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Craig Cardiff’s ‘Emm & May’ single and video are all ...

Craig Cardiff details the special kind of unabashed bliss that accompanies summer romance on his new single and video, “Emm & May.” Calling on inspiration for everything from those first kisses to late-night bonfires, to lean-close hand holding and gazing ...
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Derek Andrews talks to Elaine Bomberry about Rez Blues and ...

Elaine Bomberry deserves to be much more widely known among Canadian roots music fans, and we here at Roots Music Canada will do everything we can to shout from the rooftops about how great she is. On April 3, 1993, ...
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Peter Graham gives a track-by-track breakdown of his new album

Peter Graham, singer-songwriter from Millbrook, ON, is pleased to announce the release of his first full-length album, Despite Where We’ve Been, following up his 2017 EP, Nowhere In Tacoma. The album is available for streaming and purchase on all music ...
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Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes announce holiday virtual concert tour

In late 2019, Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes took their album A Week in December on tour, starting in Ontario and moving through the Maritimes before completing eight engagements back in their home province of Newfoundland. This year, the duo ...
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How Harpin’ Norm Lucien started playing protest songs… and other ...

Harpin’ Norm Lucien wrote easygoing love songs until he joined a rally to save a historic building, where he wrote his first protest song on the spot. The protesters wanted to save a post office, an example of Edwardian architecture ...
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How Terra Spencer balances funeral directing with the thrill of ...

“It’s been a balancing act. There have certainly been times where I’ve been on the festival grounds somewhere, roaming around trying to find a wifi signal so I could send an obituary to the newspaper before the [publication] deadline!” For ...
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Ottawa’s HemlockHotel offer insight into ‘America’ with their latest single

Ottawa-based folk-rock band HemlockHotel are singing of “America” on their new single. The latest single from the band’s self-titled album, released last month, “America” is about growing up and wondering if you’re bound to repeat the life of your ancestors. ...
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The Fugitives reimagine WWI trench songs on their brand new ...

Award-winning Canadian folk collective the Fugitives have thumbed through extensive archives to raise and reimagine the past in this, their new album, Trench Songs. “Trench songs were written by frontline soldiers during WWI,” Brendan McLeod explained of the concept behind ...
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Piper and Carson: music with a manifesto

Piper and Carson are storytellers and conversation starters. They are not afraid to speak up and use their voices to support the issues they believe in. Their music has always come with the intention to forward social change and promote mental health awareness. Their latest album, entitled Edgewalker’s ...
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How Bill Bourne came to write the perfect pandemic song ...

If he didn’t know better, singer-songwriter Bill Bourne might think he’s somewhat prescient. How else could you explain having the words to the song “Hunker Down” come to him out of the blue in January of this year? It could ...