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Meet the Roots Music Canada festival team for August!

Remember last month when I introduced you to our team of writers who were covering the July folk festivals? Well guess what, folks. We’re doing it all again this month! As I write this, Tom Coxworth is banging out a ...
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Listen to this year’s ‘Songs from the Heart’ award winners!

Here at Roots Music Canada, we’re all about discovering great new music, but once a year, Folk Music Ontario does it for us. Its Songs from the Heart competition invites songwriters and instrumentalists from across Ontario to submit their music; the ...
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Introducing the Roots Music Canada festival team for July!

Folks, I am one proud Moose today, let me tell you.  I am surrounded by the most amazing team of roots-loving writers I could ever ask for – and right now, those writers are either at folk and blues festivals ...
New music in our mailbox!

Broomsticks & Hammers, the Raven and the Fox, Ludgate and ...

Here at Roots Music Canada, Gordy the Moose spends a solid amount of time rifling through the digital mailbag looking for interesting or outstanding new Canadian roots music to discover.   He shares his discoveries periodically in this column.  Here’s the ...
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Safe as Houses – Lucky Lucky (full album)

Folks, a couple of weeks ago, we premiered Safe as Houses’ new video “Alive” here on Roots Music Canada, and holy smokes did you ever seem to like it! In fact, you liked it so much that they’re letting us ...
New music in our mailbox!

El Coyote, Kevin Closs, Kim June Johnson, and more

Folks, if you know the moose, you know that nothing makes me happier than checking out great new Canadian roots music, so ya’ gotta know I’ve been laying on my back with my hooves in the air and the headphones ...
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We’re Back!

Folks, it’s Gordy the Moose here.  As I write this, there’s a bright sun shining over moose country, and I’m getting a little misty thinking about what we’re doing here today. Folks, Roots Music Canada is back. I’m not going ...
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Roots Music Canada: the origin story

It all began with a guy named Bob MacKenzie. No relation to the singer of “Take off to the Great White North,” mind you, but ya’ gotta admit, it adds a little something to the origin story. Bob is a ...
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Canadian Folk Music Awards 2011 submissions due

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) would like to remind everyone that submissions are now open for the 2011 edition. The June 30th deadline is fast approaching!! Only fifteen days left for all Canadian ...