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Sass Jordan singing the blues?  This is totally happening

If you used to listen to Sass Jordan singing “Tell Somebody” and “Make you a Believer” back in the ‘80s and ‘90s and think, “This woman should really sing the blues,” well you were right.  She should.  And she is. ...
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The Speak Music Be Kind Festival in photos: the calm ...

After a steady Saturday of shovelling out, the second night of the first-ever not-for-profit Speak Music Be Kind Festival was back in action with an all-day jam bubbling along, a bellowing accordion workshop and one for fiddle inside the Tranzac’s ...
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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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John Borra set to return with new album Blue Wine; ...

Veteran Toronto singer-songwriter John Borra will release Blue Wine, his first solo album since 2002, early in the new year, and we’re thrilled to offer a preview with the track “Trace in the Wind.” After releasing three albums as part ...
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An update on Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live

On a chilly Sunday afternoon this past November, about 50 of us met warmly at Hugh’s Room Live, our iconic listening room in Toronto, to hear the new board talk about the progress they have made in the room’s re-birth. ...
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Boreal’s first holiday tour with new member Angie Nussey is ...

Last weekend, popular seasonal harmonies trio Boreal got their Songs For The Snowy Season Ontario tour off to a wonderful start – and from now through December 21st, they will continue sharing concerts with five more communities and cities.  Long-time ...
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Check out this slide show of the 2019 Women’s Blues ...

The Toronto Blues Society raised the roof at Roy Thompson Hall last week with its 33rd annual Women’s Blues Review.  This year, the stars included Ellen McIlwaine, Ms. Tanika Charles, Lily Sazz, Raha Javanfar, and so many more.   Paul Corby ...
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Wide Mouth Mason – I Wanna Go With You: New ...

Deciduously speaking, when our cellular apprehensions fall into a preoccupation with the approach of winter, the inner sap of our collective spirit traditionally goes to ground, seeking the comfort of the roots, and we divest ourselves of our exterior colours ...
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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 ...