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Album review: Jiggity James – Citrus Sun

This debut album from Jiggity James sure is a bit of fun. Jiggity is a fixture on the live music scene in the Elora area,...

Jan Vanderhorst launches third volume of Just Us Folk book series

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More often than not here at Roots Music Canada, your Saturday read is a story from Jan Vanderhorst, host of the long-running radio program-turned-podcast...

The Chat Room: Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson considers himself a late bloomer as a singer-songwriter, but since the Collingwood, ON-based artist released his self-titled debut album in 2015, he...

Check out Ian North’s brand new single, “China Moon,” out today!

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Distinguished Canadian singer-songwriter Ian North has carved out a niche in the contemporary music scene with his distinctive “fallen angel folk-rock,” evocative lyrics, and...

Kingston roots rocker Christopher Jackson unveils new single “Best of Me”

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Kingston multi-instrumentalist Christopher Jackson is thrilled to announce the release of his new single, "Best of Me". https://open.spotify.com/track/6WMIfiN5K9OeNo9zQNm1yH?si=0e8a21018a1e489d The production evokes notes of 70s roots rock...

Exclusive preview: Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train – ‘Red Hot and Blue’

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Glenn Marais is a Canadian bluesman with a fascinating history. He cowrite the Juno-nominated single "Everybody Wants to be Like You" with Canadian rapper Snow. He's...

Album review: The Grid Pickers – Heck Yes’m

Gordy the moose reviews some of his favourite new submissions to the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Fort St. James, B.C. duo Michael and Rachel McKerracher...

Country crooner Angie Bohlke’s ‘Don’t Give In’ draws on personal experience

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Every once in a while, you need to hear a friend say, “Just keep going.” Would that they could all do it the way...

Adrian Sutherland brings more Omushkegowuk Cree to Precious Diamonds

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When Adrian Sutherland recorded his debut solo album, When the Magic Hits, in 2021, he worked remotely with producer Colin Linden. While Colin was...

The Chat Room: Harry Lee Follon

With his thick grey beard and ubiquitous wide-brimmed hat, Harry Lee Follon looks like a man transplanted from a previous century. But that timeless...

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