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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 ...
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Access to Tools-Democratization of the Recording Process

  Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada ...
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Geoff Berner announces spring tour dates with Ben Caplan and ...

Beloved Vancouver singer-songwriter Geoff Berner is heading back on the road across Canada this spring with Ben Caplan, and to coincide with that, he’s released a new video for “Super Subtle Folk Song.” Although it’s from his acclaimed 2017 album ...
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Listening to the Music in the Words 

When I was younger, I used to enjoy the colloquial expressions found in the writings of Robert Service, William Saroyan and Mark Twain. Later it was the phrases of the Beats – Kerouac, Gary Snyder – and the lexicon of ...
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The Giant Maw and the Fragile Tangent

Ian Tamblyn has written more than 1,500 songs over his lifetime and released more than 30 albums, earning a Juno nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the process.  So we were thrilled here at Roots Music Canada when ...
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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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Michael Jerome Browne has a new album and tour coming ...

Michael Jerome Browne is a three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and a four-time Juno nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories. He is ...
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12 days of Christmas: Ignace fires back at the ...

It’s been 21 years since the Arrogant Worms released their infamous Christmas Turkey, a masterpiece of holiday cynicism marked by anti-classics such as “Santa’s Going to Kick Your Ass,” “Dad Threw Up on Christmas Day,” and of course, the unforgettable, ...
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Ottawa CityFolk: a photo album in black and white

             
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Ottawa CityFolk, Sept. 12-16

Last week was hot – sweltering, muggy, sweating-just-standing-there hot. We both donned t-shirts and shorts to prepare for the steamy days ahead. And boy, did this year’s CityFolk Festival in downtown Ottawa deliver great music. Wednesday, Sept. 12 On Wednesday ...