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September 18, 2017

Guy Davis to Tour Canada in October/November

JMI's blues troubadour, Guy Davis, will return to Canada in November for a solo tour that will take him from Quebec to Alberta. Guy will be returning to some old haunts and also playing a few new venues. Here is where you can catch him.

Guy Davis
Oct 30 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room Live
Nov 01 Kitchener ON Registry Theatre
Nov 02 London ON The Aeolian
Nov 04 Gravenhurst ON Peter’s Place
Nov 05 Midland ON Midland Cultural Centre
Nov 06 Saskatoon SK The Bassment
Nov 07 Kamsack SK Kamsack Playhouse
Nov 09 Sherwood Park AB Festival Place
Nov 10 Red Deer AB Elk’s Lodge

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September 13, 2017

Claire Lynch Returning to Maritimes in October

Claire Lynch

Compass Records recording artist Claire Lynch will return to the Maritime provinces in October (2017). A lot has happened since her last east coast tour, most of which was sold out. She released North by South, a collection of all Canadians songs, which earned her third Grammy nomination, and she has performed hundreds of shows around North America in the two years since her last foray into the region. Based out of Nashville, Claire is one of America's most respected bluegrass artists.



Here's where you can catch her next month:

Oct 06 Chester NS Chester Playhouse
Oct 07 Rogersville NB Rogersville Bluegrass Site
Oct 10 Pictou NS Decoste Centre
Oct 11 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Cafe
Oct 12 Summerside PE Harbourfront Theatre
Oct 13 Saint John NB Imperial Theatre
Oct 14 Lunenburg NS Lunenburg Opera House
Oct 15 Riverview NB Riverview Arts Centre

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July 26, 2017

Two JMI Artists Included in the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time

Tony McManus and Martin Simpson
Tony McManus and Martin Simpson

 

Tony McManus and Martin Simpson

Tony McManus and Martin Simpson are known as two of the finest guitarists in the world. The prestigious Guitar Player Magazine recently compiled a list of the top fifty acoustic guitarists of all time and they both made the cut. Tony emailed us to say that he was "tucked in" between John McLaughlin and Joni Mitchell in the alphabetical list. Considering luminaries such as Segovia, Robert Johnson and Tommy Emmanuel are included, Martin and Tony are in some pretty exclusive company. The guys are long time friends, and have also performed together, as you can see in this video.

Over the years JMI has also represented other guitarists such as Bruce Cockburn, Juan Martin and JP Cormier, Luther Johnson of Muddy Waters fame and Alison Brown, who is the top-ranked female banjo player in the world. Fiddlers? We've know a few, from Frankie Gavin to Richard Wood and April Verch. Truth is, we have worked with far too many great players over the past two decades to mention them all, but we do search far and wide to find the very finest musicians in the world. Congrats to Tony and Martin – they both deserve to be on that list.

World renowned JMI instrumentalist artists

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July 25, 2017

JMI Signs England's The Transports

Featuring Five of England's Top Folk Artists

The Transports

★★★★★ "Stunning….truly a transport of delight"
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian, London, UK

JMI is very excited to announce our most recent signing, England's The Transports. This 100 minute show gathers the cream of the English folk scene for the very moving story of poor Brits being exiled to Canada and Australia in the 18th Century. The multi-artist cast features The Young'Uns, Nancy Kerr, Faustus, Greg Russel and Rachael McShane of Bellowhead. Storyteller Matthew Crampton narrates the tale that links Peter Bellamy's famous set of folk ballads. With parallels to today's refugee crisis, and local flavour for each venue, The Transports blends insight with entertainment, plus a tour-de-force of harmony singing.

The TransportsScene from The Transports

For Folk Festivals, in addition to The Transports' performance, they can also have one performance from each of the cast, so that booking this act is really like booking six of England's very finest folk and roots artists, all of which would make a great addition to any folk festival. Not only is this perfect for folk festivals, it is also very economical and expedient. One contract and one fee, and there are six names on the festival poster!

★★★★ "an ensemble success…
ten voices uniting in magnificently lusty, rousing chorus"
Rob Adams, The Herald

Watch this promotional video on YouTube

The Transports

The Transports will be available to tour folk festivals from July 13th through 29th of 2018. We will also be announcing a theatre tour soon. The great majority of gigs for The Transports take place in theatres, and the show has received four star reviews from both the The Guardian and The Herald in England. This tour comes with its own tech and professional marketing tools. You can read about the performance here. The Transports is also available for schools.

The entire Transports show is being performed to 35,000 people at the Shrewsbury Festival in England on Saturday, 26th August 2017 at 2:45pm GMT, and you can watch!

The performance will be live-streamed here. Follow the links on the website to the live stream from Main Stage (Stage 1). The links will appear closer to the festival date. It will start at the above time.

Press Reviews

★★★★★ "Stunning….truly a transport of delight"
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

★★★★ "an ensemble success….ten voices uniting in magnificently lusty, rousing chorus"
Rob Adams, The Herald

"Truly stunning ensemble singing and individual instrumental virtuosity"
Chris Kenny, Songlines

"Superb…the best piece of work I have seen in a very long time"
John Tams, Actor and Recording Artist

"The Transports is truly magnificent"
Ian Croft, RnR Magazine

"Outstanding"
Nigel Schofield, Living Tradition

"Thought provoking, beautifully performed, hopeful, educational, inspirational - a triumph"
Natalya Catton Wilson, EDS Magazine

"One of the best stage performances in a very long time"
Alex Gallagher, Folk Radio UK

"Moving and compelling"
Keith Savage, Arts Beat

Guardian preview piece and review:

Live Review

Preview Piece

Later in 2017, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting the full show from the BBC Radio Theatre in
London. Tickets were snapped up in two days.

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July 17, 2017

Sylvia Tyson and Cowboy Junkies to Headline
Kingsville Music Festival

Sylvia Tyson

JMI's Sylvia Tyson will headline this year's Kingsville Music Festival(August 13-17) with The Cowboy Junkies. Also on the bill are Harry Manx, JP Cormier, Dave Gunning, Steve Poltz and many others. Sylvia's mainstage performance will take place on Friday night. On Thursday, August 10th, Sylvia will also appear with her band at the Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre. Fans can expect songs spanning the legendary singer-songwriter's fifty-plus year career.

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June 29, 2017

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin to Headline
Mammoth Canada Day Show in Thunder Bay

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Thunder Bay is having a party on July 1st, and 20,000 guests will be along to celebrate. Headlining this event will be PEI's Ten Strings And A Goat Skin.

"We are excited to have added this extremely gifted act to Canada Day this year," said Ash Young, Cultural Development & Events Supervisor.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has been overwhelmed with the numerous accolades they have received for its new album, Auprès du Poêle, over the last several months including, award nominations for a Juno, two ECMA's, four Canadian Folk Music Award's, and six PEI Music Award's. The album was named Album of the Year by the prestigious Canadian Folk Music magazine Penguin Eggs. In addition the group has been singled out for an Album of The Year nomination from Folk Alliance International.

