Monthly Archives: April 2018

Concert review

Global Toronto showcases Apr. 4-7, Part 1 (Audio/Video)

Looking to discover some great new music from around thew world? Roots Music Canada attended several of the Global Toronto world music showcases, which featured Toronto musicians who have arrived here from all over the globe.  We have coverage from ...
Feature

Weekend read: Teaching songwriting in prison, Part 1

 I am thrilled to be writing this piece for the re-launch of Roots Music Canada. Roots musicians like myself need the support of organizations like this to help spread the world about our music, while supporting each other at the same ...
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Jeremy Dutcher: Where Indigenous tradition meets opera (audio)

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained composer and opera singer and member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick.     His debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, was inspired by Jeremy’s search for classical music that dealt with Indigenous issues or was ...
Feature

Benefit concerts for bluesman Jason Buie’s family start tomorrow night

You know you’ve made an impression on the world when your untimely death prompts people across the country to hold benefit concerts for your family.  Victoria bluesman Jason Buie was that kind of guy. Buie died suddenly Mar. 22 at ...
Concert review

Maz and Les Poules à Colin – Mar. 23 at ...

It had to happen. The members of MAZ and Les Poules à Colin have individually and collectively spent way more than the reputed ten thousand hours of honing their musical craft to become an expert, and now it shows in ...
Opinion

We’re Back!

Folks, it’s Gordy the Moose here.  As I write this, there’s a bright sun shining over moose country, and I’m getting a little misty thinking about what we’re doing here today. Folks, Roots Music Canada is back. I’m not going ...
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David Francey – “Lonely Road” (video)

David Francey launches his new album, The Broken Heart of Everything, on Apr. 20.   It’s a beautiful, reflective album that includes several songs about dearly departed friends and loved ones, happy memories of childhood, the not-so-glamorous aspects of life on ...
Album review

Suzie Vinnick – Shake the Love Around

Shaking up the party and sharing her uplifting spirit with a faithful fan base has been the main occupation for Saskatchewan native Suzie Vinnick over the last 25 years.  On her sixth solo album, Shake The Love Around, Suzie has come up with a ...