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Julian Taylor is rush releasing his new album in hopes ...

  A Canadian treasure of extraordinary talent, artist Julian Taylor mines his solo singer-songwriter passion with the new Americana album The Ridge (Howling Turtle Inc), out Friday, June 19. Co-produced by Julian and longtime collaborator Saam Hashemi, the eight-song album was originally scheduled for ...
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Beth Anne Cole – ‘La Fille de la Marée’ and ...

Multi-talented artist Beth Anne Cole releases her third album, Perhaps the Gods of Love, on May 29, and we’re thrilled to premiere, not one, but two tracks here on Roots Music Canada. Best known for her stage work, her concerts and her long-time featured role on ...
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Musician and minister Lynn Harrison probes life’s deep questions on ...

A gifted artist known for thoughtful, heartfelt songs of uncommon beauty, power, and insight, Toronto singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison is an inspiring presence on Canadian stages. Her new album Something More (produced by Noah Zacharin in association with Douglas September), continues ...
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Check out the Lifers’ new environmental activist song, ‘Tip’

The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk collective from Guelph, ON whose  intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength, confronting the fragility of our world and ourselves. Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for Emerging Artist ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 3 (Sunday)

To start day three of Summerfolk, I set out to see David Newland at 1:00 p.m. at the Gazebo Stage for his Northwest Passage in Story and Song solo show, which in David style, was exceptional and thoughtful as always. ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 2 (Saturday)

I started the second day of Summerfolk 2019 at the Down By The Bay beer tent stage with a 1:00 p.m. Barn Dance workshop featuring the bluegrass/hip-hop hybrid band Gangstagrass and Québecois traditional folk/jazz band Rosier (formerly Les Poules à ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 1 (Friday)

On the first night of Summerfolk, only two stages were open: the mainstage amphitheatre and the Down By The Bay beer tent stage. Thanks to this unique set of circumstances, it was one of the few times I didn’t want ...
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Beverly Kreller runs down just some of this weekend’s Summerfolk ...

It’s with keen anticipation that I’m looking forward to Summerfolk this year, for the pleasure of seeing some acts for the first timeand catching up with the latest work from those with whom I’m more familiar. I’ve only seen William ...
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Kathleen Edwards is back … and playing Summerfolk

Of all the performances to come at Summerfolk 2019, the one I’m most looking forward to is the mainstage appearance of Kathleen Edwards, as she returns to making music after five years away from performing and seven years away from ...
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Dispatches from the Mariposa Folk Festival – Day 3 (Sunday)

For the final day of Mariposa my first stop was the Hockey Cards in the Spokes workshop, featuring a Mount Rushmore of cool, critically-acclaimed indie rockers of the past 15 years or so: Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher, Danny Michel, and ...