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Rising Alberta Americana star Kyle McKearney shares new single ‘Annie’

  Born and raised in small-town northern British Columbia, Kyle McKearney grew up immersed in country and bluegrass music and is now poised to carve out a place for himself in that world with his own distinctive brand of Americana. ...
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Mark J. Nyvlt releases meditative video for ‘The Tree’ from ...

  I think it’s fair to say we’re all craving a little taste of the outdoors for mental and physical rejuvenation at the moment, and Ottawa jazz-folk troubadour Mark J. Nyvlt (pronounced “Ni-valt”) is here to oblige with the video ...
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Montreal’s The Slowinks return with stomping single ‘One Shoe’

With a sound that combines classic country, jazz and western swing, Montreal’s The Slowinks have successfully charmed their hometown and are now poised to do the same to the wider world with their debut album, Stay With Me Awhile, released ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – ‘This Letter’ (lyric video)

Thunder Bay singer-songwriter Jean-Paul De Roover released his two-part thematic albums LOVE and LOSS in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and he’s following them up this year with a pair of EPs in the same vein.  His brand new two-song EP, THIS LETTER, is ...
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Bryce Thomas returns with new single ‘Perpetual Motion Machines’

Bryce Thomas likes to describe his sound as “mariner folk-rock.” It’s partly because many of his songs reference bodies of water, although on his upcoming album, Across The Neuro Seas – set for release on March 26 – the title’s ...
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ONTARIANS revive classic Americana on debut single ‘Time’

In case you didn’t know, Ontario is big – bigger than Texas, actually. A lot of that vast, wild space is ingrained in the music made by Ontario artists, and one of the most revered, Fred Eaglesmith, has often said ...
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Kat Danser – ‘Way I Like it Done’

Award-winning Edmonton blueswoman Kat Danser releases her sixth album, One Eye Open, on Feb. 12, and we’re excited to premiere one of the songs and videos today on Roots Music Canada: “Way I Like it Done.” “The lyrics and the ...
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The Wanted preview new album Strange Flight with first single ...

On their new album, Strange Flight, officially out March 26, the Wanted return with another collection of honest and gritty roots music, infused with a spirit that’s at times darkly haunting, incisively witty, or just plain fun. It’s an approach ...
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The Wardens – ‘Coming Home’

The Wardens isn’t just a cool name for a band. In this case, it’s an actual description of its members. The trio of national park rangers based in Banff, AB, makes mountain music – both literally and figuratively – marked ...
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Leah Barley releases new lyric video and announces Boxing Day ...

  Since releasing her latest album, Bring Out Your Dead, in early October, Vancouver singer-songwriter Leah Barley has been making a strong impression within the folk world, both in Canada and abroad. Much of the praise has highlighted the album’s ...