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Heather’s holiday love letter to the Roots Music Canada community ...

It’s become a tradition here at Roots Music Canada for me to take a moment on Christmas Eve to thank everyone who contributes to this website, and to reflect on the year that’s gone by. Today marks my fifth edition ...
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Her talent to humility ratio was ‘off the charts’: ...

In all of the tributes to Shirley Eikhard that have poured forth in the past 24 hours, since news of her passing at age 67 broke early yesterday morning, I believe David Newland might’ve summed her up most succinctly. Responding ...
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Remembering Troy ‘Bubba’ Cook – Feb. 21, 1969 – ...

Fernie singer-songwriter and visual artist Troy “Bubba” Cook was a truly original talent whose work was populated with robots, zombies, space aliens, serial killers and rabbits – and whose paintings, combining images and text, exploded with colour. To hear his ...
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How Tim Readman’s family turned tiny food into a holiday ...

Tiny food is a huge deal these days. If you spend any time on Instagram or TikTok, you’ll find entire channels devoted to cooking tablespoon-sized meals of butter chicken, masala dosa or French fries in Fisher Price-sized kitchens over stoves ...
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Tim Readman and Andy Cook tried to mimic the best ...

Before you think to yourself, “Oh God. The last thing we need is another Christmas album,” I need to tell you something about this year’s crop: they’re not like the other Christmas albums. I don’t know if this is another ...
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Sorry Adam Sandler. Time for some real Hanukkah Songs ...

Christmas has an enormous musical tradition associated with it that’s probably as old as the holiday itself – a peculiar mish-mash of Christian hymns and cheery ditties about snowmen, reindeer, elves and Santa Clause that were in many cases actually ...
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James Gordon laughs at the indignities of life on the ...

The life of the touring musician gets romanticized in popular culture – in stories about hard-working dreamers who drive eight hours to faraway towns, play shows for half-empty rooms and then wake up the next morning at the crack of ...
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The rocker who wrote one of the greatest Canadian folk ...

If you were a kid in the late 1970s or early ‘80s, chances are, there’s a song that will pop into your head now and again – one that you still remember all the words to, even 40 or 50 ...
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Sophie Lukacs – ‘Before you’

We’re super excited here at Roots Music Canada to premiere a new single from the most exciting new artist I’ve personally heard this year: Sophie Lukacs. “Before You” comes out tomorrow.  It is the fourth single from her debut album, ...
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Just a little note to say… we’re really digging this ...

A member of the Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter elite that includes Bob Wiseman, Ron Sexsmith and Mary Margaret O’Hara – all of whom sing his praises by the way – Kyp Harness has been plying his trade since the late 1980s, ...