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David Newland is releasing his new Northwest Passage-themed album Friday

  David Newland is a Canadian adventurer, writer and miner of song – and also the co-founder of this here web site – so we’re always excited when he puts out a new project. And that’s exactly what he’s doing ...
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On going to concerts alone

  You’re at a concert with a group of friends and having an awesome time when suddenly out of the corner of your eye you spot it. It stands out in a crowd. It can make you feel somewhat curious ...
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Hamilton-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Chris Chambers releases new video ...

  Hamilton-based guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer Chris Chambers is one of the hardest working young musicians on the scene today, and he has been performing and recording for 20 years.  As a solo artist, Chris has released two independent records ...
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What makes a memorable show? Mike from the Arrogant ...

What makes a perfect show? When you’ve been on the road for a while, they can run together a bit. Artistically, there are times you play particularly well and times you’re not at your best. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, ...
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Tim Isberg to debut 25 Years After: Songs and Stories ...

  It’s been a busy year for singer, songwriter and soldier, Tim Isberg. In February, he released his latest album, Running on the Edge, and now, two months later, he is premiering a new show at Festival Place in Sherwood ...
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Ellen McIlwaine is still playing the blues – with a ...

  “I’m just so excited about what I got in the mail today! It’s pretty, and it’s blue, and it’s shaped like a maple leaf,” Ellen McIlwaine exclaimed. She has just come from her mailbox in Calgary, her home for ...
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Why I love listening to music on vinyl

  I love live music! Whether it’s seeing a local artist in my local bar, a touring act at a soft seat theatre, a multi-day music festival or an international artist appearing at a large stadium, I simply can’t get ...
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Benjamin Dakota Rogers’ new album is out today!

  Benjamin Dakota Rogers’ brand new album, Better By Now, is out today, and Benjamin will kick off an extensive tour of Canada in support of it beginning with a CD release concert tomorrow at the venerable Hugh’s Room Live ...
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10 fun facts about Roots Music Canada in honour of ...

  Folks, today is a very special day for us here at Roots Music Canada:  it’s the first anniversary of our relaunch. The truth is, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year because this site is so much ...
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Jay Aymar talks about his new live video for “The ...

  Folks, a lot of people are pretty impressed with Jay Aymar’s new album, Your Perfect Matador, and one of them is Roots Music Canada co-founder Andy Frank, my ol’ boss, who sang his praises of the album here last fall. ...