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Playlist – The Melting Pot – Week of June 26, 2017

Playlist – The Melting Pot – Week of June 26, 2017

June 25, 2017 | By

The Melting Pot – Playlist Tunes From the Top Ten of 2017 So Far Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters – Learning How to Love Him & Eden Declan O’Donovan – Burn It Down Lynne Hanson – Devil Said Do Jason Isbell – White Man’s World & Chaos and Clothes Rhiannon Giddens – At The […]

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Top Ten Most Played Tunes – Week of June 19, 2017

Top Ten Most Played Tunes – Week of June 19, 2017

June 24, 2017 | By

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Twenty Eight Tunes – June 24, 2017

Twenty Eight Tunes – June 24, 2017

June 23, 2017 | By

Set One – Songwriters Chris Stapleton – Up To No Good Livin’ Amanda Shires – My Love (The Storm) Scott Nolan – One Little Spark Hayes Carll – Sake of the Song Gretchen Peters – The Matador Jason Isbell – White Man’s World Allison Moorer – Gonna Get It Wrong Set Two – 21st Century […]

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Our Favourite New Roots Records of 2017 … So Far

Our Favourite New Roots Records of 2017 … So Far

June 21, 2017 | By

 These are the records that I keep returning to, that have been released so far this year. It’s been an exceptional year for new roots music so far, and there is a lot more coming down the pipe. As with all such lists, this is purely subjective. There are full reviews of most, if not […]

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Playlist for the Songwriters Show – Week of June 19, 2017

Playlist for the Songwriters Show – Week of June 19, 2017

June 20, 2017 | By

Jason Isbell – Molotov Shannon McNally Music – Banshee Moan Steve Earle – The Girl on the Mountain Margo Price – This Town Gets Around Gurf Morlix Music – Love Remains Unbroken Angaleena Presley – Dreams Don’t Come True John Moreland – It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before) Lori McKenna – Humble & Kind Declan […]

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Top Ten Most Played Tunes – Week of June 12, 2017

Top Ten Most Played Tunes – Week of June 12, 2017

June 16, 2017 | By

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Twenty Eight Tunes – June 17, 2017

Twenty Eight Tunes – June 17, 2017

June 16, 2017 | By

Set One – Women’s Voices in Roots Music Margo Price – This Town Gets Around Gretchen Peters – The Matador Mary Gauthier – Walking Each Other Home Lynne Hanson – Devil Said Do Angaleena Presley – Bless My Heart Lori McKenna – The Bird & The Rifle Amanda Shires – You Are My Home Set […]

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Concert Review – Four Voices at Massey Hall Toronto

Concert Review – Four Voices at Massey Hall Toronto

June 15, 2017 | By

Last night, at Massey Hall, I got to sit front and centre for one of the very best concerts I’ve ever had the joy to witness. Joan Baez, a lifelong hero of mine for her willingness to always speak truth to power, and to act on her beliefs. Mary Chapin Carpenter, a brilliant, if understated, […]

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The Nashville Sound, from Jason Isbell. Record Review.

The Nashville Sound, from Jason Isbell. Record Review.

June 12, 2017 | By

I’m just going to say it … Jason Isbell is one of the great songwriters of our time. When I first heard that his new album, The Nashville Sound, was coming I got excited, and when the pre-release tracks started showing up, I pre-ordered the album, something I don’t often do, and got right into them. […]

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Twenty Eight Tunes – June 10, 2017

Twenty Eight Tunes – June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017 | By

Set One – Women’s Voices Chastity Brown – Drive Slow Lori McKenna – The Bird & The Rifle Angaleena Presley – Bless My Heart Lynne Hanson – Devil Said Do Margo Price – This Town Gets Around Mary Gauthier – Walking Each Other Home Gretchen Peters – Blackbirds Set Two – Men’s Voices Rodney Crowell […]

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