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Watch Caroline Wiles cover Gordon Lightfoot

Caroline Wiles’ new album Grateful is packed with the poetic lyricism and Canadian sound of her hero, Gordon Lightfoot. In fact, Gord himself has kindly complimented Grateful, saying that it’s got “a lot of really strong material, wonderful vocals and harmonies.” Fittingly, Caroline’s ...
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Jan Vanderhorst has published a book featuring his stories from ...

If you read Roots Music Canada on a regular basis, you’ll recognize Jan Vanderhorst’s name. He regularly interviews artists for his online radio show, Just Us Folk, then turns those interviews into features for us here at the website. In ...
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Julian Taylor has followed up his Juno-nominated album, The Ridge, ...

Juno nominee Julian Taylor released a band new single on Friday, the first since his most recent album, The Ridge, earned two Juno nods and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and was longlisted for the Polaris ...
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Moshe Denberg of Tzimmes reflects on the band’s new album ...

The Road Never Travelled – which commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Vancouver-based Jewish music ensemble Tzimmes – is a joyous musical odyssey and celebration of Jewish music from around the globe. Band leader and founder Moshe Denburg explores the ...
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Trapped in a guest-room without bathroom access; how singer-songwriter James ...

Already a singer-songwriter, author, musical theatre performer and politician, James Gordon can add one more item to his resume: Roots Music Canada columnist.  He’s graciously offered to share some entertaining stories with us from his lengthy career in the arts.  ...
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Hot Mondy enlists some major talents for its new single, ...

If you thought Halifax, NS-based country rock band Hot Mondy couldn’t pull any more aces out of its sleeve this season, you are sorely mistaken. Featuring the all-star cast of musicians you have come to know and love, their newest ...
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