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

Calgary’s FiresideMu...

by Carey Rutherford 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...

Cécile’s Travelogue: Doo-Kingue and the Blues Jul14

Cécile’s Travelogue:...

by Carey Rutherford Okay, okay, okay . . . While I was interviewing Cécile Doo-Kingué after what was apparently a very satisfying opening blues set at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the headliners of that set walked past and wished her well, and they spoke of perhaps connecting in...

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

The Music Festivals ...

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...