Catch The New Customs live in private showcase at Folk Music Ontario Sept 27th -29th 2019



On the Horizon:

After nearly two years in the making we are so excited to announce the release of our 2nd full length album “Selling Religion on Government Street” - available in Canada, Europe, and Australia October 4th 2019.

Release October 4th 2019

Release October 4th 2019




Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 Short Bio

Hardly afraid of the “F Word”, The New Customs are proud to call themselves FOLK! Deeply rooted in the tradition of capturing a story in a song, the Indie-Folk duo take a bold and evocative approach to songwriting. With two strong voices, guitar, mandolin and fiddle in hand, Emma Cloney & Dale Brown use their anthemic heart and Americana backbone to charm audiences with a bombastic electrifying sound. 

Upcoming Tour Dates

I loved The New Customs immediately!
They are a lovely duo, fantastic musicians, fabulous songwriters, and able to captivate a crowd with their stories and their melodies. Some of the best folk music in the country, they are something else!
— Angela Drainville Artistic Director Atlin Arts & Music Festival

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"All Walls Fall" reviews

"thought provoking lyrics... infectious beat... beautiful, emotional fiddle playing... sounding akin to something that would come out of the Maritimes... amazing harmonies... This album is definitely something you need to check out"

Full review @

"All Walls Fall is storytelling through music at its finest, with an undoubtedly Canadian voice that sounds like home. The music of The New Customs has everything from soulful harmonies, soaring fiddles and guitar like a heartbeat, combining to make a passionate and heartfelt experience almost tangible to the listener."

Full review @

“All Walls Fall”
-Released May 12, 2017
-Independently funded and released
- 35,000 Streams
- 1000 Physical Copies sold
-Reached the No. 2 spot on the National Folk/Roots/Blues charts, charted for 19 weeks.


What Audiences Are Saying

Some of the hardest working road warriors out of Winnipeg
— William Prince - 2017 Contemporary Folk Roots Juno Winner
The New Customs are such a perfect blend that represent the best of being Canadian... Folking amazing!
— Gus McNight - Calgary Alberta
Some musicians get your toes tapping, Emma and Dale got my whole heart beating sweeter!
— Marion Bowen - Okotoks Alberta

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(Photo Credit Joey Senft)



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Now accepting bookings for 2019 and 2020! For bookings or inquiries, click HERE or email The New Customs at