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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO courtesy of Thorin Loeks

This was the second time that I have had the pleasure of doing an interview with Thorin Loeks. The first time, which was in June last year, he had just released his first album, Thirsty Hearts. Since then he has been writing more music and working... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Wikipedia

When I first read these lines by Woodrow Wilson Guthrie I knew my rulebook had been changed: “I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think you’re just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

The folk/roots duo Twin Peaks, comprised of Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt, opened Dawson’s Home Routes season on Sept. 26. The show in Dawson City was their second-last stop on a tour that had seen them perform in Dease Lake, Atlin, Teslin, Crag... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: by Alistar Maitland Photography

The music scene in Whitehorse is really something. Full of fresh, creative musical sounds that come straight from the heart and soul of artists who discovered their own voices inside the warmth of their homes in the dead of winter. The diving... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Southeast Alaska State Fair

It’s a gathering where you may sip the tingly bitterness of a pale ale, sample salty snacks from the “bacon booth” and lock eyes magically with your future spouse. No wonder tickets to the Haines Beer Fest have sold out faster than ever this year... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: kozzi.com

The Folk Society of Whitehorse has been hosting the famous Yukon-Alaska Coffee House for more than 25 years. This event features two coffee house evenings, back-to-back, in Skagway and Whitehorse. The Yukon evening of talent, which takes place on... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of April Verch

If you’ve got a yen to hear some some good old-fashioned country fiddle playing, you won’t want to miss April Verch. Verch, along with bandmates Cody Walters (banjo and electric bass) and Alex Rubin (guitar and mandolin) will be stomping, singing... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Louise Burns, a Canadian singer-songwriter and former member of the girl band Lillix, just completed a month’s residency in Dawson City as the songwriter in residence. The Vancouver musician says it was her boyfriend who found the opportunity... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Promotional

Whitehorse-resident Selina Heyligers-Hare, or as she’s billed in the upcoming Blue Feather Music Festival, Selina H., is only 18 years old. She just graduated from high school. However, she has 13 years of experience making music and can hold her... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Adam Dee

A few years back, Craig Cardiff noticed he was only going through the motions at his shows. The folk musician from Waterloo, Ontario says he was on autopilot. He thought to himself, ‘This isn’t how it should be going.’ He says no one should be on... more

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Katie Avery is a classically trained violinist, but folk and traditional fiddle music is in her blood. She's just recorded her first solo album, which she describes as being, “inspired by all the beautiful people I have known in my life.” more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: by courtesy of Leela Gilday

There's a post on Leela Gilday's Facebook page from a woman who had just bought a guitar for her daughter. The young girl's immediate response was, "I'm going to sing just like Leela soon, Mom." more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Twenty-five years ago, the Folk Society of Whitehorse (FSW) began as an event for people of all ages to enjoy. Today, it is on a roll — hosting monthly events. Paul Davis is the president of FSW, but he admits that he can’t do it on his own. more

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

There’s at least one struggling musician who doesn’t need Bob Dylan to tell him failure is no success at all. Llewyn Davis is in Greenwich Village in February 1961, with a guitar, a repertoire of traditional folk songs, and a fiercely-held ‘life of more

Aug 21, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

It's a band in transition – in more ways than one. When Gordie Tentrees sent an email promoting a northern tour by some friends he had met at music festival last summer, the group was called Jesse Dee and Jacquie B. Three days later ... more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

When you ask Eliza Gilkyson about her early musical influences, the first name she mentions is Joan Baez. So when Baez included two of Gilkyson's songs on her 2008 album, Day After Tomorrow, it was a special occasion. more

Apr 14, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

A map of Western Canada lies open on the dash. It's a hot Mother's Day afternoon when Kim Beggs and Natalie Edelson roll into the North Okanagan town of Armstrong. They're weary from that day's 550-kilometre drive from Cochrane, Alberta ... more

May 20, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

"The Last Potluck. Catchy isn't it?" The man behind the cluttered desk utters this phrase while framing an invisible marquee with his hands. "I wish I could afford a marquee," says Morty Mungden, manager for roots/folk/emotronic Yukon supergroup... more

May 30, 2008 12:00 AM Humour