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How Matt Andersen accidentally wrote a song with David Francey

Singer-songwriter Matt Andersen’s new album, House To House, is something of a return to his roots in its approach. The New Brunswick native’s first albums, 2004’s One Size Never Fits, and 2005’s Solo At Sessions, were live recordings featuring just Matt’s ...

Laura Rae at Good Robot Halifax

Andrew Hamblin of The Wilderness Revival opens for Laura Rae at The MouseTrap (Good Robot Brewing). Laura Rae dances between genres, influenced equally by soulful Nora Jones as rock legends Fleetwood Mac. Her newest single, You, drops March 18th on ...
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Mimi O’Bonsawin, Me:She, Mike T. Kerr and Angel Baribeau

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  Mimi O’Bonsawin – “Tug O War” single (Release date: July 19, 2020) Originally from Sudbury and now ...
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Check out these gorgeous new songs from Rose Cousins’ forthcoming ...

Rose Cousins releases her new album, Bravado, Feb. 21 on Outside Music, and if the string of singles she’s been releasing in advance is any indication, it’s going to be a monster.  She’s just put out another new one:  “The ...
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Laura Smith is battling cancer, and friends are raising money ...

Friends and fans of Laura Smith have raised more than 13,000 in less than a week to help the Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter battle cancer. Laura announced through her record label, Borealis Records, this past week that she is facing the ...
New music in our mailbox!

Sussex, Dustbowl Daddies, Rob Murphy, and Kate Weekes

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  In fact, Gordy found so many favourites among the latest submissions that he’s doing a second column ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...
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Dispatches from the Stan Rogers Folk Festival – Day One ...

Driving out to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, NS, it’s hard not to notice the contrast between summery green grass and splashes of the booming blue ocean. Hills, forests and wildlife guide the way until the music at ...
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Four up-and-coming acts to check out at the Stan Rogers ...

With a mainstage that includes Jeremy Dutcher, Donovan Woods, Suzanne Vega and Dave Gunning, this year’s Stan Rogers Folk Festival has so many top-tier performers on its bill that you could be forgiven for entirely overlooking the up-and-comers. But that, ...
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Check out Dave Gunning’s new single!

Dave Gunning has gained a reputation for being a great storyteller and an engaging performer who has the profound ability to take listeners on a musical journey through his songs. Much of his material is about the underdogs and heroes, ...