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Here are your 2022 East Coast Music Award winners

The final round of East Coast Music Awards were handed out Sunday night in Fredericton, and the great thing about the ECMAs is that folk/roots artists often crossover into the the major categories. Just look at Rube and Rake in ...
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Check out this new music from Pharis & Jason Romero, ...

Three-time Juno-winners Pharis and Jason Romero have announced plans for a new album to be released June 17 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. They have released a new single to set us up for it. If that single, “Souvenir,” is any ...
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Check out these new singles from Martha Wainwright, Donovan Woods ...

Martha Wainwright has just released a new single, “Wolves,” which was recorded during the sessions for her four-year-old album Goodnight City but never released because it didn’t quite fit the final album sequence. It has always remained a favourite, she said, not ...
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Pastelle LeBlanc of Vishtèn has died of breast cancer at ...

Pastelle LeBlanc, who, along with her twin sister, Emmanuelle, and partner, Pascal Miousse, co-founded the ECMA-winning Acadian band Vishtèn, has died. Emmannelle posted the news on her Facebook page on Saturday evening. “We will miss her so much, our beautiful ...
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Morgan Toney’s debut album is out now

Ishkodé Records has just released Morgan Toney’s much-anticipated debut album, First Flight, on all streaming platforms. In just a short time, fiddler and singer Morgan has invigorated both the Mi’kmaq and Atlantic music communities, bringing together fiery Cape Breton Island ...
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‘It is just beyond belief for me’: Alex Cuba ...

It was an exciting day for Canadian roots and world fans as the pre-telecast Grammys got underway yesterday afternoon. Two members of our community were up for a total of four awards, and Alex Cuba walked away with Best Latin ...
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Here are your 2022 Canadian Folk Music Award winners so ...

The first round of Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out Friday night in Charlottetown, PEI, the first time since 2019 that they’ve been handed out at an in-person awards show. Charlottetown waited a very long time to have their ...
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Check out these new singles from Jeremie Albino and Onna ...

Here at Roots Music Canada, we’re fond of saying that we keep an eye on the new releases so you don’t have to – then we let you know about the important stuff. Well here are two new singles from ...
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Canadian Folk Music Awards to go ahead March 31 to ...

The 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) are returning to Prince Edward Island to host the 17th annual awards celebrations in Charlottetown. Following two years of virtual events, the CFMA board is pleased to be bringing back live performances to ...
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Check out Amanda Rheaume’s new single, ‘All Sides of Me’

Juno nominee Amanda Rheaumes new album, The Spaces In Between, is set to be released on May 27, and she’s just released a new single for us to check out. “’All Sides Of Me’ is a song about vulnerability and ...