Monthly Archives: April 2019

Feature

What makes a memorable show? Mike from the Arrogant ...

What makes a perfect show? When you’ve been on the road for a while, they can run together a bit. Artistically, there are times you play particularly well and times you’re not at your best. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, ...
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Emily Jean Flack – ‘Throwing Shapes’ video

  Back in October here at Roots Music Canada we premiered the debut single from Emily Jean Flack’s debut EP, Throwing Shapes. Well now, we’re proud to premiere the video for a new song from the same EP – the ...
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Tim Isberg to debut 25 Years After: Songs and Stories ...

  It’s been a busy year for singer, songwriter and soldier, Tim Isberg. In February, he released his latest album, Running on the Edge, and now, two months later, he is premiering a new show at Festival Place in Sherwood ...
News

Here are the Canadian roots/world nominees for the Independent Music ...

  Nominees for the 17th Independent Music Awards were announced this week, and Canadian roots and world artists are well-represented among them.   The Indies are an international competition with more than 100 categories and entries from nearly 100 countries.  ...
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David Picco shares ‘I Can’t Lose You’ video from upcoming ...

  St. John’s, NL singer-songwriter David Picco returns on May 31 with Out Of The Past, his first new collection in four years. We’re proud to share the video for the first single, “I Can’t Lose You,” an instantly catchy ...
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Ellen McIlwaine is still playing the blues – with a ...

  “I’m just so excited about what I got in the mail today! It’s pretty, and it’s blue, and it’s shaped like a maple leaf,” Ellen McIlwaine exclaimed. She has just come from her mailbox in Calgary, her home for ...
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Why I love listening to music on vinyl

  I love live music! Whether it’s seeing a local artist in my local bar, a touring act at a soft seat theatre, a multi-day music festival or an international artist appearing at a large stadium, I simply can’t get ...
Concert review

Toronto’s unsung musical heroes pay tribute to Pete Otis

  The avenue known as The Danforth has become the nexus of east-end Toronto’s musical culture and heritage, and the Black Swan Tavern has evolved into its unlikely headquarters, thanks primarily to a series of tribute shows held there over ...
Concert review

Donovan Woods – March 28 at the Rio Theatre, Vancouver

  Only once in my life did I vote for a U.S. president that won. Not once have I ever voted for any record to win “best something” and seen that album win. Until this year. The album in question ...
The artist's life

The Savanna campfire

  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 ...