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Kennedy Road – ‘The Heart Will Buzz’ (video)

Kennedy Road may be a new ensemble, but it’s made up of two familiar names:  Sheila Carabine from the Juno nominated folk duo Dala and singer-songwriter Brian MacMillan (who’s worked with Wailin’ Jennys, Barenaked Ladies, John McDermott and others). Not ...
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New single from The Orchard celebrates ‘Whatever Gets You High’

  Edmonton’s Kasha Anne, Mitch Smith and Andreas Wegener recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as The Orchard. Over that time, they have performed from Victoria to Toronto, while earning 18 Alberta Country Music Association Award nominations and multiple Edmonton Music ...
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Beth Anne Cole – ‘La Fille de la Marée’ and ...

Multi-talented artist Beth Anne Cole releases her third album, Perhaps the Gods of Love, on May 29, and we’re thrilled to premiere, not one, but two tracks here on Roots Music Canada. Best known for her stage work, her concerts and her long-time featured role on ...
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Blue Moon Marquee – “Big Black Mamba” video

Blue Moon Marquee is a self-described “Gypsy blues band” that writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom ...
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Monica Lee channels classic country on new single ‘Only One’ ...

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee has relied on her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain. That’s never been more evident than on her latest album, Farewell, containing 10 tracks ...
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Birds from Paradise – ‘The Ride’ video

Montreal folk trio Birds From Paradise is releasing the intimate video for its latest single, “The Ride,” with an exclusive premiere here on Roots Music Canada – and we’re pretty excited about it! The story behind this video is great. ...
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Maya Rae – “Lonely Ones” video

Well here’s something I never saw coming (I mean, apart from, you know, everything).  I’m talking about jazzy teenage Vancouver chanteuse Maya Rae teaming up with veteran Nashville-based roots producer Steve Dawson for her new album, Can You See Me, ...
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Joe Nolan releases new single ‘Jaguar’ from upcoming LP Drifters

On his latest album, Drifters – due out May 8 on Fallen Tree Records – Edmonton, AB singer-songwriter Joe Nolan continues a remarkable creative run over the past two years, getting down to the bone with a 10-track predominantly acoustic ...
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Mallory Chipman & The Mystics share the “Fruits” of their ...

Edmonton singer-songwriter Mallory Chipman decided to title her upcoming album Aquarian –the first with her band The Mystics – not so much because of its traditional definition of someone who embraces new ways of living, but instead, because she’s embracing ...
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Great Lake Swimmers and Picastro release new split single to ...

To coincide with their upcoming European tour in April, Toronto-based singer-songwriters Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers) and Liz Hysen (Picastro) have also teamed up to release a split 7” single featuring the new, previously unreleased tracks “Getting To The Heart ...