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Penguin Eggs... A Potted History
— A look back at the last 20 years, including Shane MacGowan on the cover of our issue 14 from the Summer 2002 edition Issue No. 14, Summer 2002 Shane MacGowan, Austrailian Folk Festivals, Bill Bourne, Harry Manx, Richie Havens,…
After a decade of toying with the notion, two of Quebec’s illustrious, acoustic, traditional bands finally join ranks as Solo to perform and record with eight singers and infinite instrumental possibilities–stage diving optional.
The Penguin Eggs Interview — Archie Roach
He’s far too modest to readily accept such a description, but Archie Roach is one of Australia’s most significant singer/songwriters. Drawing inspiration from his painful early days as one of the ‘stolen generation’, his autobiographical song Took The Children Away about the…
Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys
He started singing to cows but cracked the British folk scene in super-quick time.
From songs about blue tattoos to tales of dark depression, duo mixes the lyrical with grit.
After a long hiatus, trad trio return with a rigorous, unpretentious approach to their music.
A fourth of all Western cowboys were once African-American, his new disc tells their story.
Multi-instrumentalist’s effortless vocal energy highlights her heartfelt, bluesy ballads.
Performers who Paint
Many songwriters express their creativity in other art forms. Here we look at five – Tom Russell, David Francey, Murray McLachlan, Steve Coffey and Kurt Singhammer – paint.
Rosie & the Riveters
Skewering stereotypes with good humour, trio skips across musical genres with abandon.
The Young Novelists
Now a duo with a new disc—one stripped down to the barest of soulful essentials.
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
They met on the Monsters of Folk tour, and now these Americana veterans return to their roots playing traditional blues and classic folk songs.
Roddy Campbell sets his retirement date.
Zimbamoto, La Novìa, Paul Pigat, Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Marin Patenaude, and The Alkemist.
Lonesome Ace Stringband - Sample Feature Article
An acoustic power trio of sorts, all three are stand-out old-time musicians and singers. Chris Coole often comments during shows that the Lonesome Ace Stringband—a trio that includes John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass)—formed out of a brunch gig.…