Monthly Archives: May 2021

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String Bone’s new single was inspired by the TV show ...

  Barry James Payne has a special place in our hearts here at Roots Music Canada because, apart from being a fine singer-songwriter, he also prompted us to enter the domain of Spotify playlists and created our Contemporary Folk and ...
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Minted: NFTs unlock new doors for independent musicians. Are they ...

In late March, London ON rock band Blu Bones released a video for their new single “She’s Got a Way with Love.” It’s not a long video – three minutes of colourful cartoon characters on a trippy adventure in California. ...
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The Weber Brothers keep rock ‘n roll’s flame burning on ...

Anyone who has followed the Weber Brothers over the years likely knows their story well, but it always bears repeating. In the early part of this new century, when Sam and Ryan Weber were still teenagers, they decided to follow ...
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Tennyson King has released his first single in Mandarin

Tennyson King has been a popular guy in my household, ever since he sent us a holiday video demonstrating how to make eggnog from scratch (his recipe is delicious, by the way). It doesn’t hurt that he also sent us ...
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Songs for the Revolution: Indigenous voices rising

Let me begin by acknowledging, as an ally, that this article is being written from traditional unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinaabek territory. I would also like to acknowledge the rich history of this land. Songs for the Revolution would like to ...
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Country outlaws The Divorcees serve a double shot of blue-collar ...

Reeling from a litany of hard knocks is a reality the Divorcees know all too well; and now the five New Brunswick-based country outlaws are letting it all hang out on their latest single, “Must Be Nice.” Never shying away ...
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Christa Couture has released a surprise (sort of) new EP

  Christa Couture released a brand new album and a brand new book last year, so it would only fair to not expect anything new from her for a while now. But it turns out a little pandemic spring cleaning ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Canadian artists perform Dylan covers for Bob’s 80th

Why should Canadians celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday as if he were one of our own? Firstly, since Bob Dylan’s birthplace of Duluth, MN is only a couple of small forests away from the Canadian border, just above the tip of ...
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4 great Canadian Dylan covers in advance of Bob’s 80th

Here at Roots Music Canada, we love Bob Dylan so much that we’ve decided to make his 80th birthday a statutory holiday in Canada. OK, fine, you got us.  It’s the May long weekend, but we’re just going to call ...
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Rob Lutes’ new album is a family affair in more ...

        “Hard writing makes easy reading.” It’s a saying Rob Lutes became familiar with during his years working at a publishing company when he first moved to Montreal from New Brunswick. “If you’ve worked on writing something ...