The artist’s life

The artist's life

How Jane Eamon is reimagining the process of promoting her ...

Jane Eamon is a veteran singer-songwriter and music community-builder from the B.C. interior.  She has just launched her brand new album, Pieces of Me – hear samples below – and she shares with us some candid thoughts about making the music ...
The artist's life

The Giant Maw and the Fragile Tangent

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
The artist's life

Some thoughts on house concerts

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
The artist's life

Serving the Song

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
The artist's life

That other thing you should do at this time of ...

If you’re a musician, you know it’s time to have a panic attack. It’s mid-winter, and you suddenly realize that now is the time you should be reminding festivals that you exist, are good at whatever you do, and would ...
The artist's life

Successful Strategies For Booking House Concerts (Part 2)

Last week on Roots Music Canada, house concert promoter Joanna Mills brought us Part I of her series on booking successful house concerts.  It led to lots of great discussion over on the Roots Music Canada Facebook page.  Today, we’re ...
The artist's life

Successful Strategies For Booking House Concerts (Part 1)

For many folk and roots artists, house concerts now make up a large part of their tour schedules, but booking an independent house concert (and making it a success) can be harder than it appears. We at O’Hara House Concerts, ...
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Canadian Music Week:  What’s in it for roots artists?

Canadian Music Week kicks off today, and with it, showcases featuring more than 800 artists from across Canada and around the world.   (We’ve highlighted a few of the roots acts here.) CMW bills itself as “one of the premier entertainment ...