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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 ...
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Briga – ‘Tabou’

Briga has certainly come a long way since her early days with the Rembetika Hipsters and les Gitans de Sarajevo. Since the release of her debut solo album, Diaspora, in 2009, the Montreal-based violinist and multi-instrumentalist of Quebecois and Polish ...
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Chairmen Of The Boards release new single ‘Moonlight Beach’

With their debut album, Surfin’ The Apocalypse, set to arrive Nov. 27 on Weewerk Recordings, Toronto’s Chairmen Of The Boards are offering another preview with the track “Moonlight Beach.” As one of their more moody selections, the song conveys all ...
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String Bone teams with electronic producer Nathan McKay for new ...

  When veteran singer-songwriter Barry James Payne, aka String Bone, crossed paths with electronic producer Nathan McKay in their shared home base of Stratford, ON, they instantly developed a mutual respect for each other’s musical abilities, disparate though they were. ...
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Leah Barley set to release debut album, Bring Out Your ...

On her first full-length album, Bring Out Your Dead, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Leah Barley offers eight stirring original songs that evoke both the jubilation and heartbreak inherent to classic folk and country music. An accomplished banjo player and guitarist, Leah is ...