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Gateway Festival

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 17: Gateway Festival Preview

In this episode of Gossip Talkin’ Blues, we talk with Michael Dawson, artistic director of the Gateway Festival in Bengough, SK (July 27-29, 2018).  Songs included from The Sadies, Kathleen Edwards, The Karpinka Brothers, and Belle Plaine. SOCAN license #5052874

Gateway Festival Highlight Interview: The Wolfe

Saskatchewan-based The Wolfe came to national attention in Canada in a big way earlier this year as finalists in the CBC Searchlight competition.  The recognition was completely deserved for this trio of musicians – even though they are young, their… Continue Reading →

Gateway Festival Highlight Interview: Ava Wild

I first heard Ava Wild’s terrific debut album, “Bare,” via the Saskatchewan Music 2016 longlist, in which it was included amongst scores of terrific projects.  Ava’s album, however, stood out from the pack thanks to her singing, creative guitar playing… Continue Reading →

Gateway Festival Highlight Interview: The Karpinka Brothers

Among the many talented artists appearing at this year’s Gateway Festival are Saskatchewan’s own Karpinka Brothers, who provide a delightful blend of folk, country, blues, and fuzz in their unique style of music.  They will be emceeing the event, as… Continue Reading →

Have You Added the Gateway Festival to Your Summer Plans?

If you’re looking for a great festival choice for your summer vacation, and especially if you’re located anywhere near Saskatchewan, look no further than the Gateway Festival, being held in Bengough, SK, July 21-23. This year’s lineup is fantastic and… Continue Reading →

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