Monthly Archives: October 2019

Feature

Here are your 2019 WCMA winners in the roots and ...

The Western Canadian Music Awards were handed out Thursday night as part of the Breakout West conference in Whitehorse YT.  As always, there are some great discoveries among the winners.  Here are the award recipients in the roots and related ...
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The Small World Music Festival : weekend 1 (Sept. 19-21 ...

From the start, the mandate of Toronto’s Small World Festival of Music and Dance has been to bring the world to our doorstep. For me, the most enlightening side of this year’s Small World Fest has been observing the effects ...
News

Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB presents a month of ...

October is a month of music at Festival Place, with 14 performances and events from nine genres in the Presenter Series throughout the month. To see the full schedule and purchase tickets, please visit: festivalplace.ab.ca/view/date For a preview of the October ...
New music in our mailbox!

Spring Var, Burnstick, D. John Ellison, Moira and Claire & ...

Gordy the Moose is back from the summer festivals to review some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  There was so much to catch up on that this ...
Exclusive preview!

Jason Wilson dives deep into Toronto’s history with Sumach Roots

There’s never been a more important time to know our history. Understanding that the fundamental challenges we face as a society today are not dissimilar to those our ancestors faced gives us a fresh perspective on our lives. One of ...
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Tragedy turned Suzanne Jarvie into a Colleen Petersen Songwriting Award ...

If you’d told Suzanne Jarvie a decade ago that she’d be this year’s winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council, she likely would’ve been a bit confused. After all, she was a lawyer who’d never ...
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Bruce Cockburn: The Roots Music Canada interview

Bruce Cockburn’s 34th studio album, Crowing Ignites, was released on Friday, Sept. 20 on True North Records. The instrumental album contains 11 original songs and was produced, recorded and mixed by Bruce’s long-time confidant, Colin Linden. The album was recorded ...
Concert review

Madison Violet – Sept. 26 at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto

Listen to an album as many times as you like, but in my opinion, nothing compares to seeing a band live. Ever since I received a copy to review, I’ve had Madison Violet’s latest album on heavy rotation at our ...