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Havelock Country Jamboree – The Grand Old Lady Still Going Strong

Havelock Country Jamboree – The Grand Old Lady Still Going Strong
    by Roman Mitz, Open Spaces                     Country artists come and go, and honky tonk venues open and close with some regularity, but one thing in the industry has remained constant for three decades; the Havelock Country Jamboree.  This year’s Jamboree is a real mixed bag that offers something for everyone. There are Canadian mainstays such as George Canyon and... