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Check out these gorgeous new songs from Rose Cousins’ forthcoming ...

Rose Cousins releases her new album, Bravado, Feb. 21 on Outside Music, and if the string of singles she’s been releasing in advance is any indication, it’s going to be a monster.  She’s just put out another new one:  “The ...
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When life gives you snow … check out our playlist ...

Over the past couple of weeks, just about every part of Canada it seems has been pelted with snow, even Vancouver, for crying out loud.  Heck, Newfoundland had to call in the army to dig them out. And they’re used ...
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Sass Jordan singing the blues?  This is totally happening

If you used to listen to Sass Jordan singing “Tell Somebody” and “Make you a Believer” back in the ‘80s and ‘90s and think, “This woman should really sing the blues,” well you were right.  She should.  And she is. ...
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Laura Smith is battling cancer, and friends are raising money ...

Friends and fans of Laura Smith have raised more than 13,000 in less than a week to help the Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter battle cancer. Laura announced through her record label, Borealis Records, this past week that she is facing the ...
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Missy Bauman is following up ‘Two Sisters’ with a new ...

We’ve featured Missy Bauman’s song “Two Sisters” a couple of times here on Roots Music Canada, starting when she won a 2018 Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart Award for it. It’s a vulnerable, powerful, and political song that ...
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Last chance to apply for this sweet central Ontario artist ...

How would you like to spend 10-12 days in a cottage on a secluded island doing nothing but working on your art – and for nothing more than the cost of getting yourself there and feeding yourself? Well, you could ...
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Elk Run & Riot – ‘Castle Wolf’

Way back in April of 2018, not long after we launched Roots Music Canada, we featured the song “Wandering” from Elk Run & Riot’s album Animalia. Well, now the ensemble is gearing up to release its fourth full-length album, Morning ...
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Heather’s favourite stuff of 2019

Favourite new discovery:  Celeigh Cardinal This woman is the second coming of Aretha Franklin, and “The Devil is a Blue-Eyed Man” is 2019’s “Natural Woman” – only instead of a love song, it’s a toast to fatal attractions. On stage, ...
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Our 10 most popular stories from 2019

For the second year in a row here at Roots Music Canada we’re publishing our list of our top 10 stories of the year based on the number of times people read them.  And it’s gratifying to look over this ...
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Heather’s holiday love letter to the Roots Music Canada family

I can hardly believe this is already my second Christmas Eve at the helm of Roots Music Canada.  Way back in 2016, when I first conceived of trying to take over the site, I wondered if I was up to ...