"We hope people will be ready to dance with us on Canada Day. 150 years is a big deal! And we're so stoked to somehow be a part of this memorable day," said Jessie Periard of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin. "Canada Day is always a fun time for partying and we're excited to celebrate with the people of Thunder Bay. This will be our very first time there, so we're going to do our best to leave a lasting impression!".

The PEI based band will barely have time to catch their breath this summer, with a dizzying touring schedule. Here's where you can catch them in the coming months.

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June 27, 2017

JMI signs Austin's The Band of Heathens

Band of Heathens

JMI is very excited about our latest signing. Austin's The Band of Heathens have been chasing pavement across America and Europe for the past decade, but they have not yet taken their rootsy folk-rock sound to Canada. The term "Americana" was practically invented to describe The Band of Heathens' approach to writing and performing. They have a sound that will remind some of The Band and a live groove that has the same kind of feel as bands like the Grateful Dead and The Stones. Rich and catchy guitar licks reminiscent of Chuck Berry and Keith Richards mixed with raw alley-cat harmonies and instantly singable songs – that is The Band of Heathens.

This band is already well established on the US concert and festival circuit. We plan to make that happen in Canada.

Listen here to the full sound of The Band of Heathens as they perform at Austin City Limits, and here, as they perform a more stripped down song, the wrenching The Hanging Tree.

The Band of Heathens will make their first foray into Canada on the festival circuit in the summer of 2018. This is a band that can play a mainstage late a night. Listen to their brand new CD, Duende, here on Spotify.

See more information on JMI tours, signings and CD releases on this news page.

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June 26, 2017

Claire Lynch US and Canadian Summer Dates

Claire Lynch

We are currently working on three Claire Lynch tours in eastern, central and western Canada, but Claire will also be in the country in August. One of the most respected bluegrass artists in America and a great songwriter, here is where you can catch her over the summer months.

Jul 06 Fairfax VA Fairfax Government Centre
Jul 07 Richmond VA The Tin Pan
Jul 08 Charlottesville VA The Front Porch
Jul 09 Woodbridge VA Private Event
Jul 28/29 Stevenson WA Columbia George Bluegrass Festival
Jul 30 Boise ID Private Event
Aug 01-05 Nashville TN Nashcamp
Aug 18-19 Salmon Arm BC Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
Aug 20-27 Sorrento BC Nimble Fingers Workshops
Sep 05 Sisters OR Sisters Americana Song Academy
Sep 08-10 Sisters OR Sisters Song Festival
Sep 13-14 Winkfield KS Walnut Valley Festival
Sep 16 Glenmont OH Mohican Bluegrass Festival
Oct 06 Maritime Tour starts   To be announced

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June 26, 2017

Guy Davis to Tour Western Canada with Fabrizio Poggi in 2018

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi

Few blues artists have performed in Canada more than Guy Davis. We estimate that over the past twenty years we have booked over 700 shows for Guy in all ten provinces and two territories, almost exclusively in theatres and at festivals. He returns for a show that will be completely new to western Canada in the fall of 2018, as he will be packing along one of the greatest blues harmonica players in the world, Fabrizio Poggi of Italy. The tour will take place across western Canada October 11th through 21st, 2018.

Guy Davis - Sonny & Terry<s Last Train

Guy's most recent recording is a tribute to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee called Sonny & Brownie's Last Train and prominently features Poggi on each track. The record has been getting fantastic reviews and is charting well all over the world. You can listen to it in its entirety here, on Spotify. This is Guy Davis proving once again that when it comes to acoustic blues, he is the real deal; Sonny & Brownie were probably the most lauded and influential acoustic blues duo of all time, and Davis is keeping their names and tradition alive long after each them boarded that last train.

This is a short tour so we are expecting the dates to go quickly. Guy Davis tours virtually non-stop around the world, and it is getting more difficult to find time frames when we can get him up to Canada. This will be a brand new show to western fans of Guy Davis.

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June 20, 2017

Moulettes Summer Dates

Moulettes

Moulettes put in a long summer tour last year and will be back in the fall for a national tour as well. They have also found some time to come to Canada this summer. One of the most interesting young bands out of England, they do not easily lend themselves to any one style, as you can see from this video. Here is where you can catch them both here, and over seas over the next couple of months.

Jul 01 Hull UK Freedom Festival
Jul 05 Lublin Poland Different Sounds Festival
Jul 08 London UK London Southbank Centre
Jul 15 LLangybi UK LLangybiHogFest
Jul 28 stephen Park UK CloudSpotting
Aug 11-13 Robson Valley BC Robson Valley Music Festival
Aug 18-20 Owen Sound ON Summerfolk
Aug 24-27 Northhamptonshire UK Shambala Festival

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June 20, 2017

Young'Uns Canadian and Overseas Summer Dates

The YoungUns

England's award-winning Young'Uns are coming back to Canada this summer, twice. First they will pop in for some east coast dates in early July before heading up to Mariposa, and then they'll be back in August for a full week of workshops and performing with the Goderich Celtic Festival. Great harmonies, fantastic songwriting and hilarious banter – catch them if you can. Here is where they will be this summer.

Jun 23 Glastonbury UK Glastonbury Festival (sold out)
Jun 28 Margaretsville NS Evergreen Theatre
Jun 30-Jul 02 Canso NS Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Jul 03 Victoria PE Victoria Playhouse
Jul 04-15 Pictou NS Decoste Centre
Jul 0709 Orillia ON Mariposa Folk Festival
Aug 11-13 Goderich ON Goderich Celtic Festival
Aug 19 Little Glemham UK Folkeast Festival
Aug 27 Shrewsbury UK Dukes Theatre

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June 20, 2017

England's "Best Folk Group" to Tour Eastern Canada

Young'uns

The Young'Uns have played just about every major folk festival in the UK, Europe and Australia, and they hit a few Canadian ones last summer as well, selling hundreds of CDs at each event. They are funny, they are political, they're great writers, and boy, can these guys sing. They are also Winners of the BBC2 Folk Awards, Best Group two years in a row. The guys will hit several Maritime markets this summer, including Stanfest, Margaretsville, Pictou and Victoria, PEI before moving on to Mariposa and Goderich. Watch for them to tour Atlantic Canada October of 2018, commencing on the 5th and then moving across Quebec and Ontario.

Watch the Young'Uns performing on YouTube.

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June 19, 2017

Black Umfolosi Touring Canada in July

Black Umfolosi

Arguably the best a cappella group from the African continent, Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi will be back in Canada in July (and then again next March). Beautiful harmonies, non-stop dancing and a gentleness that endears them to everyone, you really want to catch these guys if you love world music or just great harmonies.


