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[13 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on 2015’s Sex War LP, The Story and More | ]
2015’s Sex War LP, The Story and More

From the season premier of Witches of Eastend to international remixes in over 35 countries, Los Angeles-based songwriting duo James Coleman and Diwon are spreading worldwide their unique brand of epic dream-like pop through their new joint venture, Bonhom

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[29 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]
Dream Big Says Brittney Grabill

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.

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[29 May 2013 | Comments Off on Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19 to 21 2013 | ]
Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19 to 21 2013


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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[29 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Lisa Bozikovic – Review | ]
Lisa Bozikovic – Review

I am much more accustomed to a sweaty dance floor at The Biltmore with people hoping and bouncing and rocking their heads with the band. But it was easy to fall into the candle lit vibrations as the sounds of the violin moved through the booths, chairs and bar stools.

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[21 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Jim Byrnes | ]
Jim Byrnes

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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[22 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Joshua Hyslop – Official Video For “What Have I Done?” | ]
Joshua Hyslop – Official Video For “What Have I Done?”

Joshua is a modern folk musician, an amalgam of influence in the classically romantic tradition of Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine, and Sufjan Stevens.

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[5 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Julia Stone’s New Album “By The Horns” Stands On Its Own | ]
Julia Stone’s New Album “By The Horns” Stands On Its Own

Sure people see and hear many different things in music and they relate to one song in countless ways, but the fact that I am actually touched by Julia’s songwriting means something to me.

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[28 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Headwater Releases Their New Album “Push” On May 4th At The Biltmore

Push is a solid album. If you’re already a Headwater fan you will not be disappointed and if you’re new to Headwater, you’ll probably want to grab their first two albums after hearing this one.

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[16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off on Gabrielle Papillon | ]
Gabrielle Papillon

Papillon is currently getting ready to venture out on her third Cross-Canada tour with Kim Wempe and preparing to release her third solo project.

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[12 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Joshua Hyslop’s New Video – Nowhere Left To Go | ]
Joshua Hyslop’s New Video – Nowhere Left To Go

I checked out Joshua Hyslop at The Media Club a couple of months ago. He’s a folk musician signed to Nettwerk and he’s worth keeping your eye on. Check out his new video for Nowhere Left To Go.

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[3 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
William Fitzsimmons

If you’re looking for a St Patrick’s day to fill your glass with beer and meaning then I suggest you follow the sounds of folk troubadour William Fitzsimmons to The Biltmore.

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[28 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
The Nerves Interview

Back in the 70’s The Nerves were a trio of lads burning up the LA punk scene. They released only one EP that included a little track called “Hanging On The Telephone” which a young lady named Blondie covered and got a hit song out of.

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[31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on New Video For Signs From Pennan Brae | ]
New Video For Signs From Pennan Brae

It’s worth checking out, if not for the beauty of Oregon then for the soulful harmonica Brae uses in the song.

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[5 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

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 …

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[1 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Josh Hyslop – Show Review | ]
Josh Hyslop – Show Review

Josh’s set was bare bones acoustic and heartfelt, his soft voice and lyrics reveal an intelligent romantic soul. Being the first musician of the night Josh had the dubious task of warming the crowd up which is always a challenge for one man on a stage with an acoustic guitar.