Here's where you can catch him in October:
* Nathan's Celtic Colours dates between October 12th and 14th are with his band, Dry Bones.
Quartette Christmas Tour
The ladies will be touring the Christmas show in Ontario in December, including their annual Toronto show at Hugh's Room. Here's where you can catch them.
James Keelaghan in September
September tends to be a slow month in Canada for folk singers, but James Keelaghan has a little string of dates coming up later this month before heading off for some US dates with his friend, Jez Lowe.
If you live in Ontario, you have three chances to catch James this month. Here's where:
You can find out about all of James' upcoming dates here.
JMI Signs Folk Superstar, Cara Dillon
We are very excited to announce that JMI is now the exclusive Canadian agency for Northern Ireland's incomparable Cara Dillon. Dillon is a folk superstar who's awards are too numerous to mention, but can be viewed here.
What Cara Dillon is really about is great live performances delivered with simplicity and passion.
Look for Cara to return to Canada in the summer of 2014.
Alpha Yaya Diallo to Tour
Size matters. Juno Award-winning West African musician Alpha Yaya Diallo loves to tour in a big band, and will be hitting central Canada in 2015 with his large ensemble, West African Summit. On the other end of the spectrum, he has also rediscovered his love of solo performance.
From October 17 through 26, 2014, Alpha will be available for solo dates in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. He has done a number of shows like this over the past year, and audiences have appreciated experiencing Alpha's incredible guitar work without any distractions. The shows have also allowed Alpha to do some traditional songs from his native Guinea that he does not normally do when touring with a band.
This is a great opportunity to host a first class world music artist with a minimal of tech requirements. Perfect for any size of venue.
As summer moves along, many of you will already be starting to think about about your programming for 2014/15. We are very pleased to announce today, a second tour for Alpha Yaya Diallo's West African Summit, a large revue of West African dance, song and traditional instruments.
We did a trial run with the show last year and the feedback was tremendous. You can see some highlights from the show on this promotional video taken from one of the actual concerts.
The next tour for the West African Summit will be Quebec & Ontario from February 12 - 22, 2015.
For detailed information on the show, including the individual performers, click on this image:
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are pleased to announce the release of their sophomore album, Pickin' n Clickin', on July 28, 2013 at The Old Triangle, 89 University Avenue in Charlottetown.
Pickin' n Clickin' was recorded at the Sound Mail and partly at The Nest. It was produced by Nathan Wiley and mixed by Dale Murray.
The new CD includes a mix of traditionally inspired songs as well as several written by the group.
Gordon MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys will be promoting the album in the coming year while touring Canada, England, Belgium and Australia.
For more information on the group and their schedule, please visit their web site.
The past year has been the busiest ever for groovemaster, Ray Bonneville. He spent 49 weeks on the road, touring Europe, the UK, Australia, Canada and the US, and also had a #1 record on the international blues charts for two weeks.
Ray also has a very busy summer lined up, performing festivals on both sides of the border. See his schedule here.
Always a crowd pleaser, Ray will be back next fall, to tour Newfoundland and the Maritimes from October 2 through 12, 2014. This will be a solo tour, so the tech and hospitality requirements will be minimal. It will also mark two years since Ray's last tour of the region, so the timing is perfect.
Please let us know if you would like to book a date with Ray on this Eastern tour.
We have recently announced tours of central and western Canada for American bluesman, Guy Davis. Today we are announcing a solo western tour for April 10th/26th, 2015. This will be Guy's first swing out west in years.
Davis is busier now than ever, performing not not just in North America and Europe, but in Asia, Africa, South America and down under. A true ambassador of the blues, this map of his past gigs shows just how far he is taking this great and unique American art form.
At this time, we are just waiting for an announcement on an upcoming recording, to be released very shortly.
Guy has always been a great favourite in Canada and this tour is long overdue. Please let us know if you are interested in discussing a date.
|As busy as the Spinney Brothers are in Canada, they have been even busier in the US, where they have also scored #1 singles and full length recordings on the American Bluegrass charts.|
|You can read about the release of their new CD, No Borders, here.|
If you are a bluegrass fan, you will have ample opportunity to catch The Spinneys this summer - here's where:
|Jun 12-13||Beanblossom||IN||Bill Monroe Bluegrass Festival|
|Jun 15-16||Lowell||NY||Tughill Bluegrass Festival|
|Jun 22-23||Westchester||NY||Babblig Brook Bluegrass Festival|
|Jul 03-04||Raquette Lake||NY||Lake Concert Series|
|Jul 06||Newburyport||MA||Maudslay Arts Centre|
|Jul 10||Riverview||NB||Caseley Park Bandstand|
|Jul 12-14||Abram Village||PE||Evangeline Bluegrass Festival|
|Jul 26||Bible Hill||NS||NS Bluegrass & Oldtime Fest|
|Jul 27-28||Fort Fairfield||ME||Country Bluegrass Festival|
|Aug 02-04||Stony Plain||AB||Blueberry Bluegrass Festival|
|Aug 09-11||Lunenburg||NS||Lunenburg Folk Harbour Fest|
|Aug 17||North Creek||NY||Upper Hudson Bluegrass Fest|
|Aug 22||Georgetown||OH||Brown County Bluegrass Fest|
|Aug 23||Russiaville||IN||Winding Creek Bluegrass Fest|
|Aug 24||Litchfield||ME||Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Fest|
|Aug 30||Brunswick||ME||Thomas Point Bluegrass Fest|
|Aug 31||Stewiacke||NS||Stewiacke River Bluegrass Fest|
|Sep 01||Stewiacke||NS||Stewiacke River Bluegrass Fest|
|Sep 06||Cheticamp||NS||K of C Concert|
|Sep 07||Norton||NB||Norton Catholic Hall|
|Sep 08||Sackville||NB||The Music Barn|
|Sep 12||Plattsburgh||NY||Plattsburgh Bluegrass Fest|
|Sep 18-19||Beanblossom||IN||Uncle Pen Days|
|Sep 20||Kodak||TN||Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Fest|
|Sep 21||Morehaed||KY||Poppy Mtn Bluegrass Fest|
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys will have a very busy summer in Canada before heading off to England at the end of August, and then returning for a massive tour of western Canada in October and November.
