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Alec Fraser Jr. (Jeff Healey, Bo Diddley) has released a ...

  Multi-award-winning producer/musician Alec Fraser Jr. has, at long last, released his first solo recording, On The Wings of the Wind. As a bassist, he has toured internationally and worked with many world-class artists like Jeff Healey and Bo Diddley. ...
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Rob Lutes is set to release Come Around on April ...

If you’re a fan of the wonderful, Montreal singer-songwriter Rob Lutes, you’ll be thrilled to know he’s got a new album coming out April 16. Recorded in fall 2020, Come Around is the follow-up to Walk in the Dark (2017), for ...
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Kat Danser – ‘Way I Like it Done’

Award-winning Edmonton blueswoman Kat Danser releases her sixth album, One Eye Open, on Feb. 12, and we’re excited to premiere one of the songs and videos today on Roots Music Canada: “Way I Like it Done.” “The lyrics and the ...
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Jack de Keyzer, JW-Jones and Samantha Martin lead the nominations ...

The Toronto Blues Society has announced the nominees for the 24th annual Maple Blues Awards. The winners will be announced online from four cities over four nights Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. Leading the way in nominations is Toronto’s ...
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Check out eclectic Ontario guitarist and songwriter Michael Schatte’s ‘Water ...

Like many artists, Ontario’s Michael Schatte (pronounced SHAW-tee) has put the time afforded by the recent COVID lockdown to extremely good use.  He has spent much of the past several months putting the finishing touches on his highly-anticipated new studio ...
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Submissions for the Cobalt Prize contemporary blues composition award are ...

The Toronto Blues Society and award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick are partnering to present the seventh annual Cobalt Prize contemporary blues composition award, and submissions are open now. A collaboration between Paul and the society, the intention behind the Cobalt ...
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Singer-songwriter Dione Taylor conjures ‘Spirits in the Water’ on her ...

According to the Yuchi Indian Tribe, there is a powerful legend of the Tanasi River or “Singing River” in Tennessee. Inside the waterway lives a woman who sings songs to protect those who hear her. Inspired by this mythical folklore, ...
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Dione Taylor shares a powerful and timely new single and ...

“How Many Times” is the first single release from Dione Taylor’s long-awaited album, Spirits In The Water (release date Sept. 11, 2020). Continuing on with her unmistakable “Prairie blues” sound that she demonstrated on her previous album, Born Free, Dione’s ...
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Blues luminary JW Jones is releasing a “self-isolation” album called ...

Having just won Best Guitarist at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, popular Canadian blues artist JW Jones was looking forward to a huge year before COVID-19 hit and halted his tour schedule. “I knew I had to ...
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Wide Mouth Mason releases animated video for ‘Some Kinda Requiem’

Canadian blues-rock duo Wide Mouth Mason has released an animated video for its song “Some Kinda Requiem” from its recent release I Wanna Go With You. Directed and animated by Toronto-based artist Theo Kapodistrias, the video is an incredibly rich ...