Jun 30-July 1 Canso NS Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Jul 02 Indian River PE Indian River Church
July 05 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room
July 7-9 London ON Sunfest
Jul 12 Huntsville ON Huntsville Festival of the Arts

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June 19, 2017

Ireland's The Henry Girls to make the Canadian Debut

Henry Girls

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The Henry Girls are three sisters from Ireland who spend their time touring Europe and the UK, and occasionally America. Think The Good Lovelies or The Waylon Jennies and you'll have an idea as to what this group is like. Great songwriting, fantastic harmonies and wonderful live performances are what fans have come to expect from these ladies. The Henry Girls will make their Canadian debut in August with a brief trip across the pond. Here's where you can catch them.

Aug 16 Sherwood Park AB Festival Place
Aug 17-20 Grande Prairie AB Bear Creek Festival

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June 19, 2017

From PEI to New Zealand – Vishten's Busy Summer & Fall

Vishten

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Vishtèn is one of Canada's busiest trad acts, taking their unique blend of Acadian song, dance and instrumental music all over North America, Europe and Australia. While the majority of their dates are international, they do manage to find some time to tour at home as well. This summer and fall sees the group as close as home (PEI) and as far away as New Zealand. Here is where you can catch them in the coming months.

Jun 14 Montreal QC Francofolies de Montreal
Jun 18 Charlottetown PE Private
Jun 26-30 Bar Harbor ME Acadian Trad School
Jul 01-02 Saint-Antoine QC Festival Chants de Vielle
Jul 10 Victoria PE Victoria Playhouse
Jul 11-16 Rollo Bay PE Rollo Bay Music Camp & Fiddle Festival
Jul 29-30 Lowell MA Lowell Folk Festival
Jul 30 Schenectady NY Music Haven Concert
Aug 04 Great Barrington MA Guthrie Centre
Aug 05 Charlotteville NY Kymar Winery
Aug 06 Hillsdale NY Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Aug 10-12 Lunenburg NS Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
Aug 13 Grand Pre NS Grande Pre 2017
Aug 14-15 Caraquet NB Festival Acadien
Aug 17 Trail BC Gyro in the Park
Aug 18 Kelowna BC Memorial Park Ampitheatre
Aug 19-20 Salmon Arm BC Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
Aug 21 Victoria BC Butchart Gardens
Aug 22 Cumberland BC Studio Live
Oct 6-16   New Zealand See tour dates here

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June 12, 2017

Guy Davis' Very Busy Summer

Guy Davis

JMI's Guy Davis has spent the winter globe hopping, and just recently returned from a week in Mexico. His touring activities have truly reached around the globe, with more international dates each year being added to his schedule. If you're an acoustic blues fan it doesn't get any better than this. Here is where you can catch Guy in the coming months.

Jun 04 Orangeville ON Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
Jun 07-11 Winnipeg MB Winnipeg International Children’s Festival
Jun 16-18 Croton-on-Hudson NY Clearwater’s Great Hudson Revival
Jun 21-27 Europe   Details here
July 02 Westminster MD Common Ground
Jul 07-19 Bothbay Harbor ME Boothbay Opera House
Jul 25 - Aug 05 Europe   Details here
Aug 07-08 New Paltz NY Mohonk Mountain House
Aug 20 Long Island NY Glen Cove Festival
Aug 25-27     Private event
Sep 02 Great Barrington MD TBA
Sep 15-29 Western USA tour   Details here
Sep 30 - Oct 03 Corbett OR Menucha Retreat

For information on Guy's Canadian and American autumn dates, please visit him here.

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June 12, 2017

James Keelaghan's Summer Schedule

James Keelaghan

James Keelaghan will be revisiting some old haunts this summer, as well as playing some new venues and festivals. You can expect the same mix of classics from across his long career that you have come to expect. James is one of those artists who can always be expected to deliver the goods in alive setting. Here is what his summer schedule looks like:

May 23 - Jun 05 UK Tour    
Jun 17-18 Montreal QC Folk Festival on the Canal
Jun 21-23 Various PEI Festival of Small Halls
Jun 28 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Cafe
Jun 30 - Jul 02 Canso NS Stan Rogers Folk Festival
Jul 07-09 Canterbury ON Canterbury Folk Festival
Aug 18-20 Owen Sound ON Summerfolk

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June 10, 2017

Jonah Blacksmith to Perform in Western Canada in July

Jonah Blacksmith

Having watched it closely for more than a decade, we can state that the music scene in Denmark has grown incredibly in recent years. Not only is the industry becoming highly organized, but the quality of the music continues to grow year after year, and for such a small country, they are turning out a disproportionate number of very fine artists. Jonah Blacksmith is such a group. For all the great Danish music we saw at last year's Tønder Festival, Jonah Blacksmith was the one that stopped us in our tracks.

Watch them on YouTube

Listen to them on Spotify

This summer they will make their first foray in the great Canadian west, playing two major festivals and a theatre. You do not want to miss this band. Here is where you can catch them in July.

Jul 7-9 Winnipeg MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jul 12 Sherwood Park AB Festival Place
Jul 21-23 Vancouver BC Vancouver Folk Festival

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May 30, 2017

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin's Busy Summer

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

The only problem we have had so far with PEI's TSGS is finding dates for them, as demand has far outstripped avails. The guys are selling out shows all over Europe and America, and have recently added Australia to their touring calendar. This summer will see them playing major festivals across North America as the decision was made to give Europe a rest to concentrate on events in Canada and America. Highlights will include the mammoth Winnipeg Folk Festival and the ever cool Edmonton Folk Fest and they will perform from St. John's NL to Victoria, BC.

Here is where you can catch them from June through the end of September – stay tuned for additional tours to be posted as well.

Jun 09, 11 Pagosa Spring CO Pagosa Folk N’ Bluegrass Festival
Jun 15 Peninsual OH Grand Army of the Republic Hall
Jun 16, 18 Waynesville OH Celtic festival Ohio
Jun 21 Camrose AB Bailey Theatre
Jun 22 Edmonton AB Festival Edmonton Chante
Jun 23, 24 Drift Pile AB North Country Fair
Jul 01 Thunder Bay ON Marina Park
Jul 06, 09 Winnipeg MB Winnipeg Folk festival
Jul 14 Cedar Rapids IA Legion Arts – CSPS
Jul 15 Madison WI La Fete de Marquette
Jul 17, 18 Quebec City QC Rendezvous Francophone
Jul 21 Indian River PE Indian River Festival
Aug 04, 05 St. John’s NL NFLD & Lab Folk Festival
Aug 06, 07 Canmore AB Canmore Folk Festival
Aug 10, 13 Edmonton AB Edmonton Folk Festival
Aug 14 Victoria BC Butchart Gardens
Aug 18, 20 Grande Prairie AB Bear Creek Folk Festival
Aug 30 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Cafe
Sep 01, 02 Charlottestown RI Rhythm & Roots Festival
Sep 03 Randolph VT New World Festival
Sep 09 Emporia KS Emporia Granada Theatre
Sep 14 Muskegon MI Michigan Irish Fest
Sep 22 Bethlehaem PA Celtic Classic Highland Games
Sep 24 York PA Susquehanna Folk Music Festival
Sep 27 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Centre
Sep 28 Fairbault MN Shattuck
Sep 29 Baraboo WI Al Ringling Theatre
Sep 30 Viroqua WI Historic Temple Theatre

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May 29, 2017

James Keelaghan to Tour the Maritimes with Dave Gunning
in January of 2018

James Keelaghan and Dave Gunning

It has been a while since Borealis Recording Artist James Keelaghan has toured the Maritime provinces. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, he will do so in January with Nova Scotia Singer-Songwriter, Dave Gunning. James grew up in Alberta, Dave in small town Nova Scotia, and each of them is a storyteller steeped in the culture, history and tales of Canadians of all stripes. Friends of many years, James and Dave are very much looking forward to working with each other next winter.

