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Lily Monaghan makes a stunning first impression with debut single ...

With delicately plucked acoustic guitar and a vocal performance as pure and soulful as a Prairie sunrise, Lily Monaghan’s debut single, “Sleeping Alone,” heralds the arrival of a compelling new voice on the Canadian roots music scene. Based in Edmonton, ...
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Drea Lake releases enchanting new single ‘Dreaming Peacefully’

One of the things that has always made Canadian music unique is many artists’ close relationships with the environment. The inherent intertwining of the beauty of the natural world with the creation of unforgettable lyrics and melodies will always shape ...
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CanRock veterans Brown / Hawkins / Stanley announce autumn tour ...

There’s nothing quite like touring Canada in the fall. The temperature is just right, the leaves are changing, and students are back on campus creating a renewed sense of energy. Hugh Christopher Brown, Ron Hawkins and Stephen Stanley have each ...
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Kyle McKearney releases poignant new single “River Rain”

It’s been a whirlwind summer so far for Kyle McKearney, between having his debut LP Down-Home being nominated for Alternative Country Album of the Year for the upcoming Canadian Country Music Awards and touring with top-selling U.S. artist Kip Moore, ...
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Andrea Nixon is coming at you like an ‘Earthquake’ on ...

As anticipation builds for her forthcoming album, Barbed Wire Dreams, Andrea Nixon is sharing a new single, “Earthquake,” a song as emotionally devastating as its title suggests. Rooted in a swampy blues groove, “Earthquake” follows the previous two samples of ...
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Youngtree & The Blooms set to return with new album ...

Youngtree & The Blooms are a fun, tight, hard-working band who can be counted on to liven up rooms and create pin-drop moments in equal measure. They’ve drawn comparisons to “late ‘60s Dylan and Gram Parsons” (Exclaim!) but labels fit ...
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Cynthia Hamar shares hard earned experience on new single ‘Shaken’

On her new single “Shaken,” Cynthia Hamar engages in an internal conversation about trauma. Over a subtly soulful musical backdrop, the Edmonton-based Americana artist conveys the struggle to let go of the pain in every heart-wrenching note delivered by her ...
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Introducing the Goddamsels, Alberta’s latest Americana export

Based on their name alone, the Goddamsels aren’t your grandparents’ idea of country music. Formed out of the longstanding friendship between Alberta-based singer-songwriters Mallory Chipman and Frédrique “Freddi” MacDougall, the Goddamsels write songs with strong, empowering messages, blended with elements ...
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Wilco – Cruel Country (dBpm)

Scroll to the bottom of this review for Wilco’s upcoming Canadian dates When it was announced that Wilco’s new album would be a return (at least in spirit) to their origins as a band that deconstructed country music from a ...
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The Redhill Valleys fulfill their promise on Travel Well Pt. ...

Since the release of their 2021 single “Finish Line,” Hamilton’s the Redhill Valleys have been tearing up the international Americana scene. The band is now starting to show its full potential with the release Travel Well Pt. 1, which includes ...