Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Family band the Janzen Boys is ready for festival prime ...

There are few things more uplifting in life than seeing a dad and his teenage sons making music together and looking like they’re having the time of their lives. At least that’s how it feels to watch a Janzen Boys ...
News

And the nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Awards are ...

The 14th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards take place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Gateway in Calgary.  The board of directors announced this year’s nominees Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.  Here’s the full list!  Traditional Album of the ...
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Vishtèn’s new album, Horizons, pushes the Acadian music envelope yet ...

Award-winning powerhouse Acadian roots trio Vishtèn celebrates 15 years together with the release of its sixth album, Horizons, which came out on Friday. It’s the latest opus from the East Coast group – which includes sisters Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc ...
Feature

Venus Talks: an interview with Isabel Fryszberg (Part 2)

Yesterday on Roots Music Canada, we debuted Venus Talks, a new feature by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which will feature in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada.  Here is part two of her conversation with Isabel Fryszberg. Lenka: Let’s ...
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Venus Talks: an interview with Isabel Fryszberg (Part 1)

Welcome to Venus Talks, a new feature here on Roots Music Canada by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which will feature in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada.  Her first conversation is with Isabel Fryszberg. I’ve known Isabel since 2001, ...
Concert review

Emilyn Stam and Filippo Gambetta – Sept. 12 at Hugh’s ...

The highly accomplished pianist and fiddler Emilyn Stam has done it yet again, but this time, in partnership with Filippo Gambetta, the exceptionally talented diatonic accordionist from Genoa, Italy. Wednesday night, we had the absolute privilege of hearing these two ...
New music in our mailbox!

Doris Folkens, Bellegarde, Red Dirt Skinners, and more!

After a summer of non-stop festival madness, the Moose finally had time to start going through the Roots Music Canada mailbag.  Boy did he find some cool stuff!  Have a listen to his latest discoveries.  Doris Folkens – Doris Folkens ...
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John Wort Hannam talks change and depression with Josh Forbes

Juno nominated Alberta singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam released his brand new album on Sept. 7.  Josh Forbes spoke to him for Roots Music Canada. Josh: Can you tell me a little bit about John Wort Hannam? What’s your background? Where ...
Feature

How do you describe the Kubasonics? How ’bout ...

Newfoundland’s Ukrainian treasures The Kubasonics are gearing up for their tour finale this Saturday at the Rockhouse in St. John’s. If you’ve ever been to a Kubasonics show, you know what to expect and can stop reading this article now! ...
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Songs from the Heart award-winners Tragedy Ann release debut next ...

With an electric chemistry and quick-witted sense of humour, Guelph-based award-winning duo Tragedy Ann (Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola) have woven their colours and textures together to create the compelling, wholly original debut full-length album Matches. Out Sept. 21, the ...