Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Beth Anne Cole – ‘La Fille de la Marée’ and ...

Multi-talented artist Beth Anne Cole releases her third album, Perhaps the Gods of Love, on May 29, and we’re thrilled to premiere, not one, but two tracks here on Roots Music Canada. Best known for her stage work, her concerts and her long-time featured role on ...
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Blue Moon Marquee – “Big Black Mamba” video

Blue Moon Marquee is a self-described “Gypsy blues band” that writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom ...
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Bound for Glory – What’s in a Word

This article is about one word: bound. I believe that this word is central to our understanding of the origins and foundations of what contemporary folk and roots music is and the community that surrounds it. I believe this word ...
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Monica Lee channels classic country on new single ‘Only One’ ...

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee has relied on her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain. That’s never been more evident than on her latest album, Farewell, containing 10 tracks ...
Concert review

Choir! Choir! Choir!  A review of two shows: offline and ...

If you haven’t yet heard of Choir! Choir! Choir! you probably don’t spend a lot of time online.  It is an act that wouldn’t work in quite the same way, were it not for social media. The Toronto duo of ...
The artist's life

COVID-19 considerations for musicians: some thoughts from an entertainment lawyer

We all want to limit health risks at home and in the communities that we visit on tour. As we consider the effects of COVID-19 on the live music industry and our individual roles, here are some considerations likely on ...
Album review

New music reviews: Deborah Holland, Ken Whiteley and 100 Mile ...

Deborah Holland – Fine, Thank You! (Rage On Records) With six jabs straight to the chest, Deborah Holland’s new EP delivers a discrete set of therapeutic coronary stimuli. Her musical conversation cascades with Polaroids of frustration and elation, sometimes offering ...
The artist's life

Sean Leahy was one of 17 strangers who created this ...

On the evening of Mar. 18, 2020, producer/songwriter Darryl Lahteenmaa of London, ON felt the need to do something to stay positive amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As one does, he logged on to Facebook and posted a picture overlaid with ...
Concert review

Corb Lund – April 7 on Facebook Live

When Corb Lund opened with “September,” it was with a false start; his guitar wasn’t in tune. “Excuse me everyone. Sorry,” he said, and ran off camera to get an electric tuner and start again, seemingly without embarrassment. By the ...
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Birds from Paradise – ‘The Ride’ video

Montreal folk trio Birds From Paradise is releasing the intimate video for its latest single, “The Ride,” with an exclusive premiere here on Roots Music Canada – and we’re pretty excited about it! The story behind this video is great. ...