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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The 2018–19 season of Home Routes Concerts kicked off in September with a tour by country singer Tim Hus, accompanied by his sideman of 15 years, Spider Bishop. Hus, on vocals and guitar, is reminiscent of a younger incarnation of Stompin’ Tom... Read more

Dawson City

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

Yukon Music

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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... Read 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 ... Read 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. Read 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. Read 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." Read more

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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. Read more

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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 ... Read 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 Read 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 ... Read more

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

Old Crow

He calls it, "The Lenny Moment." "I found myself frozen as music played the way I've never heard it before," says Pierre Brault, a veteran Canadian playwright and actor who has performed in operas and Shakespearean and contemporary plays. Read more

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Classically trained in guitar and well-versed in the banjo, Kim Barlow has been releasing albums of her own hauntingly beautiful roots/folk music for years, notably in her 2003 Juno award-nominated album, Gingerbread and in 2007's Champ. Read more

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You have to be thrilled for Gordie Tentrees. The first time his ears perked up to enjoy a folk tune, it was at a Fred Eaglesmith picnic. The first 20 songs he learned to play on a guitar were Fred Eaglesmith songs. Read more

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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 Read more

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