The guys combine dance, musicianship and harmonies in what is arguably the best live show coming out of eastern Canada these days. See for yourself here (YouTube).
Here is where you can catch them over the summer:
|July 05||Cavendish||PEI||Cavendish Beach Music Festival|
|July 06-07||Canso||NS||Stan Rogers Folk Festival|
|July 10||Edmonton||AB||Festival Place|
|July 12/-14||Atlin||BC||Atlin Arts & Music Festival|
|July 16||Victoria||BC||Butchart Gardens|
|July 17||Kelowna||BC||Minstrel Cafe|
|July 18||Penticton||BC||Dream Cafe|
|July 20||Grand Prairie||AB||East Coast Garden Party|
|July 21||Fort MacLeod||AB||South Country Fair|
|July 26||Emerald||PEI||Emerald Junction Music Festival|
|Aug 02||Tyne Valley||PEI||Tyne Valley Oyster Festival|
|Aug 04||Nashwalk||NB||Nashwalk MusicFest|
|Aug 09-11||Lunenburg||NS||Lunenburg Folk Festival|
|Aug 17||Fundy National Park||NB||Rising Tide Festival|
|Aug 18||Sackville||NB||The Music Barn|
|Aug 30||Wallingford||UK||Wallingford Bunkfest|
|Sep 01||Birmingham||UK||Moseley Folk Festival|
|Sep 03||Cumbria||UK||Kirkgate Theatre|
|Sep 07||Isle of Man||UK||Centenary Theatre|
|Sep 08||East Anglia||UK||Stamping Ground Fest|
|Sep 14||Bromyard||UK||Bromyard Folk Festival|
|Sep 15||Ramsbottom||UK||Ramsbottom Music Festival|
After the UK dates the guys have two weeks off before starting the first leg of their western tour.
Canadians roots and blues singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville is busier than ever, having been on the road for 49 weeks last year with tours of the US, Australia, Canada, America and the UK.
Groovemaster, Ray Bonneville (YouTube)
The summer of 2013 will see him jumping back and forth across the 49th parallel. Here is where you can catch him in July and August on the north side of the border.
|July 10||Surrey||BC||Private event|
|July 12||Harrison||BC||Harrison Festival|
|July 13||New Westminster||BC||Hyack Festival|
|Aug 09-11||Lunenburg||NS||Lunenburg Folk Festival†|
|Aug 12||Victoria||PE||Victoria Playhouse|
|Aug 13||Halifax||NS||The Carleton|
|Aug 16-18||Owen Sound||ON||Summerfolk|
We recently announced that Jon Brooks would be touring Atlantic Canada. We are also looking forward to touring Jon in Quebec and Ontario. The dates will run from March 21 through 30th inclusive, 2014.
Borealis Recording Artist Jon Brooks is one of the most thoughtful voices on Canada's roots music scene right now. We look forward to discussing a date with you.
Jon Brooks on CBC's The National (YouTube)
Hudson Girls (YouTube)
After seeing Richard Perso perform at the National Festival in Canberra, we offered him a signing on the spot.
With more than 100 Australian festivals under his belt, the 21 year old Perso is ready to turn some heads in Canada. A brilliant slide guitarist and a fan of John Lee Hooker, Richard trades in a rack harmonica for a rack didgeridoo. On stage, he performs solo, with three giant didgeridoos and four guitars, including lap steel.
You'll be able to catch Richard from Nova Scotia to British Columbia over July and August - here's where:
|July 05-07||Canso||NS||Stan Rogers Folk Festival|
|July 08||Halifax||NS||The Carleton|
|July 19-21||Perth||ON||Stewart Park Festival|
|July 24||Edmonton||AB||Festival Place|
|Aug 03||Canmore||AB||Canmore Folk Festival|
|Aug 04||Calgary||AB||Calgary International Blues Festival|
|Aug 05||Canmore||AB||Canmore Folk Festival|
|Aug 15||Kelowna||BC||Minstrel Cafe|
|Aug 16-18||Salmon Arm||BC||Roots & Blues Festival|
JMI's Niyaz has a busy summer coming up
after dates all over the world this past winter and spring.
Niyaz defines the best in contemporary world music by effortlessly marrying rich Sufi mystical poetry and folk songs from the Middle East, masterful acoustic instrumentation, with modern electronics. Based in Montreal, they are considered by critics to be one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time. The group has performed in many prominent festivals and concerts around the world. As individual artists as well as collectively they have also contributed to some of the biggest soundtracks of major Hollywood films.
Here's where you can catch them next summer
Best to keep an eye out for Viking longboats. Denmark's Habadekuk will be touring across western Canada this summer, touching down in Winnipeg and making it all the way out to Salt Spring Island. Inspired by Canada's own Bottine Souriante, Habadekuk plays a fusion of traditional Danish folk music, jazz and pop. Prepare to dance.
Here is where you can catch the guys in July and August of this year.
|July 10-14||Winnipeg||MB||Winnipeg Folk Festival|
|July 16||Moose Jaw||SK||Moose Jaw Cultural Centre|
|July 17||Edmonton||AB||Festival Place|
|July 19||Salt Spring||BC||Artspring|
|July 20-21||Vancouver||BC||Vancouver Folk Music Festival|
|July 25-28||Calgary||AB||Calgary Folk Festival|
|July 31||Golden||BC||Outdoor show|
|Aug 03-05||Canmore||AB||Canmore Folk Festival|
JMI is very pleased to announce that multi-award winning recording artist Jon Brooks will tour Atlantic Canada from April 23 through May 1, 2014.
