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Twas Now releases Flesh and Bone and “Family Roots” video

For anyone who has lived in Kitchener, ON since the 1980s, it’s a safe bet they know the enigmatic graffiti adorning a prominent railroad bridge that simply states, “Twas Now.” No one really knows who put it there or what ...
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Ariana Gillis – “Dirt Gets Dirty”

It’s coming up on a decade since Ariana Gillis won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year, and she’s certainly delivered on the potential that the jurors of that award saw in her. An impromptu showcase ...
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Terry Savage drops diesel-burnin’ new video ‘Full Pull’

Terry Savage’s brand of country music is not likely to be found on a typical soccer mom’s playlist. However, if you’re a fan of honest, gritty and sometimes funny stories told against the backdrop of vintage country music sounds, then ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...
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Irish Mythen – ‘La Vie’

Irish Mythen’s brand new album was supposed to be out April 12, but you know how these things go. Albums get delayed for a myriad of reasons, and Irish’s brand new project, Little Bones, was one of the (un)lucky ones ...
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Moonfruits – ‘Seven Billion’

Tomorrow is May Day – also known as International Workers’ Day – and the Ottawa bilingual art-folk outift Moonfruits is marking the occasion by sharing a new live video for “Seven Billion” – a song that celebrates the power of ...
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Emily Jean Flack – ‘Throwing Shapes’ video

  Back in October here at Roots Music Canada we premiered the debut single from Emily Jean Flack’s debut EP, Throwing Shapes. Well now, we’re proud to premiere the video for a new song from the same EP – the ...
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David Picco shares ‘I Can’t Lose You’ video from upcoming ...

  St. John’s, NL singer-songwriter David Picco returns on May 31 with Out Of The Past, his first new collection in four years. We’re proud to share the video for the first single, “I Can’t Lose You,” an instantly catchy ...
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Mark Perry – ‘Cold Road’

When Smithers, BC-based singer-songwriter Mark Perry heard about the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan last April, he felt numb. The former up-and-coming hockey player and rural hockey coach went to his shed to deal. He wrote a song ...
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Four new artists and four new songs from the Hillside ...

Today, in honour of International Women’s Day, we close our week of premieres on Roots Music Canada with a very special premiere: not just new songs, but new artists!  Doris Folkens brings us this report on the Hillside Festival’s songwriting ...