Tag: folk

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How Steve Dawson is keeping his Henhouse Studio hopping during ...

Juno-winning Nashville-based Canadian musician and producer Steve Dawson is teaming up with musicians Gary Craig and Jeremy Holmes and helping artists create music through a socially-distanced service called the Henhouse Express – a remote version of Steve’s Henhouse Studio. For ...
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Irish Mythen talks about the struggle to get her Juno-nominated ...

The album Little Bones has been a game-changer for Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Irish Mythen. The 2019 release earned seven 2020 Music PEI Award nominations – winning two – a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and ...
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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams, a.k.a. Q&A, launch One More ...

One-of-a-kind Canadian musical duo Q&A — as in Juno Award-winner Tony Quarrington and his esteemed counterpart Zoey Adams — have delivered the second release in their multi-genre triple EP offering, One More Folk Thing, including the lead single “How Do ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Howard Gladstone took his time making his brand new album… ...

Some people made bread during the COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but instead of heading to the kitchen, singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone retreated to his home studio. He came out of seclusion three months later, having produced his sixth studio album, The Promise, released this ...
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Monica Lee releases a video for ‘Farewell,’ title track of ...

After working on her new album, Farewell, for close to a decade – juggling family responsibilities and discovering during the process that she’s been dealing with a previously undiagnosed hearing impediment – what else could possibly stand in Monica Lee‘s ...
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A Folk Alliance photo album from FAI 2020

Howard Gladstone attended the FAI conference in New Orleans, LA in his multiple roles as music lover, photographer, showcasing singer-songwriter, and founder of record label Sonic Peach Music.  Below are some of his photos, descriptions, and commentary. “Any excuse to ...
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Folk alliances in New Orleans: a personal reflection on the ...

I was snowed in at Folk Alliance International in Montreal when I first heard FAI 2020 would be in New Orleans. In that moment, all I knew was, one way or another, I would find a way to FAI in ...
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West My Friend – ‘The Cat Lady Song’ (video)

In my past life as a music publicist, I had the pleasure of working with West My Friend, and they’re lovely folks and wonderful artists – so I’m thrilled we get to premiere some new music from their forthcoming album, ...