Concert review

Concert review

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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How Tom Jackson’s Huron Carole transformed this holiday hater

“And so this is Christmas . . . and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun . . .” John Lennon The familiar strains of John Lennon’s Christmas classic filled the old Empress theatre ...
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The Small Glories – Oct. 11, The Rogue Folk Club, ...

It’s hard for me to imagine how anyone could not love The Small Glories. Even harder to imagine is seeing them live and not falling head over heels for the powerhouse/high-energy duo that is Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards. The ...
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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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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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Flohil recaps Day 3 of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

If you’ve been following our festival coverage here at Roots Music Canada, you might be thinking to yourself, “Wait.  Did Flohil review day one and two of the Edmonton Folk Fest and then disappear?  Is Flo ok?  Should we send ...
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Arts Wells – Aug. 2-5, 2019

The fall of night time darkness has the ability to change your perception of a situation. It can make a welcoming green, mossy forest turn to one of terror, where all you see is black all around you, and all ...
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Friday night on the National Stage at the Calgary Folk ...

Day two of the Calgary Folk Music Festival offered an eclectic line-up at the National Twilight Stage. Did we expect anything less? Despite the differences in genres, each act was similar in their ability to amaze the audience with the ...
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Three highlights from Day One of the Calgary Folk Music ...

The first night of the Calgary Folk Festival was a success with a solid turnout of music enthusiasts who fed into the hands of the Thursday evening line-up. From the first note until the last, the audience and artists fed ...
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Sarah MacDonald wraps up the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival

The 2019 Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival was certainly one for the books. This year marked the festival’s 43rd year, however this year was my first year in attendance. One thing I noticed right away about the festival (and something I ...