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Kavaz – Confluence

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I recently spoke over a video chat with the extraordinary musician Everest Witman about this new project from his band Kavaz. Everest, who plays guitar,...
Guitar in Woods

Folk Music Ontario votes to become a national organization

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The members of Folk Music Ontario have voted to turn the country's only English-language provincial folk music organization into an organizaton serving all of...

3 fall folk releases from some of our favourites, AV, Donovan Woods & more

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Here at Roots Music Canada, we listen to the new music so you don't have to — then we let you know what we...

Jimmy Rankin – Harvest Highway

Jimmy Rankin’s solo efforts have always leaned more heavily on country and roots-rock than the music he made with his siblings in the Rankin...

Rusty Creek’s latest single is all about nostalgia

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The forward march of time doesn’t always mean progress, and for that reason Vancouver-based roots band Rusty Creek looks back on the past with...

The Stubborn Ghost: remembering Norm Hacking 16 years on

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We lost Norm Hacking too soon; another good songwriter gone. And now it’s been 16 years. He was a Canadian musical gem who never...

The Chat Room: Jen Stephen and Dan MacDonald of The Pipes

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They say opposites attract, and that’s certainly the case with The Pipes, the new endeavor that brings together North Atlantic Drift, one of Canada’s...

Album reviews: Kurt Vile, IV and The Strange Band, Bob Dylan

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Kurt Vile - Back To Moon Beach EP (Verve) When I first became familiar with Kurt Vile through his excellent 2011 album Smoke Ring For...

Ken Whiteley gospel matinee – Nov. 12 at Hugh’s Room, Toronto

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending one of Ken Whiteley’s gospel matinees at the new Hugh’s Room located at 296 Broadview Avenue...

Julian Taylor – Anthology Vol. 1

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Julian Taylor's newest album, Anthology Vol. 1, is an ode to the travels that took him to where he is today as one of...

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