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Madison Violet – ‘Time to Right the Wrong’: about the ...

Juno-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter duo Madison Violet is about to release a stunning new video for their single “Time To Right The Wrong” – and we’re thrilled to premiere it here on Roots Music Canada. The song is based on the ...
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3 things we heard this week that we LOVE

We know it’s hard to keep up with all the new music coming out these days and even harder to sift through all of the emails and Facebook posts and so on to weed out the good stuff.  That’s why ...
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Have you bought your Stan Rogers postage stamps yet?

Stan Rogers may never be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, despite his vital contributions to Canadian culture, and despite the presence of just about every middle-of-the-road pop singer who’s enjoyed a few years of success (Corey Hart). ...
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Listen to your Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart ...

Folk Music Ontario announced the winners of its annual Songs from the Heart awards last week. The awards celebrate songwriters from across the province and bestow upon the winners a $500 prize and a complimentary registration to the next conference. ...
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Wow! Digging Roots’ new single is badass, empowering and ...

Last week marked the official launch of Iskodé Records, the new Indigenous record label launched by Shoshona Kish of the Juno-winning duo Digging Roots and her fellow Juno nominee Amanda Rheaume. On Friday, they threw down the gauntlet by releasing ...
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Newcomer and emerging artists: Sunday is the deadline for the ...

Are you an emerging artist, a newcomer or a refugee? Are you working toward a full-time career in music in Canada? Are you situated in the general vicinity of Toronto? If so, hurry up and get in an application for ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover’s new EP does away with all that ...

Jean-Paul De Roover is not your typical singer-songwriter. Where most artists settle into a genre of music and gradually evolve and mature within that framework, Jean-Paul seems to thrive on reinventing himself. Jean-Paul – who is also a multi-instrumentalist, composer, ...
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Celeigh Cardinal has a new single – a new version ...

Juno-winning singer-songwriter Celeigh Cardinal has another new single out. But the song itself is not new. Instead, Celeigh took a favourite from her debut album, Everything and Nothing at All, and re-recorded it with new instrumentation and, I’d say, a ...
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The Grammys are recognizing Alex Cuba’s fashion sense. And let’s ...

Alex Cuba has received plenty of recognition for his groundbreaking innovations on Cuban music, which have seen him strip back the rhythmic complexity of the music and mix in elements of pop, rock, folk and funk to create a soulful ...
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4 acts to check out at the Calgary Folk Music ...

Many festivals are holding online editions again this year, opting not to take chances with unpredictable public health guidelines. But the Calgary Folk Festival is holding an actual, in person festival – though not like previous years’ festivals, of course, ...