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Preview the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival this weekend in ...

Music fans will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 17th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at St. ...
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The night Gord Downie helped me woo my future wife

It was Oct. 6, 1994. Full disclosure: I may have been drinking. I may have been a little drunk. Okay, maybe more than a little.  The day began with a long drive. I and five other university friends (one of ...
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Music community rallying around Naming the Twins after Robbie’s cancer ...

While most people were celebrating the holiday season, Robbie Smith and Kathleen Glauser of the Nova Scotia folk duo Naming the Twins were dealing with devastating news:  just days away from the start of the album launch tour for their ...
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Derek Andrews talks NAC award, Hugh’s Room Live and more

If you listen to world music, chances are a good chunk of what you love has been touched, in some way, by Derek Andrews. He made a name for himself as the music programmer for Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from 1985 ...
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Serving the Song

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
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The Hornby Island Blues Society is this year’s Blues Booster ...

The board of directors of the Toronto Blues Society has unanimously agreed to honour the Hornby Island Blues Society with this year’s Blues Booster of the Year award, a very special Maple Blues Award honouring outstanding contribution to the Canadian ...
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