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Transcending Cultural Boundaries with Just Prince

Transcending Cultural Boundaries with Just Prince

Episode 25 · · 36:19

This week on ReFolkUs, we chat with Just Prince about his musical influences from both Eastern classical and Western music. Through his superb musicianship and artistry, he weaves th...

Reimagining A More Sustainable Music Industry with Barbra Lica

Reimagining A More Sustainable Music Industry with Barbra Lica

Episode 24 · · 44:08

In this week’s episode of ReFolkUs, we chat with Barbra Lica about the urgent need for a more sustainable music industry. Focusing on the value artists bring and the importance of pr...

Advice From An Entertainment Lawyer with Byron Pascoe

Advice From An Entertainment Lawyer with Byron Pascoe

Episode 23 · · 44:09

In this week’s episode of ReFolkUs, we chat to entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe, a partner at Edwards Creative Law, about the world of entertainment law and the important role a law...

A Live Listening Party & Conversation with Sylvia Tyson

A Live Listening Party & Conversation with Sylvia Tyson

Episode 22 · · 49:30

Welcome back to season 2 of ReFolkUs. We have a very exciting season ahead where we chat to artists and music industry professionals about building sustainable careers as creative wo...

How to Conference with Melanie Brulée

How to Conference with Melanie Brulée

Episode 21 · · 25:55

ReFolkUs is back with a special pre-conference drop, where we will be releasing four episodes prior to the Folk Music Ontario Conference being held in London, Ontario on October 12th...

The Estelle Klein Lifetime Achievement Award Winner with Erin Benjamin

The Estelle Klein Lifetime Achievement Award Winner with Erin Benjamin

Episode 20 · · 51:31

ReFolkUs is back with a special pre-conference drop, where we will be releasing four episodes prior to the Folk Music Ontario Conference being held in London, Ontario on October 12th...

The Estelle Klein Community Builder Award Winner with Treasa Levasseur

The Estelle Klein Community Builder Award Winner with Treasa Levasseur

Episode 19 · · 45:11

ReFolkUs is back with a special pre-conference drop, where we will be releasing four episodes prior to the Folk Music Ontario Conference being held in London, Ontario on October 12th...

Pitch Craft with Valerie Denn

Pitch Craft with Valerie Denn

Episode 18 · · 26:49

ReFolkUs is back with a special pre-conference drop, where we will be releasing four episodes prior to the Folk Music Ontario Conference being held in London, Ontario on October 12th...

Sustaining a Healthy Career with Anna Ruddick

Sustaining a Healthy Career with Anna Ruddick

Episode 17 · · 39:01

In this week’s episode of ReFolkUs, we dive into the world of wellness for musicians, with special guest Anna Ruddick, a renowned bassist, and passionate advocate for musicians' ment...

Getting the Gig with Ben Whiteley

Getting the Gig with Ben Whiteley

Episode 16 · · 41:53

In this episode Rosalyn sits down with Ben Whiteley, a talented bassist and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto. Ben comes from a family of professional musicians and has an impressiv...

Creativity through Self Discovery with Saskia Tomkins

Creativity through Self Discovery with Saskia Tomkins

Episode 15 · · 35:55

In this episode, Rosalyn sits down with Saskia Tomkins, as they discuss the invitations for vulnerability that can come with the highs and lows of living in a post-pandemic age.Tune ...

Parenting in the Music Industry with Moonfruits

Parenting in the Music Industry with Moonfruits

Episode 14 · · 39:10

Late night gigs. Recording Sessions. Touring. The erratic schedules of working musicians make work-life balance a tough thing to achieve. Add a partner and a growing child to the mix...

Embracing your Entrepreneurial Self with Jenny Whiteley

Embracing your Entrepreneurial Self with Jenny Whiteley

Episode 13 · · 36:16

Embracing your Entreprenurial Self with Jenny WhiteleyToday we sit down with multiple JUNO Award-winning folk singer Jenny Whiteley, to explore her unique journey growing up in a “wo...

Building Resiliency with Julian Taylor

Building Resiliency with Julian Taylor

Episode 12 · · 37:06

Today we have the honour of sitting down with the multi-talented singer-songwriter, Julian Taylor to explore the challenges he faced and the strategies he employed to build resilienc...

