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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival in photos: the calm after the storm Part...

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After a steady Saturday of shovelling out, the second night of the first-ever not-for-profit Speak Music Be Kind Festival was back in action with...

The Speak Music Be Kind Festival in photos: kindness trumps coldness Part 1

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Above: James Bailey, Lydia Persaud and Kyla Charter There was too much musical and emotional content on display at Beverly Kreller’s Speak Music Be Kind...

Laura Smith is battling cancer, and friends are raising money to help her

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Friends and fans of Laura Smith have raised more than 13,000 in less than a week to help the Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter battle cancer. Laura...

100 mile house return with new single ‘Worth The Wait’ from upcoming album, Love...

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Edmonton duo 100 mile house return on Mar. 27 with their new album Love And Leave You (Fallen Tree Records), the follow-up to their...

The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced this year’s performers

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The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced the performer line-up for the 15th annual CFMA weekend, which is being held, for...

Missy Bauman is following up ‘Two Sisters’ with a new album & tour dates

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We’ve featured Missy Bauman’s song “Two Sisters” a couple of times here on Roots Music Canada, starting when she won a 2018 Folk Music...
Guitar in Woods

Derek Andrews’ favourite shows of 2019

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Derek Andrews is an independent arts consultant, music curator, music programmer and artist manager. He was the longtime music programmer for Harbourfront Centre, he...

Last chance to apply for this sweet central Ontario artist retreat

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How would you like to spend 10-12 days in a cottage on a secluded island doing nothing but working on your art - and...

When the light grows dim: on losing your connection with the muse

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There are times when the creative light grows dim even for the most determined and dedicated songwriter. One may have the best intentions and...

Ayla Brook & The Sound Men share ‘All That I Wanted To Do’ from...

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Edmonton roots rocker Ayla Brook (pronounced "Ey–Lah") makes music as raw and vast as the Canadian Prairies. That's on full display on Desolation Sounds,...

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