Brooks is a hard hitting songwriter who has won both the prestigious 2010 Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Award and the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. He has also been nominated three times at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and is signed to Borealis Records.
Upon his return from a 1997 trek throughout war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon quit writing songs and performing, claiming, "I'm at least a 1000 books and emotions shy of earning the right to stand behind a microphone." 8 years later – at the suggestion of one of his Canadian literary heroes, Austin Clarke – Jon wiped the dust off his Taylor Jumbo 615.
Since then, Brooks has turned a lot of heads in Canada, the US and Australia. His songs are peopled by characters from the fringes of society and delivered with raw emotion.
Jon Brooks' Mercy (YouTube)
If you are interested in a date with Jon Brooks next April, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss specifics with you.
HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
One of the folk world's greatest guitar players is coming to Atlantic Canada in July. There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
|Martin will make his Newfoundland debut at the George Street United Church in St. John's on July 3rd, and will then to Nova Scotia for the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. He will also make his PEI debut at the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria by the Sea on Monday, July 8th.
His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Martin Carthy, Steve Miller and many more.
Martin performing She Slips Away (YouTube)
Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician.
Martin will also tour Western Canada in the fall of 2014.
At JMI, we go out of our way to find great singer-songwriters and have worked with some of the very best. In that tradition, we are very pleased to announce a Canadian exclusive signing with Jon Brooks.
Upon his return from a 1997 trek throughout war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon quit writing songs and performing, claiming, "I'm at least a 1000 books and emotions shy of earning the right to stand behind a microphone." 8 years later – at the suggestion of one of his Canadian literary heroes, Austin Clarke – Jon wiped the dust off his Taylor Jumbo 615.
Though Jon's music is filled with grey and morally ambiguous characters living on the outskirts of approval, his mandate is unequivocal: "I'm not interested in 'happy songs' – I've chosen to write healing songs and, for that reason, I'm obliged to reveal a wound or two now and then. I'm even less interested in writing unhappy songs: I want to write hopeful songs, inspiring songs and I expect I owe today's listener some hopeful argument – some legitimate reason – as to why we should believe our present world could be improved, or healed. The highest aim of song is to invoke empathy – to offer that rare sight of ourselves in others. In this sense, the folk singer is simply trying to politicize love, hence, my contention that today's songwriter should be a lobbyist for compassion to be our principle representative in government office."
In 2006 he released NO MEAN CITY, a portrait of Toronto homelessness vis a vis Toronto history and architecture. Inspired by Eric Arthur's book, 'No Mean City', these 13 songs are a weighty and conceptual exposition of the modern urban soul's homelessness and moral fatigue. 2007 afforded Jon further acclaim with the release of OURS AND THE SHEPHERDS, a CD of Canadian war stories inspired by James Loney, Senator Romeo Dallaire, Sgt. Tommy Prince, and John McRae among others. The collection earned Brooks Songwriter of the Year nomination at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Penguin Eggs deemed it "a thoroughly wonderful and truly important addition to the canon of Canadian folk music." OURS AND THE SHEPHERDS is now among the collections of The Canadian War Museum and The John McRae Society.
Jon is also a published essayist with Guernica Editions' BARRY CALLAGHAN: ESSAYS ON HIS WORKS (2007) with contributions by Margaret Atwood, William Kennedy, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.
His latest CD, MOTH NOR RUST , looks inward to all that neither moth nor rust can touch: love, hope, trust, memory, inspiration, justice, and faith. MOTH NOR RUST earned Jon his second Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Songwriter of the Year and its lyrics were published by Canada's esteemed literary quarterly, Exile Editions.
Whether about the times we live in, its past or its future promise, Brooks' songs are underscored throughout by his gently weather-beaten voice, the singular beautiful sound of hand on guitar, and his uncanny ability to press his ear against the heartbeat and the soul of the times we live in – transforming, inspiring and uplifting us as we bear witness.
African music star Alpha Yaya Diallo will perform a handful of dates in the Maritimes and BC in April (2013). For the eastern dates, it will be a very rare opportunity to catch Alpha performing solo.
Here is where you can see Alpha in April;
|April 10||Halifax||NS||The Seahorse Tavern|
|April 12||Margaretsville||NS||Evergreen Theatre|
|April 13||Mount Stewart||PE||Trailside Cafe|
|April 19||Nelson||BC||Capitol Theatre|
|April 20||Princeton||BC||Riverside Community Centre|
The past year has been a remarkable one for The Spinney Brothers. They have been so busy touring America, they have barely had time to perform in Canada, and in the past 12 months they have had both the #1 album and the #1 single on the US bluegrass charts.
The guys will doing a short tour of western Canada in April of 2013. If you are a bluegrass fan, here is where you can catch them next month:
|April 05||Calgary||AB||Irish Cultural Centre|
|April 06||Edmonton||AB||Capitol Theatre|
|April 07||Demmitt||AB||Demmitt Community Centre|
|April 12||Kelowna||BC||Creekside Theatre|
|April 13||Vancouver||BC||McKee House|
|April 14||Portage La Prairie||MB||Glesby Centre|
At JMI were are working on one of our busiest summer in years. It will be a while before all of the festivals have announced their line-ups, but we can now confirm that we have four wonderful artists booked into the 40th anniversary of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. From the world music front, Iran's Niyaz and Denmark's answer to Bottine Souriante, Habadekuk will take to the massive stages in July.
Closer to home, we have two outstanding Canadian artists also locked in. Nathan Rogers will perform a very special and unique show at the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year, something he will not be doing at any other festival. To help Winnipeg celebrate their 40th, he will be performing a full concert of his famous father's work. The late Stan Rogers gave some of his most memorable concerts at Winnipeg Folk Fest, and as Nathan has chosen Winnipeg as his home, this seemed to be a great fit. Nathan will do this concert with a full band, just as Stan would have.
