Lisa Koop puts the heart in Heartwood

Owen Sound is a small city with a population of about 22 000. During the day, that population swells as the people of Grey Bruce...

Music Saves, According to Steve Vipond

I’m a music lover. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. I’m constantly catching live shows, donning headphones for hours a day, reading...

Carmanah to add some West Coast Flavour to the Fresh Coast

Laura Mina Mitic and her bandmates from Carmanah are in real good company. The 5-piece Vancouver Island-based group took to the studio...

Growing Up a Summerfolk Kid

My son holds a Summerfolk record (I’m pretty sure anyway) as the youngest person to have ever attended the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival at...

There are many reasons to go to Summerfolk44: Youth Discoveries is one of them

There are many reasons I go to Summerfolk. Sure, there are the exciting headliners, and the seasoned folk outfits; there’s the social aspect, and the...

Legendary Bobby Dean Blackburn brings the blues to Harbour Nights

When you're trying to introduce someone as legendary as Bobby Dean Blackburn, it's hard to know where to start. Do I begin with his storied...

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