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The Once – Nov. 21 at Mills Hardware, Hamilton (plus bonus album review!)

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You’d think a Wednesday night would be a hard sell for a folk music concert in Hamilton, Ont., but no.  The Once was headlining...

Venus Talks: A conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 2)

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Venus Talks is a feature by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which features in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada. Tamar Ilana is the...

Venus Talks: a conversation with Tamar Ilana (Part 1)

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Venus Talks is a feature by award-winning artist Lenka Lichtenberg, which features in-depth interviews with female musicians from across Canada. In conversation with the fearless,...

That time I got to write with Guy Clark and blew it

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In 2007, I finally saw one of my songwriting heroes perform. The next day I mentioned to an industry friend how Guy had thrilled...

Travelling by Ear: The Canadian Folk Music Awards’ World Group of the Year category

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While handling the enormous task of curating the musical treasures of the entire country, the annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, being held in Calgary...

Give a gift and support Roots Music Canada this holiday season

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Folks, the holidays are coming up, and I am SO excited by the news I have to share with you today.  Here at Roots...

Colter Wall – Songs of the Plains

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Losing a few hours from your weekend travelling through a YouTube rabbit hole seldom sees you emerge on the other side with anything other...

The debut record, Marion, by Jenina MacGillivray is the real deal

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When Jenina MacGillivray writes a song, she writes it with a paint brush. Each song is a different shade of loss, love and fate...

Braden Lam is readying the release of a new single

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The barista you share a smile with every morning, the heart-to-hearts you share with your friends at 3 a.m., the genuine, shared, belly laugh––connection;...

Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes are releasing their first official duo album

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Newfoundlanders Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes have been making music together for years, primarily with Nancy lending backup vocals to Ian’s folk originals. This...

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