Tag: Calgary

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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...
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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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Ellen McIlwaine is still playing the blues – with a ...

  “I’m just so excited about what I got in the mail today! It’s pretty, and it’s blue, and it’s shaped like a maple leaf,” Ellen McIlwaine exclaimed. She has just come from her mailbox in Calgary, her home for ...
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Rhys Fraser, Annie Sumi, Veranda and Jabbour

Every month or so, Gordy the Moose goes through the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox and shares his most interesting finds here in this column. Rhys Fraser – Fifty Dollar Cowboy Hat EP (Release ...
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Còig kicks off a massive tour tomorrow at Vancouver’s Rogue ...

Chance’s are good you’re familiar with Còig. The Cape Breton quartet has earned an impressive list of credits for their recordings, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Juno Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova ...
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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
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Geoff Berner announces spring tour dates with Ben Caplan and ...

Beloved Vancouver singer-songwriter Geoff Berner is heading back on the road across Canada this spring with Ben Caplan, and to coincide with that, he’s released a new video for “Super Subtle Folk Song.” Although it’s from his acclaimed 2017 album ...
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Sonia Deleo w/ Miranda Krogstad and Jacob Payne, Jan. 12 ...

When I first got the Facebook invite for a show called Sonia Deleo and Friends from Sonia herself, who is a fantastic local singer-songwriter, I knew it would be an exciting night. When I saw my good friend and exceptional ...
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Take a listen to these new songs and tunes from ...

The first quarter of a new year – as it’s known in business terms – tends to be an exciting time for those of us who love underdog genres of music like folk and “world.”    While the big pop ...