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Galaxie FolkRoots Top International Spins of 2009

(Based on high rotation airplay frequency between December 2008 and November 2009 and producer preference): International: 1. Richard Shindell — Not Far Now — (Signature Sounds) 2. Tom Russell — Blood and Candle Smoke — (Shout! Factory/Universal) 3. Al Stewart ...
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Vic Chesnutt remembered

Those who appreciate folk-roots songwriting at its rawest and most honest likely already knew about Vic Chesnutt. Others may only be learning of his work now, in the wake of his tragic death by apparent deliberate overdose on Christmas Day. ...
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Galaxie FolkRoots Top Canadian Spins of 2009

(Based on high rotation airplay frequency between December 2008 and November 2009 and producer preference) Canadian: 1. Woodland Telegraph — Sings Revival Hymns — (Northern Folklore) 2. Great Lake Swimmers — Lost Channels — (weewerk/nettwerk) 3. One Hundred Dollars — ...
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Happy Holidays from Roots Music Canada!

Who better to express the wild and wacky spirit of the season than Bob Dylan? With the festive season fully upon us and 2009 drawing to a close, we’d like to express our thanks to all our visitors and supporters. ...
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Taking a Free Culture Approach to Music

When I tell someone that all of my recordings are downloadable for free, I’m often asked, “but… how will you make money?” “Well,” I’ll respond, “since it doesn’t cost me anything, I may as well let people share and listen ...
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Amanda Rheaume’s Christmas Cheer

How cool is it to release a Christmas CD and then tour it to the North Pole? As you’ll discover in the video interview below, Ottawa singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume got to find this out recently when she was invited to ...
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Ask Candace: Artist Submissions

Dave Curtis writes: I’d love to hear some feedback, particularly from presenters, regarding the usefulness of sonicbids. For those who hire musicians, do you prefer to get a submission from Sonicbids or get a real cd in the mail? Is ...
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Alejandra Ribera has a cigar

Alejandra Ribera of Toronto has recently enjoyed a popularity surge thanks largely to CBC radio’s love for her music and performances. In this interview with Roots Music Canada’s Andy Frank, Alejandra talks about her 2009, her CD Navigator/NavigateHer, cigars, plus ...
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Folk Roots, Folk Branches 2009 Top 20

Here are my picks for the Top 20 folk-rooted or folk-branched albums of 2009. There were several other worthy albums that could have easily been on the list; and they might well have been had I compiled the list on ...
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Ian Tamblyn releases his 30th record, Gyre

Canadian folk-music icon Ian Tamblyn recently released his 30th collection of songs, Gyre. In this conversation with David Newland of RMC, Ian talks about where the CD fits in his huge catalogue of work, the unique journey it explores, folk ...