@artscancircle Benefit Sept 20 … a great evening coming your way @BernieFinkelste @briangladstone @niteoutentmike @yorkscene

Things are gearing up for our Sep 20th ArtsCan Circle Benefit (7:30pm, Parkview Village Auditorium Stouffville). Free Admission, instead you can make an on-the-spot donation to ArtsCan Circle.

We’ve just got word that Jim Corrigan, host of Afternoon Delight on WhiStle Radio will be our EmCee! Musicians include Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington, The Albert Street Four,  Marion Drexler and Mike Burns.

We’re raffling off a guitar (donated by Long and McQuade Markham) and signed by Bruce Cockburn!

As part of the evening, Brian O’Sullivan will also be playing a couple of Bruce Cockburn songs. Read why on his Yorkscene blog:


Hope to see you there!


Jim Priebe Presents … 3rd Annual ArtsCan Benefit @artscancircle @BrianGladstone @niteoutentmike @WSPeaceFest

ArtsCan 2014 BenefitJim Priebe Presents … 3rd Annual ArtsCan Benefit. Again this year we have an exciting ensemble of musicians coming together for a great cause. Our lineup includes:

The Marion Drexler Band: “Well, what can I say but WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! You never cease to amaze me with your awesome tunes! ….Thanks again.” – Amber Gordon, manager, resource development, Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region;

Mike Burns: well known host of the award winning radio show Nite Out is also a local favorite musician;

The Albert Street Four: 60’s style folk quartet and winners of the 2014 Music Town Ontario Awards;

Brian Gladstone: Award winning singer-song writer, world class guitar player.

This will be an evening of extraordinary music!

The concert takes place 7:30pm, September 20th, Parkview Village Auditorium, 12184 Ninth Line. Stouffville, ON

Ticket price is PWYC (all proceeds to ArtsCan) and opportunity to donate to ArtsCan Circle. We’re raffling off a guitar donated by Long & McQuade signed by Bruce Cockburn!!

Thanks to our sponsors Whittamore’s Farm, Betz Pools, Stouffville Free Press

Coffee and treats provided by Velvet Sunrise.

Again this year we’re park of the Weekend of Music and Peace.

ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada. Our hope is to encourage self-esteem amongst Indigenous youth in isolated communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts. More information about ArtsCan Circle at artscancircle.ca

Hope to see you out for great music and a great cause. E-mail jim@canadianrootsradio.ca for more information & reservations. Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/669599329793664/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


New in the NetBlues File: Downchild’s Can You Hear the Music @Linus_Ent

Downchild Can You Hear the MusicWe’ve added tracks from Downchild‘s Juno winning CD Can You Hear The Music to our NetBlues File.

NetBlues is Canadian Roots Radio’s signature Blues show, and is heard nightly from 10-11pm EST.

“Forty–four years on, Downchild remains a blues force, true to itself and without equal.” More about this incredible band at downchild.com


This week: New Music from @ian_foster The Great Wave @_MusicNL_

Ian-Foster-the-great-wave-album-cover-web-250x250Today we’re adding some tunes from Ian Foster’s newest CD The Great Wave. 

Learn more about one of Newfoundland’s award winning and multi-nominated singer-songwriter, his music and his latest  CD at http://ianfoster.ca/

Canadian Roots Radio. There’s a song for you too.




One of Canada’s Best: Terry Tufts Coming to Stouffville July 18! @EarlWhitchurch

Terry Tufts

Terry Tufts

The York Regional Fingerstyle Guitar Association is bringing one of Canada’s best (yet vastly under-appreciated) musicians to Stouffville! Terry Tufts is a fabulous guitarist, great singer, and an excellent songwriter: his songs are passionate, thoughtful and tuneful, with an engaging range of subject matter.

You may have heard some of his tunes here on Canadian Roots Radio. You may have seen him perform at a Stouffville house concert at Marie Lynn Hammond’s place a few years ago. In any case, he rarely performs in this part of the world, and you don’t want to miss him while he’s here. Listen to some of his tunes at https://soundcloud.com/terry-tufts

With thanks to Marie Lynn Hammond and Brian O’Sullivan.

Friday July 18, 8 pm
Upstairs at Earl of Whitchurch Pub
6204 Main St, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 4J3
(905) 642-3275
$10 suggested donation

Yours in Radio,



Today’s Addition to the NetBlues File: Brandon Issak


CD art from Brandon Isaak’s latest.

Today we’ve added cuts from Brandon Issak’s latest CD Here on Earth. We’ll be spinning some cuts this week on our signature blues program NetBlues, heard nightly from 10-11pm EST.

More info about Brandon and his music can be found at http://www.brandonisaak.ca/


Today’s additions: Tracks from Jessica Bundy’s Careless Smile @jess445


Artwork from Jessica Bundy’s latest EP.

Today we’ve added to the playlist “Careless Smile” and “To Fall” from Jessica Bundy’s new EP Careless Smile.

Tune in throughout the week to hear ‘em.

Visit http://www.jessicabundy.ca/ for more info about Jessica and her music.

~ Jim