Tag: contemporary folk

Gathering Sparks at Redbird Live in Ottawa with special guest ...

You will come to listen, and walk away singing. GATHERING SPARKS is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis—musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and ...

Gathering Sparks at Studio Theatre in Perth

You will come to listen, and walk away singing. GATHERING SPARKS is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis—musical friends who blend tight harmonies, finely crafted songs, and a love of participatory singing to create an intimate and ...
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Check out these new singles from Martha Wainwright, Donovan Woods ...

Martha Wainwright has just released a new single, “Wolves,” which was recorded during the sessions for her four-year-old album Goodnight City but never released because it didn’t quite fit the final album sequence. It has always remained a favourite, she said, not ...
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Maybe James Gordon shouldn’t have played Schenectady

Already a singer-songwriter, author, musical theatre performer and politician, James Gordon can add one more item to his resume: Roots Music Canada columnist.  He’s graciously offered to share some entertaining stories with us from his lengthy career in the arts.  ...
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How the COVID-19 pandemic allowed Del Barber to finish some ...

Manitoba singer-songwriter Del Barber has always relied on a distinct vision for the creation of his albums, and this formula has served him well. He’s been nominated for a Juno Award three times and earned multiple nominations for Western Canadian ...
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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 ...