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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Jack Gorton

Jack Garton stood in a cemetery on Galiano Island, talking on his cell phone about his latest record. It seems like a weird place to field media requests, until you consider that Garton’s day job, as cemetery sexton, seems to have influenced the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-31, COVER ART: J.D. Sipe

It’s been a fairly typical autumn for bluesman Brandon Isaak. Typically busy, that is. The former Whitehorse musician spent most of September on tour in Germany and Holland, including an appearance at the prestigious Guitar Summit in Mannheim... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Michelle Peters

Add a fruity kick to your fall with a lychee martini! Try the cocktail at the CD release party and concert for Yukon musician Nicole Edwards. On Sept. 23 the songstress releases Genre Bender at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse. Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Leigh Righton

Ping pong might be what prevents Shawn Hall from harpooning Matt Rogers, or keeps Rogers from dismembering his musical partner with an axe. The duo known as The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer discovered the stress-relieving game in London... Read more

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Daniel Cross

Director Daniel Cross visits the southern United States with his latest documentary I am The Blues (2016), highlighting living blues legends in the heart of American music origins. As it became more ingrained into the South’s economy during the... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Rick Massie

Anyone who grew up listening to country music surely heard this song, Mercury Blues, written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins in 1943 and performed by such famous musicians as The Steve Miller Band and Allan Jackson. Read more

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: courtesy of Black Iron Blossom

Blues band Black Iron Blossom came out of nowhere. I hadn't even heard of them before the normally quiet Sam Gallagher stopped me in Mac's Fireweed Books, told me he's in a band and asked me to listen to their CD, called Full Moon Over Whitehorse. Read more

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Mike Thomas/Yukon News

Howard Chymyshyn (aka Chymy) was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1946 (my mom was born in the very same town 10 years later). His parents were both in the Army, and when Howard was young, the family moved to rural Manitoba. At that time, ... Read more

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Such is the case of J.J. Cale. I must admit my prejudice going into this thing; I have not been on the Internet for almost two years. I would have never believed I’d be telling a social media audience that I got to shake Dylan bassist Tony Garnier’s Read more

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A few days before flying to Whitehorse, Matt Minglewood will be in Toronto accepting a Maple Blues Award for lifetime achievement as a bluesman. The eclectic Cape Breton singer-songwriter could just as easily be picking up honours for his work in suc Read more

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On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper rose in the House of Commons to issue a formal apology for Canada's century-long Indian residential school policy. That same Wednesday evening, a new play called Where the Blood Mixes ... Read more

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Before meeting Kuppels, Isaak had never heard of Redemption Guitars (http://www.redemption-guitars.de). "There's so many small luthiers around, you can't keep track of everything. Now that I've played them, I love them. They're great guitars." Read more

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Brandon Isaak almost trashed his musical career before it even started. Isaak was in his early teens when his father, Yukon music legend Ed Isaak, returned from a road trip with a guitar for his son. Read more

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If you are a lover of music, this is one fantastic week to be a Yukoner. Check it out: you have Justin Haynes, Jean Martin and Ryan Driver playing at The Old Fire Hall on Saturday; then Don Ross and Brooke Miller will be at the Yukon Arts Centre.... Read more

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Murray Munn has released This Guy Is Falling, a three-song demo of original blues songs that hearken back to these themes and styles. Read more

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Skookum Jim Friendship Centre is doing something different this year with its 2009 Folklore Show on Saturday, Jan. 31: it will be A Night of Blues. Read more

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Montréal native Ryan McNally has loved the blues since he was nine years old ... although if you grew up in his hometown you might not know it. Read more

Donald Ray Johnson is perhaps the coolest man to ever come to Whitehorse. His award-winning voice, steeped in the blues and dripping with the richness of experience, slides over the phone line: "Hey man, how you doin'?" Read more

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