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Christine Bougie’s “Aloha Supreme”

Christine Bougie has enjoyed the distinction of performing as a guitarist and lap-steel player in many top Toronto and Canadian bands. She is also in high demand as a session player for the likes of Amy Millan and The Good ...
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Bringing Home The CFMA Nov 20, 2010

Thanks to the enormous, generous support of the Canadian folk music community, Roots Music Canada is thrilled to announce that it will indeed broadcast the Canadian Folk Music Awards from Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 20, 2010. At this writing, we ...
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Lynn Miles lets the sun shine through

“Put your joy on display”, Lynn Miles sings on her new CD, Fall For Beauty, in a line from the track Time To Let The Sun. The whole record is literally scattered with flashes of sunshine that poke through familiar ...
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The Little Stevies teem with talent

The Horseshoe Tavern Wednesday, October 13th There’s nothing like the blending together of human voices in song and, in the case of sisters Sibylla and Bethany Stephen, the blend goes beyond mere musicality. You might say their ability to combine ...
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Bring Home the CFMA

Roots Music Canada is endeavouring to webcast the sixth-annual Canadian Folk Music Awards from the Pantages Playhouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and we need your help to make it happen! As you can see by the graph on the right of the ...
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Remembering Taylor Mitchell

A year ago today, on October 28, 2009, we lost a lovely and talented woman. Singer-songwriter Taylor Mitchell had just left her home in Toronto for an East Coast tour, promoting her acclaimed new record, For Your Consideration. On her ...
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Live Broadcast:
Rosemary Phelan Benefit

Welcome to the live webcast of Rosemary Phelan’s CD release/benefit concert from Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The story behind this special this concert is here. It runs from 8:30 PM EDT to 11:30 PM EDT (est.) and during the intermission, ...
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40 Years of JUNOs

“Tonight has been 40 years in the making, 40 years of celebrating the strength and diversity of our rich musical heritage and artists, and 40 years of bringing Canadian music closer to the fans.” – Melanie Berry. Although the 40th ...
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Only Love – Benefit Concert

Rosemary Phelan had planned to release her new CD, What Sings In The Blood, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. However, she has been fighting ovarian cancer over the past few months, and as a result, ...
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Dave Borins: affable audacity

I first heard of Dave Borins a while back, when apparently out of nowhere he announced to the world that he was celebrating his 100th gig with a big concert at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, an acknowledged gem of folk-roots venues ...