Album review

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 ...
Concert review

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 ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...
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Bruce Cockburn: The Roots Music Canada interview

Bruce Cockburn’s 34th studio album, Crowing Ignites, was released on Friday, Sept. 20 on True North Records. The instrumental album contains 11 original songs and was produced, recorded and mixed by Bruce’s long-time confidant, Colin Linden. The album was recorded ...
Concert review

Madison Violet – Sept. 26 at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto

Listen to an album as many times as you like, but in my opinion, nothing compares to seeing a band live. Ever since I received a copy to review, I’ve had Madison Violet’s latest album on heavy rotation at our ...
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Ted Ferris reviews the Troubadour Festival

I was so impressed by the level of talent that Inside The Music was able to book for the inaugural Troubadour Festival in 2018 (Joel Plaskett Emergency, Emm Gryner, Ariana Gillis, Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins, Chris Coole ...