Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Openers – Thom Swift

Thom Swift – Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Preview – March 11, 2010 Pity the job of the show opener. Often a last-minute add-on or somebody’s marketing ploy to gain exposure for an up-and-comer, theirs is the task of taking on a room ...
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Roxanne Potvin: No Love For The Poisonous

Roxanne Potvin, a soft-spoken, singing-siren from Gatineau, Québec, recently headlined at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, performing songs mostly drawn from her latest album No Love For The Poisonous. The songs on Roxanne’s latest release are blues and R&B inspired pop pieces ...
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Matt Andersen’s Fabulous Winter of 2010

New Brunswick-born, Halifax-based bluesman Matt Andersen had himself a pretty good winter. A Blues competition in Memphis scored him some huge results, and he hung out at a little old sporting event in Vancouver, but heck, why write about it when ...
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2010 Juno Nominees Announced

The 2010 Juno Awards nominees were announced this morning at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Awards are issued in April at St. John’s, Newfoundland this year. Roots Music Canada congratulates all the nominees, and we thought it would ...
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CR / CR live at Glenn Gould Studio

What happens when you pair up a couple of eccentric, multi-genre, critically-acclaimed, road-weary Canadian wizards of prose, back one of them with a delightful string quartet, guitar-playing drummer, and the other with one of Toronto’s most in-demand guitarists, multiple-Juno-nominated bassist, ...