Here is when and where they will be playing:

Jan 11 Membertou NS Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jan 12 Summerside PE Harbourfront theatre
Jan 13 New Glasgow NS Glasgow Square Theatre
Jan 14 Annapolis Royal NS Kings Theatre
Jan 17 Liverpool NS Astor Theatre
Jan 18 Port Hawkesbury NS Civic Centre
Jan 19 Riverview NB Riverview Arts Centre
Jan 20 Miramichi NB Conseil communautaire Beausoleil
Jan 21 Florenceville-Bristol NB Carleton North Theatre

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May 17, 2017

Ray Bonneville's Song Family

Ray Bonneville is making his ninth studio album
and is seeking support to cover costs
of making and releasing the record.
Ray Bonneville
A message from Ray to supporters
and fans of his music

I am a little over three quarters of the way into the recording of my ninth studio album. Still to go are some vocal and instrument overdubs, but more importantly the mixing, mastering, photography/artwork/design, manufacture, radio tracking and publicity campaigns. Given that the music industry is in serious upheaval these days, artists like me are feeling the need to rely on crowd funding campaigns to keep on the path we've been on for decades. Mine is called "Ray Bonneville's Song Family", and I am asking my friends and fans to help me to make this project successful. Here is some of my history and how I've come to think about this effort.

I grew up the second in a French speaking Quebecois family of nine kids with a very strict father and we moved around a lot. From a young age I was trying to get off on my own and ditch the heavy rules that were imposed on me. I was always off into the woods with a fishing pole or a sling-shot, and then later as a teenager in the Boston area with a guitar and a few chords. I really wanted to roam and find a place for myself in the music world.

Read more here.

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March 15, 2017

James Keelaghan Heading West in April

James Keelaghan

Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter James Keelaghan will be heading west in April. The Calgary native, who now calls Perth, Ontario home, is always popular out west, and has not played some of these markets in years. Here is where you can catch James in Concert next month.

Apr 11 Regina SK The Exchange
Apr 12 Saskatoon SK The Bassment
Apr 13 Medicine Hat AB Esplanade Arts Centre
Apr 14 Calgary AB Braeside Community Centre
Apr 20 Rocky Mountain House AB Grand View Stage Resort
Apr 22 Demmitt AB Demmitt Community Centre

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February 22, 2017

Goitse Western Dates in March

Goitse

Ireland's multi-award winning Goitse is touring the US in March, and while they are on this side of the pond, they will also be doing some western Canadian dates.

Mar 15 Courtenay BC Sid Williams Civic Theatre
Mar 16 Saskatoon SK The Bassment
Mar 17 Edmonton AB Festival Place
Mar 18 Calgary AB Irish Cultural Centre

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February 15, 2017

Quartette has Two Northern Ontario Shows in February

Quartette

Coming on the heels of their cross Canada Christmas tour, JMI's Quartette has a pair of shows in northern Ontario later this month. Sylvia Tyson, Gwen Swick, Cindy Church and Caitlin Hanford will be making their way to Midland and Elliot Lake. Here is where you can catch them.

Feb 24 Midland, ON Midland Cultural Centre
Feb 25 Elliot Lake, ON Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre

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February 13, 2017

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Part of Official
State Visit to the Kingdom of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf And Queen Silvia

At the request of the office of the Governor General of Canada, the music group Ten Strings And A Goat Skin will perform for their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf And Queen Silvia during The Friends of Canada event at the famous VASA museum in Stockholm Sweden during the upcoming State visit by Governor General David Johnston. The event, which is being held on the 21st of February, 2017 will include presentations by Canadian artists including Cirque du Soleil.

The trio is humbled to have been chosen to represent Canada and excited for the opportunity to visit. "Sweden is one of the most progressive countries in the world for its social values and innovation and we are very pleased to play a small part in this State visit", says fiddler, Rowen Gallant. Ten Strings members, who are currently working on their royal etiquette, will also participate in outreach activities while in Stockholm.

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February 11, 2017

Two Major Award Nominations for
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

The accolades and nominations just keep coming in for JMI's Ten Strings And A Goat Skin. First came the Album of the Year in Penguin Eggs, in which they beat out the likes of Leonard Cohen and David Francey. There have also been a string of nominations for The Canadian Folk Music Awards, Music PEI (six nominations) and the upcoming East Coast Music Awards.

Recently we learned that the guys were nominated for Album of the Year at the Folk Alliance's International Folk Awards. What made this nomination particularly special, is that the award is international, meaning that out of all the folk albums produced around the globe last year, Auprès du poêle was one of five in the world to receive this nod.

This week, TSGS received still another major award nomination when it was revealed that they are in the running for the Juno Awards this year for Traditional Roots Album.

The group is so busy they barely have time to think about all of these nominations, with plans to tour North America, Europe and Australia in the coming year. JMI congratulates them and wishes them well in all their endeavours.

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January 25, 2017

Three New Central and Western Canada Tours from JMI!

Claire Lynch

We are excited to announce our second tour of Western Canada with Compass Records Recording artist, Claire Lynch. Last time through pretty much all of her shows were sold out, so we are anticipating strong interest in this tour. Claire was recently nominated for a Grammy Award, her third one! You can read about it here. The tour will run from September 27 - October 14, 2018.

Claire Lynch
Watch Claire perform live
on YouTube

Ray Bonneville to Tour Central and Western Canada in 2018

Ray Bonneville

It's already been a couple of years since Ray Bonneville played most of the markets in Central and Western Canada, so we are really looking forward to this one. Increased international touring sees Ray having less and less time to get back home to Canada. This time around Ray will be accompanied by his old band mate, Richie Lawrence on piano, so look for a fresh new angle for the material. This tour will commence in early March of 2018, starting on the west coast and moving east across the prairies and into central Canada.

Ray Bonneville
Watch Ray and Richie performing
live on YouTube

Shane Howard

Honestly, it is hard to overstate exactly who Shane Howard is to Australia. Think Bruce Cockburn to Canada, Pete Seeger to America, and you will be on the right track. Shane was the first Australian musician to champion the issue of aboriginal land rights, and his landmark song on the issue, Solid Rock, has become like a second national anthem in his native country. Recently awarded the prestigious Order of Australia, Shane has spent his life championing aboriginal and environmental causes. He has also sold millions of records and toured with Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jackson Browne and many other superstars.

