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What is Toronto-style blues? Brooke Blackburn takes a stab at it

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Brooke Blackburn has spent a lifetime in music. The second son of Toronto music veteran Bobby Dean Blackburn, Brooke was surrounded by music in...

Singer-songwriter James Leclaire’s ‘Are You Ready’ is part of a single-a-month release project

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Singer-songwriter James Leclaire gets everyone singing along with his latest single, “Are You Ready?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkfgqQF-hg4 It's the sixth single from his ambitious and unique project where...

3 amazing Rogue Folk shows in February that aren’t already sold out

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The thing about the Rogue Folk Club is that sometimes you have to act fast to get tickets. That's the case with Le Vent...

Album review: Portage (Jean Hewson, Christina Smith, Anne Lederman, Laura Risk & Erynn Marshall)

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Portage. Now there’s a word that evokes the past. It conjures up canoes being paddled into the venerable history of Canada - fur traders,...

Here are your 2024 Juno nominees in the roots, world, Reggae and Indigenous categories

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Nominees for the 2024 Juno Awards were announced at a news conference in Toronto at 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning — and there's exciting...

New singles from Darren Roy Clarke, Twin Flames and Gina Burgess

Gordy the moose reviews some of his favourite new submissions to the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Darren Roy Clarke - "Dirty Face and a...

Watch Joni Mitchell accept the 2024 Grammy for Best Folk Album

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There was lots of exciting news out of Los Angeles Sunday night as Allison Russell won her first ever Grammy for "Eve Was Black"...

Watch Allison Russell win the Grammy for Best American Roots Performance

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Sorry about the noise, but the moose and I are doing a big happy dance here at Roots Music Canada HQ. Allison Russell is a...

‘Everybody was eager, and a bit terrified’: the making of the Ron Hynes tribute...

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To understand the cultural importance of Ron Hynes, The Man Of A Thousand Songs, to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, just consider the...

Album reviews: Sarah Jarosz, Willi Carlisle, William Elliott Whitmore

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Sarah Jarosz - Polaroid Lovers (Rounder) Sarah Jarosz has been a darling of the roots music world since her arrival in 2009, earning four Grammys,...

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