Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Reid Jamieson’s pandemic-inspired Lennon tribute marks Lennon’s 80th birthday

If John Lennon were alive today, he would’ve turned 80 last Friday, which is why you might’ve noticed a few more acoustic covers of “Imagine” than usual in your Facebook feed this weekend. Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson has gone a ...
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Howard Gladstone took his time making his brand new album… ...

Some people made bread during the COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but instead of heading to the kitchen, singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone retreated to his home studio. He came out of seclusion three months later, having produced his sixth studio album, The Promise, released this ...
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Montreal’s queer, non-binary, Indigenous artist Angel Baribeau’s message is landing ...

At 50,000-plus streams across all of the streaming platforms, queer, non-binary, Indigenous pop singer-songwriter Angel Baribeau’s messages continue to land loud and clear. Featuring breathtaking vocals paired with lyrics that traverse emotional terrains rugged and smooth, Angel’s debut EP, For ...
New music in our mailbox!

Mimi O’Bonsawin, Me:She, Mike T. Kerr and Angel Baribeau

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  Mimi O’Bonsawin – “Tug O War” single (Release date: July 19, 2020) Originally from Sudbury and now ...
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How singer-songwriter Holly Clausius wrote a song to help her ...

Exeter, ON-born, Toronto-based folk-pop singer-songwriter Holly Clausius lays bare a roller coaster of love and loss on her newly released debut EP and title single, “Sunflower.” “I wrote ‘Sunflower’ a couple of years after one of my friends, Scott, took ...
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Folk duo Kyra and Tully capture life on the farm ...

Canadian folk-pop outfit Kyra and Tully ventured out among the “Flowers Wild” for their new single. The song blooms ahead of the duo’s forthcoming and fifth studio album, Time, set for release this November, and its inspiration stems from the ...
Concert review

Connie Kaldor – Big Skies to Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Oct. ...

After a spring spent mastering the art of performing concerts online – and a summer spent playing outdoors as much as humanly possible – artists are returning to their computers for the fall, just as COVID’s second wave is kicking ...
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Downchild will perform a live, pay-per-view concert for the international ...

After months of waiting to hit the road again due to the pandemic, the legendary Downchild Blues Band is bring live blues back to their fans with a real live performance in front of a live audience of a few ...
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Humble folk icon James Keelaghan is kicking off Home Routes’ ...

Sitting down for an interview via video chat with his kitchen as the backdrop, James Keelaghan appears no different from any normal and humble person prepping for a talk with a close friend. Yet, James has been making history with ...
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Leahy is back! And they’ve just released a new ...

Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. Now, after a hiatus from recording, the Juno Award-winning group is revving up once again with a new single called “Good Water.” It’s also ...