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Take a listen to these new songs and tunes from ...

The first quarter of a new year – as it’s known in business terms – tends to be an exciting time for those of us who love underdog genres of music like folk and “world.”    While the big pop ...
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Check out these two new songs from up-and-comer Danielle Knibbe

Toronto-based, Edmonton-grown singer-songwriter Danielle Knibbe – whose work the moose was enamoured with last year – will be releasing her sophomore album, The Ribcage & The Heart, on March 1. Every song on the new album has a counterpart that ...
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Michael Jerome Browne has a new album and tour coming ...

Michael Jerome Browne is a three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, a Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), a Kerrville New Folk Finalist, and a four-time Juno nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories. He is ...
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Rising pop star Tara Macri releases acoustic version of latest ...

Toronto-born, L.A.-based artist Tara Macri is gaining a lot of attention in the pop world with her latest single, “Meet Me On Mars,” but she’s also revealed another side of her musical range with an acoustic version of the song ...
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12 days of Christmas: Sultans of String – Christmas ...

Are you like us? Do you dread walking into a department store or a mall in the pre-Christmas weeks because of the ever-present and wholly annoying Muzak versions of Christmas carols? But do you love carefully selected, well-presented and beautifully ...
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12 days of Christmas: Ignace fires back at the ...

It’s been 21 years since the Arrogant Worms released their infamous Christmas Turkey, a masterpiece of holiday cynicism marked by anti-classics such as “Santa’s Going to Kick Your Ass,” “Dad Threw Up on Christmas Day,” and of course, the unforgettable, ...
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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, ...