Tag: Ottawa

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Missy Bauman is following up ‘Two Sisters’ with a new ...

We’ve featured Missy Bauman’s song “Two Sisters” a couple of times here on Roots Music Canada, starting when she won a 2018 Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart Award for it. It’s a vulnerable, powerful, and political song that ...
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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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The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is inducting a Downchild ...

The first Canadian blues recording ever to go gold will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) at the National Arts Centre on Friday. “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” was written by Don Walsh, the co-founder ...
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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 ...