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De Temps Antan – Consolez-Vous

They’re back! And, they’re better than ever. Quebec power trio De Temps Antan had a recent shakeup with fiddler André Brunet moving on, only to be very ably replaced by David Boulanger, another fantastic master of the Québecois “violon.” Yes, ...
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Madeleine Roger – Cottonwood

Like shade at the end of a long summer day, Madeleine Roger’s new album, Cottonwood, released last month, spreads a balm across many of the hot anxieties of our temporal life. Glens of casual confidence and freshets of contentedness open ...
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Jay Aymar: Your Perfect Matador

It is a rare pleasure to behold the work of a fully realized artist at his creative peak. Jay Aymar’s Your Perfect Matador is one of those records. I’ve known Jay and his music for at least a decade, and ...
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Cotillion: Tinker’s Wagon

Need a fun listen while you put off going outside to sweep the autumn leaves? Check out the new toe-tapping recording by three venerable Newfoundland musicians: Hugh Scott, Gerry Strong and Dave Panting, who together comprise Cotillion. A series of ...
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Jean-François Bélanger – Les Entrailles de la Montagne

Music is poetry and poetry is music. This much is entirely evident in the recent work of Montreal’s Jean-François Bélanger, the multi-instrumentalist author of this CD, Les Entrailles de la Montagne. Loosley translated, the title means the entrails of the ...
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Tri-Continental – Dust Dance

“Always leave ‘em wanting more,” they say.  I think it’s fair to say that that’s exactly what Tri-Continental did around 2010 when, after four albums and a Juno victory for their self-titled debut, the members each quietly returned to their ...
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Red Dirt Skinners – Under Utopian Skies

Last month, the Moose sang the praises of Red Dirt Skinners in our New Music in our Mailbox feature.  Today Broose Tulloch brings us his review of their new album.  Under Utopian Skies, the latest album from UK folk-roots-jazz duo ...
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Joe Jencks – The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures from the Pen ...

Normally Roots Music Canada showcases just Canadian artists, but here we are making an exception. Joe Jencks, from Chicago, IL must be some kind of honorary Canadian since he engaged so many talented Canadians on this new album: The Forgotten, ...
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The Great Lake Swimmers – The Waves, The Wake (a ...

Roots Music Canada writer Paul Corby offers us a unique review of Great Lake Swimmers’ new album, The Waves The Wake, in poetry and visual art.  Have a listen to the album after reading the poem and looking at the ...
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Gordie Tentrees – Grit

When I was asked if I would listen to a new album by a fella from Whitehorse, I got very excited. Unbeknownst to my editor I grew up in a small town in the Yukon. My mind wandered through the ...