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Dispatches from the Winnipeg Folk Festivaly – Day 1 (Thursday)

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The 2024 Winnipeg Folk Fest opened with another local success story. Between stints with Scruj MacDuhk (now The Duhks) and Juno-winners The Wailin’ Jennys,...

Dispatches from the Vancouver Island Music Festival – Day 1 (Friday)

Friday, July 12 offered a perfect night for enjoying a wide range of music at the opening of the Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay,...

Wow! At just 18, Mary Frances Leahy is taking Celtic/Latin jazz fusion to a new level

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In the ongoing race to predict the next teen craze, give yourself 10 points if you had … Celtic/Latin/jazz fusion fiddle? Hey, in a world...

Indigenous country star Jason Benoit leaves fans smiling with ‘1000 Mile Grin’

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When musicians leave their hometown for bigger musical hubs like Austin or Nashville, it can be a double-edged sword. One obvious drawback is sacrificing...

Album review: Cherie Camp – Love and Blood

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Gordy the moose reviews some of his favourite new submissions to the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. What a fascinating discovery we have here in the...

Video premiere: The Imagine If – ‘Flowers’

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Back in March, we here at Roots Music Canada were pretty stoked to premiere the video for the debut single from The Imagine If's...

Why Ally Corbett is heading home for the NL Folk Fest and why you should go too

When the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival announced that the July 13 headliners this year were Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris, it was the...

Dispatches from the Mariposa Folk Festival – Day 3 (Sunday) night time shows

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The Pub Stage was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it, with 14 people on the boards for the Cling Clang Rattle Bing Bang, Gonna...

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The Chat Room: Mike Boguski

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For the past several years, Blue Rodeo keyboardist Mike Boguski has been exploring a range of sonic avenues with some of Toronto’s finest musicians...

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Album review: Cherie Camp – Love and Blood

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Gordy the moose reviews some of his favourite new submissions to the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. What a fascinating discovery we have here in the...

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