Caught In The Act

Here are some glimpses of life on stage and on the road
for some of JMI's artists, past and present.
JMI's The Young'uns discovering one of the perks of touring in Canada – lovely backdrops.
Here they are performing at the 2016 Canmore Folk Festival.
Young'uns at the Canmore Folk Festival

JMI's Oysterband, Moulettes and The Young'Uns took part in a workshop at the 2016
Calgary Folk Festival called, The British Are Coming! They managed to corral everyone long enough to get this great photo. That's a pile of talent.

Oysterband, Moulettes, The Young'uns

Coig's Darren McMullen and Rachel Davis recently auditioned a new vocalist
while performing at Dollywood in Tennessee.
No word yet as to whether she will be joining the band.

April 17, 2016

JMI's Shane Howard played the massive Port Fairy festival in Australia this month (March, 2016.)
Here he is with a few friends; Steve Earle, Mary Black and festival director, Jamie McKew.


The Day Mick Came to Town

It's hard to believe that twelve years have passed since we booked a Canadian tour for former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, but it was August of 2003. Mick was great, easy going and fun to hang out with for the four days he was here in Charlottetown, PEI. He even posed for some photos with my kids, who went a rehearsal at Myron's Cabaret, where the show would eventually take place.

In more recent times, Mick has been back on the road with his old band mates, Keith and that other Mick guy.

Live performance photos courtesy of Peter Richard of The Buzz.

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June Tabor & Oysterband swept the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Lowry, Salford, UK, 8th Feb 2012.
June Tabor took Folk Singer of the Year, and shared three others, Best Album, Best Group
and Best Traditional Track with the Oysters.

JMI attended the Womex and Globenhagen conferences in Denmark
in late 2011. Here are some photos from around the conference.

Womex showcase

Danish National Radio prepares to interview Bob Jensen

Denmark's booth at the conference

Dinner in Copenhagen

Only in Denmark - Ministry of Sex?

One of the many world music artists who were wondering around the conference site

The wonderful trad group, Jensen & Bugge

Karen Makupa performs in the freetown of Christiania

Big hair seems to be in this year in Denmark

JMI workshop on Touring In Canada

Danish Folk Music Awards party

Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker with "Bear" and Rodney Crowell
having a meal in the performers' tent
at the Red Ants Pants Festival
in Montana in August, 2011.


JMI at Stanfest in 2011
JMI was well represented at this year's Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia.
Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Ashelin on a session stage

David Francey, Gabriel Yacoub, Ron Hynes, David Woodhead and James Keelaghan

Ashelin on the mainstage

Caladh Nua's mainstage performance

Caladh Nua and Beoga, together on stage

Shooglenifty on the Hillside Stage

James Keelaghan & Hans Theessink

Caladh Nua, Ashelin, Gabriel, James, Hans and The Spinney Brothers

Gabriel on the mainstage

James and David from the wings

Canberra's National Folk Folk Festival took place in the Easter Long Weekend
and JMI was there, scouting Australian talent for package tour for 2012.

Shane Howard on stage

Bush band, Wongawilli

Festival buskers

Bob Jensen with legenday Australian
folk-rocker, Shane Howard

19 year-old Richard Perso

Road sign near Canberra

Bob Jensen with Australian agent, Jim MacQuarrie

Huntsman spider on the curtains

Wild Koala

Roos on Wilson's Promontory


James Keelaghan was back for yet another Tønder Festival
in August of 2009. Here are some photos from around the site.

Songwriters in the round, mainstage

Back stage with Hans Theessink,
Sara Lee Guthrie & friends

Sideman and trusted compadre, Oscar Lopez

James performing at the post festival party

With Dick Gaughan and friends at the party

JMI's Hans Theessink on stage with Arlo Guthrie

Post festival jam with Cathy Jordon, Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger & Co.

