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Article by Damir Khamzin
What’s art? How do we motivate ourselves to pursue this? It’s a question that I can’t answer, and most likely never will be able to answer fully. In a city brimming with talent and hardworking individuals, a few tend to stand out because they have even more courage and dedication than the rest, and they don’t let other people’s opinions or social constraints hold them back in the slightest.
One of these artist is singer/songwriter Brittney Grabill. She is a young up and coming musician hailing from Edmonton, Alberta. Her work is the result of what seems to me like an ingrained happiness and courage to fight past all odds. Her sound: An eclectic mix of pop, folk and soul with a bit of a country flair.
VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival today announced the line-up of artists on tap to perform over the weekend of July 19-21, 2013 at the festival’s beach-front site in Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver. Sixty-six artists and groups from over a dozen different countries, and with roots in many more, will gather together in the park for three days of concerts, collaboratory sessions and workshops. The festival runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday, with seven daytime stages, and early evening …
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There’s nothing more powerful than a good song and nobody knows that better than Jim Byrnes does.
So, his decision to record an album of songs from the golden age of country music – many of which he’s been listening to for all his life – shouldn’t be all that surprising. Because when it all comes down – Rock, Blues, Folk, and Country – are only labels. And there was a time when those labels didn’t matter. Because if you know how to listen right, you’ll understand that there’s far less than a country mile separating Muddy Waters from Gene Autry. After all, Louis Armstrong and Jimmie Rodgers loved to sing together and you can bet they never once wondered if their collaborations confused their ‘target audience.’ And, as Jim loves to tell people, the blues great Johnny Shines put it all into perspective for him many years ago by saying that Robert Johnson was the best country singer he’d ever heard.
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards took place in the Isabel Bader Theater in Toronto, Ontario from December 2nd to December 4th.
The Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrated their seventh edition in Toronto with three big winners, Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn, who added two more awards to his long list of prizes, Dave Gunning and the ensemble Genticorum each took home two awards. New comer Dave Gunning won for his production, A Tribute to John Allan Cameron. Allan Cameron is known as the godfather of Celtic music in Canada. Francophone trio from …