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The story behind the song: Tennyson King’s ‘Wild Rose’

For the past three years I have been taking off to the other side of the world during our Canadian winters to tour in warmer conditions.  In late October of last year, I was at Pearson Airport in Toronto waiting ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? Aug. 4 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
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Jay Gavin – ‘Lost in Austin’

On Wednesday, we here at Roots Music Canada shared a stunningly beautiful piece of writing by Leslie Alexander that told the story of Jay Gavin. Jay is a musician from Tignish, PEI – he grew up in the vicinity of ...
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Fresh Breath decries fans’ obsession with “Likes & Shares” on ...

Kingsville, ON’s alt-folk duo Fresh Breath directs urgent attention to the world’s obsession with social media in its upbeat, sing-along new single, “Likes & Shares.” “A single event inspired me to write this song,” Josh Pascoe recalled. “It happened at ...
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You have one more day to submit for the Canadian ...

Canadian folk, roots and world artists have one more day to submit their recordings for the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which, if all goes well, will be presented April 9-10 in Charlottetown, PEI. Canadian artists who have released recordings between ...
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Road not taken: Jay Gavin gets lost in Austin

Roots Music Canada is excited to be premiering Jay Gavin’s new single and video for “Lost in Austin” here on Saturday.  To whet your appetite, here is a beautiful telling of Jay’s story written by Leslie Alexander.  Somewhere on the ...
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