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How Steve Dawson is keeping his Henhouse Studio hopping during ...

Juno-winning Nashville-based Canadian musician and producer Steve Dawson is teaming up with musicians Gary Craig and Jeremy Holmes and helping artists create music through a socially-distanced service called the Henhouse Express – a remote version of Steve’s Henhouse Studio. For ...
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Singer-songwriter Shane Cloutier is ‘Catching Up’ with his new single

Canadian folk rock singer-songwriter Shane Cloutier sets down the weight of emotional baggage with his new single, “Catching Up.” “This song is one that many, if not all, people can relate to,” the Collingwood-based artist said. “The human element of ...
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Things we’re loving: Sina Bathaie’s latest releases

Toronto-based composer and santur player Sina Bathaie began his unique musical journey at the age of seven, studying santur with his father, Master Javad Bathaie, and learning Persian classical repertoire on the oud. He would go on to study composition ...
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Irish Mythen talks about the struggle to get her Juno-nominated ...

The album Little Bones has been a game-changer for Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Irish Mythen. The 2019 release earned seven 2020 Music PEI Award nominations – winning two – a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and ...
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Estelle Klein Award-winner Tannis Slimmon is a source of joy ...

This year is in need of some light and positivity, and this year’s Estelle Klein Award winner is known for just that. The 2020 winner of the award, a lifetime achievement award of sorts presented by Folk Music Ontario, is ...
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Cole Harbour country rocker Jeff Gay is focusing on relationships ...

Canadian Americana country rocker Jeff Gay is looking way up on his new album, Stargazer, which includes the single “XOXO” — featuring multi-award winning singer-songwriter Christina Martin. Many of the tracks on Stargazer wade into the darker depths of romantic ...
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Rick Fines has recorded a second album using solar power

Canadian roots music hero Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. He first gained attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, and ...
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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Reid Jamieson’s pandemic-inspired Lennon tribute marks Lennon’s 80th birthday

If John Lennon were alive today, he would’ve turned 80 last Friday, which is why you might’ve noticed a few more acoustic covers of “Imagine” than usual in your Facebook feed this weekend. Vancouver singer-songwriter Reid Jamieson has gone a ...