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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 ...
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David Picco releases new single ‘If You Wanna Change My ...

St. John’s, NL singer-songwriter David Picco has returned with “If You Wanna Change My Mind,” a hypnotizing new single that sets the stage for his sixth full-length album, Live It Down, due in February 2021. The single is available today ...
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Al Qahwa Ensemble – ‘The Rain (Il Matar)’ (single and ...

Toronto world music supergroup Al Qahwa Ensemble is releasing its second single and accompanying video “The Rain (Il Matar)” tomorrow, and we’re super thrilled to premiere it here today on Roots Music Canada. The song is from the ensemble’s upcoming ...
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PIQSIQ returns with haunting album Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star

PIQSIQ (pronounced “pilk-silk”) is back with Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star, a tale told to a classic PIQSIQ soundscape. PIQSIQ guides listeners through the haunting story of Ubluriaq, a young woman who stretches the confines of her humanity through a strange encounter with The ...
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Watch Ryland Moranz soar in new video for ‘If I ...

In spite of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused for musicians and concert-goers alike, it has at the same time provided an opportunity to slow down and step away from the frenetic pace of life. That space to venture ...