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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 ...
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Jon Stancer reimagines Neil Young’s ‘Comes A Time’ for our ...

Relying on the vintage pop savviness that’s brought him international acclaim over the past few years, Toronto singer-songwriter Jon Stancer‘s new single transforms Neil Young’s “Comes A Time” into a lush, Beatles-esque anthem for our uncertain times. The track follows ...
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Lynn Jackson roars back on her new album, Lionheart

Over the course of her 15-year recording career Lynn Jackson has primarily been known as an acoustic troubadour, but she has never been afraid to resist that tag, particularly with her most recent work. On her 11th release, Lionheart, out ...
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Lindsay Ferguson – ‘Siren’

Not only are we super thrilled here at Roots Music Canada to premiere a new song from Lindsay Ferguson; we’re also thrilled to share another piece of her wonderful writing. Lindsay wrote this piece about the song’s creation. You’ll find ...
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Melanie Peterson – ‘We Got This’

Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter and actress Melanie Peterson is releasing the title track from her upcoming album on Friday, and we’re super excited to premiere the lyric video here on Roots Music Canada. The song is called “We Got This,” and ...