Winnipeg Folk Festival is Back for its 44th Year

The 44th Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place from July 6 to 9, 2017, in Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba. This annual festival is a North American premier outdoor folk music festival and this year’s line-up has proven to be incredible with headliners City and Colour, The Shins and Feist. Local favourites Joey Landreth, John K. […]

Headliners announced for Calgary Folk Fest

The 38th annual Calgary Folk Festival is set for July 27th-30th this year and already has some amazing headliners announced. The main stage will be graced by Coeur De Pirate on July 27th,  Tanya Tagaq on July 28th and the legendary band Blue Rodeo on July 30th. The weekend long festival still has plenty of […]

Review – Richard Laviolette

Album: Taking The Long Way Home Release Date: March 10, 2017 Download Genre: Folk Guelph Ontario’s Richard Laviolette has released his sophomore release, Taking The Long Way Home, via You’ve Changed Records.  In many ways, this is as much of a debut as it is a return, as All Of Your Raw Materials, Laviolette’s debut […]

PREMIERE: Video for “Rest of my Days” released by Jesse Waldman

Photo Credit: Jodie Ponto Vancouver, BC based folk/ blues artist, Jesse Waldman is set to release his debut album, Mansion Full of Ghosts on March 24, 2017. In advance, he has released the single, “Rest of my Days”, and here at Canadian Beats we are happy to be premiering the video for this track. It’s a […]

Interview – Kendall Patrick

Nanaimo, BC based folk/pop singer/songwriter Kendall Patrick is ready to release her fourth studio project ‘Peaks and Valleys’ on March 3rd of this year. The six track release comes with a slew of tour dates across the country throughout the last of winter and spring. She has said the album tells a story of love […]

Debut full-length album announced by Streetlight Social

Streetlight Social is a folk rock band with roots in Peterborough and Toronto, Ontario.  They are set to release their first full-length album, Blood From Stone on May 5th.  But you can already check out the album’s first single, “Daybreaks“, on SoundCloud.  With influences from musical greats like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce and Dallas Green, its […]

Review – Kendall Patrick

Album: Peaks and Valleys Release Date: March 3rd 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Pop Ladysmith, BC based Folk/Pop singer-songwriter Kendall Patrick, has just released her newest EP entitled Peaks and Valleys. Kendall Patrick is known to put everything she has into creating the music she loves. She puts a lot of emotions from her everyday life experiences […]