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Dan Mangan is back..and he brought some friends!

September 5, 2014

I still remember the first time I heard of Dan Mangan. He was a guest on CBC’s Q and he played “Baskets”, an amazing song about getting older and I was an instant fan. Since that time, I’ve seen him …

Must watch: The Dan Mangan Documentary!

October 17, 2012

Saturday isn’t really known for fantastic TV, but this Saturday, all of that changes when CBC airs a new documentary about about Dan Mangan when he sold out the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver last November.

Folk Fest Recap: All the right folks!

July 31, 2012

I told myself that I wouldn’t write about the Calgary Folk Music Festival until my toes were completely free of mud. Yes, it took me this long. But now that my feet are as clean as a baby’s bottom (ew), …

Calgary Folk Music Festival: My Top 5 Picks!

July 26, 2012

Today is like Christmas day for music lovers in Calgary.  It’s time for the Calgary Folk Music Festival and I couldn’t be more excited. Just after I post this, I’m going to have a nap and then I’m going to …

Big surprises and snubs for this year’s Polaris Prize short list!

July 17, 2012

Today was another big day in Canadian music as the The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List was announced  The historic Drake Hotel in Toronto. CBC Radio 3’s Craig Norris announced the list, which included a few surprises and even …

New Dan Mangan tour dates!

July 16, 2012

Sometimes I think I should just turn this blog into a Dan Mangan fan site! Okay, I won’t go that far, but it seems silly to live in this country and not be a Dan Mangan fan, so I’ll do …

Sam Roberts and Dan Mangan rock the rockies!

June 24, 2012

Going to a Dan Mangan and Sam Roberts concert is pretty cool, all on its own.  However, one way to make it cooler would be to have the Canadian singers rock out in the Canadian rockies and that’s exactly what …

Meet the Polaris Long List!

June 14, 2012

Today is like Christmas day for those who love Canadian music and especially for those who make it! Today, The Polaris Music Prize long list of nominates was announced and, as always, it highlights the BEST of Canadian music from …

Contest: Sam Roberts and Dan Mangan in Banff! (Closed)

June 11, 2012

So many cool contest lately!  I love the summer! On June 23rd, one of Canada’s biggest bands will take over one of Canada’s most beautiful parks!  Montreal’s Sam Roberts is headlining Banff National Park’s the popular outdoor summer concert, “Performance …

Calgary Folk Music Fest Line Up is HOT!

April 25, 2012

Like, seriously. Hot.   The 34th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival announced their up this year and it would appear that there is something for everyone…unless you like Sinead O’Connor, who was to be a headliner, but canceled her entire …

The Junos! (From my hotel room.)

April 2, 2012

Photo: The Canadian Press Yesterday was a weird experience for me.  It was the first time in five years that I wasn’t backstage at the Junos, which took place last night in Ottawa and were hosted by William Shatner. Instead, …

Five Juno nominees you may have never heard of! (Written by my brother!)

March 30, 2012

This weekend, musicians from every corner of this country will be descending upon Ottawa to celebrate (and hopefully win a few) Juno awards. This will actually be the first time that I won’t be at the Junos in five years, …

Watch the Juno nominated videos now!

February 7, 2012

The 2012 Juno nominees were announced this morning and I’ll be taking a look at them a little closer in a different post.  But for now, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite categories: Video of The …

Record weeks for Dan Mangan and Jim Cuddy!

October 5, 2011

Dan Mangan and Jim Cuddy both have a lot to celebrate today, the release of their respective albums last week, awarded them with some pretty fancy career milestones. After months of promotion and steady air play, Mangan’s Oh Fortune, gave …