Monthly Archives: September 2021

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Madison Violet – ‘Time to Right the Wrong’: about the ...

Juno-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter duo Madison Violet is about to release a stunning new video for their single “Time To Right The Wrong” – and we’re thrilled to premiere it here on Roots Music Canada. The song is based on the ...
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Tom Jackson has released a devastating new song about children ...

Tom Jackson is already a household name in this country, best-known as a star of the TV show North of 60 and as the founder of the annual Huron Carole benefit concert series, which has raised millions for foodbanks nationwide. ...
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A fictional band becomes real with a cover of Neil ...

From the page to the stage, fantasy has become reality for Canadian roots-rock band Downtown Exit with their intimate, acoustic cover of Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush.” Until now, Downtown Exit has solely existed as the fictional 1970s-era band, ...
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Eve Goldberg is your 2021 Estelle Klein Award winner

Twenty-one years ago, Eve Goldberg, part-time emerging artist and full-time administrator for Borealis Records, sat on a stage in front of several dozen delegates at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) conference and interviewed the first ever winner of ...
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How Tania Joy bonded with the producer she’s never even ...

I Will Stand is the new EP from Uxbridge, ON singer-songwriter Tania Joy. The experience of putting it together with producer Hill Kourkoutis is one Tania will cherish for a long time, and one she’d like to repeat in the ...
Concert review

Joel Fafard and Kentucky Eileen – July 31 at High ...

On July 31 at a beautifully renovated church venue in Gibsons, B.C. called High Beam Dreams, and as part of the Sunshine Coast’s Rogue Arts Festival, I attended my first live show since March of 2020.  Prior to this roughly ...
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A second look at Noah Derksen – America, Dreaming

A lot of great roots albums come out every month here in Canada, and some of them arguably don’t get all of the recognition they deserve. Richard Barry is out to fix that by not only reviewing new albums, but ...
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Juno nominated Arabic singer Maryem Tollar is your Green candidate ...

For fans of world music in Canada, Maryem Tollar is practically a household name. She has sung lead for platinum-selling artist Jesse Cook on songs such as “Beyond Borders” and “Quadduka L Mayyas.” She was the vocalist on the theme ...
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Award-winning ViVA Trio releases its first ever folk-inspired song ‘Solstice ...

Set to inspire a magical dance of nature spirits celebrating the change of seasons, award-winning Canadian group ViVA Trio has released a stunning first foray into folk music with its new single, “Solstice Jig” — available now. It’s the latest preview ...
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Winnipeg Folk Fest veteran Tamara Kater is launching a new ...

We’ve all been blessed this summer with a number of intimate mini-festivals to help make up for our inability to gather at the big ones like Edmonton and Winnipeg. But perhaps none has a story behind it quite like the ...