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Favourite things Jim Marino heard in 2018

Jim Marino hosts the Freewheeling Folk Show on CFMU.  He joins us this week to share his reflections on the best new music of 2018. Wayne Krawchuk is a local singer-songwriter who doubles with Cootes Paradise. His latest offering is ...
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Favourite things Josh Forbes heard in 2018

In the fall of 2015 I was, let’s say, medically retired from my full-time job as a professional driver due to struggles with a diagnosis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Being unwillingly “retired” meant I learned very quickly that I ...
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Favourite things Elizabeth Szekeres heard in 2018

The conclusion of the tumultuous year of 2018 approached fast, and this year was so incredibly stressful with the constant barrage of bad political and environmental news – first from south of the border and then within our own home ...
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Favourite things Paul Corby heard in 2018

You can find Paul Corby’s full list of his Top 50 albums of the year – in all genres – by clicking HERE.  His favourite new songs of the year are HERE. Ever notice that after the morning coffee and ...
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Favourite things Heather Kitching heard in 2018

After more than a decade of working as a roots music publicist, during which my attentions were concentrated on a relatively small number of talented clients, I’ve delighted this year in having the opportunity to get out and discover new ...
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The Top 10 stories of 2018 on Roots Music Canada

Make no mistake about it.  We’re proud of everything we’ve published here on Roots Music Canada this year, but there’s no question some stories take off like no other.  Here are the ten most popular stories of 2018 – not ...
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Dave McEathron: Counting for something that can’t be counted

Almost ten years ago, David McEathron was an alt-roots champ, fronting the acclaimed Toronto-based combo The Warped 45s. With their live and media presence on the rise, a sudden ending sent him into a lengthy personal re-assessment that gave him ...
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Josh Forbes’ belated homage to Susan Aglukark’s ‘Old Toy Trains’

Okay, I have to admit I dropped the ball on the 12 days of Christmas pieces we were asked to write. Truth is I’m not usually a big fan of Christmas music. I don’t usually look forward to the season ...
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12 days of Christmas: The Roots Music Canada holiday ...

The holidays are a time for those of us blessed with good friends, family and supporters to take a moment to reflect on our good fortune. Here at Roots Music Canada, we have much to reflect on. We are back ...
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12 days of Christmas: brand new holiday tunes from ...

It’s no secret to anyone who reads this fine web site on a regular basis, that I became a big fan of the Janzen Boys this year after seeing them play live at the Trout Forest Music Festival. This father-and-two-sons ...