Tag: Montreal

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Five emerging Quebec artists you can see at the Montreal ...

The Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday at the Centennial Esplanade.   It features lots of stalwart Canadian acts like Old Man Luedecke, Hawksley Workman, and the Good Lovelies.  It also features Ottawa singer-songwriter ...
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Mélisande [Electrotrad] – Les Millésimes

Elizabeth Szekeres has been working her way through all of the albums she picked up at this year’s Folk Alliance International conference and introducing us to some of her favourite discoveries – some new; some old.  This album was released ...
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Elizabeth Szekeres breaks down this year’s Festival Mémoire et Racines ...

Festival Mémoire et Racines was founded in 1995, a one-tent-by-the-river affair in the town of Saint-Charles-Borromée, which is situated in the greater Joliette area northeast of Montréal. This is the Lanaudière region, perhaps the epicenter of the Québec folk music ...
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Lucas Choi Zimbel’s Tempered Tantrum gets back to basics: singer-songwriter ...

Montreal artist Lucas Choi Zimbel has just released his brand new album, Tempered Tantrum, a collection of songs in the folk tradition – just voice and guitar – recorded live off the floor at Studio Va-Nu-Pieds in farmland not far from Saint-Paulin, ...
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This Frontier Needs Heroes set for 30-city summer Canadian tour

This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world – logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the greatest ...
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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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Le Vent du Nord – Territoires

  We are pretty sure there are lots of you out there who have been waiting with bated breath for this new recording from Le Vent du Nord, the preeminent progressive folk band out of Québec. Let this be your ...
New music in our mailbox!

Rhys Fraser, Annie Sumi, Veranda and Jabbour

Every month or so, Gordy the Moose goes through the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox and shares his most interesting finds here in this column. Rhys Fraser – Fifty Dollar Cowboy Hat EP (Release ...
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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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Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian flamenco will be one of your favourite ...

Tehran-born and now Vancouver-based artist Farnaz Ohadi is about to showcase her CFMA-nominated debut album Bird Dance for the first time outside of British Columbia. With the Bird Dance tour, Farnaz arrives on the national scene with a spellbinding story to ...