Monthly Archives: March 2019

News

Còig kicks off a massive tour tomorrow at Vancouver’s Rogue ...

Chance’s are good you’re familiar with Còig. The Cape Breton quartet has earned an impressive list of credits for their recordings, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Juno Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova ...
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Four new artists and four new songs from the Hillside ...

Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we close our week of premieres on Roots Music Canada with a very special premiere: not just new songs, but new artists!  Doris Folkens brings us this report on the Hillside Festival’s songwriting ...
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Ben Sures – ‘Boring People’

Our week of premieres continues on Roots Music Canada with new music from a veteran artist I personally adore, because he’s quirky as all get out, and he’s put into words some life experiences I’ve seldom if ever heard captured ...
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Leaf Rapids – ‘Dear Sister’

Devin and Keri Latimer, a.k.a. Leaf Rapids, are such stupendously multi-talented individuals that a person could really grow to resent them if they weren’t also so damn nice.   Devin is a physics professor who moonlights as one of the sharpest ...
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Kelly Bado – “Hey terre”

Our week of premieres continues here on Roots Music Canada with Kelly Bado’s “Hey terre.” I first discovered Kelly last year, when she took home the Western Canadian Music Award for World Artist of the Year.  And yes, as a ...
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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
The artist's life

Pina Bausch – Soak it All In

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
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Sheila Soares releases debut album, All There Is, and shares ...

Toronto-based singer and songwriter Sheila Soares, whose sound explores the connections between jazz, blues, soul and folk, makes an indelible impression with All There Is, her first collection of original material. Produced by Eric St-Laurent — who also plays guitar ...