The Small Glories

The Small Glories – Oct. 11, The Rogue Folk Club, Vancouver

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It’s hard for me to imagine how anyone could not love The Small Glories. Even harder to imagine is seeing them live and not falling head over heels for the powerhouse/high-energy duo that is Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards. The musicianship, the songs, the stage banter, and most of all, the sound of their two voices together is undeniably entertaining. …

Suzie Vinnick – May 17 at the Anza Club, Vancouver

Suzie Vinnick – May 17 at the Anza Club, Vancouver

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If the world was fair and just Suzie Vinnick would not be a “Canadian treasure.” She would not be known for winning the Canadian Maple Blues Award ten times, or for receiving dozens of other Canadian music nominations and awards. Nor would she be someone’s favorite “female” roots and blues artist. No, if the world were fair and just, Suzie …

Donovan Woods

Donovan Woods – March 28 at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver

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Only once in my life did I vote for a U.S. president that won. Not once have I ever voted for any record to win “best something” and seen that album win. Until this year. The album in question was Both Ways by the now Juno-winning Donovan Woods, so seeing him in concert performing (mostly) songs from that album was …

Sunday night at the Dawson City Music Festival

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“It’s like a party.” – Annat Kennet, my traveling companion “It IS a party!” – Me People who live in almost total darkness for three quarters of the year don’t need much of a reason to have a good time in the middle of the summer – when it doesn’t get dark until around 3:00 a.m., but the Dawson City …

Neko Case headlines Friday night at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Photo by Deborah Holland.

Dispatches from the Vancouver Folk Music Festival – Day 1 (Friday)

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Is there a more beautiful setting for a festival than Jericho Beach in Vancouver? From the comments of every performer who gets up on the main stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, I think not. It’s got water, beaches, mountains, trees, wooden pedestrian bridges over ponds, blue sky, puffy white clouds, a shimmering downtown in the distance, spectacular sunsets, …