Tag: Toronto

Album review

Jay Aymar: Your Perfect Matador

It is a rare pleasure to behold the work of a fully realized artist at his creative peak. Jay Aymar’s Your Perfect Matador is one of those records. I’ve known Jay and his music for at least a decade, and ...
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Songwriter profile: Soozi Schlanger

The songwriter profile is a regular series on Roots Music Canada that sees Howard Gladstone introducing us to some of the songwriters who will be appearing at his Songwriter Sessions at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto.  Whether or not you’re ...
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Oysterband’s founders are launching a Canadian tour next week!

One of England’s most honoured and popular folk bands of the past 41 years is Oysterband. Mostly acoustic, sometimes trad and often rocking, the group is known for looking forward, not back, and keeping its brand of folk modern and ...
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Chris Antonik and Ashley Belmer take Northwood on the road

Three-time Maple Blues Award nominee Chris Antonik has announced a new acoustic tour for fall 2018 with Canadian vocalist and partner Ashley Belmer, called Northwood. After three successful albums and tours across North America and the UK, acclaimed guitarist, singer, ...
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Andrea Ramolo honours Leonard Cohen with new album Homage and ...

Nov. 7, 2018 will mark the second anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s death, and the passage of time has only added to the significance of his words and music. Cohen’s legacy will be celebrated that day with the release of Andrea ...
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Songwriter profile: Tony Quarrington

Welcome to a new series here on Roots Music Canada. Over the coming months, Howard Gladstone will be introducing us to some of the songwriters who will be appearing at his Songwriter Sessions at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto.  Whether ...
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Jon Brooks’ new album is modeled after an Elizabethan corona ...

No One Travels Alone, Jon Brooks’ new disk, his sixth, has arrived. Knocking on his own guitar, he has let himself in. The space within is airy and ruminative. It is full of examinations of the reality of reality, and ...
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Kyp Harness shares video for “Sweet Release” from self-titled album ...

One of Canada’s truly under-appreciated singer/songwriters Kyp Harness returns on Oct. 19 with his fourteenth album, simply entitled Kyp Harness, a collection of nine timely observations of our fraying society, rendered with all the wit, wisdom and just the right ...
Concert review

Emilyn Stam and Filippo Gambetta – Sept. 12 at Hugh’s ...

The highly accomplished pianist and fiddler Emilyn Stam has done it yet again, but this time, in partnership with Filippo Gambetta, the exceptionally talented diatonic accordionist from Genoa, Italy. Wednesday night, we had the absolute privilege of hearing these two ...
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You need to discover Balfolk … and there’s a festival ...

Emilyn Stam is a fiddle player, pianist, accordionist and composer – one of the most creative and virtuosic musicians in Canada today. As a young musician, her mentor was the late Oliver Schroer, and today, she works with top musicians ...