May 1, 2019

Canadian family band Ludgate is an amalgam of the modern and the traditional, the past and the present.

What we love most about Ludgate here at Musical Notes Global is that they are a family band. Bringing together the distinct musical experiences of parents and their c...

April 24, 2019

What do you get when you combine two parts roots with three parts alternative?

A transcendent sound that fills the heart with an indescribable warmth, a sound that only Ludgate could create. And it is this distinct sound that is the hallmark of the band’s third album Wh...

November 21, 2018

What’s that they say?  The family that plays together stays together?  Well good on you, John and Sheila Ludgate for keeping your musical offspring in the family band.  John and Sheila are past winners of the Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart Award.  Luke, Anthon...

September 4, 2017

Review In Roots Music Report and CD Insight 

Label: Self-released

Genre: Folk

Rating: * * * * *

John & Sheila Ludgate

Northern Soul

The Ontario-based folk duo, John and Sheila Ludgate, sing about "so many miles, so many roads, we’ve come so far, so far to go" in the title tr...

September 3, 2017

Just took a look at the FOLKDJ database and discovered that the following radio stations are playing John & Sheila Ludgate music. It's still a thrill to hear your song on the radio.

104.7 Woodland, California

105.1 Truckee Tahoe, California

1380 AM Brantford, Ontario


September 2, 2017

Northern Soul

John & Sheila Ludgate

There are very few times that I hear a new album and be immediately able to “see” those songs playing out in my mind’s eye. Northern Soul happens to do that very thing. I can see myself driving down long stretches of highway in the sno...

August 24, 2017

The excellent folk duo of John and Sheila Ludgate opened the outdoor show with some well-crafted original songs on topics such as travel, power struggles and a wedding song.  One piece told of the demise of the fishing industry.  On another tune the audience was encour...

August 19, 2017

...our CD "Northern Soul" was nominated for Folk/Traditional Recording of the year at the Hamilton Music Awards.  Our boy's band - Beautiful Nothing - was nominated for Alternative/Indie Rock Recording of the year.  It's interesting because "Northern Soul" was a kind o...

August 15, 2017

John & Sheila Ludgate Running Through the Innocent Years  

In their opening cut, “Payback Road,” Ontario-based folk duo John & Sheila Ludgate telLabel: John & Sheila LudgateGenre: FolkRating: Visit This Artist's WebsiteJohn & Sheila l us that “everybody's got to...

August 14, 2017

Northern Soul

John and Sheila Ludgate

Rating: * * * * *

It’s been said, “The family that picks together sticks together”. That’s especially true if the family is as talented as the Ludgates. Dad, mom, and three sons; together they’ve put together a very impressive collect...

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