Folk Alliance

Folk Alliance

54-40
October 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Arnold Gosewich & Harvey Glatt at the R&R party.  All pics courtesy of Bill King
July 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The annual Radio & Records Party was a feel-good success, Lights covers Drake, and Babyface heads north. Also in the news are Joel Plaskett, BreakOut West, Contact East, Cadillac Bill, an Annapolis benefit, Folk Alliance, and a farewell to Ken Morris and Henry Butler.

Photo: Morten Fog
May 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

As Executive Director of Folk Alliance International since 2014, the Canadian folk artist and administrator has brought significant change to the organization. In this interview, he discusses the event's return north in 2019 and his belief that folk music now is stronger than ever.

Barenaked Ladies
February 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Barenaked Ladies slam-dunk the national anthem, a new wave of African-Canadian pop music emerges, and Neil Young discusses Pono. Also in the headlines are Folk Alliance, women in country, Come From Away, Troker, Enter Sikari, Jon Erickson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, John Lydon, and Sarah Harmer.

Jane Siberry
February 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

Jane Siberry is nominated at The IMAs and Folk Alliance honours the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Also in today's news are Migos, John Box, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonya Côté, Terrell Morris & Free n Losh, Soundstreams, Ben Klick, Rhye, Grounders, Winterfolk, Carole Pope, West End Phoenix, Sean Hogan, Attack In Black, Craig Northey, and a farewell to Tom Rapp.

Lido Pimienta. Photo: Matt Barnes
December 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Gord Downie, Lido Pimienta, Ed Sheeran, Hannah Alper, Jacko, and the McGarrigle Sisters all make news today, plus we've included a reel of music videos for your viewing enjoyment.

Fashion Santa Paul Mason with happy Schmoozefesters  Photo: Barry Roden
December 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Unison Schmoozefest raises $35K, Michael Rapino ups his game (and bank account), Garth Brooks breaks attendance records. Also featured today are Betty Moon, Cold Specks, Brad Paisley, StubHub, Jake Donaldson, Andy Kim, Daniel Caesar, The Balconies and some free swag from Dine Alone. Videos provided for your viewing pleasure.

Rush revisits A Farewell To Kings 40 years on. Cover art: Hugh Syme
November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Amazon Prime Music will launch in Canada on Dec. 5, while the TicketSwap platform is also eyeing expansion into Canada. Other subjects in our news roundup include Barenaked Ladies, Lido Pimienta, Rush, NOW magazine and Indie Week.

August 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

News about musicians and the music biz with a Canadian slant.