Monthly Archives: May 2018

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Gospel in the heart of Saskatchewan: Sonia Reid Noble ...

After years of putting her dreams on the backburner for her family, gospel singer Sonia Reid Noble is ready for her close-up. Sonia, a classically-trained singer, is dropping her first full-length studio album after more than a decade of singing ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...
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Piper and Carson capture sounds of the country on self-titled ...

Piper Hayes is a Toronto-raised musician with a keen interest in grassroots music. Her latest album, Piper & Carson – with partner Carson Ritcey-Thorpe – was released Dec. 8, 2017, and Piper is now preparing to go on tour through ...
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Louisiana to Quebec: the music of David Greely, Claude ...

You’d think the two worlds couldn’t be farther apart. David Greely, master Cajun fiddler from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Claude Méthé, fiddle tradition bearer from Ste-Beatrix, Quebec, have joined forces with Claude’s wife, accompanist Dana Whittle, to present their whirlwind ...
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Matt Anderson rocks out with The Mellotones on Live at ...

From the first notes of “Weightless” to the slow-dying roar of the crowd as the last licks of “Devil’s Bride” squeal out, Matt Andersen’s newest release, Matt Andersen & The Mellotones Live at Olympic Hall, which just came out Friday ...
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Lindi Ortega – Liberty

Taking her palette from the tonalities of spaghetti cinema for her fifth full-length album, newly resettled Calgarian Lindi Ortega has counter-balanced her move back north from Nashville with an ardent candy-skull crush on her paternal southern homeland of Mexico. Liberty ...
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Joe Nolan shares “Music In The Streets” (ft. Lydia Loveless) ...

Joe Nolan is back. The roots rocker from Edmonton, Alta., will release his new album, Cry Baby, this fall, but RMC is eager to give you an advance preview with an exclusive premiere of the first single, “Music In The ...
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New Sherry Ryan album, named for destructive NL winds, could ...

At the southern end of the Long Range Mountains in Newfoundland, there is a stretch of land where hurricane force winds known as ‘Wreckhouse winds’ occasionally blow to gusts of 200 km per hour. Award-winning Newfoundland folk/country singer Sherry Ryan ...
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Roots Music Canada road trip: The Weepies, May 19 ...

There was no marching band. The stage lights were set to “on.” There were no backing tracks, no auto-tune or costume changes. No vocal gymnastics or endless melismas (many notes for one syllable. Think Whitney Houston). There WAS heartfelt, straight-forward ...
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London ON’s Aaron Allen brings outlaw country attitude north

There’s a revolution underway in country music, and Aaron Allen is doing his part. On his latest album, Judgement Day, the native of London, Ont., shows his solidarity with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell in ...