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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival in photos: the calm ...

After a steady Saturday of shovelling out, the second night of the first-ever not-for-profit Speak Music Be Kind Festival was back in action with an all-day jam bubbling along, a bellowing accordion workshop and one for fiddle inside the Tranzac’s ...
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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival in photos: kindness ...

Above: James Bailey, Lydia Persaud and Kyla Charter There was too much musical and emotional content on display at Beverly Kreller’s Speak Music Be Kind Festival this past weekend for our reporter to completely describe the magnitude of the vibe. ...
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Corby’s 2019 list of most amazical zings and celebratory tune ...

Instrumental Health Darcy Wickham’s Signal Hill: His humble logic and responsive touch on the guitar brings moody and resonant rewards chiming up on this spacious collection of mostly solo original gems, lightly burnished by an ear purification system that includes ...
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Check out Corby’s beautiful tribute to those we lost in ...

It’s that time of year when we pause to reflect on the one we just left behind.  Here on Roots Music Canada, some of us will be publishing lists of our favourite music and concerts in the coming days.  But ...
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Sultans of String Christmas Caravan – Dec. 15 in Toronto

Winter bit in a bit early this year, so it’s natural, in the northern order of things, to obey the nesting impulse, to align ourselves more intimately with the purr of the furnace and the Koenig and the glow of ...
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Check out this slide show of the 2019 Women’s Blues ...

The Toronto Blues Society raised the roof at Roy Thompson Hall last week with its 33rd annual Women’s Blues Review.  This year, the stars included Ellen McIlwaine, Ms. Tanika Charles, Lily Sazz, Raha Javanfar, and so many more.   Paul Corby ...
Album review

Wide Mouth Mason – I Wanna Go With You: New ...

Deciduously speaking, when our cellular apprehensions fall into a preoccupation with the approach of winter, the inner sap of our collective spirit traditionally goes to ground, seeking the comfort of the roots, and we divest ourselves of our exterior colours ...
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Moth Nor Rust ll: Jon Brooks updates his inventory of ...

Jon Brooks spoke to Paul Corby recently about his new project, Moth Nor Rust II.  Here is Jon’s take on the album in his own words as told to Paul. This new album is called Moth Nor Rust ll.  It ...
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Corby talks to Dayna Manning about Morning Light

Dayna Manning is preparing to shed some shine worldwide with the release of her fourth record, Morning Light, which she debuted on the weekend of its release with a live hometown concert in Stratford ON at the end of October. ...
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Aviva Chernick talks about La Serena with Paul Corby

Aviva Chernick has a long history of singing passionate, praiseful music – in her own career, as a cantor in synagogues, and with the progressive jazz/world collabo known as Jaffa Road. She has been especially savouring the exotic flavour of ...