Opinion — Roots Music Canada

By: Roots Music  09-12-2011

(Alternate title: Gold But Better) While I was reading Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren, “an Everest among books”, part of the thrill was the space troubador character named, oddly enough, Bruce Cockburn, who provided a floating lyrical chorus to the convoluted narrative. I was so impressed that our Bruce was actually a fictional character. His transcendent, [..]

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Awards — Roots Music Canada

The countdown to our broadcast of the 7th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, and the related Nominee Showcase is on, only 10 days to go. Live streaming is like a TV production, only on a much smaller scale, and the challenge we have as producers, directors, technicians.


Inspiration — Roots Music Canada

Those few selfless souls who still spin folk, roots, Celtic, Maritime, bluegrass, blues, and singer-songwriter tracks deserve all of our thanks. Perhaps no one exemplifies dedication to music the way folk DJs do. Jan Vanderhorst of Just Us Folk on AM 1380, CKPC.


Legacy — Roots Music Canada

So many, in fact, that I ventured into that phase of collecting when you start to look at it in. Joan Baez was ripe for idolatry: beautiful, passionate, intelligent and talented. It never mattered that she was my grandmother’s age. I bought up all her albums. I have adored Joan Baez.


Making Music — Roots Music Canada

If you attended Folk Alliance Memphis in 2010 or 2011, you may remember a documentary film crew of three shooting throughout the conference. Well, that was me, Sara Terry, the Director, along with my DP, Henry Jacobson and Producer, Diana. This item crossed our desks and we thought it worth passing along to the community.


Advice — Roots Music Canada

Magoo is a veteran songwriter, perpetual Blue Skies host, family performer, a winner of the “Off Beat” Porcupine Award, parade leader, a major. If you’ve “liked” Magoo’s Facebook page, you know it means it’s not just the day after Monday — it’s Fashion Tips Tuesday.