Bebe Buckskin’s Family Feeds her Roots-Rock Creative Fire Jun22

Bebe Buckskin’s Fami...

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Steven Taetz Expands His, And Our, Jazz-Pop Horizons Apr08

Steven Taetz Expands...

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Harpdog Brown: Real Name, Real Life, Real Blues Apr01

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Mariel Buckley is Driving in the Dark: Her Country Family Helps her Steer Dec20

Mariel Buckley is Dr...

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500 and Counting: Th...

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The Once Play With Your Musical Expectations: Is it Folk, or Pop, or Indie or . . . Oct23

The Once Play With Y...

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Joshua Jones meets The  Esther Honens: The Percussionist and the Pianos Aug26

Joshua Jones meets T...

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Newfoundland has a Sound Symposium: A Place to Play with Sound Jul02

Newfoundland has a S...

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Ohama Can: Music, Sounds, Images, The Whole Ambient Kaboodle May14

Ohama Can: Music, So...

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Xenia Concerts: A New Way to Listen? Apr12

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FOONYAP Talks, We Li...

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From the Great Lakes to the Amazon River with the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble Mar31

From the Great Lakes...

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Flamenco: The Blues of Spain in Calgary Mar05

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Calgary’s FiresideMusic.ca: Rhythm & Folk, or Indie Jazz? Dec10

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The Music Festivals are Coming:Adventures of a Calgary Wanderer Aug19

The Music Festivals ...

by Carey Rutherford What an amazing day of festivular expansion. There’s no way to really describe the occurrences without just chronicling them: not that amazing, really, unless you’re paying attention. The AfrikaDey! World Music Festival is just down there, just down 3rd St and onto...

Dreams Of Reason playing at the Blind Beggar: Sex and drugs and rock and roll! Dec16

Dreams Of Reason pla...

by Carey Rutherford Jimmy Page would be proud. For those who may have forgotten, he was not simply the heroin-addled Cromwell-obsessed lead guitarist of the ’70’s rock ‘n roll gods, Led Zeppelin; he was also their creative leader, their producer, the force behind their formation, and...

Danielle Duval’s first release is full of her friends: They are ‘Of The Valley’ Sep18

Danielle Duval’...

by Carey Rutherford Danielle Duval is on tour with her second professional release with her friends and her acoustic guitar. You’ve got to hear it. “This is my first album,” she tells us, as her first release was an EP. “I’ve recorded tons of stuff over the years. Basically I feel like all my...

The Honens’ Andrew Raeburn : July 22 1933 – August 24 2010 Sep02

The Honens’ An...

by Carey Rutherford Most of the readers who look at MUSICAlive! on a regular basis are unlikely to know who Andrew Raeburn was, or why he should merit the headline of this space. But anyone who was in contact with him, specifically as I was while doing work for the Esther Honens International...

The Music Festivals Are Coming: Let the Blues Run Away with Your Heart! Aug02

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by Carey Rutherford The blues are here, and that’s a good thing, believe it or not. Isn’t it funny how emotional distress creates such beautiful things? The blues lie at the heart of so much of North American popular music, and its potency shows why it’s GOT to stay a little to the side of...

Do fun names equal g...

by Carey Rutherford How can you resist a performer named ‘Big Dan and the Country Boogie Band’? to be honest, I know nothing more than that about the musicians, but like Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, I’d want to see them just because of their name. Hopefully Big...