Canada’s renowned folk festivals overcome numerous challenges on an annual basis. They now face the fallout from a preponderance of diverse competition. Roddy Campbell highlights the problems and the retorts.
Colin Irwin chats with the curator of the legendary Alabama recording studio.
The tightest rhythm section in Celtic music returns with a dynamic new disc—their first record in 14 years.
Winnipeg duo turn biographical and geographical on an album of unflinching protest and folk songs.
A trio of Québec-based traditional musicians revel in one another' exceptional talents.
She skilfully walks the edge of a southern gospel-blues belter, prudent with her vibrato and phrasing.
He has the honour of being the first Canadian singer/songwriter to record political songs, both satirical and serious.
Identical twins refine their sweet, minimalist music that sometimes harkens back to early Appalachian roots.
Four banjo pickers document the lives of black slave women in the American South.
The new record from these longtime friends captures the spirit and energy of their live performances.