This tour will feature a young aboriginal Australian sideman, TBA, and will be perfect for medium sized theatres interested in world music, and also for folk clubs. Shane is a consummate performer and a joy to work with. He will tour western Canada in February 2018 and we already have a block of dates in the far north (Feb 4/13), so we are ready to sign contracts. However, the month of February is wide open so we are available for dates pretty much anywhere in Canada.

Shane Howard
Shane on YouTube

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January 23, 2017

Quartette Christmas to Tour Atlantic Canada in 2017

Quartette Christmas

JMI is very pleased to announce that Quartette will tour their Christmas show across Atlantic Canada from December 9 - 17 inclusive, 2017. We have been touring this show across Ontario and western Canada for the past three years, with virtually all the shows being sold out or very close to sold out. Sylvia Tyson, Gwen Swick, Cindy Church and Caitlin Hanford combine incredible harmonies with Christmas material that is truly reverent. A Great show for the holiday season.

Offers are already coming in for this tour, which was announced earlier this week.

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December 20, 2016

Ray Bonneville to Tour Central and Western Canada in 2018

Ray Bonneville

Red House Recording artist and Juno Award-winner Ray Bonneville is busier today than he has ever been, constantly touring in North America, Europe and Australia. He recently told JMI that Jennifer Warnes has recorded his song, I Am The Big Easy, about New Orleans.

Ray will tour western and central Canada in March of 2018, starting on the west coast and working his way east. This time around, Ray will be traveling with his old bandmate, Richie Lawrence on piano. Watch them performing live here on Youtube. This will mark Ray's first tour in most of these markets in three years, so the timing is perfect. We will start work on this tour early in 2016 but you can let us know now if you would like to put a hold on a date.

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December 14, 2016

Triple Grammy Award Nominee Claire Lynch
to Tour Central Canada Next Fall

Claire Lynch

JMI is very pleased to announced that Compass Records recording artist Claire Lynch will tour Quebec and Ontario November 9 - 19, 2017. The Nashville-based bluegrass artist has just been nominated for the Bluegrass Album of the Year Grammy. This is her third Grammy nomination and her past awards are too numerous to mention here but include six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship. She has also collaborated with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt and Bela Fleck, to name just a few.

Her most recent recording, North by South, is a collection of songs all written by Canadians and has been charting high on both sides of the border. Claire's previous JMI tours of Atlantic and western Canada have been very successful with virtually all of the dates being sold out.

This is a short tour, so please let us know if you would like a date.

Watch Claire Lynch live in concert on YouTube.

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December 6, 2016

Grammy Nomination for JMI's Own Claire Lynch

December 6th, 2016 – Nashville, TN –– Compass Records recording artist Claire Lynch received a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Bluegrass Album of the Year for her release NORTH BY SOUTH for the 59th Annual GRAMMY awards.

Claire Lynch

This is Claire's 3rd Grammy nomination and adds to a long list of career acolades that include multiple wins for International Bluegrass Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year as well as the prestigious USA Artists Fellowship in music. Long considered a singer's singer, Claire Lynch's resume boasts collaborations with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Rondstadt who described her as a "rare talent" with the voice "of an angel".

NORTH BY SOUTH is the product of a love for Canadian songs and of the love that developed between Claire and her Canadian fan (whom she married in 2014). The songs Claire selected for the project are an exquisite sampling of the rich tradition of Canadian songwriting and, as Lynch remarks,: "it's a collection that only touches the tip of the iceberg".

The album includes stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith's "Cold Hearted Wind" with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy "Kingdom Come" written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad "Molly May" written by Cape Breton's J.P. Cormier. Lynch also delivers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles ("Black Flowers"), Dave Francey ("Empty Train"), Gordon Lightfoot ("It's Worth Believing") and Bruce Cockburn ("All the Diamonds in the World").

Talking about her role as the album's producer Alison Brown said: "Claire Lynch is a consummate artist and one of bluegrass music's greatest treasures. Having the chance to work with her in the studio was an incredible privilege for me and I'm so thrilled to see her get this recognition from the Recording Academy."

Claire's mother also had a strong affinity for Canada. She explains: "Mom always said things from Canada were just a little bit better. As a New Yorker transplanted to the South, I grew up knowing there was little that separated me from newfound friends. The same is true of this album: roots and branches don't recognize borders. I want to thank the songwriters and musicians on either side of that imaginary line whose cross-pollination brought this project to fruition. I think Mom would agree this collection took "a little bit better" to a whole new level."

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December 5, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Awarded Album of The Year With
Penguin Eggs Magazine

Penguin Eggs Magazine, Canada's premiere Folk Roots and World Music magazine considered to be the voice of Canadian folk music, has established Ten Strings And A Goat Skin's album AUPRÈS DU POÊLE as the critiques choice for 2016.

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

40 industry jurors, representing members of the media, folk clubs and festival artistic directors, from across Canada chose the album. "We are truly humbled by this news and are amazed to think that we'd receive such a fantastic acknowledgment." says the group's percussionist, Caleb Gallant. On behalf of the band, he wishes to thank all those who made the album possible including their friend and producer Leonard Podolak, sound engineer Mark Busic, cover artist Karen Gallant and musician friends, the Duhks and Les Poule Au Colin, who guested on the album.

It's been an amazing year and ride for the members Ten Strings And A Goat Skin who continue to receive national and international awards and accolades, notably, receiving 4 nominations for the
Canadian Folk Music Awards being held today in Toronto.

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October 30, 2016

Quartette Christmas Set to Tour Ontario and Western Canada

Quartette

Quartette's Christmas shows have always been poplar, and indeed, continue to sell out in many markets. This year the ladies will be doing dates in Ontario as well as western Canada. Audiences can expect the same trademark harmonies and reverence for the season as in past Christmas shows, drawing mostly from their two Christmas recordings.

Here is where you can catch the ladies in December:

Dec 06 Trail BC Charles Bailey Theatre
Dec 07 Oliver BC Frank Venables Theatre
Dec 08 Daysland AB Daysland Palace Theatre
Dec 09 Cochrane AB St. Andrew’s Church
Dec 10 Turner Valley AB Flare & Derrick Community Hall
Dec 11 Pinawa MB Pinawa Community Centre
Dec 15 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room
Dec 16 Brampton ON Rose Theatre Studio
Dec 17 Orillia ON Orillia Opera House
Dec 18 Owen Sound ON Roxy Theatre
Dec 19 Oshawa ON Regent Theatre
Dec 21 Kingston ON Grand Theatre
Dec 22 Ottawa ON Centrepointe Theatre

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October 15, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Headed West in November

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

JMI's Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has been very busy touring in America and Europe over the past few months, but will make time for their first theatre and folk club tour of western Canada in November (2016). With their current CD, Auprès du poêle, charting well in North America and Europe, and with their four CFMA nominations leading the pack for this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards, the guys are on a steep trajectory with no signs of slowing down.