Last but not least, Sylvia Tyson, who helped organize the first Winnipeg Folk Festival, and who also performed at it, will be appearing with a full band. All four of these artists are looking forward to being in Winnipeg in July.
We can also announce that five JMI artists will be performing for the first time at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, Nova Scotia in early July. Martin Simpson was not planning on touring Canada next summer, but his schedule lined up with Stanfest, so he is looking forward to his debut performance in Canso, as well as one in St. John's just prior to the festival. A little closer to home, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are very much looking forward to shaking it up in Canso in July. Australia's Richard Perso will perform his first Canadian festival ever in Canso, and Iran's incredible Niyaz are on board for the weekend as well.
Last but not least, a young and emerging songwriter from Ireland who goes by the name of Malojian will make his Canadian festival debut in Canso as well.
Ireland's Malojian is very excited to be heading to Canso in July
We will have many other festival announcements in the weeks and months ahead, and complete tours with dates and cities will be posted here over the spring. Stay tuned for more.
JMI's Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys are set to do 35 dates in Alberta and Saskatchewan in November 2013 and April 2014. What makes this tour remarkable is that it does not even include any Manitoba or BC dates yet.
At the time this was posted, the guys also had offers for additional dates, which will be posted as they are confirmed. For now, here is where they will be on the prairies over the next year.
|Oct 04||Slave Lake||AB||Spec Centre|
|Oct 05||Vermilion||AB||Lakeland College Alumni Theatre|
|Oct 06||Stettler||AB||Settler Performing Arts Centre|
|Oct 10||Consort||AB||Consort High School|
|Oct 11||Calgary||AB||Dalhousie Community Centre|
|Oct 12||Calgary||AB||Braeside Community Centre|
|Oct 13||Camrose||AB||Bailey Theatre|
|Oct 15||Olds||AB||Trans Canada Theatre|
|Oct 16||Fort Macleod||AB||Empress Theatre|
|Oct 17||Fort Macleod||AB||Empress Theatre|
|Oct 18||Open - a Friday|
|Oct 19||Red Deer||AB||Red Deer Elks Lodge|
|Oct 23||Prince Albert||SK||E.A. Rawlinson Centre|
|Oct 24||Moose Jaw||SK||Moose Jaw Cultural Centre|
|Oct 25||Wainright||AB||Wainright Comuniplex Theatre|
|Oct 26||Wainright||AB||Wainright Comuniplex Theatre|
|Oct 28||Brooks||AB||Griffin Park Theatre|
|Oct 30||Daysland||AB||Daysland Palace Theatre|
|Nov 01||Coronation||AB||Coronation Community Centre|
|Nov 02||Drayton Valley||AB||The Max Centre|
|Nov 03||Fort Saskatchewan||AB||Moyer Recreation Centre|
|Nov 07||Barrhead||AB||Barrhead Composit High School|
|Nov 08||Westlock||AB||Westlock Cultural Arts Centre|
|Nov 09||Demmit||AB||Demmit Community Centre|
|Nov 10||Holden||AB||Beaver Regional Arts Centre|
|Nov 12||Lloydminster||SK||Vic Juba Community Theatre|
|Nov 14||Wadena||SK||Wadena Community Legion Hall|
|Nov 15||Tisdale||SK||Tisdale RecPlex|
|Nov 16||Kamsack||SK||Kamsack Playhouse|
|Nov 17||Yorkton||SK||Anne Portnuff Theatre|
And in 2014, the guys also have the following dates
|Apr 15||Moosomin||SK||Moosomin Community Theatre|
|Apr 16||Bengough||SK||Bengough Community Centre|
|Apr 21||Assniboia||SK||Prince of Wales Cultural Centre|
|Apr 22||Shaunavon||SK||Plaza Theatre|
|Apr 23||Kindersley||SK||Norman Ritchie Community Centre|
|Apr 24||Biggar||SK||Majestic Theatre|
|Apr 25||Watrous||SK||Watrous Civic Centre|
|Apr 26||Langenburg||SK||Langeburg Community Theatre|
Congratulations to Vishtèn who last night won the ECMA Award for Francophone Recording of the Year for the current release, Mosaïk. The group was in Austria when they heard the news, in the middle of a 16 date European tour. The 25th East Coast Music Awards are being held in Halifax this year.
Here is a great example of what makes Vishtèn such a great traditional group:
La Fougue des Fées (YouTube)
You can view all of Vishtèn's European dates here.
We are very pleased and excited to announce today that we are welcoming some old friends back into our musical family.
Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi was one of the most successful groups we ever had the pleasure to represent, with tours that stretched into five and six weeks from coast to coast. JMI has signed a five year contract with the group, exclusive to Canada, and we are very much looking forward to putting them back on the road.
Watch "Summertime" live (YouTube)
Their first tour will be the festival circuit in July of 2014, with the possibility of moving into August if demands warrants. We will also be doing a cross country theatre tour in November, 2014, commencing in Atlantic Canada November 1st, and moving right across the country to the west coast. Part of the beauty of of this group for presenters is that not only are they absolutely outstanding in concert, but the shows could not possibly be simpler to produce. Their tech requirements consist of five mics - period.
Another old JMI friend is American bluesman Guy Davis, whom we booked hundreds of Canadians dates for, and who was always one of our most in-demand artists.
"Railroad Story" live (YouTube)
Guy is one of the busiest bluesmen on the planet, touring North America, the UK, Asia, Europe, South America and Australia relentlessly, and the reason is very simple - there isn't a finer proponent of acoustic blues to be found anywhere. We have just signed an exclusive contract for Canada with Guy, and are planning on touring all regions of the country over the next two years.
Our first run will be Atlantic Canada from April 2- 12, 2014, and we can't wait to have him back in the region. Guy has played just about every venue in all three Maritime provinces, and has also been to Newfoundland. His second Canadian tour is slotted for Quebec and Ontario from October 2 -12, 2014. These are both short tours and we expect demand to be brisk, as Guy has not been in these markets for some time.
