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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #053 with Hawksley Workman

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  December 15, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Canadian singer/songwriter and national treasure Hawksley Workman joined me over the phone in the UMFM studio.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #046 with Bahamas

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 22, 2014 @ 11:14am

Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen, a Toronto, ON-based singer/songwriter raised in quiet-lake-surrounding city of Barrie. It was there that his industrious nature picked up a few tricks on the guitar. He adopted the moniker Bahamas for his 2009 debut record Pink Strat.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #043 with Fred Penner

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 1, 2014 @ 7:00am

Hey kids! It's Fred Penner! The legendary Canadian singer/songwriter has spent the past four decades entertaining children and adults alike. In the late 70s he captured national attention with his rendition of Harry S. Smith's "The Cat Came Back". In 1985, His engaging and endearing live show made its way to national television.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #041 with Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner of Red Moon Road

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  September 17, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Red Moon Road are on the fast track to becoming Canada's favourite campfire band. Their sound is rooted in tradition but capitalizes on the genre's ability to transcend time. The folk trio spent their summer plucking, strumming, and singing for festival-goers across the country.

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Photo Gallery: Tegan and Sara Live

Posted by: Paul Little  //  February 28, 2013 @ 3:20am

Tegan and Sara, the Canadian folk pop twin sister duo, have been performing together for almost 20 years and making records for nearly 15. With six studio releases under their belt, floating mostly between indie folk and rock, the sisters' seventh record (Heartthrob, released on January 29, 2013) takes them head on into a commercialized pop sound.

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2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Friday Photo Gallery & Round-Up

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 7, 2012 @ 12:01am

Friday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival is always the first full day, with daytime workshops and concerts taking place at the various smaller stages throughout the festival grounds. While the workshop idea isn't completely unique to Winnipeg, for many artists, it's not only a new idea but in some cases, even intimidating.

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2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Thursday Photo Gallery & Round-Up

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 5, 2012 @ 5:45pm

Not wanting to repeat the mistakes of the previous day -- especially with our Thursday choice for "Artist of the Day", Good Old War, leading off the night -- we arrived to Bird's Hill Park for Day 2 of the Winnipeg Folk Festival before the first notes chimed off the main stage.

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2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Wednesday Photo Gallery & Round-Up

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 5, 2012 @ 12:52am

Arriving to Bird's Hill Park and the Winnipeg Folk Festival grounds a bit late on the first night of the festival unfortunately meant missing some very talented artists in Snowblink and James Vincent McMorrow (luckily this wasn't our only opportunity to hear either of them, as they'll both be part of the "Your Indie Heart" workshop on Friday afternoon).

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Interview: Soulful Canadian singer/songwriter Emma-Lee

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 21, 2012 @ 2:29am

Emma-Lee has a voice that has to be heard to be believed. Seriously. Her voice is phenomenal. While there are plenty of artists, Canadian and otherwise, who can write well-crafted songs, there are very few who can combine that with a range and tone like Emma-Lee's.

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Album Review: Fred Eaglesmith - 6 Volts

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  March 28, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Fred Eaglesmith is one of Canada's most recognized folk icons. He's a dedicated disciple of a way of life that refuses to die. His discography is decorated with songs about the down-and-out, death, trains and tiresome travel. This year, Fred tours extensively with the aptly-named Tin Can Caravan.

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