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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. ...
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Frazey Ford on sewing, healing and U Kin B the ...

When I reached Frazey Ford at her East Vancouver home two days before the launch of her third solo album, U Kin B the Sun, she’d been spending the day in a very East Van sort of way:  making granola ...
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The Rheostatics – Here Come the Wolves

The Rheostatics released their first album in 15 years last September on Six Shooter Records, and it’s a masterpiece of Canadian art that should be included in any serious Canadian music fan’s collection. By the third track, I was hooked on ...
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Here are your 2020 Maple Blues Award winners

The 2020 Maple Blues Awards are just wrapping up at Koerner Hall in Toronto, and, for the first time ever, on computer screens everywhere, thanks to live streaming of the event (thanks, guys!).  Miss Emily was this year’s big winner ...