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The Gold Rush is now: Neil Young’s Official Bootleg Series ...

It’s a good time to be a Neil Young fan. Since the 2009 launch of his Archives project, each ensuing year has unearthed new live and studio recordings. Throughout his 50-plus year career, he has added revealing new perspectives on his famously ...
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Kyle McKearney announces tour dates and shares new single ‘Grandfather’

Kyle McKearney has emerged as one of the leading Canadian voices within the Americana scene since the release of his 2021 debut solo album Down-Home. Recently named one of SiriusXM’s Top of the Country Semi-Finalists, the Calgary-based singer-songwriter also took second ...
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Li’l Andy explains Hezekiah Procter in the Roots Music Canada ...

Until recently, little was known about the singer who called himself “Hezekiah Fortescue Procter.” From 1925, until his mysterious disappearance in 1929, Procter recorded some of the earliest examples of country, jazz, and old-time music while also setting the blueprint ...
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NADJIWAN returns with groovy summer single “Land Of Skoden”

NADJIWAN’s new single “Land Of Skoden,” is out April 29, 2022, on Heading North Music. The Toronto-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer is also known as Marc Meriläinen.  “Land Of Skoden,” pays tribute to his northern Ontario family ties with a ...
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Q&A: Ben Sures talks about his latest album, The Story ...

Ben Sures is a storyteller. On his tenth album, The Story That Lived Here, the Edmonton-based songwriter, guitarist and author weaves tales inspired by friends and fans. They are songs about library ladies and dive bar denizens, accidents and grieving, ...
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JC Campbell shares ‘Walk In Love’ from upcoming EP Lately

Growing up with a father who sang the blues and a mother who loved classic soul and country, it seemed as if JC Campbell was predestined for a life making music. With three albums now under his belt, the Winnipeg-born ...
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Soul artist Queen M shares her story on her debut ...

There’s still a misconception that the only authentic soul music came from Detroit, Memphis and Muscle Shoals. But since that heyday in the 1960s, it’s been proven repeatedly that soul music can be made anywhere and at any time, so ...
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The Lucky Ones return with new album and single ‘A ...

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2020, The Lucky Ones have quickly come to be regarded as one of Canada’s finest roots music ensembles. Hailing from the Yukon, the group’s sound is built on a foundation of traditional bluegrass ...
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Li’l Andy shares innovative new video for ‘Out On The ...

Montreal’s favourite alt-country crooner Li’l Andy is preparing to release a major multi-media project this spring, but until then, he’s tying up a few loose ends with his previous album, 2019’s All The Love Songs Lied To Us, by sharing ...
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Lawrence Maxwell’s Ballad Of Miles is the first great Canadian ...

Anyone who has followed country music over the past couple of years knows that it is experiencing a renaissance with an infusion of new voices eager to take it in new directions. That was certainly one of the goals Lawrence ...