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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 ...
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This Frontier Needs Heroes set for 30-city summer Canadian tour

This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti, who in various forms and lineup changes has spent the past 10 years playing shows all over the world – logging thousands of miles in his car, touring the greatest ...
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The Western Canadian Music Award nominees are out and … ...

The Western Canadian Music Award nominees were announced today, and boy do roots and global artists figure prominently in the list – so prominently, in fact, that they dominate some of the big categories such as BreakOut Artist of the ...
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Leaf Rapids – ‘Dear Sister’

Devin and Keri Latimer, a.k.a. Leaf Rapids, are such stupendously multi-talented individuals that a person could really grow to resent them if they weren’t also so damn nice.   Devin is a physics professor who moonlights as one of the sharpest ...
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Kelly Bado – “Hey terre”

Our week of premieres continues here on Roots Music Canada with Kelly Bado’s “Hey terre.” I first discovered Kelly last year, when she took home the Western Canadian Music Award for World Artist of the Year.  And yes, as a ...
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Geoff Berner announces spring tour dates with Ben Caplan and ...

Beloved Vancouver singer-songwriter Geoff Berner is heading back on the road across Canada this spring with Ben Caplan, and to coincide with that, he’s released a new video for “Super Subtle Folk Song.” Although it’s from his acclaimed 2017 album ...
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Home Routes Radio premieres new show with Mitch Podolak, launches ...

Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, the pioneering Winnipeg-based non-profit organization known for presenting house concerts from major cities to rural hamlets throughout Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of The Wednesday Night Folk Show with Mitch Podolak. This weekly podcast ...
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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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12 days of Christmas: brand new holiday tunes from ...

It’s no secret to anyone who reads this fine web site on a regular basis, that I became a big fan of the Janzen Boys this year after seeing them play live at the Trout Forest Music Festival. This father-and-two-sons ...
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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 ...