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Cole Harbour country rocker Jeff Gay is focusing on relationships ...

Canadian Americana country rocker Jeff Gay is looking way up on his new album, Stargazer, which includes the single “XOXO” — featuring multi-award winning singer-songwriter Christina Martin. Many of the tracks on Stargazer wade into the darker depths of romantic ...
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Rick Fines has recorded a second album using solar power

Canadian roots music hero Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. He first gained attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, and ...
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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Reid Jamieson’s pandemic-inspired Lennon tribute marks Lennon’s 80th birthday

If John Lennon were alive today, he would’ve turned 80 last Friday, which is why you might’ve noticed a few more acoustic covers of “Imagine” than usual in your Facebook feed this weekend. Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson has gone a ...
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Howard Gladstone took his time making his brand new album… ...

Some people made bread during the COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but instead of heading to the kitchen, singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone retreated to his home studio. He came out of seclusion three months later, having produced his sixth studio album, The Promise, released this ...
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Montreal’s queer, non-binary, Indigenous artist Angel Baribeau’s message is landing ...

At 50,000-plus streams across all of the streaming platforms, queer, non-binary, Indigenous pop singer-songwriter Angel Baribeau’s messages continue to land loud and clear. Featuring breathtaking vocals paired with lyrics that traverse emotional terrains rugged and smooth, Angel’s debut EP, For ...
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Humble folk icon James Keelaghan is kicking off Home Routes’ ...

Sitting down for an interview via video chat with his kitchen as the backdrop, James Keelaghan appears no different from any normal and humble person prepping for a talk with a close friend. Yet, James has been making history with ...
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Leahy is back! And they’ve just released a new ...

Leahy has secured a place as one of the country’s most highly regarded progressive folk-roots bands. Now, after a hiatus from recording, the Juno Award-winning group is revving up once again with a new single called “Good Water.” It’s also ...
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DoVira’s EP represents a new chapter of chill

When roots music takes flight from its roots, it can often arrive at unexpected destinations. Nastasia Y (aka Stacey Yerofeyeva) has long been familiar to festival and conference-goers as one of the four gracefully be-gowned sylphs in the enchanting showcase ...