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How’s everyone doing out there? June 15 edition

The summer is a time when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of the summer festival experience we’re missing out ...
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Take 12 minutes to catch up on 3 great new ...

COVID-19 might’ve shut down touring but Canadian folk, roots and world artists are still releasing amazing new music – so much, in fact, that it’s hard to keep up with featuring it all here on the site.  So please join ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? June 8 edition

As we head into the summer, we’re approaching that time of year when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of ...
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Why you need to discover the Treeline … the band, ...

There are plenty of things in Norfolk County, southern Ontario that help make Canada’s largest province what it is: diverse. The fertile land produces a bountiful fall harvest of various fruits and vegetables; vineyards produce wines that would rival any ...
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#theshowmustbepaused

The music industry has called for today, June 2, to be known as Blackout Tuesday to provoke accountability and change through  #TheShowMustBePaused – a day to take a break for honest, reflective, and productive conversations about what actions we need ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? June 1 edition

As we head into the summer, we’re approaching that time of year when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of ...
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It’s your turn! Please give us feedback on your ...

Last Saturday on Roots Music Canada, we shared some data about fan experiences with music streaming services and live streaming during COVID-19-related lockdowns.  It also included some information about people’s attitudes toward the reopening of live music venues. However, none ...
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Live music … now what? Seven things ...

COVID-19 has killed live music until at least sometime next year. That seems to be the consensus of the agents and promoters I’ve spoken to over the past two or three weeks. British Columbia’s chief medical officer of health has ...
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A salute to Bruce Cockburn on his 75th birthday

Today, as Bruce Cockburn reaches his 75th year, we can rejoice that he is still a stealer of fire, dancing his sunwheel dance in the falling dark of the dragon’s jaws. Roots Music Canada joins the rest of the world ...
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How’s everybody doing out there?

As we head into the summer, we’re approaching that time of year when artists, fans and industry people would normally be gathering at summer festivals and catching up after months of not seeing each other. That’s just one part of ...