Concert review

The Good Lovelies – Dec. 14 at Dublin Street United ...

The Dublin Street United Church sits nestled among beautiful century homes on a tree-lined street on the edge of downtown Guelph. Last Saturday evening while cars swished by on slushy streets a merry crowd of revelers gathered on the city ...
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Tim Baker – Dec. 6 at War Memorial Hall, Guelph

I was fortunate enough to catch Tim Baker’s sold-out show at the University of Guelph’s War Memorial Hall last Friday. The former member of Hey Rosetta! is currently touring in support of his debut solo album, Forever Overhead, released April ...
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What makes a great live show? Ted Ferris asks ...

Ted Ferris is a huge fan of live music so he’s been using his recent interviews to get musicians’ takes on what makes a great live show.  Here are some of their answers.  Jerry Leger The best time is when ...
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Joshua Hyslop on his forthcoming album and why he loves ...

I attended the second annual Troubadour Festival in Barrie, ON last month and I was fortunate enough to be able to sit down and chat with Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop before his Friday night set.  Joshua is busier than ever these days. ...
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Dave Gunning – Up Against the Sky (vinyl)

While I’d heard of award-winning Canadian folk singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, I’d yet to see him live. Thankfully, a trip to the 2017 Kingsville Folk Music Festival in Kingsville, ON would make things right. My wife and I were fortunate enough ...
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Bruce Cockburn, Oct. 20, Centennial Hall, London, ON

Bruce Cockburn graced the stage of Centennial Hall in London, ON last Sunday evening to perform in front of an enthusiastic crowd in support of his 34th album, Crowing Ignites. It was produced by his long-time confidant Colin Linden and ...
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Jerry Leger talks about his new album, Time out for ...

Jerry Leger took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Roots Music Canada about his love of vinyl, his career, and his forthcoming release, Time Out For Tomorrow, available on vinyl Nov. 8 on Latent Recordings. Jerry is a ...
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Lydia Persaud on going solo and being a woman of ...

I’ve been a fan of Lydia Persaud ever since the very first time I saw her perform. It was a few years ago, when she opened an intimate show in the speakeasy-like lower level of Toronto’s Wenona Lodge that featured ...
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Cowboy Junkies: the Roots Music Canada interview

The Cowboy Junkies will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame tonight during a private ceremony at the National Music Centre in Calgary.  Ted Ferris sat down with Michael Timmins of the band last month during the Troubadour ...
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How Harrow Fair got so good so quick

I became a fan of Miranda Mulholland after seeing her perform with Great Lake Swimmers at the 2013 Kitchener Blues Festival. Her ability to bring the Swimmers’ songs to a whole other level and her expressive and powerful fiddle playing ...