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Minotaurs’ Nathan Lawr set for solo return with Apocalypse Marshmallow

Nathan Lawr is one of the unsung heroes of the Canadian indie rock renaissance, having served as the drummer-of-choice for artists including Feist and FemBots, while also being a key collaborator in the 1990s Guelph, ON scene that spawned Constantines, ...
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The Weber Brothers keep rock ‘n roll’s flame burning on ...

Anyone who has followed the Weber Brothers over the years likely knows their story well, but it always bears repeating. In the early part of this new century, when Sam and Ryan Weber were still teenagers, they decided to follow ...
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The Redhill Valleys get racy on new single ‘Finish Line’

With a sound that sits comfortably at the intersection between rock and alt-country, The Redhill Valleys are poised to shake up the Americana scene when their long-awaited sophomore album is released this fall. The Hamilton-based quartet is making a strong ...
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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 ...