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The fine taste of Rob Szabo

The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 15 features singer-songwriter and producer Rob Szabo. (Our apologies for audio quality in the interview portion. We blame the moose behind the glass, Fred. He’s new.) Rob Szabo, The Woodshed Sessions, no. 15 from Roots Music ...
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Andrea Ramolo, triple threat

Andrea Ramolo is a great example of the kind of artist that gives Canadian roots musicians a good name. She is articulate, highly educated, versatile, bold, funny, talented, shrewd, determined and in stereotypical Canadian fashion, well-mannered, even sweetly humble. She’s ...
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Manitoba Hal: ukulele, venison and zombies

Manitoba Hal puts the I in independent. He’s released eleven recordings over fourteen years, many of them homespun at his own studio. He’s carved a well worn groove in the Canadian touring landscape, hauling his gear from house concerts to ...
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Ben Sures, lasting folk singer

The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 10 – Ben Sures It’s been seventeen years since Edmonton’s Ben Sures released his first CD, and he’s on the verge of delivering still another bouncing cellophane baby. Winnipeg-raised Sures is a relentless, creative performer and ...
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Le Vent Du Nord visit The ‘Shed

“Man, those guys are tight“, said Roots Music Canada co-conspirator and Editor-in-Chief David Newland, as we reviewed the raw footage of Le Vent Du Nord performing in The Woodshed. Indeed, this Juno-winning quartet, heading into their tenth year as one ...
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Shedding it With The Donefors

The Donefors – The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 7  (my how the time flies in the ‘shed!) The DoneFors are a southern-Ontario band which comprise singer-songwriter Janine Stoll, electric guitar player/songwriter Paul MacDougall, electric bass player/songwriter Liam Smith (both of Juno ...
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David Essig returns to the ‘shed

The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 5 – David Essig Guitar virtuoso David Essig of Protection Island, BC, is a prolific singer-songwriter with twenty albums to his name, and the producer of dozens of albums for a long list of well-known Canadian ...
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The Woodshed Sessions

Good Lovelies

Live at noon EST today, we proudly webcast live music and conversation with the ever-delightful Good Lovelies, reigning Juno champs in the Roots Music – Group category. The show, featuring hosts David Newland and Andy Frank, ran about 25 minutes ...
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Jay Aymar – Passing Through

It starts with the voice. It always does. That’s the curse/blessing of the singer-songwriter: the voice has to have a quality that quickly captures your love, earns your trust, and opens your mind enough to absorb the more complex and ...
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No CFMA Rebroadcast Dec 26

It is with great regret that we inform you of our inability to rebroadcast the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards as promised at 3:00 PM EST Dec 26, 2010. Cutting edge technology, such as broadcasting television over the web, can ...