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That time James Gordon tried to play Jackson, MI

Already a singer-songwriter, author, musical theatre performer and politician, James Gordon can add one more item to his resume: Roots Music Canada columnist.  He’s graciously offered to share some entertaining stories with us from his lengthy career in the arts. ...
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Raine Hamilton’s new album about mountains will have you seeing ...

Brave Land, the new release from singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton, is a concept album about mountains. The majestic summits were not familiar to Raine until they started touring across Canada. “What I know most deeply is the flat, vulnerable land of ...
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Lionel Doe reflects on creating the new So Dirty the ...

There comes a time in one’s life when it is necessary to reach a little deeper, sometimes to find a purpose, to find one’s voice, to perhaps find courage, or to rekindle a passion.  At this moment, there are friends ...
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Tim Readman talks to Rogue Folk’s Steve Edge about the ...

By way of introduction, for those who need one, Steve Edge is the founder and artistic director of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, which has been bringing quality folk roots music to the masses since 1987. He’s also a radio DJ ...
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Myranda Christi follows up her debut single with ‘When You ...

Strap yourself in and hold on tight! Rising Bowden, AB country singer-songwriter Myranda Christi has saved a seat for you on the emotional rollercoaster of romance with her hot new single “When You Come Around.” When romantic chemistry goes into ...
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The latest on how folk/world music promoters across Canada are ...

Concert promoters across Canada are adapting events to fit COVID-19 protocols, but they are also operating through continued uncertainty as the Omicron variant becomes of increased concern. Like many concert organizers, the co-owner of Northern Lights Folk Club in Edmonton, ...
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Toronto venue and presenters’ survival strategies during COVID-19

As the festival director of the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, I have to connect with venue owners when scouting for locations for Winterfolk. Presenting live music is one way of building a clientele for their business. Music can draw ...
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Ronley Teper and the Lipliners’ new album is a multi-sensory ...

Toronto’s prismatic singer and composer Ronley Teper has recently beamed a high-spirited rainbow of sounds up into our ears with her welcome new release entitled Everyone Loves A Good Story. Her first studio recording in 10 years, it includes hues ...
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Let’s all join this tribute to the late great Harpdog ...

The new year has gotten off to a rough start for fans of folk and roots music, with news of the passing of three beloved members of our community: 37-year-old Koady Chaisson of the East Pointers; Eagle and Hawk founder ...
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Sultans of String’s new album is another celebration of music ...

About 20 years ago, violinist Chris McKhool met guitarist Kevin Laliberté by accident at a jazz gig when Kevin substituted for the original guitarist. “When I heard him play that rumba rhythm on the guitar so well, I fell in ...