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Imogen Joy evokes Leonard Cohen and sings to her muse ...

Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter, poet and producer Imogen Joy summons a muse all her own with the release of her new single, “My Marianne.” “This song is about dipping into different memories,” Imogen said. “I say, ‘Do our little moments blur?’ ...
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Things we’re loving: Sina Bathaie’s latest releases

Toronto-based composer and santur player Sina Bathaie began his unique musical journey at the age of seven, studying santur with his father, Master Javad Bathaie, and learning Persian classical repertoire on the oud. He would go on to study composition ...
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Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams, a.k.a. Q&A, launch One More ...

One-of-a-kind Canadian musical duo Q&A — as in Juno Award-winner Tony Quarrington and his esteemed counterpart Zoey Adams — have delivered the second release in their multi-genre triple EP offering, One More Folk Thing, including the lead single “How Do ...
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Book review: How to Lose Everything by Christa Couture

Canadian folk-roots singer-songwriter Christa Couture has been touched by unimaginable tragedy in her relatively short lifetime – the loss of a leg to cancer as a teenager, the loss of two infant children under separate circumstances, a divorce, a battle ...
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Chairmen Of The Boards release new single ‘Moonlight Beach’

With their debut album, Surfin’ The Apocalypse, set to arrive Nov. 27 on Weewerk Recordings, Toronto’s Chairmen Of The Boards are offering another preview with the track “Moonlight Beach.” As one of their more moody selections, the song conveys all ...
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Howard Gladstone took his time making his brand new album… ...

Some people made bread during the COVID-19 lockdown last spring, but instead of heading to the kitchen, singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone retreated to his home studio. He came out of seclusion three months later, having produced his sixth studio album, The Promise, released this ...
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Mimi O’Bonsawin, Me:She, Mike T. Kerr and Angel Baribeau

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  Mimi O’Bonsawin – “Tug O War” single (Release date: July 19, 2020) Originally from Sudbury and now ...
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Jon Stancer reimagines Neil Young’s ‘Comes A Time’ for our ...

Relying on the vintage pop savviness that’s brought him international acclaim over the past few years, Toronto singer-songwriter Jon Stancer‘s new single transforms Neil Young’s “Comes A Time” into a lush, Beatles-esque anthem for our uncertain times. The track follows ...
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John Borra releases conceptual video for new single ‘Hambre & ...

As with all artists during this pandemic, the inability to play live has prompted John Borra to focus his creative energy elsewhere. One result is the Toronto singer-songwriter’s new video for “Hambre & Dolores,” one of the standout tracks from ...
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The Top 10 must-see shows at Winterfolk 2020 in Toronto

February is here, and the countdown for Toronto’s 18th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is officially on. As the festival gears up to showcase more than 100 of the genre’s best artists across five stages over three days this Feb. ...