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The International Indigenous Music Summit has taken the online presentation ...

Over the course of the past year, artists and music industry professionals, who typically spend a few weekends a year at music conferences, hopping from hotel room to hotel room, club to club, taking in short sets by as many ...
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Phöenix Lazare introduced us to Robinson Kirby. Now she introduces ...

It was Phöenix Lazare who first introduced us to the duo Robinson Kirby, before even Eric Alper was on the case. Now Phöenix introduces us to … Phöenix! Her music melds the intimacy of folk music with alluring pop melodies ...
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Check out Cat Clyde and Jeremie Albino’s cover of “Freight ...

For all the old-school folkies out there who are wondering what’s becoming of traditional folk music these days, the new record from Cat Clyde and Jeremie Albino will come as welcome proof that the new generation respects its elders. On ...
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String Bone’s new single was inspired by the TV show ...

  Barry James Payne has a special place in our hearts here at Roots Music Canada because, apart from being a fine singer-songwriter, he also prompted us to enter the domain of Spotify playlists and created our Contemporary Folk and ...
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Tennyson King has released his first single in Mandarin

Tennyson King has been a popular guy in my household, ever since he sent us a holiday video demonstrating how to make eggnog from scratch (his recipe is delicious, by the way). It doesn’t hurt that he also sent us ...
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Donovan Woods and Aoife O’Donovan’s ‘IOWA’ is an honest homage ...

Following the release of his critically acclaimed 2020 album Without People, Donovan Woods shared a new single on May 7. “IOWA” is a dreamy acoustic number with a subtle Celtic charm, thanks in part to the accompaniment of Grammy-Award-winning artist ...
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Stop motion memories: Watch Suzie Ungerleider’s new video for ‘Baby ...

Alongside the announcement of a new album under a new name, Suzie Ungerleider released a music video for the lead single, “Baby Blues” on April 22. The video — a stop motion animation crafted by fellow folk-pop singer-songwriter Christine Fellows ...
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Go big and stay home: Alex Cuba announces release of ...

Award winning Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter Alex Cuba is set to release a new album, Mendó, on May 21. “Go big or go home” might be the driving philosophy behind this record, as the decorated Cuban-Canadian musician collaborates with some of Latin music’s ...
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Glenn Chatten serves up Yukon gold in upcoming release, Baked ...

Whitehorse-based singer-songwriter Glenn Chatten releases his seventh album, Baked Café, on May 7 — a tapestry of heartfelt folksy tunes, skillful blues licks and poetic lyrics, tied together by Glenn’s signature finger-picking style.  The soundscapes evoke a sense of openness, ...
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Dan Mangan’s new video casts ‘Lay Low’ in a new ...

Dan Mangan released a new video for his 2018 song “Lay Low” on April 21. The video — shot over the span of a year by director Deryn Robson — follows two-year old Auggie (Deryn’s son) as he reckons with ...