Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...
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Joshua Hyslop on his forthcoming album and why he loves ...

I attended the second annual Troubadour Festival in Barrie, ON last month and I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down and chat with Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop before his Friday night set.  Joshua is busier than ever these days. ...
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Red Moon Road’s new single: Wow. Sheena’s voice!

Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road has, you might say, taken the roots world by storm.  The Winnipeg trio, made up of Sheena Rattai, Daniel Jordan and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner, has performed more than 1,000 ...
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Miranda Mulholland, Kris & Dee, Joe Nolan, Mary Milne, and ...

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Miranda Mulholland – By Appointment or Chance (Release date: Oct. 11, 2019) Damn. This is beautiful. Miranda’s ...
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Check out the new single from Sherman Downey’s forthcoming album

Sherman Downey’s radio-friendly brand of upbeat folk-pop appeals to a wide demographic. His debut album, Honey For Bees, was well-received by fans and critics alike, earning him MusicNL’s Male Artist of the Year award and broadening his reach on the ...
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Jackie Washington would’ve been 100 on Tuesday, and musical friends ...

Jackie Washington was born on Nov. 12, 1919 in Hamilton, ON, the second oldest of 13 children. The young Jackie began performing at age five, and over his almost 90 years gave untold happiness to thousands of people across Canada. ...
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Corby talks to Dayna Manning about Morning Light

Dayna Manning is preparing to shed some shine worldwide with the release of her fourth record, Morning Light, which she debuted on the weekend of its release with a live hometown concert in Stratford ON at the end of October. ...
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Dave Gunning – Up Against the Sky (vinyl)

While I’d heard of award-winning Canadian folk singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, I’d yet to see him live. Thankfully, a trip to the 2017 Kingsville Folk Music Festival in Kingsville, ON would make things right. My wife and I were fortunate enough ...
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Seven more Canadian roots songs about the Canadian war experience

Last year on Remembrance Day, we featured seven Canadian roots songs about the Canadian war experience, and we posted the story on Facebook and asked for other suggestions.  Wow, did you ever come through!  We got turned on to so ...
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Congratulations to your 2019 Maple Blues nominees

The Toronto Blues Society this week announced the nominees for the 23rd annual Maple Blues Awards, honouring the finest our country has to offer.  Particularly impressive this year is the list of nominees for the Blues with Feeling lifetime achievement ...