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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 ...
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From hundreds to just a few: listening to performer submissions.

I just got a call from the post office – they would like me to come pick up my mail, because our festival post box is overflowing.  Again.  The nice post lady is patient with me, but I can hear ...
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Canadian folk airplay: January

Here are the January stats for Canadians’ airplay on folkdj-l playlists. This information has been sifted, with permission, from international lists compiled by Richard Gillmann. In January, Richard’s lists were based on 14,178 airplays from 149 different DJ’s. The number ...
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Canadian roots Olympic anthem?

Is “Northwest Passage” an Olympic anthem? We asked our Facebook group what Canadian roots song best suits the Vancouver2010 Games. Here are a few suggestions, some cynical, some cheeky, some sincere, some hilarious. They are in the order in which ...
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Juno-winners FATHEAD 7th CD!

Fathead is a multi-award winning blues band – including two Junos – that have  just released their seventh CD “Where’s The Blues Taking Me” on Electro-Fi Records. Produced by B3 Maestro Lance Anderson, Where’s The Blues Taking Me also sees the ...