Folk

XX Cover - courtesy Great Big Sea Facebook Page

Great Big Sea Celebrates 20 Years With a Bang

It’s hard for me to be objective in this review. You see, I have been a fan of Great Big Sea (and Celtic music in general) for a very long time. I first saw them perform about 12 years ago. A few...

Martha Wainwright does family proud

Like her brother Rufus, Martha Wainwright can perform in both English and French. Like her brother, she has her own distinct sound and unique style. At her performance Saturday night at the Rio...

Thao Nguyen blends art and activism

Two weeks ago, I had never heard of Thao Nguyen. However, after recently coming her new CD “We The Common” one morning at the radio station, I cannot get enough of her music or her fascinating life....

A last taste of summer with Two Lions and a Lady

The Coppertank stage was transformed into the porch steps of summer last Friday night by the soulful harmonizing of Two Lions and a Lady, a charming new indie-folk-pop trio. Beautiful harmonizing....

Dan Mangan returns to the UK

This week sees the return of Dan Mangan to the British shores. It was only a few months ago when Dan was here spending the warm, British summer nights performing in Glastonbury fields and celebrating...

This Is Franco: sneak preview

This really is Franco.

Musical Dim Sum: A Guide to Small-ish Music Festivals in BC and Washington

I went searching for the small time concert gems with on-site camping and eclectic line-ups with a mix of the familiar and musical surprises. Here are the BC treats I found so load up the microbus an

Vince Vaccaro live performance

Born in Montreal, and raised in Victoria, Vince’s destiny was set at the impressionable age of six after watching Chuck Berry on television. From that moment onward, he knew that one day, he would be...