Monthly Archives: April 2010

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Canadian Folk Music Awards Accepting Submissions for 2010

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) announced today that submissions are now open for the 2010 edition of this increasingly popular event. For more information please visit www.folkawards.ca or www.prixfolk.ca The SIXTH ANNUAL CFMAs invites ...
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Jory Nash: The Facebook Interview

On April 7, 2010 Roch Parisien conducted a live, interactive Facebook interview with singer-songwriter Jory Nash, one of an ongoing series of interviews presented by Roch Parisien’s Rocon Communications. Jory’s award winning album “New Blue Day” has racked up big ...
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Shakura S’Aida Live @ Revival

Toronto blues sensation Shakura S’Aida enjoyed a triumphant musical return to her hometown last week, one she described as “fun & frightening at the same time”. Armed with many of the players featured on her new CD Brown Sugar, including ...
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Junos 2010 – And the winners are…

In the age of Twitter, you just can’t keep a secret.  News of the Juno winners announced at last night’s gala dinner are out there on the web well ahead of tonight’s national broadcast.  Congratulations and pats-on-the-back go to all ...
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Juno Awards 2010 – Make-Up !

Our embedded, hard-hitting reporter – and fellow Roots Music Canada pioneer – Trevor Mills is in St. John’s for the Junos (he moonlights as a bassist for nominees Digging Roots) and he gets an exclusive look at four gorgeous women ...
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Juno Awards 2010 – The Juno Cup

Our embedded reporter at the 2010 Junos, Trevor Mills, reports on musicians facing off against NHL Oldtimers on Friday night in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He provides this hard-hitting report exclusively for Roots Music Canada. PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS Juno Cup: Raven Kanatakta ...
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Oysterband in Canada

Hugh’s Room has done it again with the return of the UK’s Oysterband to their stage. Has anyone recovered from their inaugural Hugh’s Room visit, touring the brilliant Meet You There – an event that climaxed as members of Great ...
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Jesse Winchester: north, south, song

We had the opportunity to chat with the legendary Jesse Winchester recently in an intimate backstage setting, after a pin-drop performance to a packed house. Winchester’s long been known to baby-boomers as a songwriter’s songwriter, but his moving rendition of ...
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Jacob Moon: What a Rush!!

Endorsements. In this linkedin world we live in today, endorsements appear to be more important than ever. I recall being amazed that something I said as a neophyte community-radio-host would appear in quotation marks on an artist’s website or MySpace page. ...
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Charlie Angus brings copyright reform back into the spotlight

Credit: mgifford [CC BY-SA] Last month, NDP MP (and former member of the Grievous Angels) Charlie Angus  shook up Canada’s copyright debate by proposing two reforms. Angus was outspoken against the government’s last copyright bill, but he’s attracted criticism from ...