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A new Adventure for David Newland

Roots Music Canada is the brainchild of writer, host and performer David Newland. It all started a few years ago when he learned that a wonderful domain name, rootsmusic.ca, had become available. So naturally, he went about the task of putting something ...
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Roots Radio Thursdays: the music you love, online!

Roots Radio Thursdays on RTDS.ca  (press release) Toronto, ON, November 29, 2012 — Todd Miller, CEO, Program Director and President of Radio That Doesn’t Suck Inc. (RTDS), and David Newland and Andy Frank of Roots Music Canada, are pleased to ...
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Canadian Folk Music Award winners

November 17, 2012, Saint John, NB It was a night to remember in Saint John, NB Saturday, when 17 of the best folk musicians, recordings and producers in the country were honoured with Canadian Folk Music Awards. The Awards Gala ...
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Colleen Peterson award winner Alise Marlane

The Ontario Arts Council has just announced the winner of the 2011 Colleen Peterson Award. Alise Marlane is a jazz & folk singer-songwriter born in Montreal, now based in the Outaouais. She performs solo as well as with her trio, ...
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2012 East Coast Music Award Nominations

The East Coast Music Award nominees were announced this week, and some artists and recordings appeared in many different categories. Jimmy Rankin had eight nominations, while David Myles and Matt Andersen each received five. The awards will be handed out ...
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Music PEI Week closes with awards gala

Music PEI Week wrapped up this weekend with a gala awards show hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, with close to a thousand people in attendance. The thirteen musical performances included Al Tuck, who performed ...
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2012 Grammy Nominations: Folk & Roots Focus

The 54th Grammy Award nominees were announced at the end of last week, and our friends at Twang Nation compiled this fantastic list of the nominees, with an emphasis on folk, roots and Americana performers and albums. You’ll have to ...
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Canadian Folk Music Award Recipients

The Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out in Toronto last night, and the top winners were Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning and Genticorum, who each took home two awards. The complete list of awards: TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ...
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Maple Blues Awards Nominees Announced

The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating its 15th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian Blues artists from across the country on January 16, 2012. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well ...
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Western Canadian Music Award winners

BreakOut West Announces The Winners Of The 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards The Western Canadian Music Awards were presented Sunday the 23rd of October at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse, YT during BreakOut West 2011. Hosted by Grant Lawrence ...