A western tour is also being planned for spring of 2015, with details to follow.
The last two years have been nothing short of remarkable for Ray Bonneville, who at one point had the #1 blues recording on the international charts, and who spent 50 weeks on the road last year, touring Australia, Canada, the US, Europe and the UK.
Watch "Roll It Down" (YouTube)
Ray has less and less time to tour in Canada these days, but we have secured 10 days in October of next year. He will be available for solo dates from Manitoba to BC from 16th through 26th, inclusive, 2014. We have no hesitation in calling Ray one of the best roots songwriters working in Canada today.
Bellowhead was back on the podium last week to accept the award for Album of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The group, which has been together for nine years and continues to sell out large concert halls across the UK and Europe, including The Royal Albert Hall, took the honour for their current CD, Broadside. This award is all the sweeter as it was chosen by the public.
John Spiers accepted the award on behalf of the band last Wednesday at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. JMI sends our congratulations to all the members of Bellowhead.
January 25, 2013 (Nova Scotia, Canada)—The Spinney Brothers, "Canada's International Bluegrass Band," are proud to announce that "Memories", the first single from their latest Mountain Fever Records CD of the same title, has reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 30 Songs chart for February. This is the band's first time in the top spot of the National Bluegrass Survey. In addition, the complete project has moved up to #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart.
From the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada, brothers Allan Spinney on guitar and vocals and Rick Spinney on banjo and vocals debuted their band in 1992, featuring a tight brother duet vocal style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound. Since that time, the band has released 8 CDs independently and are recipients of many Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards including 3-time Vocal Group of the Year. In 2010, The Spinney Brothers were inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame. Joined by Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on bass, The Spinney Brothers have performed professionally all over Canada and in the United States from California to Maine making them "Canada's International Bluegrass Band".
Even with all the accolades the band had gained on its own as an independent artist in Canada, it wasn't until the band signed with Virginia based Mountain Fever Records, subsequently releasing Memories in 2012, that the band began gaining international acclaim, receiving more airplay and booking more shows in the U.S. "I had been made aware of The Spinney Brothers through a friend who suggested I give them a listen," states Mark Hodges of Mountain Fever Records. "I watched their progress as a band for about a year and when I discovered they would be in Nashville at IBMA's World of Bluegrass conference in 2011, I made a point to attend one of their late-night showcases. I was really pleased with what I saw and heard and their enthusiasm was also a big factor in our decision to sign them to Mountain Fever Records. We just couldn't be happier with their success."
The Spinney Brothers have spent the first part of 2013 on a U.S. tour that has included a very successful benefit concert for the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY. They've just returned from performing on a bluegrass cruise and will continue their tour with shows in Florida and Georgia before returning to their Canadian homes in February. Here are the band's remaining dates on this U.S. tour:
January 25th - Lake Wales, FL
January 29th - Largo, FL
January 30th - Zephyrhills, FL
January 31st - Sanford, FL
February 1st - Woodbine, GA
February 2nd - Davenport, FL
February 3rd - Bushnell, FL
For more information on The Spinney Brothers including a complete list of tour dates and more information on their chart-topping CD, Memories, please visit www.SpinneyBrothers.com.
Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys have been on an incredible roll over the past year. Our 2013 fall tour of Western Canada is six weeks long and still growing, and the summer is also booking up very well. Dates are also coming in from Europe, and the guys recently signed on with the Val Denn Agency for the USA.
Gordie and the boys have a small run of Maritime dates next month - here's where you can catch them in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in February, 2013.
|Feb 14||Truro||NS||Marigold Centre|
|Feb 15||Florenceville||NB||Carleton North Theatre|
|Feb 16||Saint John||NB||Imperial Theatre|
|Feb 17||Riverview||NB||Riverview Arts Centre|
And here's some live video of what you don't want to miss when the guys come through your town.
Scotland's incomparable Archie Fisher is about to embark on his first tour of Western Canada in two years. Arguably Scotland's most important voice in traditional music, Archie has been coming to Canada for some 40 years, and was a huge favourite of the late Stan Rogers, who covered two of his songs, Dark Eyed Molly and The Witch of Westmoreland.
Archie's Canadian tours are few and far between, and generate a great deal of buzz, with many fans willing to travel thousands of miles, from the USA and remote parts of Canada to catch a show or two.
Recent Live Video - Archie on TV in Portland, Maine
Here is where you can catch Archie on his western swing in March:
|Mar 06||Prince Albert||SK||E.A. Rawlinson Centre|
|Mar 08||Edmonton||AB||Festival Place|
|Mar 10||Pender||BC||Pender Harbour Music Society|
|Mar 12||Saltspring||BC||Artspring Theatre †|
|Mar 13||Courtenay||BC||Cumberland Community Church|
|Mar 14||Victoria||BC||Legacy Theatre|
|Mar 16||Kelowna||BC||Creekside Theatre|
Chile's Nano Stern has been incredibly busy over the past couple of years, touring in South America, Europe and Australia, playing bigger and bigger venues and emerging as the new voice of conscience for a whole continent.
We are very happy to announce Nano's introductory tour to Canada, which will commence next month in BC.
Here is some very recent video of Nano performing to 60,000 people in Chile;
And, here is where you can catch him in Alberta and BC in February and March...
For years, Mike Stevens has been recognized as a virtuosic musician and a groundbreaking performer. Folk Music Canada is happy to announce that he is the recipient of the 2012 Innovator Award for his work as founder of ArtsCan Circle.
In its inaugural year, the Innovator Award is dedicated to recognizing a new and innovative approach that has had a significant impact on Canadian Folk Music. The award will be handed out at the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards' Gala on Saturday, November 17 in Saint John, NB.
