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Folk Alliance: Dispatches from the Wednesday night showcases

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401 white-outs and grounded flights be damned, the Folk Alliance conference kicked off Wednesday with a few absent friends, but evidently no frost on...

Folk Alliance: Dispatches from the Wednesday night showcases

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The Wednesday night showcases began spectacularly for us.  The young American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks blew us away first off with his first ever official showcase...

Folk Alliance: The first hour (Wednesday)

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The simply awful weather virtually all across Canada on the day the Folk Alliance International conference began in Montreal proved a challenge. Many of...

Folk Alliance: the man who went from political refugee to festival founder

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The Roots Music Canada team is out in force in Montreal this weekend for the annual Folk Alliance International conference. The event kicked off...

The Maple Blues Awards, Feb. 4 at Koerner Hall, Toronto

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The blues takes its time. It will tell you things twice to make sure you feel them. Then it will send a soul tremor...

Just what’s it like to be at Folk Alliance anyway?

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From tomorrow through Sunday, Roots Music Canada will be on site at the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal.  This is the world's...

Madison Violet – “Tell Me” video

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After 20 years together, Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern, also known as Juno nominated singer-songwriter duo, Madison Violet, are excited to announce Everything’s Shifting, a new album to be...

Vissia, Debbie Adshade, Joe Nolan, and Missy Bauman

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  There...

Madeleine Roger launches a new tour and lyric video

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After spending much of 2018 playing shows across Canada, Winnipeg singer-songwriter Madeleine Roger is getting ready to head back on the road for more...

Listening to the Music in the Words

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When I was younger, I used to enjoy the colloquial expressions found in the writings of Robert Service, William Saroyan and Mark Twain. Later...

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