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Johnson Crook releases new video “Mining For Freedom” and announces ...

Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook are ready to hit the road this summer, covering western Canada and Ontario starting July 1 at Dauphin Countryfest in Manitoba, and wrapping up with two performances at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto. They’ll also ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...
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Joe Nolan shares “Music In The Streets” (ft. Lydia Loveless) ...

Joe Nolan is back. The roots rocker from Edmonton, Alta., will release his new album, Cry Baby, this fall, but RMC is eager to give you an advance preview with an exclusive premiere of the first single, “Music In The ...
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London ON’s Aaron Allen brings outlaw country attitude north

There’s a revolution underway in country music, and Aaron Allen is doing his part. On his latest album, Judgement Day, the native of London, Ont., shows his solidarity with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell in ...
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Winona Wilde announces summer tour dates and releases new video ...

Singer-songwriter Winona Wilde, winner of the 2017 Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, will be heading out across North America again this summer on a tour that begins May 5 in Montreal and returns to western Canada in June (see full dates ...
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Toronto’s Taivi talks collaborating with U.S. bluegrass star Claire Lynch ...

Released in late 2017,  Taivi’s new album Rising Tide is the culmination of a long journey for the Toronto singer-songwriter, while at the same time serving as her formal introduction to the wider folk music community. Thirteen songs deep and ...
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Collette Savard & The Savants – “Cecil Street” (Video)

Roots Music Canada is proud to premiere the whimsical new video for “Cecil Street,” one of the standout tracks from Collette Savard & The Savants‘ self-titled debut album. The song was inspired by Toronto’s Kensington Market, and anyone familiar with ...
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Elk Run & Riot embrace the great outdoors on new ...

Since forming in 2013, Elk Run & Riot have made it their priority to write songs that reflect who they are and where they live. For the alternative folk outfit, that environment is Alberta’s Bow Valley in the Rocky Mountains, ...
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How Dave Allen conquered demons on debut solo album

With his debut solo album, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Dave Allen has established himself as a bona fide roots music auteur, transporting us to a place that, to our modern perceptions, will seem uncomfortably foreign, or conversely, all too real. Listeners previously ...
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Mariel Buckley releases new track “One Time Asking”

Calgary-based singer-songwriter Mariel Buckley has released “One Time Asking,” the second single from her sophomore album, Driving In The Dark, out May 4. This track follows the previous single, “Rose Coloured Frames,” and comes ahead of the launch shows for Driving ...