In 1999, Mike travelled to Goose Bay, and was taken aback when he crossed path with a group of aboriginal children sniffing gas. In an effort to connect with them, he began to play his harmonica. From this event, he found inspiration to do something different. He filled his basement with unused instruments, set up a music library, sent 40 harmonicas to the local school and recruited teams of people to join him in his musical mission to help inspire and give hope to at-risk Aboriginal youth through teaching song. Thus ArtsCan Circle was founded.
In his groundbreaking work as founder of ArtsCan Circle, an organization dedicated to helping aboriginal youth through music and art, Mike created a new model for engaging musicians and communities. As well, he has helped many folk musicians connect with their capacity to bring music to non-traditional environments and use their creative expression to help others. Folk Music Canada is proud to have Mike as the first recipient of the Innovator Award.
About ArtsCan Circle
ArtsCan Circle is a charitable organization with a mission to encourage the self- esteem of Aboriginal youth in isolated Canadian communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts.
About Folk Music Canada
Folk Music Canada is a member-driven organization that supports and promotes the Canadian folk music community, and works to raise awareness about the importance, diversity and cultural value of all types of folk music in Canada.
We knew we were onto something special when we first heard the music of Malojian. Out of the hundreds of solicitations we receive each year from all over the world, there was something very special about his music.
Apparently critics agree, as reviews start to come in for The Deer's Cry. On November 9th, it received a rare five star review from the Belfast Telegraph, which stated, "The Deer's Cry is a masterful piece of work and when music sounds as effortlessly good as this, it's surely the first of many hits for the talented Malojian."
Our favourite cut is Watch The Rain (YouTube)
You can read the entire review here.
JMI has two exciting new tours to announce for Quebec and Ontario; one flamenco and one world music. Here's what we have heading to central Canada, and when you can expect it to pass through your town.
Minor Empire is the brainchild of guitarist/composer and producer Ozan Boz and vocalist Ozgu Ozman. Inspired by the traditional music of their homeland of Turkey, they've forged a sound that is simultaneously contemporary and traditional, adventurous yet accessible. It represents a confluence of Turkish and Western musical styles. "I see them as coexisting together while keeping their original shapes," Ozan explains. Fleshing out his sonic vision is a stellar cast of musicians, including Ismail Hakki Fencioglu (oud), Didem Basar (kanun), Debashis Sinha (darbuka, bendir, and asma davul), Sidar Demirer (saz), Selim Sesler (clarinet), Michael Occhipinti (guitar), and Chris Gartner (bass).
- Winner of the World Group of the Year 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Minor Empire will tour central Canada from October 18 - 27, 2013
In what will be his first Canadian tour in three years, Juan returns to cross the country commencing on January 29, 2014, starting on the west coast and moving eastward across the country. Juan has performed at many of the great concert halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert and the Sydney Opera House, and is no stranger to Canada, having sold out theatres from Nova Scotia to BC and even Yellowknife. This time Juan will have three performers with him, including a male and a female dancer. Voted by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the top three guitarists in the world, Juan is truly a giant of Flamenco.
JMI has four exciting new tours to announce for western Canada in 2014; flamenco, world music, UK folk and Acadian trad, and all of it fantastic live entertainment. Here's what we have heading west, and when you can expect it to pass through your town.
In what will be his first western tour in three years, Juan returns to western Canada on January 29, 2014, starting on the west coast and moving eastward across the country. Juan has performed at many of the great concert halls of the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert and the Sydney Opera House, and is no stranger to Canada, having sold out theatres from Nova Scotia to BC and even Yellowknife. This time Juan will have three performers with him, including a male and a female dancer. Voted by Guitar Player Magazine as one of the top three guitarists in the world, Juan is truly a giant of Flamenco.
NIYAZ defines the best in contemporary world music by effortlessly marrying rich Sufi mystical poetry and folk songs from the Middle East, masterful acoustic instrumentation, with modern electronics. Based in Montreal, NIYAZ is considered by critics to be one of the most groundbreaking groups of its time. Niyaz have performed in many prominent festivals and concerts around the world. As individual artists as well as collectively, they have also contributed to some of the biggest soundtracks of major Hollywood films including Prince of Persia.
Niyaz will will tour from March 7 - 16, 2014
Since the band formed more than 12 years ago, Vishtèn has become one of the most respected and imaginative Acadian bands to come out of the east coast of Canada. Over the past decade, they have released 4 albums, won numerous awards and given thousands of performances in over 10 countries. Hailing from Prince Edward Island and Îles de la Madeleine, the members of this driving percussive trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists. Pascal Miousse and twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc fuse Acadian and Celtic genres with a modern sensibility of rock and indie-folk influence in their new album, Mōsaïk.
Vishtèn's western tour will start on October 3, 2014 and will wrap up on the 12th.
MARTIN SIMPSON (UK)
Martin Simpson is a true giant of folk, not only on the other side of the Atlantic, but around the world. He is a singer, a songwriter, and a guitarist with few peers. Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track,"Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for "Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician.
His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danù, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller and many more.
Martin will tour western Canada in November, 2014. Exact dates to be announced very soon.
We have two new signings that we are genuinely excited about at JMI, one from Ireland and one from England.
Martin Simpson is a true giant of folk not only on the other side of the Atlantic, but around the world. He is a singer, a songwriter, and a guitarist with few peers. Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician.
His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more.
We are very excited to welcome Martin to our musical family, and you can expect to hear about tours for 2014 soon.
You probably have never heard of Malojian. We receive some 500 solicitations each year from all over the world, artists looking to perform in Canada. Most of it is very good, lots of it is excellent, and every now and then we come across something that just stops us in our tracks. That is what happened when we heard the songs of Malojian, a young singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland.
