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.
The 15th annual was streamed on Facebook and the org's website Saturday night. We have the winners and a complete replay of the virtual awards. Pictured: The Small Glories.
Tom Jackson (pictured) heads a star-studded benefit series, Justin Bieber postpones his 2020 tour, and Drake releases a new track. Also making news are Dan Mangan’s Side Door, CFMAs, Michael Buble, ATMA Classique, TOArtist COVID-19 Response Fund, CIMA, Tiny Kingdom, Music Nova Scotia, BreakOut West Festival, Kate Schutt, Orville Peck, and farewell Adam Schlesinger, Gary Salzman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ramsey Kearney, and Ellis Marsalis Jr.
On April 4, the 2020 CFMAs will be held, but online via Facebook and the org’s website rather than in Charlottetown, PEI. VP Graham Lindsey (pictured) fills us in on the decision and the logistics involved.
Donnie Campbell (pictured) receives the CFMAs Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Tegan and Sara announce an extensive tour, and Toronto’s Wheatsheaf is given new musical life. Others in the news include The Pack AD, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Chris Birkett, and Chalk Circle. With video.
Add the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) to the growing list of events cancelled because of the coronavirus.
Justin Bieber (pictured) breaks an Elvis record, The CFMAs announce programming, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse will tour. Also in the news are New Order and Pet Shop Boys, Six Shooter, CIMA, Leonard Cohen, The Shuffle Demons, Rocks the Park, Bloodshot Bill, We Are The Stronghold, Land of Talk, Festival of Beer, and 5X Festival.
Lennie Gallant (pictured) will perform at the CFMAs, Barenaked Ladies announce a major summer tour, and Castro's Lounge is under threat. Others in the news include NLX, Holy Fuck, Jane Siberry, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Rising Insane, CIMA, and farewell David Olney and Chris Darrow.
Dave Gunning (pictured) and The Small Glories head CFMA noms, Shawn Mendes is up for an ARIA Award, and Chris Brown and Drake are big winners at the Soul Train Award. Others in the news include Post Malone, Celine Dion, Dave Bookman, CLMA, The Doobie Bros, Sask Country Showcase, Leonard Cohen, Alexisonfire, Hoffey, Peter Foldy, Surefire Sweat, and Squamish Constellation Festival. With video.
Frank Dukes (pictured) and RPSM are shown love by Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes does well at the VMAs, and Tragically Hip Radio plays on Sirius XM. Others in the news include Emily Reid, Big Wreck, Chris Kirby, Ontario Creates, Canadian Brass, CFMAs, MMF, and farewell Dave Richardson and Neal Casal. Video added.