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Show him the Canadian Tire money –
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We ran this story almost exactly a year ago. Since that time, thousands of people have heard of The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper of 2012. Even The Wall Street Journal ran a story on Corin Raymond’s great adventure. Well, ...
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A new album from the Bills? Yes Please.

If the Bills weren’t already a super-group when they formed back in 1996, they certainly are now. Guitarist Marc Atkinson has earned WCMA nominations with his eponymous hot jazz ensemble – whose second album was voted one of the top ...
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Corb Lund’s Cabin Fever

Recently we’ve been some enjoying new sounds out of Alberta — folks like T. Buckley, Brooke Wylie and Joshua Cockerill. But you can’t talk about Alberta’s roots music without mentioning Corb Lund, whose newest album, Cabin Fever, comes out August ...
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Mark Berube sets his music free

Though he’s been called a “young Leonard Cohen” for his lyrical skill, Mark Berube‘s true calling goes beyond words. He’s a multi-instrumentalist, a curator of many-layered compositions and a master of marrying pop, Afro-beats and strings. He comes by the ...
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Toronto’s Winterfolk X reaches milestone

It’s a winter’s day here in the big city. Slush is piled up beside the street car tracks, tiny flakes of snow are rapidly falling, and the sky has been the same shade of grey for what feels like weeks ...
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Happy Valentine’s Day from David Myles

In honour of the day of love, David Myles has released a free download of his romantic song “I Will Love You” — available until this Friday, February 17. Visit David’s site to get your copy, or to send it ...
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Adele as roots artist? The 54th Grammy Awards

Every time we mention the Grammy Awards in these parts, it seems to stir up some kind of discussion about their value in terms of working musicians in Canada, and the community that supports them. But even the most strident ...
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Joel Plaskett, one song at a time

Well folks, it’s arrived. The first track from Joel Plaskett‘s newest album, Scrappy Happiness, was released yesterday. “You’re Mine” is a rollicking, rhyming rock song that loosely brings together the process of making songs and of living a life — ...
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Hugh’s Room Radio: listen to the music you love

After ten years on the scene, Hugh’s Room is generally acknowledged to be the best listening room in Toronto when it comes to folk and roots music. It’s no stretch to say it’s one of the best clubs in Canada, ...
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Best Songs of 2011 – Team Roots Music Canada

Our final wrap up of 2011’s very best songs comes from all of us here at Roots Music Canada. Many thanks to all of our volunteers, for being our writers, photographers, videographers, social media hosts and production assistants — sometimes ...