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Music Festivals in Canada 2020
Nov14

Music Festivals in Canada 2020

Here is our list of music festivals held in Canada for 2020   Last year, Listening Through The Lens was asked to publish a Canadian music festival list, as a corollary to (1) our USA festival catalog which has been going (and growing!) for about four years and (2) an Australian version which is into its second year. Thanks to Treasa Levasseur, Canadian representative of Folk Alliance International, who kick started the offerings...

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This Week – Kelley, Kyshona, Rose, Triplets, Scruggs & Taupin, Stormy Swamp Pop
Nov08

This Week – Kelley, Kyshona, Rose, Triplets, Scruggs & Taupin, Stormy Swamp Pop

Notable music events of the week Kelley Looney – Photo: LTTL Kelley Looney Looney and Steve Earle backstage 2015 – Photo: LTTL Vale Kelley Looney. A member of Steve Earle and The Dukes and bass player extraordinaire who played with Earle for more than thirty years, Looney passed away this week. Born and raised in Nashville, Looney’s father was also a bass player, with the legendary Owen Bradley Orchestra. Looney...

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International Folk Music Awards 2020
Nov05

International Folk Music Awards 2020

folk music award inductees and recipients Ani DiFranco – Photo: LTTL Folk Alliance International has announced this year’s International Folk Music Awards recipients and inductees. This includes Lifetime Achievement Awards, People’s Voice Award, the Clearwater Award, Spirit of Folk Award, and the Folk DJ Hall of Fame inductees. Lifetime Achievement AwardsBeauSoleil (Living)Mahalia...

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GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 – Itinerary
Oct31

GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 – Itinerary

Places and events for our 2020 Tour TOUR NOW OPEN – CLICK HERE The setting for one of the AmericanaFest 2019 events – Photo: LTTL GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 1 to 21 September Itinerary The tour will offer a close-up experience of festivals, live shows, scenic attractions, the civil rights movement, music heritage spots and more, spread over 5 States in the US South. It will be fully escorted by an experienced tour leader....

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Albums of the Month – Nov 2019
Oct30

Albums of the Month – Nov 2019

We showcase our six faves for the month The Mavericks – Photo: LTTL Top Six New Releases – November 2019 By Rob Dickens Charley Crockett The Valley Thirty Tigers 20 September 2019 “I ended up having two lifesaving heart surgeries in January of this year,” says Crockett in a letter to fans about The Valley. “I recorded this album one week before those surgeries. I needed to have these songs...

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