Despite hailing from Surrey, England—a location that is, without doubt, one of the least exciting places in the U.K.—blues musician Martin Harley is all about adventure.
I’m With Her’s set list draws equally on original compositions and gems by masters of the craft.
The Jerry Cans’ music is a happy marriage of distinct musical cultures: folk-rock from below the Arctic Circle and traditional throat singing from above.
There’s something very special about the seven-piece outfit and its leader.
Sam Lee isn’t himself a Traveller, but he’s keeping their musical heritage moving forward.
The members of Breabach spent a recent day off in a cemetery, and not because they’re closet goths.
The two-time Grammy winner, humanitarian, and global icon will close the show at Jericho Beach Park on July 19.
Taj Mahal and Richard Thompson are easily two of the most impressive legacy artists that artistic managing director Linda Tanaka has scored over the years.
Two Vancouver acts will no doubt remember this year’s folk festival for years to come.
Two of the festival’s most musically satisfying sets were delivered by solo acts, both at the intimate Stage 1.
Having played to about 28 million people during the 2014 Grammy Awards telecast, Mary Lambert isn’t exactly an unknown.
The Great Lake Swimmers’ performances at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend launched a two-week tour stint that has the group right in their element.
As part of our Vancouver Folk Fest coverage, read about rising star Mary Lambert, who is doing great today but had a very painful past.
For a true sense of the diversity of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival’s programming, take a listen to Geomungo Factory’s latest release.
It’s fair to say that Donald Trump is not a fan of singer-songwriter Karine Polwart.
Almost the first thing Joan Baez says, when the Georgia Straight tracks her down in Denver, Colorado, is that she hasn’t written a song “for over 20 years”.
Twenty years is a long time for a band to survive, especially when it’s a big one like Ozomatli.
Como, Mississippi, doesn’t have the name-recognition factor of nearby Memphis, Tennessee, but on a per capita basis it’s probably contributed just as many giants to the roots-music canon as the home of Stax-Volt soul.
If you don’t know Italian—or Italian history—you could be forgiven for thinking that Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana’s new release, Maggio, is simply very pretty music.
Seattle poet and singer-songwriter Mary Lambert wants her upcoming album to be a piece of healing art.
When Jericho Beach is occupied this summer as it has been every year since 1979 by the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Baez will be there, too.
The Dixie Chicks vocalist struggled with her headlining set.
The first day of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival featured an eclectic lineup.
Never one to play by Nashville’s rules, the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines has embraced her inner rock ’n’ roller.
Though she grew up in Calgary, violinist and singer Brigitte Dajczer—who goes by her stage name Briga—feels very much at home now in Montreal.