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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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Miranda Mulholland, Kris & Dee, Joe Nolan, Mary Milne, and ...

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Miranda Mulholland – By Appointment or Chance (Release date: Oct. 11, 2019) Damn. This is beautiful. Miranda’s ...
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Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas release new video ahead ...

Ottawa-based Chris Landry and the Seasick Mommas are gearing up to release their sophomore album, Two Ninety Three, on Nov. 29, and we’re excited to premiere the first video from it, “You Don’t Call Me Like You Used To.” Chris ...
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Jamie Oppenheimer on why you really need to check out ...

In 2014, Jeff Carter, managing director of Hunters Bay Radio, suggested that I host a radio show about songwriting. I was apprehensive but reluctantly accepted the offer. I did not know it at the time, but my decision to produce ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...
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Robert Plant provides the coda to Ottawa CityFolk

The sun was shining Sunday afternoon at Ottawa CityFolk, and many people started streaming in with Led Zeppelin t-shirts and memorabilia.  There was a little excitement in the air in anticipation of the night’s headline act. I arrived in time ...
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CityFolk pours on to the city streets

A harvest moon was rising. It was a cool September night. CityFolk was rambling in. We were treated to a perfect night to usher in the festivities. Lucinda Williams came out in a leather jacket, black nail polish, her “Get ...
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Ottawa’s CityFolk festival rambles in

Ottawa’s CityFolk festival is upon us, bringing some strong nostalgic headliners, such as Lucinda Williams and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant among others, along with a myriad of local acts. CityFolk a few years back introduced Marvest, an idea as I ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest wrap-up: K’naan waving the flag for Pussy Riot ...

The final Bluesfest weekend saw Somalian born artist K’naan take to the City Stage early evening, and it was a chaotic start; his mic was not functioning, then it was, then it wasn’t.  K’naan’s show benefits heavily from his song ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9: Bluesfest returns to it’s ...

Bluesfest “Don’t like Mondays,” so after taking that day off, Bluesfest was back Tuesday night. Lennon Stella, who some will know from the show Nashville – as the older of the darling daughters of the show’s star, Rayna James – ...