Pharis & Jason Romero  Photo: Laureen Carruthers
April 11, 2021
by FYI Staff

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.

April 1, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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.

Ava Kobrinsky
March 11, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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.

February 20, 2021
by Kerry Doole

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.

Pharis & Jason Romero   Photo: Laureen Carruthers
December 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

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  Facebook photo
August 10, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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.

May 29, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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.

This Ain't Hollywood  Facebook photo
May 6, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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 big winning duo: The Small Glories
April 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

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  Facebook photo
April 2, 2020
by FYI Staff

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.

Graham Lindsey  Photo: Dick Budge
March 25, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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.

Slaight Music Unsung Hero Award winner Donnie Campbell
March 13, 2020
by Kerry Doole

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.