Jerry Jeff Walker was the headliner at this year's Stan Rogers Folk Festival
in Canso, Nova Scotia, and another JMI artist, Alpha Yaya Diallo
was also on hand. It was the first time Jerry Jeff had ever performed east of Quebec.

Alpha Yaya Diallo on a session stage

JP Cormier, Jerry Jeff, Kathleen Edwards,
and Old Man Luedecke in the green room

Alpha on the main stage

Ron Hynes, Rick Emmett (of Triumph fame),
Valdy and Jerry Jeff

Jerry Jeff, Ron Hynes and Bob Jensen

performing at Folk Under The Clock
in Peterborough, Ontario, spring of 2010.
Promoter Mike Barker described Oysterband as
"one of the best live acts on the planet."
(Photos by Mike Barker)


Irish Music Cruise with Archie Fisher

Tied up in Grand Turk

Archie in Aruba

Archie performing a concert aboard the Noordam

Poncho & Lefty
"I will ride the wee horse, till I ride home to you."

Beautiful Willemstad - Archie was anxious to see
Curacao again. The last time he had been in Willemstad
was when he was 15 years old, in the merchant navy.

Gassing up in Bonaire

Afternoon song session with
Kevin Evans and Matt & Shannon Heaton

Pink flamingos in Curacao

Archie & Bob Jensen

Asking for directions along the way

Two fine horsemen, Dominican Republic

Dinner on the Dam - left to right, Hamish Burgess,
Jennifer, Archie, Bob Jensen and Hanneke Cassel

In the rain forest, Limon Falls


JMI has had the great pleasure of booking American folk icon Pete Seeger. Many friends of JMI, including Guy Davis, Bruce Cockburn, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Tom Chapin, Martha Wainwright and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger were on hand in New York to help Mr. Seeger celebrate his 90th birthday at Madison Square Gardens. The Clearwater Concert, which featured some 50 artists, was recorded for a television special, release date TBA.

Guy Davis performs with Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris,
Dar Williams and Larry Long
(Photo by Thom Wolke)

Bruce Cockburn and Ani DiFranco
perform Which Side Are You On

Guy Davis in rehearsal with Steve Earle
for the Clearwater Concert
(Photo by Thom Wolke)

Guy Davis rehearsing with Bruce Cockburn,
Dar Williams and Larry Long

(Photo by Thom Wolke)

Bruce Springsteen gave a moving speech
about Pete Seeger, before singing Tom Joad

Bob Jensen, Guy Davis and Emily Jensen
at Madison Square Gardens before the show

Kris Kristofferson and Ani DiFranco sing
There's a Hole in My bucket

Joan Baez sings Where Have all the Flowers Gone

Long time friend and musical collaborator Arlo Guthrie

Guy Davis and Steve Earle on stage

Guy Davis with Taj Mahal at rehearsal
(Photo by Thom Wolke)

Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Tomo Morello, Joan Baez, Dave Matthews, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Pete Seeger during the finale

Steve Earle with Pete during the finale

Borderlanders Performing in
Cochrane, Alberta on 2009 Tour

Photos courtesy of the Cochrane Valley Folk Club
© 2009 - Brian FitzGerald

Pete Seeger with unidentified sideman
at the inauguration of Barack Obama

The Seeger Family Shows at Hugh's Room in Toronto, July 2008

Cameraman Matthew Howard
with CBC Radio's Stuart MacLean

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Pete Seeger & Guy Davis

JMI's Bob Jensen, Guy Davis & Pete Seeger

Sylvia Tyson joins Pete Seeger in
If I had a Hammer

Music mogul & Rolling Stones business manager, Michael Cohl

Bob Jensen, Willie Jensen and Gordon Lightfoot

Tao & Pete

Guy Davis with Pete Seeger and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

(photos by Thom Wolke)

John Wort Hannam with Guy Clark

Big Bill Morganfield with
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards
2007 Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Ray Bonneville & John Gorka

