The Jerry Cans played a packed house at Ottawa’s 27 Club on Monday.
The Nunavut roots rockers started out with a jig led by violinist Gina Burgess, kicking off a night of fun folk-rock that combined East Coast fiddling with Inuktitut-language lyrics and Inuit throat singing.
Combing through their records while writing their coming-of-age memoir High School, indie pop duo Tegan and Sara stumbled upon old tapes of some of their earliest musical compositions.
Hamilton blues-rocker Terra Lightfoot was the master of ceremonies for a freewheeling evening of top-tier Canadian folk, blues and country on Wednesday.
Lisa Leblanc’s set at the 27 Club was rife with French-language sing-alongs, heavy metal covers, and odes to stolen cars, dive bars, cowboys, and Kraft Dinner.
Juno-winning band The Strumbellas played a delightful set at Bluesfest Sunday evening.
Flute-playing prog-rocker Ian Anderson headlined Bluesfest with a set of classic songs by Jethro Tull.
East coast indie band Hillsburn treated their Ottawa fans to a sold-out show at LIVE! on Elgin on Monday.
East met West on Friday as gregarious folk-rocker Alan Doyle played a packed house in Calgary, Alberta.
Bruce Cockburn’s show at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall on January 23rd was a powerful, politically charged evening of Canadian music.
There was no snow on the ground when the Canadian Pacific Rail Holiday Train pulled into Anderson Station, but that didn’t damper the Christmas spirit.
Last Friday’s concert at Calgary’s Festival Hall was an elaborate affair, as far as Canadian folk shows go.
Last weekend’s Juno Awards established William Prince as a musician to watch.