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Check out this story song show in Cambridge with Garnet ...

“Hey, didya hear about…..?” Everybody loves a good story. On Feb. 24, four of Canada’s best-known musical storytellers will join forces for a very special concert of story songs. Featured singers Garnet Rogers, James Gordon, Alison Lupton and Ian Bell will ...
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Here are this year’s ECMA nominees in the roots, world ...

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees on Tuesday. The East Pointers tied with Classified for the most nominations with six each. David Myles, Madison Violet, Andrew Waite, and Lisa Leblanc each have ...
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Where to celebrate Robert Burns Day tonight

Let’s face it, any occasion to break out a wee dram is fine with us, scottish or not.  And you know, a well-prepared haggis isn’t so bad either. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to drink a little Scotch ...
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Vancouver Folk Music Festival cancels 2023 event, moves to fold ...

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society (VFMFS) announced today that it will not be moving ahead with a festival in 2023. What’s more, the board of directors will hold a membership vote to dissolve the society at the society’s annual ...
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Celeigh Cardinal’s new single is pretty poppy. Have a ...

Award-winning artist Celeigh Cardinal wowed us in 2019 with her soulful, bluesy-folk sophomore album, Stories From a Downtown Apartment, which picked up the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Album of the Year. Then she released a cover of the Tragically ...
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8 Canadian songs about anti-Black racism in honour of MLK ...

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, and although we don’t observe it as a statutory holiday here in Canada, there’s no reason not to observe it otherwise. Here at Roots Music Canada, it seemed fitting ...
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Friends launch fundraiser as Tim Williams recovers from pneumonia

Friends of Calgary bluesman Tim Williams have launched a fundraiser to help Tim recover from a severe bout of double pneumonia. While many artists spent New Year’s Eve playing possibly their first New Year’s gig since 2019, Tim spent it ...
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Kate Weekes – ‘Time by the Moon’

Kate Weekes is not the sort of person who stays in one place for very long.  She’s been a dog musher-for-hire in Norway, she’s toured China with a swing band, and she’s canoed the far-north as a wilderness guide. So ...
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21 years of albums of the year: Here’s who ...

Past Albums of the Year 2021: Allison Russell, Outside Child (Fantasy Records) 2020: Pharis & Jason Romero, Bet On Love (Lula) 2019: The Small Glories, Assiboine & The Red (Red House) The Penguin Eggs/Roots Music Canada 2022 Critics’ Album of the Year: James ...
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Check out Allison Brown’s Fireside Christmas Radio Hour

Every year at Christmas, Allison Brown makes her trek up to her snow-covered cabin in the woods in a secret location in northern Ontario to broadcast the Fireside Christmas Radio hour beside the crackling fire. This year, Allison brings 90 ...