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Canadian Songwriters Inspire Claire Lynch's New Album

North By SouthNashville, TN -- Three-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner and 2016 nominee, Claire Lynch pays homage to Canadian songwriters through a set of bluegrass and Americana tracks on her new album North By South. Inspired by her recent marriage to a Canadian, Lynch began to dig into the vast catalog of songs written by Canadian songwriters. Working with Alison Brown in the producer’s chair, she delivers stand out versions of Ron Sexsmith’s “Cold Hearted Wind” with Jerry Douglas on Dobro, the catchy “Kingdom Come” written by Old Man Luedecke featuring Bela Fleck (banjo) and Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and the gorgeous maritime ballad “Molly May” written by Cape Breton’s J.P. Cormier. Lynch also offers thoughtful reinterpretations of songs by Lynn Miles (“Black Flowers”), Dave Francey (“Empty Train”) and Gordon Lightfoot (“It's Worth Believing”).

Quebec's New Richmond Bluegrass Festival Sept 1-6

Dailey & VincentQuebec's first & only buegrass music festival presents its 13th edition from August 30 to September 6, 2015. Don't miss seven days of music, camping & activities for the entire family! This year's lineup is our best ever featuring Dailey & Vincent (Tennessee), Rhonda Vincent & the Rage (Missouri), Special Consensus (Illinois), the Bluegrass Diamonds (New Brunswick), Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon (New Brunswick), Goldwing Express (Missouri), Monroe (New Brunswick) and Simply Blue (New Brunswick). Special guest include the Clemville Kids, Out of Nowhere, Lily of the Valley, Nancy Vignola, Roger Lee Martin and more.

The Slocan Ramblers Tap Toronto's Gritty Roots Music Scene

Coffee CreekAs the most populous city in Canada, Toronto plays host to communities from around the world who make their home in this unassuming metropolis. And though the residents of Toronto come from all over, one thing they share is a lack of pretension, a desire to live in a city built on its merits, and not on a glitzy image. That’s a lesson learned by the young men in The Slocan Ramblers, one of the hottest roots bands in the city. They live in the West End, a neighborhood dominated by Koreans, Portuguese, and Italians, and they play working-class bluegrass roots music that harkens back to the grittiness of a city that used to be known as “Hogtown,” for all its slaughterhouses.

The Modern Grass Tumbles Across Canada

 High on the MountainHalifax, NS, Canada -- The Modern Grass, one of the most promising young groups of musicians to come out of the maritimes, launches a two-month stretch of dates from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Whitehorse, Yukon and everywhere in between. Halifax string band The Modern Grass embarks on a nationwide tour following a warm-up tour of Newfoundland. The dates are in conjunction with MG Music's latest release, High on the Mountain.

Government of Canada Grants $82,951 to Promote New Richmond Bluegrass Festival

New Richmond Bluegrass FestivalThe Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces the awarding of $82,951 in non-repayable funding, spread over three years, to the Gaspesian British Heritage Village to promote the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival outside Quebec.

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