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Jennifer Holub’s video for “Island” previews powerful message of her ...

There are several definitions of the word “reckoning,” but the one that’s been foremost on Jennifer Holub’s mind is the most ancient—punishment for past misdeeds. That theme runs through the 10 songs on the Sudbury, Ont., native’s sophomore album, The ...
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Craig Robertson releases video for “Cheap Old Watch” from upcoming ...

Toronto singer/songwriter Craig Robertson has released a preview of his upcoming album Late Mornings in the form of a video for the track “Cheap Old Watch,” which we at Roots Music Canada are proud to premiere. The hauntingly beautiful clip, ...
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Jory Nash breaks down his new album Wilderness Years

Toronto singer/songwriter Jory Nash recently released his ninth album, Wilderness Years, a record that encapsulates the personal highs and lows he’s experienced since his last full-length effort, 2015’s The Many Hats Of Jory Nash. On one hand, there’s been the ...
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Andrea Nixon shares new single “Million Miles Away”

Coming off a rousing showcase at Canadian Music Week, Edmonton singer-songwriter Andrea Nixon has released a new single, “Million Miles Away,” from her latest album Diary Of A Housewife. Described as capturing the feeling of missing someone you are standing next to, the song’s ...
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Bonnie Dobson finally gets her due for “Morning Dew”

On July 7, one of the true legends of Canadian folk music, Bonnie Dobson, will be honoured at the Mariposa Folk Festival, when her most well-known composition, “Morning Dew,” will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dobson ...
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Edmonton’s The Hearts return with new EP Sunshine (video)

On their brand new fourth studio release, the six-song Sunshine EP, Alberta roots-pop collective The Hearts once again delivers memorable pop melodies and moody folk harmonies suited to dive bars, soft seat theatres, international folk festivals and everything in between. What sets them apart ...
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Johnson Crook releases new video “Mining For Freedom” and announces ...

Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook are ready to hit the road this summer, covering western Canada and Ontario starting July 1 at Dauphin Countryfest in Manitoba, and wrapping up with two performances at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto. They’ll also ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...
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Joe Nolan shares “Music In The Streets” (ft. Lydia Loveless) ...

Joe Nolan is back. The roots rocker from Edmonton, Alta., will release his new album, Cry Baby, this fall, but RMC is eager to give you an advance preview with an exclusive premiere of the first single, “Music In The ...
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London ON’s Aaron Allen brings outlaw country attitude north

There’s a revolution underway in country music, and Aaron Allen is doing his part. On his latest album, Judgement Day, the native of London, Ont., shows his solidarity with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell in ...