Posts with the tag singer/songwriter.

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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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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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2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 21, 2011 @ 1:20am

Despite its relatively small size, Winnipeg knows how to throw a summer party! From late June until the end of August, this prairie city known mostly for its cold winters and newly-returning hockey team comes alive with festival after festival celebrating music, theatre, and culture.

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Interview: Rising Canadian singer/songwriter James Struthers

Posted by: Paul Little  //  February 18, 2011 @ 1:21am

In the relatively short time he's been a full-time musician, singer/songwriter James Struthers has been compared to several established and popular artists. And while the comparisons may be fairly accurate, saying Struthers sounds like Jason Mraz or John Mayer doesn't fairly represent how fresh and original he and his music really is.

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Friday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival was all about sunburns, heatstroke, and -- oh, right -- great music

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 10, 2010 @ 1:09am

On the first full day of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the story was the sun and the heat. And of course the music, which is always the cornerstone of a festival like this, was in strong form, allowing the people in the sun to enjoy everything from blues to folk to roots to a conglomeration of pretty much every genre one could imagine.

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The 37th Winnipeg Folk Festival kicked off Wednesday for five days of folk and roots music (and a lot more)

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 8, 2010 @ 9:16pm

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is in full swing, as the 37th annual folk music festival held just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba began with two evenings (Wednesday and Thursday) of music before the full day schedules kick in from Friday to Sunday.

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Interview: Multi-talented Toronto singer/songwriter Emm Gryner

Posted by: Paul Little  //  March 30, 2010 @ 12:47pm

Emm Gryner has a career that most people who choose a life in the arts would dream of.

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Album Review: Emme Packer - Earlier, Later

Posted by: Ariana  //  November 22, 2009 @ 1:56am

When I first sat down to listen to Emme Packer's double album, Earlier, Later, I was feeling very much in the mood to listen to Bon Iver -- you know, it was a typical rainy, grey November day in Vancouver, and I wanted something gentle and melancholy -- and before I was halfway through the opening track,

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival wraps up with Patrick Watson, Loreena McKennitt, and satisfied folkies

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 13, 2009 @ 5:44am

The 36th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival came to a close on Sunday night with a main stage performance by Celtic folk icon Loreena McKennitt, while over at Big Blue @ Night, Great Lake Swimmers finished things off. Prior to that, Patrick Watson (and his band, now called The Wooden Arms) awed and amazed at Big Blue, while legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie pleased the big crowd on the main stage.

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Bellowhead, Serena Ryder the stand-out performances on Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 12, 2009 @ 4:19am

Multi-genre band Bellowhead were the surprise of the day at the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday, as the UK-based 11-piece band played their unique blend of folk, rock, ska, jazz, soul, and world music to roaring (and dancing) crowds on the main stage. Several spontaneous conga lines were even formed.

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