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 part 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. Their 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


#CanadianRootsRadio off air tonight (Oct 16, 2013) 12-2am maintenance


Tonight (Oct 16, 2013) at midnight Canadian Roots Radio will be off the air for a couple of hours due to maintenance on our streaming server.

Please be sure to tune back in during the wee hours. Listenership has been steadily growing over the past years and each and every one of you is important to us. As the Beverly Hillbillies would say, Y’all come back now, y’hear?!

Yours in Radio,


Today’s Additions @ctaddo The Backyard Devils @EastCoastMusic @MusicMusiqueNB

Today’s additions include songs from New Brunswick’s The Backyard Devils.

Tracks from Catherine Taddo’s Under Your Hood have been added to the NetBlues file. NetBlues showcases Canadian Blues music and can be heard nightly 10-11pm EST.

Yours in Radio,


Jim Priebe presents 2nd Annual @ArtsCanCircle Benefit

ARTSCAN 2013 I’m hosting my 2nd Annual ArtsCan Circle Benefit. A mini-festival of extra-ordinary musicians, this year’s line-up includes:
  • Stouffville’s own Morgan Sadler winner Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Song
  • Marianne Girard – Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee for Best Contemporary Singer, Marianne Girard is “a revelation, alternately bold and tender, with a voice unequivocally pure and joyfully unrestrained”. (Toronto Star)
  • HOTCHA! Winner of two TIMAs (Toronto Independent Music Awards) Best Folk/Roots & Live Acoustic Category
  • Jane Lewis & Sam Turton – “Lewis has a voice that is both clear and full. Both musically and lyrically sophisticated, it’s an impressive debut.” —Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs Magazine
  • Pre-performance music by Stouffville’s gypsy-jazz trio Windsong.

EmCee Mike Burns, sound by Most Excellent Productions, coffee and treats by Velvet Sunrise Coffee Roastery

Thanks to our sponsors Betz Pools, Boston Pizza Stouffville, Long & McQuade, Whittamore’s Farm, Stouffville Free Press, P Dominque Plante Creative Services and Card’s Appliances

Tickets: $15, available at the box office online, by calling 905-640-2322, or in person.

Date: Sat Sep 21, 2013. Doors open @ 7:00pm. Show starts 7:30pm

Venue: Stouffville’s 19-on-the-Park http://nineteenonthepark.com/

ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity that sends teams of musicians and artists to engage children and youth in remote Northern communities in workshops in the arts. Through music and other creative arts, they hope to teach new skills, promote self-esteem and creative self-expression. More information about ArtCanCircle can be found at: http://www.artscancircle.ca/


Today’s Playlist Additions @theduanerutter @dutrasweet @BustedFlat

Today’s playlist additions include cuts from Nancy Dutra’s  time will tell.

Tracks from Duane Rutter’s Waiting Room and Never Bet the Devil Your Head have also been added. Duane’s CDs are available from Busted Flat Records.

Yours in Radio,


#CanadianRootsRadio Can Now Be Heard on iNetRadio.com

Canadian Roots Radio can now be heard on iNetRadio.com

In the search box type “Canadian” and Canadian Roots Radio will appear.

They have an interesting service, definitely worth checking out if you take internet radio seriously. From their website:

NetRadio brings together the technology of the internet and the convenience of radio listening! Now you can have your own iNetRadio that plays your favorite music, newscasts, local weather and more when you want it!

Set up your own iNetRadio with whatever music you like and start adding all the features that traditional radio offers! With just a click, you can hear the news or anything else you choose! Is your music collection so unique that nobody has anything close? Load it up! Got a band and you want to have a station that will play all your songs because you want it to? Load it up! Don’t have any idea where to begin getting music? No problem! You can choose from any of our music channels.

Yours in Radio,


Whose Voice? @paulcrosstoront

Regular listeners will hear a new voice on Canadian Roots Radio. New to Canadian Roots Radio that is, but quite likely familiar to radio aficionados across the country.

Paul Cross has been the voice of news for numerous stations nationwide including CHUM Toronto, CKLW Windsor-Detroit, CKGM Montreal, CFUN Vancouver, CJCH Halifax, and CFRA Ottawa. He has produced nationally and internationally-awarded in-depth documentaries and reports.

Currently Paul is Professor and Program Coordinator, Radio Broadcasting at Toronto’s Humber College. 

And now you’ll hear his voice every now and then on Canadian Roots Radio, reminding you what station you’re listening to.

Thanks Paul!

Yours in Radio,