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Jan Vanderhorst has launched Just Us Folk online – and ...

When Jan Vanderhorst learned that Just Us Folk – the show he had hosted for 39 years on CKPC and Jewel 92 in Brantford – was ending due to a radio station format change, he didn’t spend too much time ...
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Three songs from Graham Lindsey’s brand new album, The Next ...

When a trad artist tells you they’ve written a song about “how life used to be,” you typically imagine lyrics about a simpler time when people lived close to the land and were connected to their communities. But Graham Lindsey ...
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How to book your favourite artist to play in your ...

Earlier this summer, we here at Roots Music Canada published the results of our music fan survey, where we asked you how your music consuming habits had changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what kind of ...
Concert review

The Hill: the Edmonton Folk Music Festival concert film

On paper, The Hill shouldn’t have worked. The concert film about the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, released online this past weekend for a one-weekend-only free, online screening – a stand-in for the festival itself – has no discernible narrative arc ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? Aug. 4 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? July 27 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
Exclusive preview!

The Barrel Boys – ‘Going Fishing’

The Barrel Boys have recorded a brand new single that’s perfectly suited to a summer of physical distancing, and we’re super stoked to premiere it here on Roots Music Canada. “Going Fishing” is the first official single from the Toronto ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? July 21 edition

This was supposed to be the June 19 edition of How’s Everyone Doing Out There, but due to a WordPress glitch, we just realized it didn’t publish!  So here is this week’s belated edition. The summer is a time when ...
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You don’t want to miss this on-line anti-racism festival tomorrow ...

Kate Reid burst onto the Canadian roots scene 15 years ago with her signature pink faux hawk and a collection of songs about lesbian life, which were sometimes poignant and sometimes gut-splittingly funny. Who can forget “Everyone’s Fucked but Me” ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? July 13 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...