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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival is virtual this year ...

After a spectacularly successful debut in Toronto last year, the second annual Speak Music Be Kind Festival is taking place once again this weekend, this time as a free, virtual event. The organizers have announced a sensational lineup that also ...
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Leahy has released a new single and a new lyric ...

Juno award-winning Canadian progressive folk-roots group Leahy has a brilliant new album called Good Water set to be released on Feb. 26. The new album showcases their songwriting and singing and reveals a contemporary version of the original Leahy sound ...
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Check out the Trinidadian inspired ‘Congotay’ from pianist Stewart Goodyear

  Canadian virtuoso pianist Stewart Goodyear would normally be busy travelling the world and performing at some of the most prestigious venues around the globe. With the pandemic, however, that’s not possible, so Stewart is using this opportunity to get ...
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You can now buy the late Aylie Sparks’ debut album ...

  The spirit and music of the late Aylie Sparkes (Peter Thiessan) lives on with the digital release of his debut, and only, album, Beautiful and Deranged. The Manitoba native based in the Yukon, passed away in 2005 of cancer, ...
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Leahy is back! And they’ve just released a new ...

Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. Now, after a hiatus from recording, the Juno Award-winning group is revving up once again with a new single called “Good Water.” It’s also ...
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Isabel & the Uncommons are readying a new single about ...

Toronto band Isabel & The Uncommons is keeping the music alive with a new single called “Each Day a Little Less” and an accompanying lyric video. Lead singer-songwriter Isabel Fryszberg continues her love affair with a good heartbreak song, but ...
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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 ...