Monthly Archives: March 2020

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Mallory Chipman & The Mystics share the “Fruits” of their ...

Edmonton singer-songwriter Mallory Chipman decided to title her upcoming album Aquarian –the first with her band The Mystics – not so much because of its traditional definition of someone who embraces new ways of living, but instead, because she’s embracing ...
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JJ Voss – Come Along with Me

Come Along With Me, the latest from Saskatoon country artist JJ Voss, gives the listener a lot to sink their teeth into. Right off the hop, you can tell it’s a country album. In addition to all the requisite instruments, ...
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Adam Hunter speaks to the Slocan Ramblers

Like many artists across Canada and around the world, the Slocan Ramblers were supposed to be on tour right now.  And this story was intended to preview their performance at the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver.  That tour is now ...
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Five ways fans can help artists in the face of ...

COVID-19 has so far only infected a small fraction of the world’s population but it has already left few people unscathed. Musicians are among the hardest hit on the financial front. For many, the tours they were in the middle ...
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Love and art at the edge of apocalypse

Ever since Grade Seven social studies class, I’ve been walking around waiting for a piano to drop on my head. I remember going home to my parents and asking why they’d never told me about the prospect of a nuclear ...
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Please do this right now. It will take 5 ...

Hi everyone, I have a very important request for you: Please follow this link here and click “subscribe.” And then ask everyone you know to do the same. Why did I just ask you do to that? Because Roots Music ...
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OK, let’s have our own Junos. Vote now for ...

How would you like to experience what it’s like to be a Juno judge? Now that the Juno Awards ceremony that was supposed to take place tonight has been cancelled – along with any number of other activities we might ...
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Great Lake Swimmers and Picastro release new split single to ...

To coincide with their upcoming European tour in April, Toronto-based singer-songwriters Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers) and Liz Hysen (Picastro) have also teamed up to release a split 7” single featuring the new, previously unreleased tracks “Getting To The Heart ...
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards are cancelled due to COVID-19

The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) has announced the cancellation of the 15th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend – scheduled for Apr. 3 and 4 in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – due to growing concerns about COVID-19.  “After considering carefully the ...
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The Juno Awards are cancelled

The 2020 Juno Awards are the latest major music event to be cancelled due to public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19.  The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) posted a statement on the Juno website this ...