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The Chat Room: Sammy Volkov & Dana Wylie

There is something undeniably powerful about a great country music duet. Just think of George and Tammy, Dolly and Porter, Gram and Emmylou—two soaring...

Two shows at the Rogue Folk Club to take us into festival season

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Vancouver's Rogue Folk Club knows it's time to slow things down a bit while we all gear up for the summer festival season. That's why...

Festival Mémoire et Racines turns 30 this year with an unforgettable line-up

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Thirty years! Wow! That’s how long Festival Mémoire et Racines has been running. It’s the biggest folk festival in Québec, and by all accounts, the...

Album review: Leaf Rapids – Velvet Paintings

Gordy the moose reviews some of his favourite new submissions to the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. The publicity shots for Leaf Rapids’ new album tell...

James Gordon releases new single: ‘Lonesome as Hank Williams Tonight’

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"I’m not prone to loneliness," Canadian folk singer James Gordon said of his new single, "Lonesome as Hank Williams Tonight." But that's hard to believe...

Canadian Folk Fests still working toward financial stability post pandemic

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Summer is quickly approaching, which also means the beginning of festival season. Many folk festivals across the country are gearing up for hosting entertaining...

The Chat Room: Ariana Dalie and Craig Smith of Four Winds Music Fest

After a hugely successful inaugural year, Four Winds Music Fest is back July 12-14, 2024 to present some of Canada's finest artists in its...

Vishtèn Connexions embodies the spirit of late Vishtèn founder Pastelle LeBlanc

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Multiple award-winning Acadian roots duo (formerly trio) Vishtèn has joined forces with some of the finest East Coast and Francophone talent in Canada for...

Ruth Moody releases new single with Joey Landreth

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It’s the mark of a great artist when even a pledge of undying devotion has more going on than meets the eye. For proof,...

Producer Chris Graham steps into the spotlight again with another new single

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"Tell Me When It Rains" is the soul-drenched new song from Belfountain, the fresh indie-folk-rock project fronted by singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Juno Award-winning producer...

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