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Adrian Sutherland’s solo debut is out now … and so ...

Attawapiskat roots-rocker Adrian Sutherland first came to the world’s attention as the frontman for the band, Midnight Shine, whose Cree-English cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” was featured by media around the world. Last month, he finally released his ...
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This single from emerging artist Semiah will make you want ...

We don’t use the “You’ve got to hear this!” tag on our stories very often, so when we do, you know we’re seriously into an artist or a song. The newest number that’s got us hitting “repeat” over and over ...
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Five songs of truth about Residential Schools for the National ...

For decades now, Indigenous artists have been bearing a burden that should rightfully have been bourn by the Canadian government:  the burden of educating Canadians about the atrocities of Residential Schools – and indeed about virtually all aspects of Canada’s ...
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Here are your Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for 2021

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards announced this year’s nominees earlier today. The awards will be handed out April 1-3 in Charlottetown, PEI, the city that appears poised to finally see the in-person ceremony after originally being tapped ...
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Pastelle LeBlanc of Vishten is battling Stage 4 cancer, and ...

Friends and family members of multi-instrumentalist Pastelle LeBlanc have raised more than $50,000 so far in an effort to help the talented PEI artist in her battle with breast cancer. Pastelle, who performs with her sister, Emmanuelle, and partner, Pascal, ...
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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 ...