Tag: Ottawa

The artist's life

The great search: on the addiction to collecting guitars

“She didn’t look like too much Just a Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe But a lady has never fared as well Who traveled through so much.” -Jerry Jeff Walker Over the past few weeks, I have been blessed with the postings ...
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Mark J. Nyvlt channels world travels into latest album This ...

While listening to Mark Nyvlt’s music, it’s easy to picture the many places he’s visited around the world. For the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter, exploring different cultures has always provided endless inspiration, and on his latest album, This ‘n’ That – available ...
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Ottawa’s Terrence and the High Flyers evoke the 60s on ...

  Ottawa’s classic folk rockers Terrence & The High Flyers are groovin’ at their Butterfly Window wondering if “This Could Be The One” with their latest album album and their 60s-esque single “This Could Be The One.” “Butterfly Window started ...
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Tom Jackson is doing the Huron Carole virtually this year

  For more than three decades philanthropist, actor and singer Tom Jackson has officially ushered in the holiday season with his legendary seasonal variety show and fundraiser, the Huron Carole. While its 33rd season may look a little different this ...
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Craig Cardiff’s ‘Emm & May’ single and video are all ...

Craig Cardiff details the special kind of unabashed bliss that accompanies summer romance on his new single and video, “Emm & May.” Calling on inspiration for everything from those first kisses to late-night bonfires, to lean-close hand holding and gazing ...
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Ottawa’s HemlockHotel offer insight into ‘America’ with their latest single

Ottawa-based folk-rock band HemlockHotel are singing of “America” on their new single. The latest single from the band’s self-titled album, released last month, “America” is about growing up and wondering if you’re bound to repeat the life of your ancestors. ...
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Check out Christophe Elie’s song, ‘Trump’s Tweets’

Chistophe Elie is an Ottawa singer-songwriter and folk music community-builder who writes for us here at Roots Music Canada sometimes – and he also just released a new single that we think is a bit of fun. It’s called “Trump’s ...
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Roxanne Potvin hangs on to summer with her latest single, ...

The summer of 2020 will forever be remembered as, well, the summer that never was. But that hasn’t stopped Roxanne Potvin from releasing a great summer jam that can invigorate us now and for years to come. “Jump In” continues ...
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Check out these gorgeous new songs from Rose Cousins’ forthcoming ...

Rose Cousins releases her new album, Bravado, Feb. 21 on Outside Music, and if the string of singles she’s been releasing in advance is any indication, it’s going to be a monster.  She’s just put out another new one:  “The ...
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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 ...