Here's where you can catch them next month:

Nov 04 Edmonton AB FestivalPlace
Nov 05 Calgary AB Braeside Community Centre
Nov 06 Medicine Hat AB Esplanade Arts Centre
Nov 08 Rocky Mountain House AB Grandview Stage Resort
Nov 09 Lake Country BC Creekside Theatre
Nov 10 Cumberland BC Cumberland Hotel
Nov 11 Vancouver BC Saint James Hall

On YouTube:

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

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October 14, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin – Flying On Top Of  The World

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Prince Edward Island's traditional world/folk/fusion music trio, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, has been singled out by Songlines Magazine (UK) for its "Top of the World" top 10 list in the magazine's October 2016 issue. Considered one of the most respected world music publications, Songlines lists Ten Strings And A Goat Skin's new album, AUPRÈS DU POÊLE at number 5 of its October issue. The list, which also features 5 additional track picks from the iconic Quincy Jones, is also presented in a CD attached to the magazine and mailed out to its over 20,000 subscribers. In addition to the magazine listing and feature review of the album, and as part of Songlines partnership with British Airways, the airline will be including the Top of the World and celebrity playlist selections in their in-flight audio entertainment channel for the month of November. This reach extends to a potential global audience of 1.1 million. Group member Rowen Gallant, grateful for the acknowledgement, stated, "We're so thrilled that British Airways is deciding to include new music from young bands like ours on their flights."

The trio has seen numerous and excellent reviews for its new album including a further feature in Canada's preeminent Folk magazine Penguin Eggs for the month of October.

After a very busy summer season the group will continue touring returning to France and western Canada this fall.

For more information please go to tenstringsandagoatskin.com

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October 3, 2016

JMI Signs Denmark's Jonah Blacksmith

At JMI we pride ourselves in searching the world for the very finest roots artists. This year we received some 600 solicitations from artists from every corner of the globe looking for representation for the coming season, and we signed one, Denmark's Jonah Blacksmith.

I saw the seven piece Jonah Blacksmith for the first time at fabled Tønder Festival in Denmark this past August, and about 60 seconds into the first song, I knew I wanted to sign them. Their harmonies, their groove, the songwriting put me in mind of The Band. Although they are distinctly Danish, they also have a universal sound that could be described as Americana. Powerful stories are told through brilliant songwriting, featuring beautiful, soulful harmonies. This is a group ready to take the North American folk scene by storm, but also a group that poised to appeal to a much wider audience that just the folk and roots crowd.

Jonah Blacksmith will be touring Canada in July of 2017 and are already being courted by some of the biggest festivals in in the country. The Canadian delegation at Tønder were unanimous in their assessment of this band – all the presenters who saw them want to host them as soon as possible.

Their current CD, Northern Trail, is a showcase of a multi-talented group on the verge of something big. Their Danish single, Off the Track, was produced by the Grammy Awarding winning Tchad Blake, whose credits include Robert Plant, Arctic Monkeys, Tom Waits, and Sheryl Crow, to name but a few.

 

Jonah Blacksmith Jonah Blacksmith
In the middle of Nowhere
(Hunting Cabin Session)
Off the track (Live session)

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September 25, 2016

James Keelaghan in Alberta & BC in October

James Keelaghan

Borealis Recording artist, James Keelaghan will be touring western Canada in April of 2017, but a private event in October has allowed us to do a handful of public shows for people who could not make April work. You can catch James here in October:

Oct 25 Kelowna BC Private event
Oct 27 Oliver BC Medici’s
Oct 28 Vancouver BC Saint James Hall
Oct 29 Calgary AB Crescent Heights Community Hall

And don't miss James at the Stan Rogers tribute show at Hugh's Room in Toronto on November 18th, which will feature a number of great Canadian folk artists!

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September 24, 2016

Guy Davis Returns to Western Canada in October

Guy Davis

New York based bluesman Guy Davis toured western Canada in April, but he is headed back this fall for a short run of dates in Alberta and BC, touring his brilliant new recording, Kokomo Kid. Guy will be performing solo and here is where you can catch him.

Oct 01 Calgary AB Crescent Heights Community Hall
Oct 02 Banff AB Margaret Greenham Theatre
Oct 04 Rocky Mountain House AB Grandview Stage Resort
Oct 06 Vancouver BC Saint James Hall

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September 24, 2016

Black Umfolosi to Tour Canada in March 2018

Black Umfolosi

Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi will undertake their first Canadian theatre tour in four years when they cross the country in March of 2018. The a cappella group has sold out theatres from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all the way to the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

One of the easiest world music groups to produce, their tech consists entirely of five wireless mics, which means that they can play huge concert halls, small theatres and virtually everything in between. A typical show will feature at least two costume changes and continuous dancing, including the spectacular gumboot dance.

The tour will start in Atlantic Canada and proceed onto Quebec and Ontario, finishing up on the west coast. The entire month of March is set aside for this tour.

Black Umfolosi
Black Umfolosi
Gumboot Dance
Malaika

See their tech rider here.


August 26, 2016

Three Fantastic New Tours!

British Acts to tour in 2017 and 2018


Moulettes to Tour Canada October 2017

Moulettes

This summer England's incredible Moulettes performed at 11 major festivals from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, astounding audiences with their mix of folk, pop and progressive rock. Think Pentangle, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd… Moulettes will tour from Quebec to BC October 4 - 22, 2017. Offers have been coming in even before the tour has been announced, so please let us know if you would like a date.


Moulettes

UK's The Young'uns to Tour Western Canada October 2017

The Young'uns

The Young'Uns have played just about every major folk festival in the UK, Europe and Australia, and they hit a few Canadian ones this summer as well, selling hundreds of CDs at each event. They are funny, they are political, they are great writers, and boy, can these guys sing. They are also winners of the BBC2 Folk Awards, Best Group two years in a row. As in the case of Moulettes, we have been getting offers for The Young'Uns before even announcing a tour so let us know if you want a date. They will tour western Canada November 3 - 26, 2017.


Moulettes

Oysters3 Coming Spring 2018

Oysters3

After three and a half decades at the forefront of British folkrock, Oysterband have earned their status as legends. The most incredible thing about them though, is not that they still sound as good as they ever have, but that they are also writing the best material they have ever produced. Oysters3 is an acoustic trio comprising of founding members Alan Prosser, Ian Telfer, and John Jones. This is all the fun with only a fraction of the production and hospitality. Oysterband has been headlining major western festivals for years and selling out western theatres to boot.
They will on tour Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2018.

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July 15, 2016

Strawbs to Tour Central and Eastern Canada in the Fall

Strawbs

It is always something of an event when we bring The Strawbs over to tour Canada. We have had people come from as far away as England, Iraq, South America and all points in the USA not only to see them perform in Canada, but at times, to follow them around like Deadheads.

The Strawbs will be touring Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes in October. This will be the first tour in two years, and once again we will be touring Acoustic Strawbs, compromising of Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk, all members from the band's golden period, when they were headlining venues like the Montreal Forum and Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

More than 40 years on the road and the guy are still going strong and sound as good as they ever did. Here is where you can catch them in October.

