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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
Concert review

Connie Kaldor – Big Skies to Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Oct. ...

After a spring spent mastering the art of performing concerts online – and a summer spent playing outdoors as much as humanly possible – artists are returning to their computers for the fall, just as COVID’s second wave is kicking ...
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Midnight Shine has won a film fest award for its ...

Congratulations are in order to Midnight Shine for taking home the Best Music Video award at this year’s Toronto Independent Film Festival. The band, fronted by Attawapiskat-based musician and entrepreneur Adrian Sutherland, won the award for its video for “Lonely ...
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Happy Birthday, Canadian Spaces! Canada’s longest running folk radio ...

Canada’s longest-running folk music radio show is marking a massive milestone today; Canadian Spaces, the Canadian folk show founded by Chopper McKinnon on Ottawa’s CKCU FM, is turning 40. The show’s current host and coordinator, Chris White, hosted an anniversary ...
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Have a listen to Allison Lupton and Craig Werth’s lovely ...

Allison Lupton and Craig Werth have released a new single that is COVID-themed but not in a way you might expect. “When Trouble Comes” was inspired by the dramatic annual spring flood of Ontario’s Grand River, and it draws comparisons ...
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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 ...