Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Canadian Folk Music Award honorees

"Rail yard labourer-turned-musician David Francey wins big at Canadian Folk Music Awards" -- The Canadian Press

"2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards recipients announced"

Rolling out the best of 2016

Mike Regenstreif's "Top 16 for 2016"

Friday, November 18, 2016

The writing here is extraordinary

"Obituary: Leonard Cohen died on November 7th" -- The Economist

It begins: "HE HAD little to bring, Leonard Cohen said. He worked with what he’d got. Simple chords on his guitar, which he wished he could play better. A finger or two on a keyboard. His “golden voice”, a wry joke (for yes, he often joked, when he could raise his brooding eyes out of his despair). He was a singer in the lesser choirs, ordained to raise his voice so high and no higher; though certainly low and, after decades of Marlboro Lights, yet lower..." 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Do get and read Garnet Rogers' book

"Folk Great Garnet Roger's Special Book Release Concert Tour Plays Phoenicia on Friday 11/18/2016"

About 50 pages in to "Night Drive:Travels With My Brother" and it's a hoot. Dry, deprecating and informative.

"Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be folksingers" would be the appropriate musical accompaniment.