Sneak Peek: Today June 15 we’re playing tracks from Andrea Menard’s new CD Lift @SPEAKMusicPR @andreamenard @Musideum

Today, June 15, Canadian Roots Radio is pleased to present some sneak peeks from from Andrea Menard’s new CD, Lift.

Lift will be officially released June 16, 2014 at MUSIDEUM, 401 RICHMOND STREET WEST, SUITE 133, TORONTO. Visit for more information about the venue.

Other tour locations include Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, & Winnipeg. 

Visit for more artist info.

Yours in Radio,


Ewan Dobson – Birth of 12 String CD. Guest post by Brian O’Sullivan @EwanDobson

Dear friends of music,

After returning from his latest tour focusing on Acoustic Metal, Ewan immediately went into his home studio and began creating Acoustic Metal II. His usual routine now for writing and recording involves staying up all night and often we talk in the morning before he goes to bed (I’m an early riser). I was encouraging Ewan to take a holiday after his latest exhaustive effort. What happened next surprised me. New compositions on 12 string guitar started appearing on Facebook. I got a call last night and he played a fresh composition for me over the phone. I suggested the title “Hillbillies on Speed” due to it’s incredible pace and reference to traditional American Bluegrass. The song above was sent to my inbox at 4am today. So it looks like another CD is in the offing. The muse has dug it’s claws into Ewan’s shoulder and won’t leave until this next CD focusing on music for the 12 string guitar is completed.

The tune above is lovely – very positive and happy. It is also a very mature composition – one that should appeal to the old time fingerstyle fans who might find his ‘acoustic metal’ (a genre he invented) a bit heavy. I love the part where it gets quieter – very ‘programatic’ (are you familiar with that term ?). It’s when the music directly represents what it is describing as in Peter and the Wolf or when Hendrix whistles at girls using a string bend on his guitar :).

I have suggested that Ewan consider dedicating this CD to one of his inspirations – 12 string maestro Leo Kottke. It would be wonderful if Leo could write an introduction to the CD to be included in the packaging.

I hope you enjoy the music and, if you can, please consider supporting Ewan’s efforts by purchasing his CDs or downloads available through Candyrat Records or i-tunes.

Thank you !


Brian O’Sullivan is a co-founder of the York Region Fingerstyle Guitar Assocation. He is also an accomplished musician, music teacher and husband.He blogs with which you can follow here:

#CRR … Now on the @Radionomy @UTuneMe

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Jim Priebe Publicity now accepting clients

Jim Priebe Publicity, a division of Canadian Roots Radio, currently has openings for a limited number of new clients.

Musicians planning a tour or CD launch, or musicians wishing to develop an on-going relationship with their fans will benefit from our services.

Jim Priebe Publicity offers musicians a full suite of media management services including:

  • Generate and manage publicity through traditional and new media channels
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Act before January 31, 2014 and you’ll get your first month free.

E-mail or call 647-992-8294 for more information. You’ll be glad you did.

Yours in Music,


Jim Priebe Presents … A Neil Young Tribute Concert @EarlWhitchurch

Neil Young fans will want to come to the Earl of Whitchurch Jan 25, 2014 8:00pm for a Neil Young Tribute Concert.

A phenomenal range of Young’s music is planned, from well known tunes such as “Old Man”, “After the Gold Rush” and “Harvest Moon” to his classics including “Down by the River” and “Cinnamon Girl”.

Performers include local favorites Marion Drexler & Don Maitland, Tom Pullin, and Mike Burns & Bruce MacNeil.

Also performing are Juno-nominee Glenn Marais and master-guitarist D’Arcy Wickham. Glenn and D’Arcy are no stranger to Stouffville, and have built strong appreciative audiences here.

Mike Burns is doing double duty as EmCee. Brian O’Sullivan and Gary Burke are covering sound.

Show starts at 8pm. No cover!

Yours in Radio,


2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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