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Tonight’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards will be co-hosted by ...

The country music establishment has come a long way since the days when country radio stations removed k.d. lang from their playlists after she came out as queer. Tonight, the Canadian Country Music Association will hand out its annual awards ...
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Yael Wand – ‘That Need Be Done’ (video)

Anyone looking to balance a career in music with a happy family life without getting caught up in the pressures of the music industry can look no farther than Yael Wand for a role model. From 2004 to 2009, working ...
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B.C.’s floods claimed Leeroy Stagger’s studio. Now friends are ...

All that rain in British Columbia didn’t just take out several highways and the entire city of Merritt; it has also claimed the livelihood of a beloved Alberta singer-songwriter and producer, who had just relocated to the coast last year. ...
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Check out the nominees for Maple Blues Entertainer of the ...

The nominees for the 2021 Maple Blues Awards are out this month, and the show is on for Jan. 31 at Koerner Hall in Toronto – the first in-person edition in three years! Earlier this week, we featured the nominees ...
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Listen to your Maple Blues nominees in the vocal, songwriting ...

Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards were announced at the start of this month, and after two years of presenting the prizes virtually, fans will be gathered in person next January for the big, 25th anniversary edition of the awards ...
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Get to know the musicians nominated for the Maple Blues ...

Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards were announced on Nov. 3, and each year, several categories are devoted to the mastery of the core blues instruments: guitar, bass, drums, horns, harmonica and keys. Many of the nominees for these awards ...
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4 new songs you need to hear by Matt Epp ...

One of our jobs here at Roots Music Canada is to keep on top of all the new music out there so that you don’t have to. So every now and again, we do a little summary here to let ...
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Sina Bathaie’s new album mixes santur and electronica

Sina Bathaie first started learning Santur in his native Iran at the age of seven from his father, master Javad Bathaie. He has taken the instrument places few musicians have gone with it before. His latest album, Oracle, is a ...
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Watch Caroline Wiles cover Gordon Lightfoot

Caroline Wiles’ new album Grateful is packed with the poetic lyricism and Canadian sound of her hero, Gordon Lightfoot. In fact, Gord himself has kindly complimented Grateful, saying that it’s got “a lot of really strong material, wonderful vocals and harmonies.” Fittingly, Caroline’s ...
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Julian Taylor has followed up his Juno-nominated album, The Ridge, ...

Juno nominee Julian Taylor released a band new single on Friday, the first since his most recent album, The Ridge, earned two Juno nods and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and was longlisted for the Polaris ...