Noted composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and author David Amram received an Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award during a star-studded International Folk Music Awards Show, Feb. 15, on the opening night of the 29th Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The late activist songwriter Malvina Reynolds (legacy) and prolific Canadian folklorist Helen Creighton (Business/Academic) were also named as recipients. [To continue reading this article, which includes more information on the awards and on the conference, click on the headline.]
With trophies for Solo Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year (Empty Train), David Francey was the top winner in the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The expressive Scotland-born and Ontario-based singer-songwriter and three-time Juno Award-winner was among 72 artists and groups from ten provinces and two territories who vied for awards in 19 categories that were presented during a bilingual gala event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 3. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of award winners, click on the headline.]
Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” while influential folksinger-songwriter Tom Paxton, who plans to retire from the road later this year after more than a half-century as a performing and recording artist, are among the dozens of artists and acts slated to perform during the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival. Scheduled for August 13 -16 at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near bucolic Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, the festival is produced and presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. Now in its 54th year, it is the longest continuously running musical festival of its kind in North America. To continue reading this article, click on the headline.
True North recording Artists Bruce Cockburn and The Wailin’ Jennys were named as winners in the 41st annual Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys). The awards were presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in Ottawa over the weekend. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning and Quebecois Trio Genticorum Among Top Canadian Folk Music Award Winners for 2011
The 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday evening, Dec. 4. Winners were named in 19 categories and a new Unsung Hero award was presented during a gala event at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning and Quebecois trio Genticorum each won two awards. [To read the article in its entirety and see a complete list of the award winners, click on the headline.]
The Canadian Folk Music Awards will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. You can be part of the celebration without leaving the comfort of your own home. Tomorrow's awards gala, co-hosted by Benoit Bourque of La Bottine Souriante and CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers, as well as a Nominee Showcase from Hugh's Room tonight at 8 p.m., will be streamed live online at http://rootsmusic.ca/. A list of nominees appears on http://folkawards.ca/. Established in 2005, the Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrates and promotes the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada and recognizes outstanding achievements in 19 categories plus a new "Unsung Hero" category. Bruce Cockburn and Dave Gunning garnered the most...
With four nominations each, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Gunning are the top nominees vying for awards during the seventh annual Canadian Folk Music Awards slated to be presented during a gala event in Toronto, Dec. 4. The awards were established to bring greater exposure to the breadth and depth of Canadian folk music, celebrating and promoting it in all its forms. Outstanding achievements will be recognized in 19 categories, while a new “Unsung Hero” award also will be bestowed. (To read the article and see a complete list of nominees, click on the headline.]
Eliza Gilkyson's Roses At The End of Time continues to top the Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart this week. Rounding out the top five are albums by Paul Simon, The Civil Wars, The Waifs and Bruce Cockburn. [To view the current Folk Top 50 albums chart, click on the headline.]
Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What tops the Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart for the second consecutive week, followed by albums by The Civil Wars, Abigail Washburn, Carrie Elkin and Bruce Cockburn. [To view the current Folk Top 50 albums chart, click on the headline.]
Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What has climbed into the top spot on the Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart, followed by albums by The Civil Wars, Bruce Cockburn, Abigail Washburn and Carrie Elkin. [To view the current Folk Top 50 albums chart, click on the headline.]
Bruce Cockburn's Small Source of Comfort continues to top the Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart. Following it are albums by The Civil Wars, The Wailin' Jennys, Paul Simon and Abigail Washburn. [To view the Folk Top 50 albums chart, click on the headline.]