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12 April 2021 / Read

CFMA Win Celebration Concert Tomorrow night! (Tuesday)

Hello friends, I am so thrilled and so very grateful, for Sunday I won Producer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards with our Sultans of String Refuge album, along with co-producer John “Beetle” Bailey! It has been such a strange year, and in some ways I felt like COVID swallowed up this recording, […]

10 April 2021 / Read

Producers of the Year at the CFMAs with Refuge album!!

Oh gosh! John Bailey and I won Producers of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards with our Refuge album!! Thanks a million to fellow band-members, Kevin Laliberte, Eddie Paton, Drew Birston, Rosendo Chendy Leon, and all the incredible collaborators on this epic record. And of course to fantastic co-producer John Bailey for his mad […]

8 April 2021 / Read

CFMAs, New Video, Upcoming Livestream Concerts

Hello friends, I hope you are all well and keeping safe out there. In the continued absence of any in-person gigs, we continue to do our part creating livestream content for you to enjoy in the safety of our own home! 1) First off – Thanks to all those who attended our livestream a couple […]

11 March 2021 / Read

JUNO Nomination! and March 21 Livestream to your home!

JUNO ALERT!!! They just announced a JUNO Awards nomination for Engineer of the Year today for our engineer extraordinaire and co-producer John Bailey with a track from our Sultans of String Refuge album! This was for work with our song The Grand Bazaar featuring Béla Fleck and Robi Botos/ We are so proud of John – his work is incredible […]

7 March 2021 / Read

Roots Music Canada – “the first truly moving piece of COVID art”

So grateful to Roots Music Canada for this review of our crowd-sourced video! >> With artists stuck at home these days struggling to make sense of a radically new normal, many are turning to the one thing you can do when everything else is on hold:  create. We’ve had a wonderful smorgasbord of new songs […]

4 March 2021 / Read

March 21 Livestream – World Music Artists create beautiful video, raise money for Food Bank

Hello! I hope you are all okay in this wacky world we are living in right now! I am very much looking forward to spring… and vaccines… and being able to see you all in person again… In the midst of it all, a year into this pandemic, we are continuing to do our best […]

6 February 2021 / Read

Valentine livestream with Amanda Martinez, and new video!

We are so excited to share with you… 1) Our latest video, HYPNOTICA, written by Sultans of String guitarist Kevin Laliberté! For years we have opened up the second set of our live show with this song. It is really one of my favourites, and has always been a great way to showcase Kevin’s extraordinary looping technique, […]

27 January 2021 / Read

Canadian Independent Music Video Award nomination!

Hello friends! Couple things to share with you! 1) Remember that video we made a few months back where people held up signs to say what they would like to do when COVID-19 lifts? We are very grateful and excited to be nominated for the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards with this video! If you have […]

17 January 2021 / Read

Best of the Sultans Livestream this Saturday! and new video

Hi folks!  Just six days until our Sultans of String January 23, 8:00 pm EST Livestream #5,  Best of the Sultans Edition!  Limited tickets available here https://sultans-lockdown-smackdown.eventbrite.ca Let’s super-spread some good live-streaming vibes and keep connected during our lockdown. Isolating doesn’t have to be lonely!  And we can celebrate the inauguration of a new U.S. president at […]

6 January 2021 / Read

Jan 23 Livestream – Best of the Sultans edition

Happy New Year friends,  I don’t know about you, but this new lockdown is making me feel a little too isolated… Therefore announcing our Sultans of String January 23, 8:00 pm EST Livestream #5,  Best of the Sultans Edition! Let’s super-spread some good live-streaming vibes and keep connected. Isolating doesn’t have to be lonely!  And we can […]

26 December 2020 / Read

NYE for kids, UNHCR thanks, Kwanzaa video, Boxing Day 25%

Hello all you lovely people, I hope you are all well and staying warm! And welcome to new subscribers. As we look back at this year, we feel so much gratitude to you all for following our various combinations of band members on our musical journey. As you know, it has been a very tough […]

18 December 2020 / Read

Today’s Christmas Video, and Live stream tomorrow! (Saturday)

Hello friends, As we are among the holidays, I wanted to share our new Sultans of String Christmas video, released today. Celebrating the coming of vaccines to lift us out of this truly difficult pandemic, it is a message of hope and unity. Shot in Prague, Ottawa and Toronto, it is a reminder of our […]