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Tri-Continental

There are no musical boundaries in this one-of-a-kind global roots / blues / folk / world music mélange. Since their first Canadian tour in 2000, Tri-Continental has been built on artistic respect and a deep passion for and knowledge of the blues. Bill Bourne, Lester Quitzau and Madagascar Slim present a truly unique and critically acclaimed sound that is soulful …

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Lindsay Beaver

When blues-rocking, soul-singing drummer, songwriter and bandleader Lindsay Beaver takes the stage, she makes an immediate and unforgettable impression. Standing front and center at her kit, singing every song from the depths of her soul, she delivers blues, R&B and old school rock ‘n’ roll with punk rock energy, and sings with a voice brimming with attitude and soulfulness. She …

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Tony Furtado

Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the ?air of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail …

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Scott Sharrard

Best known as lead guitarist and bandleader for the late Gregg Allman. But his personal artistic journey – which includes singing, songwriting, producing and arranging – began long before he first teamed up with the rock icon. Sharrard’s travels to the heart of the American South began in the Upper Midwest. He was born in Michigan on December 28, 1976 – …

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Skerryvore

Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, …

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Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey has music in his soul. His multi-facetted career is testament to his talent as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is an icon of British folk music and has performed as a member of bands, Dando Shaft , Whippersnapper and Uiscedwr and in duos with folk fiddlers Dave Swarbrick,  Joe Broughton and Chris Leslie. However, it is as …

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Chilliwack

Rising out of the ashes of psychedelia in 1969, Canada’s legendary Chilliwack released 12 albums over a 15 year period producing numerous Canadian and international hits including “Lonesome Mary”, “Fly At Night”, & “California Girl” in the 70’s; and “My Girl (gone gone gone)”, “Whatcha Gonna Do” in the 80’s. All this work led to fifteen gold and platinum certifications, …

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Lula Wiles

What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying …

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Kalabante

Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin.  Yamoussa’s long term dream was the founding of a school of circus arts, and direct his own multidisciplinary company specializing in the African arts. Based in Montreal Quebec, Yamoussa Bangoura, artistic director of the company, works to pass on and share his values and passions …

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John York

JOHN YORK is a singer, composer, guitarist, and former member of the Byrds. He also played with the Sir Douglas Quintet (with Dr. John,) The Mamas and The Papas, Johnny Rivers, Lightning Hopkins, Gene Clark, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Nicky Hopkins, David Carradine and Barry McGuire. “John York is an authentic example of how one musician can carry a legacy of spirit, …

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Sam Lewis

Sam Lewis has collaborated with everyone from Leon Russell to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him “a modern day Townes Van Zandt”.  He often labels with some form of the word “soulful” (some comparing his voice to molasses). Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many genres, however, he has discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for; the place …

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Blue Moon Marquee

Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose foothills of Alberta. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea ,British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as …

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B.C. World Music Collective

Adonis Puentes, Celso Machado, Tonye Aganaba, Kurai Blessing, JP Carter, Locarno (Tom Landa, Pedro Mota, Robin Layne, Liam MacDonald, Nick La Riviere, Kalissa Landa, JeanSe LeDoujet) and First Nations (St?:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux Territories) rapper, Ostwelve The project first began in the summer of 2015, when the artists were asked to come together to perform at the Vancouver Island Music Festival. After an …

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Lúnasa

Lúnasa is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental band of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle, performing over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall …

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Corb Lund

Hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada, and with a family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Embracing his Western heritage through his music, Lund has been known to touch on a range of cowboy themes past and present – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities …