Roots Music Video of the Day: Jerrry Leger

by Andy Frank April 15, 2014 Making Music
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Toronto songwriter Jerry Leger recently announced the release of his Michael Timmins-produced seventh studio album, Early Riser on Latent Recordings. He recently premiered the video for lead single “Factory Made”. “’Factory Made’ is a video directed by Morgan Yew that relies more on atmosphere and use of lighting,” said Jerry, “It creates a moody visual [...]

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East Coast roots music scene: April 14

by Michael Trenholm, East Coast Kitchen Party April 14, 2014 Highlights
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Incredibly popular and highly respected Cape Breton singer-songwriter JP Cormier proved once again that we should never underestimate the power of a song to move people.  JP posted a video on his Facebook page recently.  He commented on how he had just written a song and felt the need to post it.  The song was [...]

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R.I.P. Jesse Winchester

by Guest Editorial April 12, 2014 Making Music
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Bob Stark may be one of Canada’s best kept singer-songwriter secrets. His songs of love and life paint a gentle picture of adult life in today’s world. This is his tribute to Jesse Winchester, who died on April 11, 2014.  “I wave bye bye I pray God’s speed I wish lovely weather And all the [...]

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Roots Music Canada Radio / Andy Frank Show Live Blog – April 11

by Andy Frank April 11, 2014 Interviews
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This week, we pay tribute to the late Jesse Winchester, whose death was announced earlier today. Plus, we spotlight winners of the recent ECMA in Charlottetown, PEI, including a special look at Old Man Leudecke’s celebrated album, Tender is the Night. We also meet Mary Ann Epp, who is being celebrated in Guelph Saturday night, [...]

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Jesse Winchester: north, south, song

by David Newland April 11, 2014 Interviews
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Jesse Winchester died today. David Newland interviewed him almost exactly four years ago. They talked about that magic moment when a performer moves his audience to tears. We thought you’d all appreciate seeing the interview again: We had the opportunity to chat with the legendary Jesse Winchester recently in an intimate backstage setting, after a pin-drop performance [...]

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Roots Music Canada Radio Shows: Week of April 12

by Catherine Gray April 11, 2014 Roots Radio
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Roots Music Canada (RMC) streams music 24/7, with hosted shows and a playlist of Canadian folk/roots music. Here are some highlights of what you’ll hear every day this week, beginning Saturday at 9:00 AM EST (Check out the full schedule in right sidebar under the radio) The Open Chord: On this encore edition of The Open [...]

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Roots Music Video of the Day: Emm Gryner

by Andy Frank April 9, 2014 Video
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Emm Gryner released her 10th studio album on April 8, titled Torrential. Following the 2012 release of her “Best Of” collection and the debut album from her new roots trio, Trent Severn, Torrential recounts a tumultuous year-in-the-life of the struggling new mom. The album also features a duet with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.  The single – and [...]

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David Bradstreet at Winterfolk

by Eric Thom April 9, 2014 Performance
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Black Swan (February 15th, 2014) Each of us carries specific music markers – music that triggers certain memories or helps to recall events in our lives – personal revelations that stand out in our personal pantheons of music-listening mirth. For me, it’s Jeff Beck’s guitar part in “Over Under Sideways Down” or the authoritative muscle [...]

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Roots Music Video of the Day: Keiffer Mclean

by Andy Frank April 8, 2014 Video
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Twenty-year-old Regina singer-songwriter Keiffer Mclean is riding the waves of a very successful year with a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination (Young Performer of the Year) and the release of “Headful Of Diamonds” – a single and music video from his debut album, Drama In The Attic. The video is directed by Regina-based photographer [...]

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East Coast roots music scene: April 7

by Michael Trenholm, East Coast Kitchen Party April 7, 2014 Highlights
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The East Coast Music Awards wrapped up Sunday in Charlottetown and by all accounts everyone had another great time.  (Photo above is Dave Gunning). Roots music artists dominated the winners list as the big awards were handed out at the Sunday night Gala.  Here’s a peek at some of the key winners of interest around [...]

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