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This extraordinary new album captures the stories of Holocaust survivors ...

“I’m not sure you can heal from sexual violence, human experimentation, torture and forced sterilization. It’s learning to live again and finding what is positive in the life you have now that makes it worth living.” -Dr. Paula David (University ...
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How the birth of her daughter inspired Carla Muller’s ‘Snow ...

Woolwich, ON folk artist Carla Muller captures the peaceful beauty of gently falling snow with her soothing single “Snow Came Falling.” Inspired by a snowstorm the night of her daughter’s birth, it’s a meditative song of gratitude that reminds us ...
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Songwriters say ‘Thank You’ to front line workers with charity ...

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian singer-songwriter Jay Aymar was moved to write a song for his friend who was suffering from work-related distress in her nursing role. “From watching patients die without the presence of family members ...
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Celeigh Cardinal’s new single is pretty poppy. Have a ...

Award-winning artist Celeigh Cardinal wowed us in 2019 with her soulful, bluesy-folk sophomore album, Stories From a Downtown Apartment, which picked up the 2020 Juno Award for Indigenous Album of the Year. Then she released a cover of the Tragically ...
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8 Canadian songs about anti-Black racism in honour of MLK ...

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, and although we don’t observe it as a statutory holiday here in Canada, there’s no reason not to observe it otherwise. Here at Roots Music Canada, it seemed fitting ...
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Hard work is paying off for Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey ...

“I believe in quantum healing,” said Six Nations singer-songwriter Lacey Hill. “When we’re all vibrating, the potential is there to have miracles happen. I believe in miracles and I’ve seen them. It gives you more of an awareness, and we ...
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This new single from up-and-comers Gregory Childs and Heart Lung ...

Traditional-leaning country and folk music often dances along the sharp edges of life – loss, heartbreak, yearning and the desire for salvation. It connects heart-first, goes deep and then gets into your bones. Toronto-based alt-country quintet Gregory Childs and Heart ...
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How Andrea Ramolo made Quarantine Dream during lockdown

There are as many methods of writing a song as there are songwriters. Some will write first thing in the morning, only stopping once they have to talk to somebody. Others, being night owls, prefer to work late into the ...
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A few of Heather’s favourite songs of 2022

Some years are song years. Some years are album years. Some are a bit of everything. Last year, I produced a lot of radio shows, which puts a person into “song mode,” trying to find numbers that pack enough of ...
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Gordie Tentrees’ Mean Old World Tour returns to Canada in ...

  For a seasoned road warrior such as Gordie Tentrees, being unable to tour due to pandemic restrictions put him in a spot unlike anything he’d ever experienced before. Even worse, he’d just released his most acclaimed album to date ...