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.
The inspirational journey of Cadence Grace (pictured), Downchild helps launch the Toronto Jazz Festival, and The Indspire Awards are broadcast on Sunday. Others in the news include The National, Meghan Patrick, Paul Brandt, Stingray Rising Stars, Lindsay Beaver, Music NB, IRIE fest, CFMAs, Music PEI, and farewell Philippe Zdar. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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. Submissions for next year's Canadian Folk Music Awards (pictured) are now being accepted.
On Thursday, Canadian Musician turns 40 (pictured, publisher Jim Norris with Kira Isabella), Darcys score a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, and Gordon Lightfoot attends the premiere of his biopic. Others in the news include National Concert Week, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, William Prince, Whiskey Jack, Harmony Bazaar fest, Rock Hall, Kalmunity Music Week, and farewell Dave Samuels and Frank Busseri.
Paul McNair (pictured) fronts a revamped Streetheart, HMV's Irish bid founders, and the CFMAs change dates. Also in the news: Garth Brooks, Interstellar Rodeo, NSMW, Festival (506), Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, CD Baby, Thrush Hermit, Raising The Bar, Bill King, Allison Lupton, and The Washboard Union. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The 14th annual edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards were held over the weekend in Calgary. The duo of Lynne Hanson and Lynn Miles (pictured) was amongst the victors.
Drake's new hit video features a Degrassi reunion, Jay and Bey release a surprise joint album, and Murda Beatz gets charitable. Others making news include Loud, RealMind and Ruffsound, Festival of The Sound, CFMA, the Vancouver Mural Festival, Eric Abramovitz, Kultrun, Cadillac Lounge, Harvest Moon Festival, Shipped, Prime Boys, and a farewell to Nick Knox and Matt 'Guitar' Murphy.
The annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Calgary, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. Nominations in 19 categories can now be submitted, with June 15 as the final deadline.
Audiotree North announces a strong presence at CMW, The Washboard Union launches its new album with a YouTube performance, and Civic Theatres Toronto wants you to help change names. Also in the news are Lindsay Ell, Santa Teresa fest, Haley Blais, Paul White, Jon Mullane, George Thorogood, Lonely Parade, and farewells to Mark Rye, Vanessa Staples, and Fraser Loveman.