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Observing the orbit of Planet Neil: a toast to Neil ...

Neil Young turned 75 yesterday.  Paul Corby wrote this piece in honour of him. Planet Neil makes satellites of us all; its pull is emotionally gravitational, its pulmonary magnetic characteristics amplify the tidal flux of our own most personal pulsations, ...
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Humble folk icon James Keelaghan is kicking off Home Routes’ ...

Sitting down for an interview via video chat with his kitchen as the backdrop, James Keelaghan appears no different from any normal and humble person prepping for a talk with a close friend. Yet, James has been making history with ...
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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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Stephen Fearing: Conquering the unconquerable

“Is your present pretty tense? Is it all just too much for you? Does anything make sense, Or does everything just bore you?” Stephen Fearing, “The Unconquerable Past” Fear not. Stephen is back with his 13th solo recording, The Unconquerable ...
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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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Del Barber – “Patient Man”

Del Barber releases his brand new album, Easy Keeper, on Sept. 6, and we’re super stoked here at Roots Music Canada to be premiering his new single from that album, “Patient Man.” It’ll be out wherever you check out new ...
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What to see Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

We’re in the thick of things now. Day three.  Don’t sleep in or you’ll miss Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday hootenanny at the Bur Oak Stage at 11:15 a.m. Folk legend and pioneer Pete Seeger passed away five years ago, but ...
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The Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off tonight. Here’s what ...

Over the next four days, more than 70 artists from around the world will perform over 1,000 songs on nine stages for over 70,000 festival-goers (total attendance) at the 46th Winnipeg Folk Festival in Bird’s Hill Park. The festival officially ...
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Bruce Cockburn is releasing a new instrumental album this fall

True North Records has announced a Sept. 20 world-wide release date for Crowing Ignites, the new all-instrumental CD from legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Bruce has also announced his North American tour (dates below) with more shows to be confirmed.  Crowing ...
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Jean-Paul De Roover – Love

Many people in the folk-roots scene know Jean-Paul De Roover as much for his role as the artistic director of the Live from the Rock Folk Festival near Thunder Bay, ON., as they do for his work as an artist ...