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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 ...
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Miranda Mulholland, Kris & Dee, Joe Nolan, Mary Milne, and ...

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Miranda Mulholland – By Appointment or Chance (Release date: Oct. 11, 2019) Damn. This is beautiful. Miranda’s ...
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Aviva Chernick talks about La Serena with Paul Corby

Aviva Chernick has a long history of singing passionate, praiseful music – in her own career, as a cantor in synagogues, and with the progressive jazz/world collabo known as Jaffa Road. She has been especially savouring the exotic flavour of ...
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Cowboy Junkies: the Roots Music Canada interview

The Cowboy Junkies will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame tonight during a private ceremony at the National Music Centre in Calgary.  Ted Ferris sat down with Michael Timmins of the band last month during the Troubadour ...
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Meet The Cassidys, Canada’s newest folk-pop duo

In mixing elements of indie pop and urban folk, Toronto-based duo The Cassidys is not easily categorized. But one listen to their debut album Tula — officially available Nov. 1 — makes it clear that their simple intention is to ...
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Coco Love Alcorn – ‘Rebirth’ (lyric video)

I was a pretty big fan of Coco Love Alcorn’s set at the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival this year, so I’m pretty stoked that we get to premiere the lyric video for the title track to her forthcoming new album. ...
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Goldschatz – ‘Darkest Times’ (video)

The song came out of a dream. Well, two dreams, actually. Husband and wife duo, Timothy Loeffler and Christina Rieder of Goldschatz both awoke one morning with musical soundtracks in their minds, two different songs, which they melded together to ...
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Old Man Luedecke talks Easy Money with Ted Ferris

I recently sat down with Chris Luedecke, the two-time Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter otherwise known as Old Man Luedecke. Chris had just recently returned to Canada after touring throughout the UK and Europe most of the summer. As we sat in ...
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The Small World Music Festival : weekend 1 (Sept. 19-21 ...

From the start, the mandate of Toronto’s Small World Festival of Music and Dance has been to bring the world to our doorstep. For me, the most enlightening side of this year’s Small World Fest has been observing the effects ...