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Kyp Harness shares video for “Sweet Release” from self-titled album ...

One of Canada’s truly under-appreciated singer/songwriters Kyp Harness returns on Oct. 19 with his fourteenth album, simply entitled Kyp Harness, a collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and just the right ...
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Belle Plaine shares “Golden Ring” video from upcoming album Malice, ...

Belle Plaine grew up in a remote Saskatchewan village of 45 souls, but she has always displayed a knack for living dynamically, bounding from one creative pursuit to the next. Her third full-length album, Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath, coming ...
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Jennifer Holub’s video for “Island” previews powerful message of her ...

There are several definitions of the word “reckoning,” but the one that’s been foremost on Jennifer Holub’s mind is the most ancient—punishment for past misdeeds. That theme runs through the 10 songs on the Sudbury, Ont., native’s sophomore album, The ...
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Craig Robertson releases video for “Cheap Old Watch” from upcoming ...

Toronto singer/songwriter Craig Robertson has released a preview of his upcoming album Late Mornings in the form of a video for the track “Cheap Old Watch,” which we at Roots Music Canada are proud to premiere. The hauntingly beautiful clip, ...
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Andrea Nixon shares new single “Million Miles Away”

Coming off a rousing showcase at Canadian Music Week, Edmonton singer-songwriter Andrea Nixon has released a new single, “Million Miles Away,” from her latest album Diary Of A Housewife. Described as capturing the feeling of missing someone you are standing next to, the song’s ...
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Oliver the Crow – “45”

Man, there sure are a lot of Canadians in Nashville these days. Beloved bluesman and producer Colin Linden’s been down there for years; he even works on the TV show Nashville. Roots Americana artist and former Spirit of the West ...
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Johnson Crook releases new video “Mining For Freedom” and announces ...

Toronto-based roots rock band Johnson Crook are ready to hit the road this summer, covering western Canada and Ontario starting July 1 at Dauphin Countryfest in Manitoba, and wrapping up with two performances at the CNE Bandshell in Toronto. They’ll also ...
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The Slocan Ramblers – Queen City Jubilee (audio)

Toronto bluegrass outfit the Slocan Ramblers have managed to impress everyone from old-school folkies to hipster old-time revivalists with their innovative, fiddle-free arrangements and original takes on the high lonesome sound. All one-time students of the Humber College music program, ...
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Oxlip – “Dust”

Born and raised in Coney Island, Northern Ireland and now based in Vancouver Jayne Trimble brings more than a whiff of Gaelic authenticity to her Celtic-influenced singer-songwriter music.  Her lovely, unadorned and ethereal vocals evoke the misty, rocky shores and ...
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Cari Burdett releases new Lhasa cover and announces summer tour ...

Cari Burdett, the Vancouver Island-based songstress, will bring her exotic fusion of jazz, art song, folk and opera eastward this June, including dates at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival,Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall, and Montreal’s Upstairs Jazz Bar. She will be accompanied ...