The star-studded The Spirit of John benefit honours John Mann (pictured), and the Alberta Country Music Awards are ready to roll. Also in the news are Richard Gottehrer, Gordon Lightfoot, Whiskey Jack, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, Roxodus Music Fest, Bryan Adams, Creative Manitoba, and farewell Oliver Mtukudzi. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Dirty Nil (pictured) delivers a SNL parody, MusicOntario goes to NewSkool Rules, and Trent Severn goes on hiatus. Also in the news are pipeline protests, CIMA, FAI, Hugh's Room Live, Michael Occhipinti, WNMF, Alexandra Streliski, the Oscars, Northern Touch Music Festival, Scrape Records, Cadence Grace, The Darcys, Ladom Ensemble, Don Brownrigg, The Fretless, and farewell Ted McKenna and Kaye Ballard.
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.
Nova Scotia Music Week is now underway (pictured is Awards nominee David Myles), Martin Atkins guests at Indie Week, and Paradigm's roster expands. Others in the news include Manitoba Music, Buckman Coe, Amplify BC, Music Canada Live, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janice Mitchell, Wooden Horsemen, and Winterfolk. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Indigenous roots artist William Prince signs to Glassnote and SOCAN member Eric Radford wins Olympic gold. Others in the news today include Dallas Smith, Radiohead, Elton John, Grand Analog, Ludacris, Winterfolk, Bomargo, Drake, Catherine MacLellan, Laura Hubert, and farewells to Didier Lockwood, Stormin, and Alexander Sevastian. Videos included for your enjoyment.
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.
The Olympic Symphonium's Shivering Songs fest warms up Fredericton, the ECMAs attract big names, and Rufus Wainwright returns to the world of opera. Also making the news are Kandle, the Indigenous Music Residency, a Guinness record in Stouffville, Hey Ocean!, Music Manitoba, Folk Alliance, and Brenda Navarrete. Videos included for your entertainment.