Tag: Halifax

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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, ...
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Nova Scotia songwriter Jesse Thomas, a.k.a. Awolk, has found his ...

I once read that if you follow your passion, you’ll find your purpose. If there’s one thing Jesse Thomas has done, it’s that; he’s found his purpose in song-writing. Jesse grew up in the small town of Truro, NS, where ...
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The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival recapped by the guy that ...

Troy Greencorn is the artistic director of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso, N.S.  He offered to recap the Lunenburg festival for us here at Roots Music Canada.  Thanks, Troy!   The best folk festivals happen in storied communities with ...
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The Stan Rogers Folk Festival: is there magic in ...

For anyone unfamiliar with the late great Stan Rogers (1949-1983), here’s what you need to know:  he is celebrated for immortalizing the experiences of ordinary Canadians in song – particularly those Canadians on Canada’s East Coast. Songs like “Northwest Passage,” ...
New music in our mailbox!

Broomsticks & Hammers, the Raven and the Fox, Ludgate and ...

Here at Roots Music Canada, Gordy the Moose spends a solid amount of time rifling through the digital mailbag looking for interesting or outstanding new Canadian roots music to discover.   He shares his discoveries periodically in this column.  Here’s the ...
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The AfroMétis Constitution project and the redemptive power of song

For Chris White, having mixed black and Indigenous heritage was never a big deal. It was a well-established fact within the Nova Scotia native’s family that his father’s parents were former slaves from Virginia, while his grandmother had Mi’kmaq ancestry. ...