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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, ...
New music in our mailbox!

Meg Tennant, My Father’s Son, and Alicia Toner

  Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Meg Tennant – Echoed Light Apart from getting some love from our friends over at Penguin Eggs, ...
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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
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Madison Violet – “Tell Me” video

After 20 years together, Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern, also known as Juno nominated singer-songwriter duo, Madison Violet, are excited to announce Everything’s Shifting, a new album to be released on March 8 on Passenger Sounds.  The lead single is called “Tell Me,” and we’re excited ...
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Joe Bass, Ronley Teper, Alanna Matty, and Villages

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Joe Bass – Part Timer (Release date: Dec. 21, 2018) First of all, let’s get one thing ...
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Take a listen to these new songs and tunes from ...

The first quarter of a new year – as it’s known in business terms – tends to be an exciting time for those of us who love underdog genres of music like folk and “world.”    While the big pop ...
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The Barr Brothers – Nov. 30 at the Marquee Ballroom, ...

The Barr Brothers are a Montreal-based band with a funky, indie-folk feel. And last Friday, they performed at the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax, NS. Michael Feuerstack opened for them, playing a mix of newer music and old favourites from his ...
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Braden Lam is readying the release of a new single

The barista you share a smile with every morning, the heart-to-hearts you share with your friends at 3 a.m., the genuine, shared, belly laugh––connection; it’s what we’re all searching for, and that’s what Driftwood People is all about. Driftwood People, ...