Crafting a Compelling Story with Hilary Saunders

Crafting a Compelling Story with Hilary Saunders

Episode 11 · · 39:07

As creatives, we often feel more comfortable telling other people’s stories rather than our own. What facts should you include? How do you ensure you sound humble, articulate and int...

BONUS: Breathing Tips To Calm Nerves with Cindy Doire

BONUS: Breathing Tips To Calm Nerves with Cindy Doire

Episode · · 14:11

It’s a fallacy to believe that if you love to perform, that you won’t get nervous… Or that if you’re working in your passion, that you won’t feel anxiety.The truth is actually anythi...

Finding Your Folk with Kejo Buchanan

Finding Your Folk with Kejo Buchanan

Episode 10 · · 36:38

Folk has been described as music  “by the people, for the people” but does that include all people?In today’s episode, we chat with Folk Recovery Executive Producer, Kejo Buchanan, w...

BONUS: Whats on Your Website? With Joseph Longo

BONUS: Whats on Your Website? With Joseph Longo

Episode · · 29:14

With free social media platforms easily accesible to everybody, what are the advantages to keeping a website up and running?Today, we talk with Bandzoogle's Learning and Development ...

A Banjoist's Guide To Marketing with Chris Coole

A Banjoist's Guide To Marketing with Chris Coole

Episode 9 · · 23:30

A Banjoist's Guide To Marketing with Chris CooleWhat if we told you that to be successful in marketing your music, you did not have to be on social media?  So many musicians struggle...

Improvising & Creative Risk Taking with Sophie Lukacs

Improvising & Creative Risk Taking with Sophie Lukacs

Episode 8 · · 32:29

Learning a new instrument can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when it’s an instrument that isn’t seen regularly in the Western World.Our guest today, Sophie Lukacs did just...

BONUS: Live Streaming Tips & TWITCH with Danielle Allard:

BONUS: Live Streaming Tips & TWITCH with Danielle Allard:

Episode · · 14:27

Have you ever thought about what it takes to get started in the ever-expanding world of live-streaming?In this mini episode, successful Twitch streamer, Danielle Allard, joins us to ...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Danielle Allard

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Danielle Allard

Episode 7 · · 41:36

“The show must go on!” That was Danielle Allard’s thinking when the pandemic suspended all of her live in-person performances for the foreseeable future. Wanting to continue to perfo...

Creating Authentic Connections with Fred Penner

Creating Authentic Connections with Fred Penner

Episode 6 · · 30:09

Whether it’s through lyrics that resonate, musicality that moves emotionally, or stage performances that build incredible memories, building a connection with their audience is an ar...

Financial Health For Artists with Sondra Gold

Financial Health For Artists with Sondra Gold

Episode 5 · · 52:45

It’s a feeling folks know all too well: the inner dread that sets in as tax season approaches. After all, you got into a creative field for a reason, and the thought of pivoting to a...

Performing With Confidence with Angelique Francis

Performing With Confidence with Angelique Francis

Episode 4 · · 39:26

You may not know the term ‘stagecraft’ when you read it, but when you see a musician who takes this term to heart, you can definitely see the results.JUNO-Award winning Angelique Fra...

Breaking Through Burnout with Dondrea Erauw

Breaking Through Burnout with Dondrea Erauw

Episode 3 · · 41:27

Two years ago, our guest left a successful career doing what she loved in one of the most sought-after industry jobs: Music Supervision. Why? Burnout. Today, we speak with Dondrea Er...

Protecting Your Mental Health with Cindy Doire

Protecting Your Mental Health with Cindy Doire

Episode 2 · · 48:16

Artists can experience some of the highest highs and lowest lows while they ride the emotional rollercoaster that comes with life in the music industry, and it can be overwhelming to...

Composing for Film and Television with Kaia Kater

Composing for Film and Television with Kaia Kater

Episode 1 · · 37:47

Full-disclosure, Kaia and I don’t get to talking about Composing for Film and Television until about 20 minutes into this conversation. We start by discussing the early stages of her...

Welcome to ReFolkUs

Welcome to ReFolkUs

Trailer · · 01:37

Introducing ReFolkUs. A new podcast by Folk Music Ontario, for folk artists and music industry professionals who want to learn how to make money, find their creative community, and s...