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Steve Dawson – ‘Bad Omen’

Juno-winner Steve Dawson is releasing a whole pile of new music starting on March 18 with a new album called Gone Long Gone. We’re thrilled to premiere the lyric video for the song “Bad Omen” here on Roots Music Canada ...
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The Night Owls – ‘The Night Owls’ (video)

Montreal duo the Night Owls has entered the scene with a genre-bending self-titled debut album out this spring. We’re thrilled to premiere the video for their first single, also called “The Night Owls,” here on Roots Music Canada. “The Night ...
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Little Miss Higgins – Three Days On A Page

“Three Days On A Page” is the first single from Little Miss Higgins’ new album The Fire Waltz, which is set for release on March 14, and we here at Roots Music Canada are excited to premiere it here today. The ...
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News roundup: Maple Blues Awards and Folk Alliance postponed, ...

Maple Blues Awards postponed Toronto Blues Society has changed the dates of the upcoming Blues Summit Ten and the 25th annual Maple Blues Awards to June 17 – 20, 2022 due to current provincial restrictions, travel limitations and rising COVID-19 cases.  The Maple Blues Award winners will be announced on June ...
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Check out Allison Brown’s holiday Fireside Radio Hour tonight and ...

Roots songstress and community radio host Allison Brown’s favourite way to wish friends far and near a Merry Christmas is with her annual Fireside Christmas Radio Hour broadcast from a snow-covered cabin in the woods, tucked away in a secret ...
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Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company (FAOC) – “Beige Christmas” (video)

Toronto-based Arab-Canadian artists Maryem Tollar and Roula Said have a comedic and theatrical side project, which made an impression last year with a hilarious single called “Arab Ladies Sing Christmas Carols Written by Jews.” Now Friggin’ Arab Orchestra Company, or FAOC (Pronounced FOWK), is ...
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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 ...