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Trent Severn on Roots Radio Thursday

Thursday March 28th at 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 9:00 PM EDT on RTDS.ca, Andy Frank welcomes special guests Trent Severn. When Canadian astronaut/singer-songwriter Chris Hadfield became the Commander of the International Space Station, he brought along some CDs that reminded ...
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Whitehorse and the seething pit of bile

While my FB status says I saw NQ Arbuckle last night, I didn’t. I saw Whitehorse at the National Arts Centre as part of their NAC Presents series. And I am disgusted by the complete (compleat?) act of entertainment I ...
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Roots Radio Thursday March 21

This week on The Open Chord Bill Garrett looks back at the lives of three key figures that were lost to the Canadian folk community in the last few weeks. They’re Tam Kearney, who started and ran the iconic Toronto ...
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Roots Radio Thursday – March 14

This week on The Open Chord, Bill Garrett presents “Love Brings You Home” a full edition documentary on the life of Jack Hardy, singer-songwriter and playwright. (11:00am, 5:00pm and 10:00pm EDT on rtds.ca) Based in New York’s Greenwich Village, Hardy was influential ...
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Chris Altmann: A Man For All Summers

Transplanted Aussie native, Chris Altmann clearly enjoys the best of all worlds. Moving from Adelaide to Peterborough, the seasoned musician wasted no time finding out who was who, musician-wise, and, by early 2010, had recorded his first solo record, Que ...
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Roots Radio Thursday – March 7

This week, The Andy Frank Show welcomes Ian Sherwood of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to spin his new CD, Live At The Hive. In hour number one of the show, Andy begins a series of musical face-offs between Juno Nominees in ...
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Roots Radio Thursday – Feb 28

This week on The Open Chord host Bill Garrett features new music from Richard Thompson, Stephen Fearing, Winnipeg’s Dry Bones and Toronto’s New Country Rehab. Also, a unique mix of Inuktitut country swing, throat singing, and blues from Iqaluit’s The ...
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Roots Radio Thursday – Feb 21

The Andy Frank Show: On the heels of the 2013 Juno nominees announcement, we are thrilled to feature a finalist from last year’s Best Roots and Traditional – Group category, The Good Lovelies. They have a new live CD, Live ...
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Thank You and It’s Not Too Late!

We received wonderful reactions to yesterday’s post seeking volunteer editors, and with one exception, I am pleased to say the positions are filled. We’ve even doubled-up some of the positions by splitting Canada in half, Eastern and Western editors, for ...
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Looking for Volunteer Editors

As you may have read a few days ago, David Newland has handed me the antlers to the Gordy the Moose. It’s not easy riding a moose by oneself, even a friendly folk/roots loving beast like Gordy. It’s especially challenging ...