Oct 02 Midland ON Midland Cultural Centre
Oct 03 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room
Oct 04 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room
Oct 05 Oakville ON Oakville Centre for the Arts
Oct 06 Kitchener ON Registry Theatre
Oct 07 Gravenhurst ON Peter’s Place
Oct 09 Wentworth-Nord QC Private performance
Oct 11 Halifax NS The Carleton
Oct 13 Saint John NB Steamers
Oct 14 Pictou NS The Decoste Centre
Please note that more dates may be added to this tour.

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July 22, 2016

Black Umfolosi Coming to Alberta and BC

Black Umfolosi

Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi is a favourite with Canadian audiences, having performed hundreds of shows from coast to coast and even into the far north. This summer they will be performing dates in BC and Alberta, including the Edmonton Folk Festival.

Here is when and where you can catch them this summer:

Jul 30 Lake Country BC Creekside Theatre
Jul 31 Chemainus BC Chemainus United Church
Aug 03 Penticton BC Dream Cafe
Aug 5-7 Edmonton AB Edmonton Folk Festival
Aug 12-14 Grande Prairie AB Bear Creek Music Festival

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July 13, 2016

Young'uns Are Headed to Canada

Young'uns

England's Young'Uns is a three man group from England who have performed at virtually all of the major festivals in both Europe and the UK. This year, they won they won Best Group for the second year in a row at the BBC2 Folk Awards in London. The group features stunning three part harmonies and fantastic issue-oriented songwriting in the tradition of Billy Bragg. We are very excited that they were able to find a window this summer to come to Canada and will kick off a western tour this weekend in Vancouver. Here is where you can catch them.

Jul 15-16 Vancouver BC Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Jul 16-17 Harrison BC Harrison Festival of the Arts
Jul 19 Trail BC Gyro Park
Jul 21-24 Calgary AB Calgary Folk Festival
Jul 27 Edmonton AB Festival Place
Jul 30-Aug 01 Canmore AB Canmore Folk Festival

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July 12, 2016

CBC's Tom Power Picks Moulettes
as Best Act at Winnipeg Folk Festival

It wasn't terribly formal, but it was a great compliment nonetheless. CBC's Tom Power today tweeted that Moulettes was the best thing he saw at this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival. Considering Tom's reputation for knowing good music, coupled with the sheer size of Winnipeg (biggest folk festival in the country), we were delighted to see this affirming tweet. There was a lot of great talent at the festival this year. Thank you Tom, and well done Moulettes!

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July 9, 2016

Vishtèn has Busy Summer in Canada and America

Vishtèn

The longer Vishtèn stays at it, the busier they become, it would seem. In recent years they have added Australia to Europe and North America as markets they frequent. These days they are rarely off the road. One of the highlights of this summer will be performing at the fabled Philadelphia Folk Festival. Here is where you can catch them in North America over the summer months.


July 10 Almonte ON Almonte CeltFest
July 17 Rollo Bay PEI Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival
July 23 Toronto ON Harbourfront Centre
July 24-29 St-Come QC Camp Violin Trad Quebec
July 30-31 Saint-Charles-Barrome QC Festival Memoire et Racines
Aug 01-04 Goderich ON Goderich College (Workshops)
Aug 05-07 Goderich ON Goderich Celtic Festival
Aug 13-14 Mont-Carmel PEI Atlantic Fiddler’s Jamboree
Aug 17 Dieppe NB Mecredi Show Dieppe
Aug 19 Lowel MA Roots & Branches Festival
Aug 20-21 Philadelphia PA Philadelphia Folk Festival
Aug 25 Boothbay Harbour ME Opera House at Boothbay Harbour
Aug 26-28 Bangor ME American Folk Festival
Aug 30 Farmington ME Old South Church
Sep 02 Great Barrington MA Guthrie Centre
Sep 04 Randolf VT New World Festival

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July 9, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin’s New Video
Pays Homage to the Worker

For Immediate Release - JULY 9, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin have released their first video Coal Not Dole from their newly released album Auprès Du Poêle. The video highlights an anthem penned by Kay Sutcliffe from the UK during the miners’ strike in Britain during the early 1980s. Struck by the power of the piece, as well as its universal theme in trying times for so many in the workplace, the group felt strongly about putting it on their new album.

Working closely with producer Leonard Podolak of Grammy- and Juno-winning eclectic roots favourites The Duhks, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin have pushed their music into new territory in this video with Coal Not Dole, adding only a B3 and crazed pump organ and taut vocal harmonies for a rich and infectious sound that highlights a call for change.

After returning from a recent three week tour of Europe and a very successful album launch, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin head off across Canada and then back to Europe and the USA for a very busy festival season. A video link is provided here. For more information on the group please go to www.tenstringsandagoatskin.com Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

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June 28, 2016

Skipper's Alley Make Canadian Debut

Skipper's Alley is one of the best trad groups to emerge from Ireland in recent years. The seven piece group incorporates everything from pipes to harp and have a sound that is unique on the trad scene right now. They are about to embark on their first Canadian tour, a run of dates in Nova Scotia. Here is where you can catch them this week and next.

Skipper's Alley

Skipper's Alley
On YouTube

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June 22, 2016

Claire Lynch En Route to the Maritimes

Claire Lynch

Nashville bluegrass star Claire Lynch is headed for Nova Scotia and PEI. The Grammy nominated singer songwriter is playing The Stan Rogers Folk Festival for the first time, and will be performing a couple of dates in Nova Scotia and PEI when she is in the neighbourhood. Here is where you can catch her next week:


June 28 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Café
June 30 Margaretsville NS Evergreen Theatre
July 2-3 Canso NS Stan Rogers Folk Festival

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June 22, 2016

Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin Cover Sylvia Tyson

Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin Cover Sylvia Tyson

To say that Sylvia Tyson is a legend is to state the obvious. Through the sixties and early seventies, Ian & Sylvia produced 13 albums and toured extensively through North American and Europe, sharing their manager, Albert Grossman, with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, The Band and Janis Joplin. Her many accomplishments include membership in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and prestigious Order of Canada.


 

Sylvia has been covered by many artists over the years, including the smash hit Crystal Gayle had with River Road. We have just learned that two of music's great legends, Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin has covered You Were On My Mind on the newly released CD, Colvin & Earle.

You can read about the new recording here, in the London Guardian.

