemic fears are likely to affect some of the events listed. The 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) are proceeding, in virtual form.
BC folk duo Pharis & Jason Romero head the just-announced list of nominees for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs), with their album
Jessie Reyez (pictured) releases a new video from her hit album, Terra Lightfoot announces a new record, and Matthew Grimson’s famous friends boost his legacy. Also in the news are Juice WRLD and The Weeknd, Fast Romantics, the CFMAs, The Nursery, The Paddock, Music PEI, Jazz Bistro, and farewell Brent Carver, Martin Birch, and Wayne Fontana.
The 2021 Maple Blues Awards show will be virtual, this year’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival (pictured) heads online, and James Keast moves on from Exclaim!. Also in the news are Beth Anne Cole, The TD Markham Jazz Festival, CFMAs, Music BC, Canada Media Fund, David Myles, Crystal Shawanda, Haley Blais, Johnny A, and farewell Houdini.
Sue Foley wins a 2020 Blues Music Award, This Ain’t Hollywood (pictured) calls it a day, and CFMA submissions are open. Also in the news are Bruce Cockburn, URGNT, Yorkville Sound, Killy, Joe Walsh, Oshawa Music Awards, Destroyer, Lindy Vopnfjörð, and farewell Dave Greenfield, Bob Garcia, and Richie Cole.