Ray Bonneville & Ron Hynes

2006 JMI Showcase in Charlottetown

Cynthia Dunsford and Ray Bonneville

Haugaard & Høirup with Karen & Helene

Karen & Helene

April Verch

2005 JMI Showcase in Montreal

Chuck Brodsky

The Strawbs

Guy Davis

Ray Bonneville

Juan Martín

The Cottars

Kate & Anna with Emmy Lou Harris
after accepting their ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award

The Cottars in Japan with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
© 2004 Kevin Canning
Embassy of Canada, Tokyo

The Cottars' Roseanne MacKenzie and Fiona MacGillivray with Paddy Maloney of The Chieftains during the taping of
"The Chieftains in Canada"

Cottars performing on Parliament Hill
at Canada Day celebrations

Alison Brown & J.P. Cormier at Stanfest

Strawbs founder Dave Cousins & Alison Brown (with Daughter Hannah)
at Stanfest, July 2003

Dave Cousins (seated) and long time friend, legendary Tommy Makem

Alison Brown and Garry West (her husband and ABQ bassist) with Bela Fleck at the Grammys (where they won for "Best Country Instrumental")

Alison Brown with bluegrass legend
Doc Watson

James Keelaghan performing at The Cabbage Patch in London, England


James Keelaghan Heading West in April (March 19, 2017)

Goitse Western Dates in March (February 22, 2017)

Quartette has Two Northern Ontario Shows in February (February 15, 2017)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Part of Official State Visit to the Kingdom of Sweden (February 13, 2017)

Two Major Award Nominations for Ten Strings And A Goat Skin (February 11, 2017)

Three New Central and Western Canada Tours from JMI! (January 25, 2017)

Quartette Christmas to Tour Atlantic Canada in 2017 (January 23, 2017)

Ray Bonneville to Tour Central and Western Canada in 2018 (December 20, 2016)

Triple Grammy Award Nominee Claire Lynch to Tour Central Canada Next Fall (December 14, 2016)

Grammy Nomination for JMI's Claire Lynch (December 6, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Awarded Album of The Year With Penguin Eggs Magazine (December 5, 2016)

Quartette Christmas Set to Tour Ontario and Western Canada (October 30, 2016)

Coig Christmas to Tour the Maritimes (October 22, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Headed West in November (October 15, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin – Flying On Top Of The World (October 14, 2016)

JMI Signs Denmark's Jonah Blacksmith (October 3, 2016)

James Keelaghan in Alberta & BC in October (September 25, 2016)

Guy Davis Returns to Western Canada in October (September 24, 2016)

Black Umfolosi to Tour Canada in February 2018 (September 24, 2016)

Three Fantastic New Tours! (August 26, 2016)

Strawbs to Tour Central and Eastern Canada in the Fall (August 15, 2016)

Black Umfolosi Coming to Alberta and BC (July 22, 2016)

Young'uns Are Headed to Canada (July 13, 2016)

CBC's Tom Power Picks Moulettes as Best Act at Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 12, 2016)

Vishtèn has Busy Summer in Canada and America (July 9, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin’s New Video Pays Homage to the Worker (July 9, 2016)

Skipper's Alley to Make Canadian Debut (June 28, 2016)

Claire Lynch En Route to the Maritimes (June 22, 2016)

Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin Cover Sylvia Tyson (June 22, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Have Busy Summer (June 22, 2016)

The British Are Coming! (June 22, 2016)

Còig to Spend most of July in Ontario (June 13, 2016)

Award Winning Music Executive Bernie Finkelstein Joins Tablerock Media Board of Directors (June 9, 2016)

Oysterband Coming to Canada in July (June 9, 2016)

Dublin's Irish Music Magazine Gives High Praise to Goitse (June 7, 2016)

Moulettes to Tour Canada in June (June 6, 2016)

Celtic Guitar Hero Tony McManus to tour Western Canada in October, 2017 (May 18, 2016)

Vishtèn to Tour Atlantic Canada in 2018 (May 2, 2016)

See News page for more JMI news.