Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Canadian political music icon Bruce Cockburn is releasing his first live solo album after a 39 year career that has seen him produce 34 albums of music, travel in Africa, Latin America and Asia with groups such as OXFAM and Amnesty International, and win a huge amount of national and global awards for his music and […]


Tracy Chapman’s new album, her first in 3 years, opens with an incredibly catchy song called Sing For You.  Lyrically it lacks a bit of substance. Even so I couldn’t help but listen to this song four times before moving on to the next song on the album.  Here she is playing it on Jay […]


We were happy to hear from Florida-based songwriter Rod MacDonald, who recently sent us a copy of his most recent CD A Tale of Two Americas. Influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs, MacDonald has been playing music professionally since the 1970s and was a proponent of the Greenwich Village Folk revival […]


Pete Seeger has teamed up with USC Canada to raise money for its Seeds of Survival Program, a program that “promotes long-term food security for marginal farming communities in developing countries.” The eighty-nine year old folk icon, along with grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger and New York folk/blues musician Guy Davis, started the tour in Montreal on […]


I had the chance to see Steve Earle play at the Théatre Outremont in Montreal this past March. He was on tour promoting his latest album Washington Square Serenade. The album, his first in 4 years, was written as a tribute to New York City and the protest movement of the 1960s. Earle is known […]


This blog documents artists, past and present, who have written music about politics, as well as writings about the communication power of this music. There is a focus on current pop and folk artists from the Western world and their music, from the 1980s to the present such as Bob Geldof, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, […]