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Justin Rutledge revisits his best-loved songs in minimalist fashion

The release of Islands, the latest album from singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge, is not a re-do of songs he was dissatisfied with the first time they were recorded. Instead, this album of bare-bones versions of some of Justin’s best-loved songs is ...
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Sea Shanty band Pressgang Mutiny could not be releasing an ...

There have been a number of changes over the years for those who choose a life at sea. Vessels have gone from being powered by sail to steam to diesel. Cargo ships used to transport goods loosely in the hold. ...
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Don’t miss this celebration of women artists featuring Tamar Ilana, ...

There is a fabulous free online concert coming up March 28 in honour of International Women’s Day featuring some incredible Toronto talent:  Latin jazz-pop vocalist Amanda Martinez, global flamenco artist Tamar Ilana, Juno nominated Arabic singing sensation Maryem Tollar, indie ...

Michael Menegon’s Time Is Now Online Album Launch

Montreal-born, Toronto-based fFIDA and Junction Arts Festival artistic director, singer, songwriter Michael Menegon launches his second full-length album ‘Time is Now’ (produced by brilliantfish and Menegon) with a free Facebook Live album release show on Friday, March 5 at 8:00 ...
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Bryce Thomas returns with new single ‘Perpetual Motion Machines’

Bryce Thomas likes to describe his sound as “mariner folk-rock.” It’s partly because many of his songs reference bodies of water, although on his upcoming album, Across The Neuro Seas – set for release on March 26 – the title’s ...
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Valentine’s Day will see the premiere of a new tango ...

Is it possible to create a new tango ballet while trapped in a small room during the COVID-19 lockdown? “We couldn’t leave our apartment in Buenos Aires,” remembered Alexander Richardson, choreographer of the London, ON-based PointeTango dance company.  Alexander and ...
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5 sea shanties by Canadian performers for all you #seashantytiktok ...

Greetings!  If you’ve just joined us from Google after doing a search on the words “sea shanty,” I’d like to welcome you to Roots Music Canada.  We’re you’re home on the web for all things Canadian folk, roots, and world ...
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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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Check out ‘The Sellout’ from Maple Blues Award-winner Miss Emily’s ...

Multi-award winning soul and blues singer-songwriter Miss Emily has released a live version of her beloved 2014 single release, ”The Sellout.” It’s not a one-off; the song is featured on the Kingston-based artist Emily Fennell’s first-ever live album release, Live ...
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Peter Graham gives a track-by-track breakdown of his new album

Peter Graham, singer-songwriter from Millbrook, ON, is pleased to announce the release of his first full-length album, Despite Where We’ve Been, following up his 2017 EP, Nowhere In Tacoma. The album is available for streaming and purchase on all music ...