Watch for Sylvia to tour central Canada next year, details TBA

Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin Cover Sylvia Tyson

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June 22, 2016

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Have Busy Summer

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

PEI's powerhouse trad trio, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin have been touring steadily all year, mostly in Europe and America, where they continue to sell out nearly all of their shows. The guys have a very busy summer coming up with dates all over Canada, the USA and Europe. Here is where you can catch them in Canada this summer:


Jun 30 Charlottetown PE The Old Triangle – CD Release
Jul 02 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Cafe
Jul 03 Souris PE Souris Show Hall
Jul 07 Toronto ON Hugh’s Room (with Moulettes)
Jul 08 Almonte ON Almonte Celtfest
Jul 09-10 Orillia ON Mariposa Folk Festival
Jul 13 Victoria BC Butchart Gardens
Jul 15-17 Vancouver BC Vancouver Folk Festival
Jul 22 Summerside PE Summerside Lobster Festival
Aug 04 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Cafe
Aug 06 Moncton NB Tide & Boar
Aug 07 Digby NS Festival Acadien de Clare
Aug 13 Georgetown PE Cloggeroo Festival
Aug 14 Caraquet NB Festival Acadie de Caraquet
Aug 15* Fredericton NB Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne
Aug 15* Miramichi NB Waterford Green Park
Aug 16 Mount Stewart PE Trailside Café
Sep 22-25 Wolfville NS Deep Roots Festival
Sep 26 Charlottetown PE Showcase PEI
Oct 12 Rimouski QC Showcase Roseq

*Two shows on August 15, in Fredericton and Miramichi, NB

The guys will also be touring western Canada in November, details TBA. For a list of all their dates, including America and Europe, please click here.

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June 22, 2016

The British Are Coming!

Moulettes

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June 9, 2016

Award Winning Music Executive Bernie Finkelstein
Joins Tablerock Media Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bernie Finkelstein

Toronto, Canada – May 31, 2016 - TableRock Media, is pleased to announce award-winning music executive Bernie Finkelstein has joined their Board of Directors. The international music industry icon will be instrumental to developing brand partnerships as TableRock Media gears up to launch their first APP-based content streaming service focused on Guitars later this year.

Bernie Finkelstein has been awarded the Order Of Canada and Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, was elected to the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and received both the SOCAN and Walt Grealis Special Achievement Awards. He has been influential in shaping the music industry as an active board member with the Ontario Film Development Corporation, SOCAN Foundation, the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) now known as CIMA and the Canadian Association Of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). The founder of True North Records, Bernie and has been one of the leading figures in both the Canadian and worldwide music industry working with recording artists that include Bruce Cockburn, Dan Hill, Rough Trade, Murray McLauchlan, Barney Bentall, Stephen Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Randy Bachman. His illustrious career at True North Records includes 40 Juno Awards and 40 gold and platinum records. His memoir True North: A Life In The Music Business was released in 2012 with McClelland & Stewart.

"Bernie's well-respected career as a leader in the music industry will be invaluable to our Board of Directors and executive team as we get ready to launch our first App-based streaming service focused on Guitars later this year," said Jeffrey Elliott, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TableRock Media. "His substantial knowledge and expertise will play a significant role in the creation of original, premium content and member experiences."

"Over the last few years, general entertainment streaming services have seen tremendous growth and TableRock Media's vision to offer niche content to passionate audiences is truly next generation thinking," said Bernie Finkelstein, President, Finkelstein Management. "I am thrilled to be part of such a visionary media company that truly appreciates people want authentic and credible content to fuel their passions."

TableRock Media will launch a series of APP-based streaming services focused on key genres including Guitars, Motorcycles and Aviation, all hyper-niche content for passionate enthusiasts. Launching with a Guitar-focused channel later this year, global audiences will have access to premium content, with original documentaries, films and hosted series featuring a combination of original productions and acquired programming. The subscription-based APP will go beyond the screen giving members' access to exclusive events, engagement through social media and forums to build a community around people who are passionate about all things guitar.

TableRock Media is co-founded by Jeffrey Elliott, former founder and CEO of GlassBOX Television, Chief Operating Officer Joseph Arcuri, former CFO at GlassBOX Television and President of AOL Canada and Chief Creative Officer David Hatch, founder of Whistlestop Productions. The TableRock Media Board of Directors is chaired by Ken Murphy, co-founder of High Fidelity, HDTV and former President and General Manager at Discovery Channel (Canada). Henry Eaton, President of Eaton Ventures, Francis MacDougall, Founder of GestureTek and Bernie Finkelstein, President of Finkelstein Management complete the TableRock Media Board of Directors.

The Guitar Channel subscription-based, streaming service APP will be available through Apple and Android devices, set-top boxes, video game consoles and other platforms when launched for a global audience late 2016.

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June 9, 2016

Oysterband Coming to Canada in July

Oysterband

There is always a good buzz when Oysterband comes to Canada, with excited fans emailing us to find out if the guys will be playing in their town. Demand is such in the UK and Europe that we have a hard time getting dates for this legendary English group, but we did manage to secure three weeks in July. This run will see them playing some of the biggest festivals in western Canada – here's where they will be:

Jul 8-10 Winnipeg MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
Jul 13 Edmonton AB Festival Place Theatre
Jul 14 Victoria BC Butchart Gardens
Jul 15-17 Vancouver BC Vancouver Folk Festival
Jul 18-21 Calgary AB Calgary Folk Festival - teaching workshops
Jul 22 Duncan BC Islands Folk Festival
Jul 23-24 Calgary AB Calgary Folk Festival

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June 7, 2016

Dublin's Irish Music Magazine
Gives High Praise to Goitse

"If at the end of the year the BBC contact me (as they do) and ask me to name my gig of the year (as they do) Goitse at The Dunamaise Theatre would be a country mile ahead of anything I've seen this past five years."

Goitse
(Reprinted with the kind permission of Irish Music Magazine of Dublin, Ireland.)

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JMI HEADLINES:

Guy Davis to Tour Canada in October/November (September 18, 2017)

Claire Lynch Returning to Maritimes in October (September 13, 2017)

Two JMI Artists Included in the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time (July 26, 2017)

JMI Signs England's The Transports (July 25, 2017)

Sylvia Tyson and Cowboy Junkies to Headline Kingsville Music Festival (July 17, 2017)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin to Headline Mammoth Canada Day Show in Thunder Bay (June29, 2017)

JMI signs Austin's Band of Heathens (June 27, 2017)

Claire Lynch US and Canadian Summer Dates (June 26, 2017)

Guy Davis to Tour Western Canada with Fabrizio Poggi in 2018 (June 26, 2017)

Moulettes Summer Dates (June 20, 2017)

Young'Uns Canadian and Overseas Summer Dates (June 20, 2017)

England's "Best Folk Group" to Tour Eastern Canada (June 20, 2017)

Black Umfolosi Touring Canada in July (June 19, 2017)

Ireland's The Henry Girls to make the Canadian Debut (June 19, 2017)

From PEI to New Zealand – Vishten's Busy Summer & Fall (June 19, 2017)

Guy Davis' Very Busy Summer (June 12, 2017)

James Keelaghan's Summer Schedule (June 12, 2017)

Jonah Blacksmith to Perform in Western Canada in July (June 10, 2017)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin's Busy Summer (May 30, 2017)

James Keelaghan to Tour the Maritimes with Dave Gunning in January of 2018 (May 29, 2017)

Ray Bonneville's Song Family (May 17, 2017)

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)

See News page for more JMI news.