Today's column includes Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor (pictured) receiving a star-studded celebration of life, Canadian nominees in the International Folk Music Awards, and disquieting reports that Adele may well not be touring again. Others in the news: Music BC, Pickathon, Steve Strongman, Mr! Mouray, Mad Ones, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Tallies, NSCC, and farewells to Artie Irwin and Alan R. Pearlman. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Blues publicist Sarah French (pictured) is honoured in Memphis, Indie Week wraps, and Alessia Cara premieres a new track. Also in the news are Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Juno TV, Manitoba Country Music Awards, Tafelmusik, Weird Al, Amplify BC, Perryscope, Jimi Hendrix, Toronto Songwriting School, NOMFA, Lunch At Allen's, Mr! Mouray, Community Rocks, Art Pepper, and farewell Hugh McDowell. Videos added for your enjoyment.