Monthly Archives: February 2010

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Reflections: Riverboat Jane, Pt. One

Reflections is a new video interview series produced by Roots Music Canada. Its goal is to informally document Canadian roots music history through the eyes of its witnesses and participants. Installments will appear in this space randomly, as the interview-opportunities ...
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Our new home!

As you may have read on our Facebook Fan Page , Roots Music Canada is thrilled to announce that we are  moving in to a downtown Toronto office space! It is a relatively new shared space leased by the good ...
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From hundreds to just a few: listening to performer submissions.

I just got a call from the post office – they would like me to come pick up my mail, because our festival post box is overflowing.  Again.  The nice post lady is patient with me, but I can hear ...
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Canadian folk airplay: January

Here are the January stats for Canadians’ airplay on folkdj-l playlists. This information has been sifted, with permission, from international lists compiled by Richard Gillmann. In January, Richard’s lists were based on 14,178 airplays from 149 different DJ’s. The number ...
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Canadian roots Olympic anthem?

Is “Northwest Passage” an Olympic anthem? We asked our Facebook group what Canadian roots song best suits the Vancouver2010 Games. Here are a few suggestions, some cynical, some cheeky, some sincere, some hilarious. They are in the order in which ...
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Juno-winners FATHEAD 7th CD!

Fathead is a multi-award winning blues band – including two Junos – that have  just released their seventh CD “Where’s The Blues Taking Me” on Electro-Fi Records. Produced by B3 Maestro Lance Anderson, Where’s The Blues Taking Me also sees the ...
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This Night’s For Jack

This Night’s For Jack, Music and Memories, A Memorial Tribute to Jackie Washington featured members of his former trio, Ken Whiteley and  Mose Scarlett, as part of the new Jackie Washington Orchestra with  Tony Quarrington, Chris Robinson, Victor Bateman, Michelle Josef, Brent Titcomb, and Margaret Stowe. ...
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Nathan Rogers: “It’s Complicated”

Cross-posted from Ottawa Tonite There may come a time when singer-songwriter Nathan Rogers does not have to face The Question. Today is not that day. As Rogers knows and accepts with grace, there are dues still to be paid. Most ...
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The Joy of Discoveries II

It only happens a few times every year, which is partly why it is a special experience. Toronto-based publicist Jane Harbury recently hosted her Discoveries night at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, and introduced the packed house to four fresh and ...
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A Deeper Well: Haiti Benefit Concert

When faced with a story like the earthquake in Haiti, many of us ask ourselves some important questions: What can we do? How can we help? Will a donation truly make a difference? And for some, a simply giving doesn’t feel ...