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Take a listen to Devarrow’s Celtic country stomp ‘Little Road’

Just as American history teems with heroic wild west frontiersmen, hundreds of years from now the books will record that Canadian and North American music was built by hardy alt-folk types who got dumped and headed off into the wilderness with just a guitar, a laptop and a fractured falsetto to record their timeless journey. One such hero is Devarrow – aka New Brunswick raconteur Graham Ereaux – whose heartbreak is unconfirmed, but why else would he have upped laptop for five years and travelled the world, pausing only to record and self-release a 2015 album called ‘The Great Escape’ from a leaking Vancouver apartment one winter?

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Why you need to hear this album: David Myles – ‘Real Love’

While on a late December drive up to Aroostook County to see family, I started scanning the radio dial in hopes of finding some good music or a talk show to keep me company.

I was still a few miles south of the Houlton exit when I heard part of a song that nearly made me drive off the road. The music and static were fighting each other as I pulled over in hopes of finding a spot where I could pull in the distant signal.

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Canadian Blues Master Charlie A’Court announces Australian Tour

Award-winning Canadian artist Charlie A’Court is no stranger to Australian audiences, his 2018 tour will be his eighth visit in seven years, and over that time he’s spread his soulful take on the blues, clear-as-a-bell vocals, and searing guitar work far and wide.

He’s played some of Australia’s top festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, Gympie Music Musterand last year’s Blues on Broadbeach event. He’s supported the likes of UB40 around the country and worked with some outstanding Aussie musos including icon Diesel, who produced his most recent release ‘Come On Over, and Lloyd Spiegel, with whom A’Court co-wrote his latest single ‘Refuse to Fear’.

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Erin Costelo Announces The US Release Of Her Award Winning Album, “Down Below, The Status Quo“ On Compass Records — Embarks On Us Tour With Shannon McNally!

Legendary Nashville label, Compass Records, will release Erin Costelo’s award winning album, Down Below, The Status Quo, in the United States on March 2, 2018. The release will be supported by a US tour in March, through select cities in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, a double bill, with Compass artist Shannon McNally.

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Hello Delaware and Hillsburn to play The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK

We are thrilled to announce 100 sizzling hot artists added to the TGE18 line up today.

Come party with us in Brighton this May and catch the likes of Billy Lockett, BØRNS, Freya Ridings, Gus Dapperton, Hockey Dad, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Lo Moon, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and many more.

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‘Unbelievable’: director Andy Hines on the reaction to his Grammy-nominated video for 1-800-273-8255

When Andy Hines first started making music videos, it was because he wanted to get experience in directing — to have something of his own under his belt. Little did he know it would lead him to a Grammy nomination in the best video category this year for “1-800-273-8255” by Logic, featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara. The title is a reference to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the U.S., and the story follows a black teenager struggling with his sexuality, and thinking about committing suicide.

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Devarrow, Hello Delaware, Hillsburn and Walrus to play Focus Wales 2018

With 200+ live performances, the festival showcases the very best new talent emerging from the nation alongside established names and a selection of exciting international acts.

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Walrus makes first artist announcement for Tallinn Music Week 2018

The tenth edition of the new music and city culture festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW), taking place from 2nd to 8th April in Tallinn, Estonia, has announced the first batch of this year’s line-up. From today single concert tickets are on sale next to the festival passes. TMW 2018 Festival + Conference Pass is available for €175€ until 1st February and Festival Pass for €60 at the TMW online store. TMW 2018 is presented by Telia Estonia.

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Rich Aucoin Announces ‘Hold’ EP, Shares New Song Via Text

Just over three years removed from delivering his Ephemeral full-length, Rich Aucoin has now lifted the curtain on a new four-track EP. Titled Hold, Aucoin’s latest recorded effort arrives March 16. As a taste of what’s to come, the songwriter/producer has…

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Nap Eyes’ ‘Every Time The Feeling’ Is Much Ado About Meaning

There must be some meaning to life if we still have music — it gives form to our existential dread, and sometimes you can dance to it. In just four short years, Nap Eyes have made much ado about meaninglessness with rock ‘n’ roll songs that shake just…

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Neon Dreams to Play Pre-Grammy Showcase

On Thursday, January 25, CIMA will be presenting our Annual Pre-Grammy Showcase entitled Northern Beat, an event designed to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the GRAMMY® Awards and to highlight great Canadian music to key industry and media representatives. This year…

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Ben Caplan to tour the USA in January 2018. Cities include Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York

Ben Caplan to tour the USA in January 2018. Cities include Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York. For the full USA tour schedule please…

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Christina Martin to tour Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France and Switzerland January to April 2018

Christina Martin to tour Germany, Poland, Netherlands, France and Switzerland January to April 2018. For all EU tour dates please…

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Rose Cousins’ ‘Natural Conclusion’ stands as one of 2017’s finest Americana albums

Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Rose Cousins delivered an exquisite album, “Natural Conclusion,” that’s easily one of the most distinguished Americana releases of 2017. The work was released back in February but remains one of the year’s most overlooked works. With…

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The Brood’s set at Nova Scotia Music Week makes UK music blog Gigwise list of best shows by under-the-radar bands for 2017

2017 has been a fantastic year for discovering new talent. The wealth of showcase festivals, regular festivals, and quality live venues mean there’s something to catch every night of the week. And as we wind down, readying ourselves for the annual holiday, there…

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Watch Nova Scotia’s Port Cities in session

Watch Canada’s Port Cities taking on a very stripped back live version of “On The Nights You Stay Home”, filmed in Brighton earlier this year during their appearance at The Great Escape. Comprised of a trio of celebrated Nova Scotian musicians…

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Port Cities returning to the UK, unveil new single titled Back To the Bottom

Canadian band Port Cities are still bathing in the afterglow of November’s Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. In light of such accolades then,…

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