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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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Album Review: Emma-Lee - Backseat Heroine

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  March 14, 2012 @ 8:15pm

Someone is smiling down on Emma-Lee. The Toronto singer-songwriter has recovered from two vocal cord operations since 2006, yet her voice remains unhindered. In an age where pop-soul songstress Adele wins big at the Grammys, Emma-Lee fits right in. This may be her sophomore full-length but her dynamic with collaborators suggests a friendly level of professionalism.

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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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Folk Fest Interview: Rosalyn and Vanessa of Winnipeg country-roots band Oh My Darling

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 8, 2011 @ 9:33pm

Unfortunately, as we alluded to yesterday, there won't be any big posts for the next couple days from the Winnipeg Folk Festival, as the exhaustion (and let's face it, fun) of camping is taking up a lot of our time over the weekend.

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Tegan and Sara energize the usually chilled Winnipeg Folk Festival crowd on Thursday night

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 8, 2011 @ 2:40am

Thursday night at the 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival featured some pleasant surprises, but it was indie folk mainstays Tegan and Sara who rocked the Bird's Hill Park field to a delighted and uncharacteristically raucous crowd.

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The 38th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off Five Days in July with Wednesday headliners Blue Rodeo

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 6, 2011 @ 11:21pm

Back in 1993, the iconic Canadian roots-rock band Blue Rodeo released their album Five Days in July, probably their most defining work in their nearly three decades as a band.

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2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 22, 2010 @ 4:33am

Dozens of acts, tens of thousands of festivalgoers, and countless hours of great music helped make the 37th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival a memorable five days. The weather held up for the most part, while the music certainly did.

I'm going to be honest here...

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The Cat Empire, Arrested Development, and Pieta Brown highlight a rainy Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 10, 2010 @ 11:58pm

The rain finally came to the Winnipeg Folk Festival on Saturday -- but what would an outdoor festival be without a bit of the wet stuff falling? It didn't seem to damper the spirits of festival-goers, however, as plenty of people were out at all the workshop stages throughout the day -- some decked in ponchos and others just letting the rain cool them down.

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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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