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Sam Lynch – “Darkest Places”

The story goes something like this: On a farm in central Germany, with a small backpack and a dead cell phone, Sam Lynch found herself in a damp cellar, sitting in front of an out-of-tune piano. It was the beginning ...
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Maggie May Davis – “Take it Slow”

It’s very likely you’ve never heard of Maggie May Davis.  Originally from the small Ontario country town of Lynden, she now lives in the small mountain town of Revelstoke, BC.  She’s made a mark in the BC music community playing ...
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The New Customs – “Chasing Light” (video)

Hardly afraid of the “F Word,” The New Customs are proud to call themselves folk! Deeply rooted in the tradition of capturing a story in a song, the indie-folk duo takes a bold and evocative approach to songwriting. With two ...
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Neil Little offers Zen Americana on self-titled debut album

On the surface, Neil Little is an acoustic singer-songwriter. But that simple description does not come close to capturing the sparse, haunting beauty of his eponymous debut EP, out Sept. 27. A more accurate phrase may be “ambient folk,” or ...
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Del Barber – “Patient Man”

Del Barber releases his brand new album, Easy Keeper, on Sept. 6, and we’re super stoked here at Roots Music Canada to be premiering his new single from that album, “Patient Man.” It’ll be out wherever you check out new ...
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Johnson Crook expands their sound on new single “Dear Me”

With their new single “Dear Me” — out July 12 on all platforms via Coalition Music — Toronto’s Johnson Crook returns with a fresh approach to their particular blend of rock, country and folk. It’s further proof that a great song, ...
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Kevin Closs – ‘Song of Svalbard’

Count Kevin Closs among that elite group of folk singer-songwriters that has managed to merge their love of music and their love of adventure travel. Ian Tamblyn might’ve pioneered this rather unique career path, but others, notably Roots Music Canada ...
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Jessica Heine – ‘Figure it Out’ live (video)

Earlier this month, we told you about Fallen Tree Records, the brand new Canadian folk-roots label launched by Peter Chapman, who used to work over at Stoney Plain records. We’ll now we’re thrilled to premiere new music from the label. ...
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Twas Now releases Flesh and Bone and “Family Roots” video

For anyone who has lived in Kitchener, ON since the 1980s, it’s a safe bet they know the enigmatic graffiti adorning a prominent railroad bridge that simply states, “Twas Now.” No one really knows who put it there or what ...
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Ariana Gillis – “Dirt Gets Dirty”

It’s coming up on a decade since Ariana Gillis won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year, and she’s certainly delivered on the potential that the jurors of that award saw in her. An impromptu showcase ...