Tag: contemporary folk

The Rogue Folk Club Presents The Chris Ronald Trio

  Since emigrating from his native England in 2002, Chris Ronald has earned a place as one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters creating and performing contemporary folk music. Ronald’s stand-out signature sound is steeped in his British background, poetic lyrics, and ...
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Madison Violet – ‘Time to Right the Wrong’: about the ...

Juno-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter duo Madison Violet is about to release a stunning new video for their single “Time To Right The Wrong” – and we’re thrilled to premiere it here on Roots Music Canada. The song is based on the ...
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Elliott BROOD – Aug. 6 at the Hayloft Dancehall, Prince ...

Far from the bustle of city life, under soft yellow barn lights, the veteran folk-rock trio of Stephen Pitkin, Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso reminded us of the joy live music can bring.  On a sticky summer evening in Eastern ...
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The Paperboys kick off a new season of live shows ...

Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club is launching its first new series of live concerts since it was forced to shut down its activities in March 2020.   Subject to BC provincial health regulations, we’ll be back in action with a full slate of ...
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Karen Morand has a new single with the Bosco Boys ...

  Award-winning singer-songwriter Karen Morand follows up her solo release Every Flash of Light (2018) with four  new singles accompanied by her acoustic trio, The Bosco Boys. Karen penned “Never Enough” in response to a songwriting challenge. As the pandemic has unfolded, ...
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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Craig Cardiff releases the single & title track to his ...

Waterloo-raised, Ottawa-based indie folk artist Craig Cardiff sets out on his latest musical journey with his warm and gripping new single “All This Time Running” ahead of his new album of the same name. The three-minute-six-second single is an indirect ...
The artist's life

Cheering So Loud: life lessons and indie music in the ...

Water, ball, shin guards – check. Racing to my daughter’s soccer practice, I’m humming our new songs, playing demos on my phone through the car speakers, scared I’ll forget the new parts, the lyrics, the chords. It’s Thursday night, rehearsal ...
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Rebecca Hennessy takes a leap into lyrical songcraft on her ...

When an opportunity to bend your brand comes along, to challenge and broaden the parameters of your previous musical perimeter, few musicians can resist. Toronto’s Rebecca Hennessy is no stranger to broken boundaries. As the bandleader and trumpeter for 2019’s ...