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Mo Kenny has released a new single from her forthcoming ...

East Coast Music Award-winning artist Mo Kenney is releasing a new album on Feb. 26 that’s all covers of other people’s songs, and it features a real variety of tracks – songs by everyone from Guide by Voices to Patsy ...
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#seashantytiktok has prompted a surge in Stan Rogers streams

Ranked by CBC as one of Canada’s Top 100 songs of all time, “Barrett’s Privateers” (Borealis/True North Records) by the late Stan Rogers is experiencing a renaissance thanks to the TikTok sea shanty craze. The trend blew up last year ...
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3 Canadian covers of Robbie Burns songs to enjoy with ...

Robbie Burns Day has never generated quite the riotous celebrations in North America that St. Patrick’s Day has, but perhaps that’s an oversight on our part. I mean, what’s not to love about a poet and lyricist who, more than ...
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Adrian Sutherland from Midnight Shine has released a brand new ...

Adrian Sutherland, the founder and frontman of roots rockers Midnight Shine, released a brand new single last week, and it rocks pretty hard, both literally and figuratively. Adrian, who previously worked in business development in his home community of Attawapiskat ...
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The Wardens – ‘Coming Home’

The Wardens isn’t just a cool name for a band. In this case, it’s an actual description of its members. The trio of national park rangers based in Banff, AB, makes mountain music – both literally and figuratively – marked ...
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The Maple Blues Awards will stream live from 4 cities ...

Hat’s off to the Toronto Blues Society for taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to innovate on the awards show format. Like many arts awards and programs, this year’s Maple Blues Awards will be held virtually, but unlike other awards, ...
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Our Top 10 stories of 2020

It’s time once again here at Roots Music Canada to publish our list of our top 10 stories of the year based on the number of times people read them. This year we filtered it a touch to exclude uber ...
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Holiday recipes from our favourite artists: Tennyson King’s homemade ...

Here at Roots Music Canada, we, like you, have been more than a little bummed about being stuck at home for the last few months, unable to see live music or spend holidays with our loved ones out of town. ...
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Holiday recipes from our favourite artists: Maryem Tollar’s molokheyya soup

  One of the things that’s gotten a lot of us through this crazy pandemic year has been getting back to the simple things in life: knitting, sewing, gardening, canning, baking and cooking, among other things. So we here at ...
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Maryem Tollar & Roula Said share a hilarious holiday song

  Maryem Tollar and Roula Said of Al Qahwa have launched a comedic and theatrical side project called FAOC – Pronounced FOWK – Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company – and they’ve just released an original holiday hit called “Arab Ladies Sing ...