Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Listen to your 2020 Folk Music Ontario award winners

Folk Music Ontario has announced the winners of its annual awards, which would typically be presented at its annual conference around now – were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all such large gatherings. Listen to ...
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Briga – ‘Tabou’

Briga has certainly come a long way since her early days with the Rembetika Hipsters and les Gitans de Sarajevo. Since the release of her debut solo album, Diaspora, in 2009, the Montreal-based violinist and multi-instrumentalist of Quebecois and Polish ...
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Cole Harbour country rocker Jeff Gay is focusing on relationships ...

Canadian Americana country rocker Jeff Gay is looking way up on his new album, Stargazer, which includes the single “XOXO” — featuring multi-award winning singer-songwriter Christina Martin. Many of the tracks on Stargazer wade into the darker depths of romantic ...
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Rick Fines has recorded a second album using solar power

Canadian roots music hero Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. He first gained attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, and ...
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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams, a.k.a. Q&A, launch One More ...

One-of-a-kind Canadian musical duo Q&A — as in Juno Award-winner Tony Quarrington and his esteemed counterpart Zoey Adams — have delivered the second release in their multi-genre triple EP offering, One More Folk Thing, including the lead single “How Do ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Chairmen Of The Boards release new single ‘Moonlight Beach’

With their debut album, Surfin’ The Apocalypse, set to arrive Nov. 27 on Weewerk Recordings, Toronto’s Chairmen Of The Boards are offering another preview with the track “Moonlight Beach.” As one of their more moody selections, the song conveys all ...
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String Bone teams with electronic producer Nathan McKay for new ...

  When veteran singer-songwriter Barry James Payne, aka String Bone, crossed paths with electronic producer Nathan McKay in their shared home base of Stratford, ON, they instantly developed a mutual respect for each other’s musical abilities, disparate though they were. ...
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The All Canadian Soundclash dives right in on its latest ...

Canadian folk rock project the All Canadian Soundclash is out with its newest single and video, “Raise Me High” and its new, self-titled EP. “Raise Me High” showcases the Ottawa-based band’s now-signature sound, marked by uplifting beats and melodic passages. ...