Malojian, AKA Stevie Scullion, has been writing songs for many years now. His music has been likened to artists such as Neil Young, The Band, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Grandaddy, Iron & Wine. Having spent the last few years as the songwriter of acclaimed alt-folk act Cat Malojian, Stevie has been garnering a reputation as a songwriter of merit, with Hot Press Magazine citing him as "the North's greatest songwriter of the last half-decade" and The Belfast Telegraph commenting, "I'd go further and drop 'the North' from that sentence".
When Cat Malojian split in June 2010, Stevie could very easily have lost the plot. Instead he opted to "cut my hair and split my tree" and came back reinvigorated as simply Malojian.
Listen to Watch The Rain
"I'm completely obsessed with this gorgeous song by Malojian…
It is achingly beautiful and there is the crackle and breath of a life
being lived in its plaintive revolutions.
This healed me a little bit. Please heal me more."
- Gary Lightbody, Q Magazine, March 2012.
"Malojian could teach the art of songwriting.
One gets the impression that it's only really a matter of time
before the collective conscience stumbles upon "that tune"
(which tune? Take your pick)
and the secret is out."
– Across The Line (BBC Radio Ulster)
Catch him in July at Stanfest.
Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Alison Brown has found a few dates between her hectic international touring schedule and running Compass Records to come to western Canada in November. This will be a quick jaunt, with only three dates in Alberta and BC. Alison is the top-ranked female banjo player in the world, and third overall. Not to be missed.
Here is where you can catch her:
Alison in concert (YouTube): Live at Blair
JMI is today announcing two new tours for Eastern Canada, both of which will take place in the fall of 2013.
VISHTÈN is well known to presenters on Canada's East Coast. Originally from PEI and the Magdalen Islands, Vishten is one of the very finest proponents of Acadian song, dance and instrumental music. Their show is one that will appeal to a broad demographic, as well as both French and English fans of traditional music. It is also a very simple show to produce, with easy production and hospitality requirements.
Vishtèn will tour eastern Canada October 18 through 27, 2013.
|MIKE STEVENS is easily one of the greatest harmonica players in the world, and has performed more than 300 times at the Grand Ole Opry, sharing the stage with legends such as Roy Acuff and Dolly Parton. Mike will not disappoint fans of blues, bluegrass and just plain old musical virtuosity when he takes to the stage in Atlantic Canada. He will be touring as a duo, so once again, this will be a very simple show to produce, and ideal for all sizes of venues.|
Mike will tour eastern Canada from November 8 through 16, 2013.
|We are genuinely excited to announce our first full tour of Central Canada for the incredible Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys. We are receiving offers every day for this incredible east coast act, and have already twice had to extend our western tour in October of next year. It's already a month long and growing by the day.|
Those of you who have booked east coast acts like Barachois and the original line-up of The Cottars will want to look at this incredible group. They combine stunning instrumental work on fiddle, guitar, stand up bass and a small drum kit with some of the craziest step dancing you have ever seen. More than just music, this is a variety show in the truest sense of the word. Watch this short promotional video, and you can see for yourself what the fuss is all about:
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys - Promo 2012 (YouTube video)
This tour will run from
Also see this news item:
Gordie MacKeeman will appeal to a wide demographic, and has simple technical and hospitality riders. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss booking this group.
It was with great sorrow that we received the news of Raylene Rankin's passing on Sunday after her long and hard fought battle with cancer.
What the world knew about Raylene was that she had one of the greatest voices this nation of singers ever produced, and the music resonated deeply with people, especially those of us who call the east coast home. Each and every time Raylene would perform what was to become her signature song, We Rise Again, audiences would be moved to tears for a piece of music that was remarkable for its beauty, and that in its delivery inspired a deep pride in people and a sense of hope. Her voice became our voice. It was quite remarkable.
Those of us who knew Raylene personally were blessed to have a friend of great warmth, great humour, humility, integrity and sincerity. Even when she spoke, her beautiful voice was effusive and sparkled with mischievous humour. As much as she was a true artist, Raylene was always a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter first. She was smart and tough and fair and caring, and someone any young woman could look up to as a wonderful role model. We were both proud and privileged to represent such a fine artist and a fine person, and lucky over the years, to come call her our friend.
Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Colin and Alexander and all of her siblings and many friends. Fare thee well Raylene. Thank you for the music, and thank you for the blessing and many kindnesses of your friendship. You will be greatly missed.
Alpha Yaya Diallo will embark on a unique tour in November. His West African Summit celebrates the music of west Africa through music, dance and some of the greatest traditional soloist from the continent. You can read all about this incredible show here.
And see for yourself the virtuosity of Alpha's special guests:
The tour will focus on western Canada, but we do have Montreal and Toronto dates. Here is where you can catch this world music spectacle in November.
|Nov 16||Toronto||ON||Beverly Hall|
|Nov 17||Montreal||QC||Cabaret de Mile End|
|Nov 20||Sioux Lookout||ON||Queen Elizabeth District High|
|Nov 22||Prince Albert||SK||E.A. Rawlinson Centre|
|Nov 23||Saskatoon||SK||Broadway Theatre|
|Nov 24||Edmonton||AB||Festival Place|
|Nov 25||Camrose||AB||Bailey Theatre|
|Nov 27||Golden||BC||Golden Civic Centre|
|Dec 1||Vancouver||BC||Rio Theatre|
It is hard for anyone who is not from Australia to fully appreciate the influence of Shane Howard and his seminal song, Solid Rock, which has iconic status down under, and has become an anthem for aboriginal rights on the continent. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Solid Rock, and the milestone is being marked in a number of ways, the least of which is not a special concert on October 6th at Uluru, where Howard's journey as a musician and human rights advocate all began.
You can watch a new solo and unplugged video of Shane performing Solid Rock here. It is a part of a major story from the September 21st edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, Australia's biggest and most influential newspaper.
Shane toured across Canada for the first time this past summer, and will be returning for another festival tour in the summer of 2013.
