Monthly Archives: November 2018

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A western Canadian tribute to Newfoundland icons: Buddy Wasisname ...

What if I told you there was a Canadian band winding down its final cross-Canada tour? What if I told you this band has been touring Canada and performing for over 35 years? What if I told you this band ...
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Rae Spoon talks about Coax Records and their crazy great ...

One of the highlights of this year’s Folk Music Ontario conference at the end of September was the series of showcases put on by Coax Records, the relatively new imprint belonging to Rae Spoon.  Rae, as their legion of fans ...
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Lennie Gallant: Time Travel

Songwriting legend Lennie Gallant is touring western Canada showcasing his brand new album, Time Travel. Fresh on the heels of a 2017 ECMA Album of the Year award for his last recording, Searching For Abegweit, Lennie buried himself in the studio with ...
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David Newland is recording a live, Arctic-themed album in Cobourg ...

Folks, it gives me great pleasure today to bring you some news about my old boss and the former proprietor of this fine web site, David Newland. For those of you who don’t know, David is a Cobourg-based folk singer ...
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Listen to The Maple City’s “Come With Me,” first single ...

Sharing its name with the moniker bestowed upon its hometown, Chatham, Ont., The Maple City is a roots rock collective led by singer-songwriter Jason McFadden. The band’s debut album, Brief Golden Age, is indeed a reminder of a time many ...
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Songwriter profile: Soozi Schlanger

The songwriter profile is a regular series on Roots Music Canada that sees Howard Gladstone introducing us to some of the songwriters who will be appearing at his Songwriter Sessions at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto.  Whether or not you’re ...