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Stompin’ Tom Connors

We honour the passing of Tom Connors by republishing this interview by Steve Fruitman. This story was originally posted on February 9, 2011 by David Newland. He’s a legend in country music, and practically the template for the independent Canadian artist. ...
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The Woodshed Sessions

Good Lovelies

Live at noon EST today, we proudly webcast live music and conversation with the ever-delightful Good Lovelies, reigning Juno champs in the Roots Music – Group category. The show, featuring hosts David Newland and Andy Frank, ran about 25 minutes ...
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Kirsten Jones/The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks are more than a band, based on their sturdy catalogue of unforgettable songs, spellbinding harmonies and noteworthy solos. They are the evolution of a much-cherished collection of influences from the ‘60s and ‘70s — artists like Roger McGuinn ...
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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

This morning the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2011. This year, the Hall of Fame has begun a new practice of recognizing songwriters for their entire body of work, instead of a specific song. The awards ...
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Building the Woodshed

You’ve heard a lot about The Woodshed we built in our offices (and if you haven’t you will.) After all, it’s not every day that a new media start-up builds a shed in an office in downtown Toronto… let alone ...
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Good Lovelies launch

The Woodshed Sessions on RMC

Roots Music Canada (RMC) is thrilled to announce that the Good Lovelies, reigning Juno Award winners in the Roots Music category, will be the first guests on our groundbreaking new video-webcast series, The Woodshed Sessions, beginning Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at noon EST. The Good ...
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Highlights Jan 31-Feb 6

Here's what was going on in our neck of the woods this week.
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Carolina Chocolate Drops in conversation

As we continue to recognize Black History Month, we’re proud to share this Roots Music Canada kitchen interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops. This ground-breaking string and jug band’s latest album, Genuine Negro Jig, has been nominated for a Grammy ...
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Usage Based Billing: What Kind of Internet Do You Want?

There has been a lot of talk recently about usage based billing for Internet services in Canada. You’re probably with a major Internet Service Provider (ISP) now, but the opportunity to switch to an indie ISP and get more Internet ...
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Jackie Washington at 88

Roots Music Canada is proud to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadian musicians during Black History Month. No one is more deserving of recognition than the late, legendary Jackie Washington. Jackie was a pioneering musician, performer, radio host ...