Monthly Archives: December 2012

Opinion

How do we learn folk music?

Part 1 of a two-part series by Jack Cooper. When I studied the Introduction to Western Music History at Conrad Grebel College back in the early eighties, I came upon my first definition of folk music. It wasn’t anything cute ...
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Roots Radio Thursday on RTDS – Dec 27

We hope you’ve had a wonderful Holiday Season so far. We’ve had a great Christmas – even Gordy the Moose is giddy with the dusting of snow outside of the downtown Toronto studio where he sometimes hangs out. Coming up ...
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Roots Radio Thursday on RTDS – Dec 20

We’ve recently launched Roots Radio Thursday on Radio That Doesn’t Suck, three one-hour radio shows with a distinct Canadian folk/roots flavour. In addition, music played between airings of these shows is also largely Canadian folk/roots music. Coming up this week: ...
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Review: Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage, remastered

I don’t know about you but, for me, this music is religion. I can’t actually recall how I first fell in love with Stan Rogers and his music but I most assuredly did. And I remember the first – and ...
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Roots Radio Thursday on RTDS – Dec 13

Last week, we launched Roots Radio Thursday on Radio That Doesn’t Suck, three one-hour radio shows with a distinct Canadian folk/roots flavour. In addition, music played between airings of these shows is also be largely Canadian folk/roots music. Coming up this ...
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Steve Bell’s new CD offers Christmas respite

Sunday mornings don’t find me in church much these days – chalk it up to irreconcilable differences. But man, do I miss the music. There’s something about hearing folks who know the song, and don’t mind belting it out with ...
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Roots Radio Thursday on RTDS

As we announced last week, we are debuting three one-hour radio shows with a distinct Canadian folk/roots flavour Thursday, December 6th on Radio That Doesn’t Suck. In addition, music played between airings of these shows will also be largely Canadian folk/roots music. ...