Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Julia Jacklin showcase

Artists: Magnolian, NEFE, Julia Jacklin When: April 21, 2017 Venue: Rivoli, Toronto Mongolian folk singer-songwriter Magnolian played songs off of his EP Famous Men at the Rivoli Friday night. He was followed by local singer-songwriter NEFE who was celebrating the release of her debut EP MAMA. The honesty of NEFE’s music translates well, and sent soulful and loving vibes to the audience. […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Auralai, Limestone Chorus, Hillsburn

Artists: Auralai, Limestone Chorus, Hillsburn When: April 19, 2017 Venue: Dakota Tavern, Toronto The second night of CMW featured a talented line-up of folk music at the Dakota Tavern. Coming all the way from Wisconsin, was the band Auralai—formed by Stephanie Tschech on cello and Nate Lehner on bass and guitar. They were followed by Limestone Chorus—an […]

Midnight Vesta & Brooklyn Doran announce “Seconds” Tour

Folk singer-songwriter Brooklyn Doran and canadiana band Midnight Vesta are about to take off on a cross-country tour supporting Midnight Vesta’s newest release, Seconds which will be released on May 19, 2017. Brooklyn Doran will be driving the van, “The Mort” and performing solo acoustic material from her recently released award winning folk album, These […]

Review – Campbell + Green

EP: 2 Of Hearts Release Date: November 29, 2016 Download Genre: Folk/Pop Nova Scotia, based Folk/Pop duo singer/songwriters Campbell + Green have just released her newest EP entitled 2 Of Hearts. Campbell + Green have devoted their music to send a powerful message of what love really is to anyone that takes the time to listen […]

Review – Leeroy Stagger

Album: Love Versus Release Date: April 7, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Rock Photo credit: Johann Wall Love Versus is the 11th studio album (via True North Records) by Lethbridge-based singer-songwriter, Leeroy Stagger, who entered the Canadian music scene over a decade ago.   He has toured with the likes of Modest Mouse, Pixies and Steve Earle.  Stagger’s music […]

Review – CASATI

Album: There Will be Days Release date: April 7, 2017 Download Purchase Genre: Folk/Roots Look no further for your Folk fix—Winnipeg trio CASATI delivers a mix of sunshine-y clap-alongs and wistful ballads in their debut album, There Will Be Days. With Grace Hrabi on the ukulele, Jesse Popeski on the guitar, and Quintin Bart on the bass […]

Review – Jesse Waldman

Album: Mansion Full of Ghosts Release date: March 24th, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Blues Vancouver singer-songwriter Jesse Waldman’s debut album, Mansion Full of Ghosts, is tugging on heartstrings this Spring. With four years of labor stacked behind it, Mansion Full of Ghosts holds up a microscope to the importance of one’s roots, one’s family, and what […]