Ottawa, ON – September 19, 2012 – Prince Edward Island's Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys recently appeared at the Ottawa Folk Festival and returned home with a prestigious award. They won the Supernova Award which is presented by the Galaxie Rising Star Program, which provides bursaries to rising Canadian music talent at festivals and events across Canada. The award, which was born in 2010, is given to a performer – solo or band – for outstanding live performance at the festival.
|To see a live video from the Ottawa Folk Festival with East Coast Kitchen party, please click here.|
Ethiopia's Krar Collective are becoming one of the shining lights on London's world music scene, with a performance at the Olympics this summer, and participation in the recently released, "London's Calling," a collection of 14 classic London songs interpreted by the cream of London's multi-cultural music scene.
JMI is very pleased to announce an exciting new Christmas show. Ireland's incredible Caladh Nua will bring an Irish Christmas to the Maritimes and Newfoundland & Labrador from December 6th through the 15th, 2013.
Make your Christmas an Emerald one with one of Ireland's finest Folk Groups. Caladh Nua have been praised worldwide as a folk act without comparison featuring some of Ireland's most talented and versatile traditional musicians, singers and instrumentalists.
During this uniquely special Christmas show you will be treated to a selection of songs and tunes from the vibrant soul of Ireland's ancient musical heritage bringing an emotive fragment of the Emerald Isle into your heart at this magical time of year. A traditional Irish dancer will also be joining the group on this tour.
Join Caladh Nua for a night of heart-warming Irish music, song and dance in a truly spellbinding seasonal spectacle.
While we don't have any Christmas videos yet, we do have some excellent videos of the group performing (YouTube):
When we toured Danu's Christmas show in the Maritimes years ago, it was very well received and attended.
Please let us know if you would be interested in booking a date on this tour.
JMI is pleased to announce yet another Nathan Rogers tour, this time for Ontario. For the first time ever, he will be bringing this "Nathan Sings Stan - The Rogers Legacy Continues" show to Ontario, with 18 dates across the southeast of the province. The program for this show draws exclusively on the songs of Nathan's famous father, Stan Rogers.
This show has been a huge success for Nathan in the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Western Canada, drawing capacity crowds, standing ovations and rave reviews.
Here is where you can catch Nathan Sings Stan in November:
|Nov 14||Oakville||Oakville Centre for the Arts|
|Nov 15||Belleville||Empire Theatre*|
|Nov 16||Brockville||Brockville Arts Centre*|
|Nov 17||Ottawa||Centrepointe Theatre*|
|Nov 18||Kingston||The Grand Theatre*|
|Nov 19||Haliburton||TBA - Haliburton Folk Society|
|Nov 20||Toronto||Hugh's Room|
|Nov 21||London||Aeolian Hall|
|Nov 22||Sarnia||Imperial Theatre*|
|Nov 23||Port Hope||Capitol Theatre*|
|Nov 24||Huntsville||Algonquin Theatre*|
|Nov 25||Owen Sound||Roxy Theatre*|
|Nov 27||Goderich||The Livery|
|Nov 28||Hamilton||Hamilton Place Theatre|
|Nov 29||Cornwall||Aultsville Theatre*|
|Nov 30||Guelph||River Run Centre*|
|Dec 02||Orillia||Orillia Opera House*|
*These dates are all promoted by Shantero, and tickets for them will go on sale on September 24th.
Here's what the press has to say about Nathan;
"Winnipeg-based Nathan Rogers (son of Canadian Folk icon, the
late Stan Rogers) filled the stage with acoustic brilliance."
- Peterborough Examiner
"The resemblance is unmistakable: The same hairline and solid
build. The same political edge, satirical bite, lightning wit and
contempt for fools. The same vocal timbre that provides a bed
for a rich baritone. The same way with words and melody."
- Kitchener Record
"You can see a lot of Stan in Nathan Rogers. The same bright eyes,
male-pattern baldness and a voice worthy of comparison to his
father and his uncle, Garnet Rogers."
- Winnipeg Free Press
"he will move men and women to tears with his sound
and his conviction."
- Uptown Magazine
"It was eerie just how much Nathan reminded me of Stan and
- Stylus Magazine
" The similarity between Nathan and his father's
voice and delivery of songs was surreal. Beautiful songs
delivered flawlessly and beautifully."
- Winnipeg Fan
• Mike Stevens and Okaidja Afroso Release CanadAfrica (December 7, 2013)
• JMI Signs Nashville's Claire Lynch (December 3, 2013)
• Quartette Releases Rock and Roses (November 21, 2013)
• New Western Tour Announced for James Keelaghan (November 19, 2013)
• Sylva Tyson to Tour Western Canada (November 11, 2013)
• Jon Brooks to Tour Western Canada in November of 2014 (October 21, 2013)
• New Retrospective Release from James Keelaghan (October 6, 2013)
• Ray Bonneville Touring Quebec and Ontario in November (October 2, 2013)
• Nathan Rogers Maritime Tour (September 5, 2013)
• Quartette Christmas Tour (September 5, 2013)
• James Keelaghan in September (September 5, 2013)
• JMI Signs Folk Superstar, Cara Dillon (July 26, 2013)
• Alpha Yaya Diallo to Tour Newfoundland and Maritimes Solo (July 23, 2013)
• West Africa Summit to Tour Quebec and Ontarioin 2015 (July 23, 2013)
• Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys CD Launch in Charlottetown (July 22, 2013)
• Guy Davis to Tour Western Canada in 2015 (June 15, 2013)
• Spinneys Busy on Both Sides of 49th Parallel This Summer (June 15, 2013)
• Busy Summer for Gordie MacKeeman (June 14, 2013)
• Ray Bonneville Summer Dates (June 4, 2013)
• Jon Brooks to Tour Central Canada in March 2014 (June 3, 2013)
• Australian Richard Perso's Summer Tour (May 31, 2013)
See News page for more JMI news.