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How J.P. Cormier has moved his music career to YouTube

As we all know all too well, these are strange days for musicians and anyone else in the Arts. People are scrambling to make up for lost opportunities and, more importantly, lost revenue. Conditions have forced touring artists to think ...
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Roxanne Potvin hangs on to summer with her latest single, ...

The summer of 2020 will forever be remembered as, well, the summer that never was. But that hasn’t stopped Roxanne Potvin from releasing a great summer jam that can invigorate us now and for years to come. “Jump In” continues ...
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A COVID-safe, outdoor summer music camp with David Francey? ...

The team at the Old School Bluegrass Camp is excited to announce a second three-day pop-up songwriting camp Sept. 18 to 20 in beautiful Elphin, ON with David Francey! There will be just 11 attendees paying $450 + HST per ...
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How to book your favourite artist to play in your ...

Earlier this summer, we here at Roots Music Canada published the results of our music fan survey, where we asked you how your music consuming habits had changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what kind of ...
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Book review: Bob Wiseman – Music Lessons

Have you ever wondered if playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in F sharp major, Keith Jarrett’s “The Windup,” and the Macarena have anything in common? Or what makes Mr. Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody #6, Moana, and “Watermelon Man” by ...
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The Bookends launched their careers amid the COVID-19-related lockdowns

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m.  Imagine you’re a new band that is generating a lot of interest in your ...
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How Stratford is keeping the summer festival vibe alive

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m.  This year’s coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on every part of our lives. From ...
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Lynn Miles talks about her brand new album, We’ll Look ...

Jan Vanderhorst hosts Just Us Folk, on CKPC, Brantford.  You can catch him Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m and Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. The mark of achievement for any performing artist is longevity, the ability to create ...
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The story behind the song: Tennyson King’s ‘Wild Rose’

For the past three years I have been taking off to the other side of the world during our Canadian winters to tour in warmer conditions.  In late October of last year, I was at Pearson Airport in Toronto waiting ...
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How’s everyone doing out there? Aug. 4 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 ...