Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...
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The incredible true story of celebrity roots music album designer ...

I first met Michael Wrycraft on a tour bus to Graceland, during the 1998 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, TN. I’d already seen him on a movie screen perhaps a year or two earlier when, in a previous job at ...
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Lucas Choi Zimbel’s Tempered Tantrum gets back to basics: singer-songwriter ...

Montreal artist Lucas Choi Zimbel has just released his brand new album, Tempered Tantrum, a collection of songs in the folk tradition – just voice and guitar – recorded live off the floor at Studio Va-Nu-Pieds in farmland not far from Saint-Paulin, ...
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Ted Ferris reflects on personal anthems

When and how does a song make the transition from our favourite to a personal anthem? I discovered the Bruce Cockburn song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” shortly after it was released in 1984. The lyric “…nothing worth having comes ...
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Here are your Indie Award winners in the roots and ...

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking.  “Weren’t the Indies on Saturday night?  Didn’t I see a post from Sarah MacDougall about that? How come Roots Music Canada is only telling us about them now?” Canadian Music Week:  What’s in it for ...
Album review

Meg Tennant – Echoed Light

A mist rises over the lake at dawn and is vanquished, not by the dark, but by excesses of sunlight. The glorious harmonies that resonate to the inner ear disappear when sung. Within the folds of a new acoustic–based collection ...
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Elliott BROOD is performing this month with Toronto’s newchoir

There’s an image that enters most people’s minds when they hear the word “choir” and a very different image when they hear the words “folk band.” Combining the two may seem unexpected, but when the choir is Toronto’s premier rock ...
The artist's life

Finding the zone

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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Hamilton’s Freewheeling Folk Show turns … wait for it … ...

As much as this will sound like it is about me, I can assure you my original intentions have been and will always be about the music and promoting great talent. On May 25, I will be celebrating the 25th ...
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T. Nile releases brand new album Beachfires

From her early days in a cabin on Galiano Island, B.C. to the pulsing dance clubs of Goa, India, award-winning Canadian songwriter T. Nile has always blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of electro-pop and folk-roots. Her new ...