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Harry Manx and Steve Marriner talk about their new album ...

Two award-winning roots music giants are putting out their first album together on April 5. Harry Manx and Steve Marriner (of MonkeyJunk) are calling their project Manx Marriner Mainline, and the album is titled Hell Bound for Heaven. Produced by ...
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David Kaufman once had a career as a folk singer; ...

Montreal-born, Toronto-based photographer, filmmaker and singer-songwriter David Kaufman is reviving the career as a folk singer that he enjoyed in the ‘60s with his superb debut album, Second Promise (Release date: May 10), a collection of songs created nearly 50 ...
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Ghosts: Ian Tamblyn’s journey to the birthplace of the ...

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
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Lillian Wauthier’s Folk Alliance International conference report

In February, I had the privilege of attending the FAI or Folk Alliance International conference held in Montreal at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel. This is the world’s largest gathering of folk artists and industry personnel. It was a good ...
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17 wows in a sea of sound at Folk Alliance ...

For four days and four nights, Folk Alliance International stormed the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, QC, and I was there. You couldn’t help but to experience all the feels: the highs and the lows, ultimately ensconced in a ...
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Logan McKillop premieres a new single and announces the release ...

Manitoba based folk/roots singer-songwriter Logan McKillop recently announced the independent release of his second full-length album Anchorless, coming March 29, and premiered the album’s third single, “The Learning Curve.” Logan will be launching a tour of western Canada in support ...
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Leonard Poole’s Folk Alliance conference photo album – and Paul ...

It’s been one month since the Folk Alliance International conference wrapped up in Montreal – the first time the conference had been held in Canada since 2013.  Roots Music Canada was there in force and so were many other people ...
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Here are your 2019 Juno winners in the folk, roots, ...

Sure the Juno Awards telecast kicks off on Sunday night, but if you follow folk, roots, blues, world and Indigenous artists in Canada, the Junos you care about are handed out at an untelevised gala on Saturday.  And that means, ...
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My life as a songwriter and beer monger

Life has been interesting to say the least. It has been almost 16 months since my husband and I opened Copper Bottom Brewing (a small microbrewery in Montague, PEI). It has been as challenging an experience as it has been a rewarding ...
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A brief history of why artists are no longer making ...

Today’s column from veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Ian Tamblyn is adapted from a speech he gave at a symposium at Trent University.  It’s a long read, but we decided to post it here all at once it its entirety because, well, ...