A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a renowned master storyteller in
The daughter of a diplomat and a classically trained violinist, Kathleen Edwards grew up in countries like South Korea and
From a big family in Newmarket, Ontario, Hannah Georgas decided to move out to BC on her own at the
Cold Specks is the name of a band led by Al Spx, the pseudonym of a very talented gal from
Formed in West African refugee camps, the Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the
Fans have been waiting patiently for new music from the always provocative, multi-platinum, Grammy-Award winning, Natalie Maines. And now, after
Laetitia Zonzambé-YAGNIMÉ uses her gifted and colourful voice to express universal human emotions. "There are no borders for those feelings,"
She began her musical education as a classically-trained harpist at the young age of 8, but switched her focus to
This Toronto-based country-folk / indie-rock collective's special brand of Americana-influenced sound and peerless on stage chemistry has earned them prominence
Here’s a life and style pairing that has pundits making comparisons to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, and Johnny &
After spending nearly two decades as singer and fiddle player for the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass-folk hybrid (and family) band Nickel
Before there was Martha, before Rufus hit the scene, Loudon Wainwright III was the guy in the spotlight at festivals,
For more than five generations, the Vega family, natives of Boca de San Miguel in the Municipality of Tlacotalpan, Mexico,
In 2012, critically acclaimed Australian folk-pop darlings, Tinpan Orange released Over the Sun, an album singer-songwriter Emily Lubitz refers to
Stringband was the little Canadian folk band that could. Over forty years ago they pioneered do-it-yourself- recording and touring and
Two-time Juno winning banjo-player Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His curiosity started early
She’s been called “an enigma.” She can be unwavering, yet delicate; powerful, yielding, gentle and fierce. MC, singer, musician, poet,
Moira Smiley & VOCO is a visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power and physicality of
Stefano Saletti and Piccola Banda Ikona brings together some of the most important musicians of Italian world music to play
He’s been described as poetic, literate and “spacious”. Toronto’s NOW Magazine says, "For anyone following the folk/roots scene in Toronto,
Coming from a thousand miles and a border apart, Pharis and Jason Romero met in 2007 at an old-time fiddle
Martha Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk, and her deep
Phildel is a compound name - made up of her two parents’ names: Philip and Della. Her father is Chinese
While Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton may have grown up in Los Angeles, his deep southern Creole roots shape his music.
Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Montreal’s best-kept Hip-hop secret, Nomadic Massive, makes itself heard across borders and
Who can forget the 2009 festival performances of the group Umalali, the women who brought us the mesmerizing music and
Humourous and Apocalyptic, Human and Otherworldly. That’s about as good a description as any for the four lads, none of
Mamselle spent her childhood years singing in church choirs, following that by learning formal operatic techniques, two years of jazz
If you think you can’t be blown away by a cello – banjo duo playing old time music, have another
Credited as the originators of “Gyp-Hop” (Gaelic gypsy hip-hop), the Latchikos blend together a raw mix of virtuoso violin, spoken
Kobo Town takes the intricate wordplay of classic Caribbean music and runs it through a 21st Century filter. In the
This multi-talented, 24 year-old Victoria, BC native not only has a thriving musical career in the spotlight, doing his own
Independent and unconventional, guitarist Kaki King has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself.” She is a
Even considering her young age, at 22 Mo Kenney is far from being a novice songwriter. Her writing began in
With powerful instrumentals and beautifully arranged songs, skillfully executed and soulfully delivered, The Alan Kelly Gang sits firmly at the
Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band is a group led by Trinidadian poet, novelist and lecturer Anthony Joseph. Joseph moved
“Gorgeous, sunstruck, acoustic soul”* – here’s Reid Jamieson. He was born and raised in Toronto, but now calls the west
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25-year-old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. She left home at
One of New York’s most original bands, Hazmat Modine delivers a rustic and delirious blend of blues, reggae, klezmer, country
Since he first emerged from Toronto’s burgeoning alternative scene in 1995 with the now iconic, “Everything I Long For”, Hayden
Hanggai, from the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, is a crossover band that blends traditional music and rock.
Traditional Danish dance melodies get a new lease on life when melded with a vibrant mix of salsa, jazz and
Take Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, add a guitar c/o of Jeff Tweedy, add one cat pun and some
Brought together by a unified sense of purpose – the spirit of the five souls of Elephant Revival, working in
Scotland-born Maria Dunn has been described as "an arrestingly powerful singer-songwriter who writes great historical and social commentary." Her music
The Raghu Dixit Project, led by former Bharatnatyam dancer Raghu Dixit, performs a potent mix of folk, blues, rock, Sufi,
You will not be able to resist Joaquin Diaz. His light-fingered accordion playing and his infectious vocals drenched in Latin
This four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble has built an adoring audience for their musical fusion of Romani, Greek, Slavic
It all started as a live collaboration in 2006 at CelticFest Vancouver, when Dugg Simpson (our own esteemed former AD)
Boston-based Debo Band takes traditional and popular Ethiopian sounds to a astonishing new place – a party place where funk,
A humble and soft-spoken musician, Chaisson began performing publically during primary school in a family Celtic ensemble before embracing his
For over a decade now, The Cat Empire have carved themselves out a unique place in music – as a
It has been said of Jason Burnstick that “his voice and guitar together will remind you that you have a
Building their sound on the foundations of blues and American roots music, David Lamb and MorganEve Swan of Brown Bird
The Mayor of Opelousas, Louisiana (the Zydeco Capital of the World) calls Jeffery Broussard "one of the greatest accordion players
Led by the legendary, literate Celtic troubadour Mike Scott, The Waterboys began marrying Celtic themes to rock ‘n’ roll 30
Actual brothers Alex (banjo, vocals) and Ben (guitar, vocals) Morrison hail from a household that was hangout for local San
Briga, aka Brigitte Dajczer’s music reflects a fully-embraced, multi-faceted identity: her father is Polish and her mother is Québecois, she
African-Canadian/Cherokee singer Dalannah Gail Bowen has been making music for forty years on the Canadian blues, rock and soul scene.
Bon Débarras (in English: “good riddance” and also “good storage”) is a trio of brilliant young Montréal multi-instrumentalists who play
What began as an experimental bluegrass side-project by three members of The Decemberists, Jenny Conlee (vocals, accordion), Nate Query (bass,