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Andrew Queen: “Too Tall”

It was 13 degrees today in the Garden City of St. Catharines, Ontario. What better day to review Andrew Queen’s 2010 campfire CD, Too Tall? “Please file under children’s music,” reads the label, but this album qualifies as fantastic family ...
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Caracol takes on Toronto!

Montréal’s Carole Facal, aka Caracol, recently paid her first visit to Hugh’s Room, Toronto, sharing a billing with fellow Québecoise Roxanne Potvin. Many world-music lovers will recognize the name Caracol, half of DobaCaracol, a six-piece band that enjoyed tremendous success ...
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Luminato pays tribute to Cockburn, releases music events for 2010

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is back for another year, and is slowly revealing its regular plethora of goodies to the public via a series of press conferences and news releases. One such event took place on Tuesday, ...
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Openers – Thom Swift

Thom Swift – Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Preview – March 11, 2010 Pity the job of the show opener. Often a last-minute add-on or somebody’s marketing ploy to gain exposure for an up-and-comer, theirs is the task of taking on a room ...
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Roxanne Potvin: No Love For The Poisonous

Roxanne Potvin, a soft-spoken, singing-siren from Gatineau, Québec, recently headlined at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, performing songs mostly drawn from her latest album No Love For The Poisonous. The songs on Roxanne’s latest release are blues and R&B inspired pop pieces ...
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Matt Andersen’s Fabulous Winter of 2010

New Brunswick-born, Halifax-based bluesman Matt Andersen had himself a pretty good winter. A Blues competition in Memphis scored him some huge results, and he hung out at a little old sporting event in Vancouver, but heck, why write about it when ...
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2010 Juno Nominees Announced

The 2010 Juno Awards nominees were announced this morning at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Awards are issued in April at St. John’s, Newfoundland this year. Roots Music Canada congratulates all the nominees, and we thought it would ...
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CR / CR live at Glenn Gould Studio

What happens when you pair up a couple of eccentric, multi-genre, critically-acclaimed, road-weary Canadian wizards of prose, back one of them with a delightful string quartet, guitar-playing drummer, and the other with one of Toronto’s most in-demand guitarists, multiple-Juno-nominated bassist, ...
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Reflections: Riverboat Jane, Pt. One

Reflections is a new video interview series produced by Roots Music Canada. Its goal is to informally document Canadian roots music history through the eyes of its witnesses and participants. Installments will appear in this space randomly, as the interview-opportunities ...
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Our new home!

As you may have read on our Facebook Fan Page , Roots Music Canada is thrilled to announce that we are  moving in to a downtown Toronto office space! It is a relatively new shared space leased by the good ...