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Ariana Gillis – “Dirt Gets Dirty”

It’s coming up on a decade since Ariana Gillis won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year, and she’s certainly delivered on the potential that the jurors of that award saw in her. An impromptu showcase ...
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Meet the founder of Canada’s newest folk/roots record label!

There’s a new Canadian folk/roots record label in town!  Former Stony Plain Records operations manager Peter Chapman has struck out on his own with Fallen Tree Records, whose initial roster includes veteran performers Jon Brooks and 100 Mile House. Heather ...
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Want to host a touring artist in your home? ...

If you’re like me, you might’ve noticed an ad for an intriguing new service showing up in your Facebook feed lately. It’s kind of like AirBnB, only instead of allowing you to rent a room in your house to a ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...
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Why Heather can’t get enough of Celeigh Cardinal’s new single ...

Watching music at a music conference is a bit like trying to drink from a fire hose. With as many as 50 artists performing in different places at the same time – probably even more at times – a pass-time ...
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The incredible true story of celebrity roots music album designer ...

I first met Michael Wrycraft on a tour bus to Graceland, during the 1998 Folk Alliance conference in Memphis, TN. I’d already seen him on a movie screen perhaps a year or two earlier when, in a previous job at ...
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Here are your Indie Award winners in the roots and ...

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking.  “Weren’t the Indies on Saturday night?  Didn’t I see a post from Sarah MacDougall about that? How come Roots Music Canada is only telling us about them now?” Canadian Music Week:  What’s in it for ...
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Here are your 2019 East Coast Music Award winners in ...

This year’s East Coast Music Awards were handed out over two non-consecutive nights in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI this weekend, and the final round were handed out last night.  Roots artists figure prominently, not just in the roots categories, but in ...
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The Western Canadian Music Award nominees are out and … ...

The Western Canadian Music Award nominees were announced today, and boy do roots and global artists figure prominently in the list – so prominently, in fact, that they dominate some of the big categories such as BreakOut Artist of the ...
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Irish Mythen – ‘La Vie’

Irish Mythen’s brand new album was supposed to be out April 12, but you know how these things go. Albums get delayed for a myriad of reasons, and Irish’s brand new project, Little Bones, was one of the (un)lucky ones ...