International Songwriting Competition

Yukon Artists in the International Songwriting Competition

If it hasn’t crossed your radar yet, this years’ International Songwriting Competition has some pretty serious judges. Tom Waits. Sarah MacLachlan. Bela Fleck. I discovered the competition this year on my Facebook news feed, entirely because Tom Waits is a God in my circles. What’s cool is that anyone with $35 can enter and potentially …

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Sharing Their Roots

Kim Beggs, Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond were driving from Medicine Hat to Calgary when I spoke with them about their current musical tour. But their eyes were cast on the Yukon. The North Carolina-born Byrd recalls the first time he was approached about touring in Canada. As soon as the word “Yukon” was uttered, …

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