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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Oliver Tamagnini

Making his seventh album was the most fun Gordie Tentrees has had as a musician, but it didn’t start out that way. “It was the toughest thing I’ve ever done,” Tentrees said, looking back on the album, which is a collection of new songs recorded... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Jeanne Mayer Freebody

It’s been 30 years, or thereabouts, since I first ran into the iconic Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet who goes by the simple – but exotic-sounding – name of Ferron. There was no reason she should remember me. I was just a volunteer driver for... more

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

You never quite know how the monthly coffee house/open mic sessions in the KIAC ballroom at the Odd Fellows Hall are going to go. For several months recently the evenings have started out with Peter Menzies leading a group of young fiddlers in an... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by courtesy of Nick Mah

If you're doing a stage show about a highly-admired guitarist, being able to render the music is a big help. Fortunately, Whitehorse musician Nicholas Mah has been playing the music of his dramatic subject, the late Lenny Breau, for decades... more

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Jen Edwards

Scott Wilson doesn't credit either '50s TV host Arthur Godfrey or campy falsetto Tiny Tim with the current popularity of the humble ukulele. Instead, the Whitehorse musician thinks it likely stems from a few years back, when Hawaiian singer Israel... more

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Peter Long

Your first perception of Duncan Sinclair may be of a reserved, buttoned-down guy – a civil servant, most likely. You wouldn't be wrong. Sinclair spent decades in the territorial public service, rising through the ranks before retiring in 2002 as ... more

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Issue: 2015-07-16 PHOTO: Patrick Jacobson

A recent arrival in Whitehorse, Patrick Jacobson is already making waves. Having moved from Vancouver just a couple of months ago, Jacobson has released his self-titled debut solo EP of melodic indie guitar rock. more

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In an interview, Bob Weir, rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead, admitted somewhat sheepishly, that yes, it was a bit embarrassing learning how to play the slide guitar on stage. All his mistakes were out there for the audience to see. more

Beverages

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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

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

For anyone who has fallen into a burning ring of fire, who are boys named Sue, or who have been to Folsom Prison, in real life, or just in song, A Tribute To Johnny Cash, on Friday, February 27, at the Yukon Convention Centre, is for you. more

Yukon Music

Mike Rud has packed a lot of musical mileage into his 44 years. The Edmonton-born jazz guitarist has three CDS to his name, not to mention an impressive list of performing and teaching stints ... more

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Don't mind the flashing lights and funky sounds, folks. This time machine is not the type you were thinking about. Based out of Whitehorse, their new project, Old Time Machine, blends the acoustic songwritingstylings of Ryan McNally with the ambient more

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As a member of the WhiskeyDicks, Ryan Enns will be purveying high-energy "Celtic Gypsy Punk Rock" on Friday and Saturday at Foxy's Cabaret. Come Sunday, he'll offer a more intimate performance of solo voice and acoustic guitar ... more

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How come eggs, don't have legs? My poodles, eat noodles. more

Old Crow

Squinting her left eye a little in emphasis, Danette Readman says she started her introduction to the Suzuki Method of musical instruction with a grain of salt. "To be honest, I was a little skeptical, so I took it out of curiosity," Readman says ab more

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