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DOWNLOAD: Idle No More: Songs for Life Vol. 1

Idle No More: Songs for Life Vol. 1 is the first of an ongoing series of free downloadable compilations of songs by artists who support the vision of Idle No More, Indigenous and allies. Volume 1 features a broad and diverse array of artists – everyone from Derek Miller (whose contribution, 7 Lifetimes, is a brand new track inspired by Chief Theresa Spence), to John K. Samson of the Weakerthans. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: Sean ‘Blues Puppy’ Riquelme – “Licked”

We’d guess that Sean Riquelme earned his Blues Puppy title for the fact that he first started playing guitar at age 6 – as soon as his hands could reach the frets – and was performing for crowds at age 11. A young pup indeed, and now only at 15 years old he’s ready to take the music world by storm with his first EP Licked. The title track is this week’s #RPMdownload. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine – “Piece of Mind”

This kind of laid back blues always makes me think of summer, which makes it the perfect pick for the first RPM download of June. From Oneida Nation on the Thames, Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine sent us this sweet track to check out and we highly recommend you do too. …read more »

Julia Keefe Inspired by Mildred Bailey

Sweet, smooth vocals always get my attention and I’m a sucker for a well played vocal scat – thus my ears perked up when I first heard Julia Keefe of the Nez Perce Tribe. Her voice is of another era and stands out in this one as one of the only jazz songbirds in Indian Country. But she’s not the first. …read more »

8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings Complete Lineup

The third annual 8 Days In May. Eh! Urban Gatherings festival features a long list of Aboriginal performers taking to various stages next month in Winnipeg. Check out the lineup and enter their contest to win tickets!
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DOWNLOAD: Lisa Marie Naponse – “Spell”

From the community of Atikameksheng Anishinawbek in Ontario, Ojibway Lisa Marie Naponse’s path as a soulful rhythm and blues artist began with a bet against her mother. Lisa Marie pocketed 100 bucks when she learned to play and master Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues. Since then, she has continued to share and make music, like this track Spell that so perfectly highlights her powerful blues vocals. …read more »