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Briga – ‘Tabou’

Briga has certainly come a long way since her early days with the Rembetika Hipsters and les Gitans de Sarajevo. Since the release of her debut solo album, Diaspora, in 2009, the Montreal-based violinist and multi-instrumentalist of Quebecois and Polish ...
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Chairmen Of The Boards release new single ‘Moonlight Beach’

With their debut album, Surfin’ The Apocalypse, set to arrive Nov. 27 on Weewerk Recordings, Toronto’s Chairmen Of The Boards are offering another preview with the track “Moonlight Beach.” As one of their more moody selections, the song conveys all ...
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String Bone teams with electronic producer Nathan McKay for new ...

  When veteran singer-songwriter Barry James Payne, aka String Bone, crossed paths with electronic producer Nathan McKay in their shared home base of Stratford, ON, they instantly developed a mutual respect for each other’s musical abilities, disparate though they were. ...
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Leah Barley set to release debut album, Bring Out Your ...

On her first full-length album, Bring Out Your Dead, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Leah Barley offers eight stirring original songs that evoke both the jubilation and heartbreak inherent to classic folk and country music. An accomplished banjo player and guitarist, Leah is ...
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Jeremy Drury (Strumbellas) – “Open Road”

When Jeremy Drury was in Grade 8, he told a classmate that if she gave him one of her lunch snacks, a Passion Flakie, he’d mention her in his Juno acceptance speech. It turns out, his classmate definitely got the ...
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Ayla Brook & The Sound Men release new video for ...

As it was for all artists, the pandemic put a halt to plans Ayla Brook & The Sound Men had for the rest of this year. However, the Edmonton roots rockers did get their latest album Desolation Sounds out before ...
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Jay Gavin – ‘Lost in Austin’

On Wednesday, we here at Roots Music Canada shared a stunningly beautiful piece of writing by Leslie Alexander that told the story of Jay Gavin. Jay is a musician from Tignish, PEI – he grew up in the vicinity of ...
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The Barrel Boys – ‘Going Fishing’

The Barrel Boys have recorded a brand new single that’s perfectly suited to a summer of physical distancing, and we’re super stoked to premiere it here on Roots Music Canada. “Going Fishing” is the first official single from the Toronto ...
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Jason Wilson launches reissue series of Juno-nominated catalogue

Coming off an already busy year that saw the release of the album/stage production Sumach Roots, along with the publication of his seminal history of Canadian reggae, King Alpha’s Song In A Strange Land, Jason Wilson will be reissuing selections ...
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Midnight Shine is releasing a remastered reissue of its debut ...

Midnight Shine’s new release brings the roots-rockers full circle – right back to where they started, in fact. It was 2013 when Adrian Sutherland from the Cree community of Attawapiskat released his debut album, James Bay, with newly-formed band Midnight ...