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Here are this year’s ECMA nominees in the roots, world ...

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees on Tuesday. The East Pointers tied with Classified for the most nominations with six each. David Myles, Madison Violet, Andrew Waite, and Lisa Leblanc each have ...
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Bob Mersereau reminisces about East Coast Music Book of Fame: ...

Noted New Brunswick music journalist Bob Mersereau tells unheard origin stories of east coast artists who made it big in his book The East Coast Music Book of Fame: Top 50. The timing worked perfectly for Bob as he started ...
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Dave Gunning on Life, Tour and His New Album

In spite of his modesty, Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Dave Gunning has reached substantial success in the folk music world. Dave, who has been nominated for a Juno Award, won two Canadian Folk Music Awards and eight East Coast Music Awards, ...
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Madison Violet – Eleven

What do you do when you see an advertisement for an old Airstream trailer that comes complete with a recording studio? You immediately jump into your car, cheque in hand, to follow your dream. This is the story that Brenley ...
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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 ...
New music in our mailbox!

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 ...