Day: February 21, 2018

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British owners of unique record label honoured by top US music heritage organisation

The Blues Foundation, the guardians of the heritage of American Blues music, has honoured a British couple with its prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive award. The award is for “individuals and organisations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.”   Recipients Gary and Gillian Atkinson own the independent roots music label Document Records, …

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Chris Antonik

Chris Antonik: 'Monarch' tour 2018: The “Future of the Blues” comes to the UK 6th- 15th April 2018

“The Canadian Gary Clark Jr… this is how modern blues should sound.” (Concert Monkey) Celebrated Toronto-based blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik’s upcoming ‘Monarch’ UK tour follows hot on the heels of his latest album ‘Monarch’. Monarch, which was nominated in Canada’s prestigious 2018 Maple Blues Awards (Recording/Producer of the Year; Songwriter of the …

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Awards Show hosted by Ruthie Foster begins 30th conference by Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International (FAI) kicked off its 30th Annual Conference with the International Folk Music Awards Show held for the first time at Kansas City’s historic Folly Theater. The awards show, which included a live-streamed broadcast and was presented in partnership with Folk Music Canada, opened with a ceremonial land acknowledgement by Ed Smith, a …

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