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folk

Really, North America’s ‘world music’

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

It occurs to MUSICAlive! afterwards that we never asked Geraldine Hollet, lead singer for The Once, the significance of the band’s name. Sure, “once” is an adverb meaning “on one occasion”, or “for one time only”; but as a noun it becomes capitalized as their bandname and means “a Newfoundland-based folk-pop trio who have been combining 3-part harmonies and acoustic guitar and keyboards to confound

Mick Flannery’s Ambition: Blues Folk Diversity

Mick Flannery’s Facebook page says that he bridges the gap between folk and blues rock. Well, he doesn’t fit in a box, that’s for sure. Still working as a stone mason, he’s touring all over the world as an artist: Canada this summer; Ireland in September; New Zealand and Australia later this year.

Bruce Cockburn: Some Kind of Ecstasy Still Has a Hold on Him

Bet you’ve never been in a Canadian Standoff before, have you? It’s like a Mexican Standoff, but, more . . . Canadian.

It started out innocently enough: Bruce Cockburn was hanging a plaque in Calgary‘s National Music Centre, as

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

This story is all about creating and supporting your community, musical or whatever it may be.
Jared Clark, founder and enthusiast of the Fireside Music monthly events, held in this city, tells us:
“My Dad started folk clubs in the cities where we lived: being a musician himself, he just wanted to create community around music . . . the most recent one (being) The Inglewood Music Club. So, growing up I was around music a

Cockburn the Bruce, Calgary-Bound

by Carey Rutherford There’s something weird about this. Is it the global state of economic collapse, or our Canadian indirect neglect that we traditionally show for our artistic craftsmen, or is it just an unnoticed glitch in the space/time continuum?… Continue Reading →

There are Fast Moving Mountains in Calgary??? And they play acoustic pop! Sort of . . .

by Carey Rutherford Where the heck have I been? Who the heck cares? Well, I’ve been personally creating a funding program for the University of Calgary’s Teaching English as a Second Language e-Learning certificate for Persons with Disabilities, apparently. Not… Continue Reading →

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