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Karpinka Brothers

2017 Year-End Roundup: Our Final Four (Each)

Late last week, M texted me (L) that he wanted to do a set of snappy snippets of his four absolute favorite albums from 2017.  Okay, I said… but it didn’t seem quite right that his favorites should go up… Continue Reading →

2017 Year-End Roundup, Part IV: Manitoba & Saskatchewan

For the fourth part of our geographic year-end roundup, we focus on releases this year from Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  There are some seriously terrific artists working in those provinces – wow!  It was tough to narrow this list down.  If you have… Continue Reading →

The Karpinka Brothers Live in Kingston

There have been many instances in our blog articles about how important it is to support live music, and to get out and attend shows when your favorite artists are playing nearby.  Being strong advocates of practicing what we preach,… Continue Reading →

Interview: The Karpinka Brothers, “Talk Is Cheap”

The Karpinka Brothers first came to our attention when we interviewed them prior to their performance at this summer’s Gateway Festival in their home province of Saskatchewan.  And they didn’t just tiptoe onto our radar – from the first song… Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for Super Friday? Elliott BROOD, David Myles, Karpinka Brothers, Wilderness of Manitoba

To me, Christmas isn’t more than three months away – it’s only three days away.  We’ll awaken Friday (15 September) to a plethora of presents under the autumnal trees – new albums from Elliott BROOD, David Myles, the Karpinka Brothers, and… 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 →

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