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Hamilton’s music, tattoo, and craftsman communities join together to launch ...

25 limited-edition, locally hand-crafted & artistically adorned guitars being sold with all proceeds going to charity In celebration of Hamilton-based Sonic Unyon Records’ 25th anniversary, Jillard Guitars is building a limited-edition run of 25 guitars made from wood reclaimed from ...
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Festival Place Announces Performances from the 2019/2020 Season

Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB, has announced the first round of concerts for the 2019/2020 season. Tickets are on sale now for a selection of world renowned performers and favourites from across Canada. Tickets for the full season lineup ...
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Boreal introduces their new member with a new Father’s Day ...

For the past several winters, the trio of Tannis Slimmon, Jude Vadala and Katherine Wheatley have been touring their holiday season side-project, Boreal, through community theatres and other intimate venues across Ontario, charming audiences with their exquisite three-part harmonies and ...
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Jenny Whiteley announces this year’s Old School Bluegrass Camp details

We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of our Old School Bluegrass Camp! We have a fabulous line-up of instructors this year, from Joey Wright and Kristine Schmitt to the whole Barrel Boys band. Most of these talented musicians ...
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Here are your Indie Award winners in the roots and ...

“Wait a minute,” you’re thinking.  “Weren’t the Indies on Saturday night?  Didn’t I see a post from Sarah MacDougall about that? How come Roots Music Canada is only telling us about them now?” Canadian Music Week:  What’s in it for ...
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Here are your 2019 East Coast Music Award winners in ...

This year’s East Coast Music Awards were handed out over two non-consecutive nights in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI this weekend, and the final round were handed out last night.  Roots artists figure prominently, not just in the roots categories, but in ...
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This Frontier Needs Heroes set for 30-city summer Canadian tour

This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world – logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the greatest ...
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The Western Canadian Music Award nominees are out and … ...

The Western Canadian Music Award nominees were announced today, and boy do roots and global artists figure prominently in the list – so prominently, in fact, that they dominate some of the big categories such as BreakOut Artist of the ...
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Corby recaps the Toronto Blues Society’s Digital Boot Camp for ...

  On a good day, the Toronto Blues Society does more than sit around haggling over the value of old Lonnie Johnson 78s. On a very good day in early April, they hosted an informative Digital Boot Camp for musicians ...
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Here are the Canadian roots/world nominees for the Independent Music ...

  Nominees for the 17th Independent Music Awards were announced this week, and Canadian roots and world artists are well-represented among them.   The Indies are an international competition with more than 100 categories and entries from nearly 100 countries.  ...