The Top 10 stories of 2018 on Roots Music Canada

Make no mistake about it.  We’re proud of everything we’ve published here on Roots Music Canada this year, but there’s no question some stories take off like no other.  Here are the ten most popular stories of 2018 – not including news items such as award nominees – in order of popularity.  

10. Six queer Canadian roots heroes to be proud of


9. Jeremy Dutcher: Where Indigenous tradition meets opera (audio)


8. Canadian blues giant Harpdog Brown shares video for ‘Reefer Lovin’ Woman’


7. Listen to this year’s ‘Songs from the Heart’ award winners!


6. Mariposa Folk Festival – July 6-9 in Orillia Ont.: The Flohil report

Buffy Sainte-Marie on the Mariposa main stage. Photo by Mark Olexson.


5. Exclusive Preview:  David Francey – “Lonely Road” (video)

Photo of David Francey


4. Ashley Condon launches new album at her new brewery. Mersereau reviews. Hilarity ensues.

It was a tough assignment, but Bob Mersereau, pictured here with Ashley Condon, stuck it out and reviewed her show while sampling the wares at her new brewery, Copper Bottom Brewing. Photo by Pamela Detlor.


3. Alan Doyle and Friends Aboard the Ocean Endeavour

Alan Doyle with Roots Music Canada writer Elizabeth Szekeres.


2. Exclusive Preview: Safe as Houses – “Alive” (Video)

Safe as Houses photo


1.  John Mellencamp just launched a massive Canadian tour. Mersereau reviews

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