Tag: Vancouver

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The Fugitives reimagine WWI trench songs on their brand new ...

Award-winning Canadian folk collective the Fugitives have thumbed through extensive archives to raise and reimagine the past in this, their new album, Trench Songs. “Trench songs were written by frontline soldiers during WWI,” Brendan McLeod explained of the concept behind ...
Concert review

Oh Susanna – Nov. 7 online

Suzie Ungerleider is working.  At the start of 2020, Suzie, a.k.a Oh Susanna, was opening for the Jim Cuddy Band’s Countrywide Soul tour at Vancouver’s famed Commodore Ballroom.  For Suzie, the gig was an opportunity to showcase her fierce vocal ...
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White Lightning strikes with the release of Mary Garnett Edwards’ ...

White Lightning has struck with the release of Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Garnett Edwards’ new album. Featuring lyrics seasoned by a life lived in the crooks and crannies of human experience, White Lightning lands with a raw intensity forged by the ...
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How Steve Dawson is keeping his Henhouse Studio hopping during ...

Juno-winning Nashville-based Canadian musician and producer Steve Dawson is teaming up with musicians Gary Craig and Jeremy Holmes and helping artists create music through a socially-distanced service called the Henhouse Express – a remote version of Steve’s Henhouse Studio. For ...
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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 ...
New music in our mailbox!

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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Leah Barley set to release debut album, Bring Out Your ...

On her first full-length album, Bring Out Your Dead, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Leah Barley offers eight stirring original songs that evoke both the jubilation and heartbreak inherent to classic folk and country music. An accomplished banjo player and guitarist, Leah is ...
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Monica Lee releases a video for ‘Farewell,’ title track of ...

After working on her new album, Farewell, for close to a decade – juggling family responsibilities and discovering during the process that she’s been dealing with a previously undiagnosed hearing impediment – what else could possibly stand in Monica Lee‘s ...
Concert review

Songbird North – Feb. 4 at the Roundhouse Community Ctr., ...

I was not planning to review this bi-monthly, in-the-round event at the Roundhouse Community Centre. After all, I’ve been to at least half a dozen of these and performed at two myself. But on my way in, I wondered if ...
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Western Canada, Juno nominee Irish Mythen is coming your way!

The new year has been off to an explosive start for Irish-born, PEI-based singer-songwriter Irish Mythen – almost as explosive as that massive voice of hers. She’s been nominated for a Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and ...