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Scott Cooper – Quiet Company

Scott Cooper’s latest record opens with a track that would crack a smile on Sir George Martin’s face. Stationary Satellite features mellotron, double-tracked vocals, crisp drums, banjo, and a crescendo of horns, all on good ol’ hissy analogue tape. With ...
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Grit Laskin – Member, Order of Canada

Today is the big day for Grit Laskin – see our story below from July 4, 2012. He is in Ottawa for the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall. You can tune in for the live stream of the ceremonies at ...
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Collette Savard debuts her Best Dress

When I first spun Collette Savard’s third CD, Best Dress, I got a warm, familiar, early Cowboy Junkies rush. Sure enough, the foundation of the new record was captured live-off-the-floor at St. Matthias church in west-end Toronto, a nod perhaps, ...
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Kat Goldman travels on with Gypsy Girl

You may remember Toronto’s Kat Goldman from about a decade ago when her debut CD, The Great Disappearing Act, created a sensation at home and in the States. She had New York City management, and was opening for the likes of ...
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David Newland, live at Hugh’s Room

Thursday evening at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, I had the honour of introducing my Roots Music Canada partner, singer-songwriter David Newland to hundreds of his fans. That included those gathered at the famous venue, as well as folks watching live ...
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David Newland: our man is a Renaissance man

This coming Thursday evening at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, I will have the honour of introducing my Roots Music Canada partner, singer-songwriter David Newland to hundreds of his fans. That will include those gathered at the famous venue, as well ...
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CFMA Broadcast Reaches Thousands

Roots Music Canada’s CFMA weekend webcast December 3rd and 4th was viewed by over 2,000 music lovers. While we were hoping for more (of course), sharing the best of Canada’s folk music scene with the equivalent of a packed Massey ...
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10 days to CFMA on Roots Music Canada

The countdown to our broadcast of the 7th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, (Sunday, December 4th, 8:00 PM) and the related Nominee Showcase (Saturday, December 3rd, 8:15 PM) is on, only 10 days to go! Live streaming is like a TV production, ...
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Holger Petersen: Talking Music

The Canadian music scene has its share of champions, and Edmonton’s Holger Petersen ranks highly on that list. He is a co-founder of the Edmonton Folk Festival (1980), a veteran radio host (CKUA Natch’l Blues since 1969, CBC Saturday Night ...
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CFMA Nominee Showcase Performers Named

Exactly a month from today, Roots Music Canada will bring the Canadian Folk Music Awards live to a computer near you, including all of the evening performances and awards. In addition to the December 4th awards show from the Isabel ...