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Canadian Folk Music Awards 2011 Nominees

2011 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR / ALBUM TRADITIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE Dave Gunning – a tribute to John Allan Cameron Finest Kind – For Honour & For Gain De Temps Antan – Les Habits de ...
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CFMA announces “Unsung Hero” Award

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) announced details today for a brand new award category, UNSUNG HERO. Submissions are open to the public from now to the end of October. The award will ...
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The saving of Willisville Mountain

Willisville Mountain, near the village of Willisville in the Subury area, has been beloved by artists and sacred to nature-lovers since time immemorial. Group of Seven members are among many who have sought inspiration there. Canadian folk legend Ian Tamblyn ...
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ECMA folk/roots winners announced

This week is East Coast Music Week, the East Coast Music Association’s annual conference and award celebration. This year many of the awards are being handed out over the conference’s four days, and only eight winners will actually be recognized ...
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HUGG to tour at last

Canadian folk-metal “supergroup” HUGG has announced plans to tour Canada at last. The side project of Borealis recording artist Aengus Finnan, Penguin Eggs album of the year winner Jory Nash, Trevor Mills, bassist for Digging Roots and Roots Music Canada ...
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Highlights March 6-13

On Roots Music Canada this week: After a poor performance from Lucinda Williams at Massey Hall, Editor in Chief David Newland hoped singer-songwriters would ‘splain a few things about about the worth of a good stage show. As the seasons ...
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Roots artists recognized at the Grammys

Though Canadian pop stars Justin Bieber and Drake may have been shut out of last night’s Grammy Awards, the Arcade Fire represented the nation well, taking home Best Album for their latest release, The Suburbs, as did Michael Bublé, whose ...
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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

This morning the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2011. This year, the Hall of Fame has begun a new practice of recognizing songwriters for their entire body of work, instead of a specific song. The awards ...
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Good Lovelies launch

The Woodshed Sessions on RMC

Roots Music Canada (RMC) is thrilled to announce that the Good Lovelies, reigning Juno Award winners in the Roots Music category, will be the first guests on our groundbreaking new video-webcast series, The Woodshed Sessions, beginning Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at noon EST. The Good ...
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2011 Juno Nominees Announced

The 40th annual Juno Award nominations were announced this morning and we’re proud of all the Canadian artists who’ve been recognized. Around these parts we like to think of ourselves as tastemakers, so we’ve listed the roots, traditional, and blues ...