Tag: Winnipeg

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Winnipeg Folk Fest achieves gender-parity without fanfare … because it’s ...

“Don’t you know, they’re talking’ about a revolution,” sang Tracy Chapman rhetorically.  “It sounds like a whisper.”  The Winnipeg Folk Festival didn’t start the gender parity revolution, but with over 70 acts, it is the largest festival to join.  But ...
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Dispatches from the Winnipeg Folk Festival – Day 4 (Sunday)

1:30 p.m.: The first show I checked out on my lazy Sunday was Julien Baker at the Green Ash stage. Baker, an American indie folk artist from Memphis, has a voice like none other.  Her show was mostly a one-woman ...
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Genticorum showcases its new lineup with new album/tour

For over eighteen years, audiences all over Canada and around the world have delighted in the music produced by this trio from southern Québec. Genticorum has performed over a thousand concerts in fifteen different countries, presenting the exciting traditional music ...
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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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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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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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Canadian Music Week: a cross-Canada road-trip in 10 roots ...

You’ve found yourself with a pass to Canadian Music Week.  Now all you have to do is find some great Canadian roots music to go see – not an easy task when the line-up features more than 800 showcasing artists representing ...
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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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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 ...