New music in our mailbox!

Danny Bell, Danielle Knibbe, Diyet & The Love Soldiers, Dustin ...

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Danny Bell and his Disappointments – Good Timin’ Man  (Release:  Sept. 2, 2018) Pardon the moose’s French, ...
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Give a gift and support Roots Music Canada this holiday ...

Folks, the holidays are coming up, and I am SO excited by the news I have to share with you today.  Here at Roots Music Canada, we’ve come up with TWO ways that you can support our wonderful online community ...
New music in our mailbox!

Meiwa, Diemm, Fear of Drinking, Nina Lynn, and Matt Mays

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Meiwa – “Wonder” (Release date: June 1, 2018) Intimate, minimalist, sophisticated.  These are just some of the words ...
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David Newland is recording a live, Arctic-themed album in Cobourg ...

Folks, it gives me great pleasure today to bring you some news about my old boss and the former proprietor of this fine web site, David Newland. For those of you who don’t know, David is a Cobourg-based folk singer ...
New music in our mailbox!

Doris Folkens, Bellegarde, Red Dirt Skinners, and more!

After a summer of non-stop festival madness, the Moose finally had time to start going through the Roots Music Canada mailbag.  Boy did he find some cool stuff!  Have a listen to his latest discoveries.  Doris Folkens – Doris Folkens ...
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An important message from Roots Music Canada editor Gordy the ...

Folks, one year ago today, the Canadian media landscape for roots music was looking pretty dim.  Around a dozen alt.weeklies across the country had shut their doors. Newspapers were cutting music coverage to a bare minimum.  Canadian roots music had ...
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This summer’s cross-Canada festival road trip in links!

Folks, it’s been one heck of a summer here at Roots Music Canada, and I am one exhausted moose!   Two months after we signed ourselves back on-line, I had this crazy idea:  What if we could find writers all across ...
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Meet the Roots Music Canada festival team for August!

Remember last month when I introduced you to our team of writers who were covering the July folk festivals? Well guess what, folks. We’re doing it all again this month! As I write this, Tom Coxworth is banging out a ...
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Listen to this year’s ‘Songs from the Heart’ award winners!

Here at Roots Music Canada, we’re all about discovering great new music, but once a year, Folk Music Ontario does it for us. Its Songs from the Heart competition invites songwriters and instrumentalists from across Ontario to submit their music; the ...
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Introducing the Roots Music Canada festival team for July!

Folks, I am one proud Moose today, let me tell you.  I am surrounded by the most amazing team of roots-loving writers I could ever ask for – and right now, those writers are either at folk and blues festivals ...