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Kate Weekes – ‘Time by the Moon’

Kate Weekes is not the sort of person who stays in one place for very long.  She’s been a dog musher-for-hire in Norway, she’s toured China with a swing band, and she’s canoed the far-north as a wilderness guide. So ...
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Edmonton’s Payphones make dynamic debut with Rioting Heart

Although soft-released digitally at the end of 2022, the debut album from Edmonton alt-folk outfit Payphones will surely get your year off to a moving start with eight songs that explore isolation, illness, queer heartbreak and personal growth, all written ...
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Orit Shimoni – ‘One Voice’ (video)

We’re super excited here at Roots Music Canada to premiere a new video by Orit Shimoni that has literally been more than two years in the works. It’s a video for her song “One Voice” that she drew and animated ...
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Sophie Lukacs – ‘Before you’

We’re super excited here at Roots Music Canada to premiere a new single from the most exciting new artist I’ve personally heard this year: Sophie Lukacs. “Before You” comes out tomorrow.  It is the fourth single from her debut album, ...
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Mimi O’Bonsawin – ‘I Wish I Was a Farmer’

When I saw her at the Folk Music Ontario conference two weekends ago, Mimi O’Bonsawin handed me a package of marigold seeds. Honestly, I was pretty excited because I’m planning to grow my own marigolds next year. I’d even picked ...
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John Borra returns with tribute to Toronto’s forgotten songwriters and ...

It’s fair to say that John Borra has seen and done it all within the Toronto alternative music scene, from witnessing the first stirrings of punk as a kid in the late 1970s, to joining his first bands at the ...
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JJ Voss embraces his family legacy on new single ‘A ...

Raised on a small farm in southern Saskatchewan, JJ Voss began his journey in music at age eight when he picked up his Dad’s old flat top, and has been following in the footsteps of legendary troubadours like Steve Earle, ...
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Claire Coupland – ‘1,000 Miles from a Dream’ (video)

Singer-songwriter Claire Coupland is just about to release the video for her latest single, “1,000 Miles From A Dream” on Friday, and we’re thrilled to premiere it today here on Roots Music Canada. The video has been chosen as a ...
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Oxlip – I Said You Must Be Leaving

Here at Roots Music Canada, we’ve been following the career of Oxlip ever since we made our come-back in 2018. We discovered her debut album under the Oxlip moniker in the Moose’s virtual mailbox, and we were hooked. So we ...
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Lily Monaghan makes a stunning first impression with debut single ...

With delicately plucked acoustic guitar and a vocal performance as pure and soulful as a Prairie sunrise, Lily Monaghan’s debut single, “Sleeping Alone,” heralds the arrival of a compelling new voice on the Canadian roots music scene. Based in Edmonton, ...