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Why Lindsay Ferguson needed to step away from music for a while

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About a year ago, I called a psychic. Not a psychic who advertises, but rather a man who spends his time with his dogs...

Neil Little offers Zen Americana on self-titled debut album

On the surface, Neil Little is an acoustic singer-songwriter. But that simple description does not come close to capturing the sparse, haunting beauty of...

Five questions for Babe Gurr ahead of her Sept. 6 Vancouver album launch

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If you don't live in Vancouver, you might not have heard of Babe Gurr, but she's been around the west coast scene for more...

Janet Bates – It is Here I Leave You, Dragon

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Photo by Lisa Novak. This is a voice you feel like you’ve known forever. Like a clear mountain river running unto the sea, it surrounds...

Gary Cristall remembers Mitch Podolak

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Gary Cristall ran the Vancouver Folk Music Festival for the first 17 years of its existence.  He worked in the music section of the...

Why Ted Ferris can’t get enough of Madison Violet’s latest album

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The first time I saw Madison Violet perform, my wife and I were sitting on the grass in front of the mainstage at the...

Arts Wells 2019 – off stage

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It’s been called “the Bestival.” I’ve heard it said that one visit to ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art can lead to a lifelong...

SuperFolk happens tomorrow and Sunday in Morin Heights, QC

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SuperFolk Morin-Heights was created by Ian Kelly in 2017 to celebrate Morin-Heights' community spirit and musical heritage. The festival site is located at the foot...

Flohil recaps Day 4 of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

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Spare a thought for Terry Wickham, the AD of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and his staff. A little over two weeks before the...

Flohil recaps Day 3 of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

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If you've been following our festival coverage here at Roots Music Canada, you might be thinking to yourself, "Wait.  Did Flohil review day one...

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