From Joni Mitchell to Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, and beyond, Canada has always been a hotbed of great contemporary folk and roots songwriting. But the great Canadian singer-songwriters don't all exist within that older generation. There is a swath of newer artists making waves across Canada - and through much of the U.S. clubs and festival circuit.
Whether you're interested in contemporary songwriters, Americana crooners, or folk-punk distorted banjo tunes, there is something for everyone coming out of the great white north. Learn more about the new Canadian music scene with these five artists to watch. Know of anyone I'm missing? Drop their name in the comments.
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