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Còig kicks off a massive tour tomorrow at Vancouver’s Rogue ...

Chance’s are good you’re familiar with Còig. The Cape Breton quartet has earned an impressive list of credits for their recordings, including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Juno Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova ...
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Steven Bowers – “Bad Friend” (video)

Newfoundland-born Steven Bowers earned an East Coast Music Award nomination folk Folk Recording of the Year back in 2008, along with several Music Nova Scotia Award nods, and since then, he’s managed to get his music featured in a few ...
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Sheila Soares releases debut album, All There Is, and shares ...

Toronto-based singer and songwriter Sheila Soares, whose sound explores the connections between jazz, blues, soul and folk, makes an indelible impression with All There Is, her first collection of original material. Produced by Eric St-Laurent — who also plays guitar ...
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Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian flamenco will be one of your favourite ...

Tehran-born and now Vancouver-based artist Farnaz Ohadi is about to showcase her CFMA-nominated debut album Bird Dance for the first time outside of British Columbia. With the Bird Dance tour, Farnaz arrives on the national scene with a spellbinding story to ...
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How Winterfolk XVII helped Paul Corby get through another winter ...

A rousing carousel of song spun everything from simple roots folk to visceral blues scorchers past an audience of musical tourists this past weekend on the upper east bank of Toronto’s Don River. For the seventeenth consecutive year, the Winterfolk ...
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Vissia, Debbie Adshade, Joe Nolan, and Missy Bauman

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox.  There was so much this month, we had to give him a bonus column to feature it ...
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Here are your Maple Blues Award winners for 2019

The Maple Blues Awards have just wrapped up in Toronto, and Paul Corby and David Hynes were there covering it for Roots Music Canada.  They’ll have a wrap-up tomorrow.  Meanwhile, here is the full list of winners.  Congratulations to all! ...
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Joe Bass, Ronley Teper, Alanna Matty, and Villages

Gordy the Moose presents some of his favourite new music from the submissions that have arrived in the Roots Music Canada virtual mailbox. Joe Bass – Part Timer (Release date: Dec. 21, 2018) First of all, let’s get one thing ...
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Hear Darcy Windover’s new single ‘How To Be Lonely’ from ...

Toronto singer-songwriter Darcy Windover is making a powerful return with his new single, “How To Be Lonely,” from his upcoming album Cope, set for release this spring. The song has deep personal meaning for Darcy, as it is a reflection ...
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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 ...