Monthly Archives: August 2020

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How to book your favourite artist to play in your ...

Earlier this summer, we here at Roots Music Canada published the results of our music fan survey, where we asked you how your music consuming habits had changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what kind of ...
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Psych-folk artist Trevor Sloan’s new album is all about nature ...

Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Sloan extends a psych-folk nod to lush landscapes and the antics of youth on his new album, Green Reflections, and its first single, “Green Summer.” Harnessing a long-held affinity for “quirky folk-pop that sounds breezy ...
Album review

Emilyn Stam and John David Williams – Honeywood

Of course, you’d like a trip to Europe, but there’s a pandemic on, tethering our wanderlust to places here at home. But we can conjure our wanderings in other ways, listening to this lovely music being one. This beautiful album, ...
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Book review: Bob Wiseman – Music Lessons

Have you ever wondered if playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in F sharp major, Keith Jarrett’s “The Windup,” and the Macarena have anything in common? Or what makes Mr. Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #6, Moana, and “Watermelon Man” by ...
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Ayla Brook & The Sound Men release new video for ...

As it was for all artists, the pandemic put a halt to plans Ayla Brook & The Sound Men had for the rest of this year. However, the Edmonton roots rockers did get their latest album Desolation Sounds out before ...
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The Bookends launched their careers amid the COVID-19-related lockdowns

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m.  Imagine you’re a new band that is generating a lot of interest in your ...
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Moncton folk-rocker Ryan Hillier offers ‘No Excuses’ on his latest ...

Award-winning Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter Ryan Hillier is making “No Excuses” when it comes to this, his latest solo album release, No Excuses. Based in Moncton, NB, Ryan created the album out of pure tenacity, he said. “This is a record ...
Concert review

The Hill: the Edmonton Folk Music Festival concert film

On paper, The Hill shouldn’t have worked. The concert film about the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, released online this past weekend for a one-weekend-only free, online screening – a stand-in for the festival itself – has no discernible narrative arc ...
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How Stratford is keeping the summer festival vibe alive

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m.  This year’s coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on every part of our lives. From ...
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Lynn Miles talks about her brand new album, We’ll Look ...

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. The mark of achievement for any performing artist is longevity, the ability to create ...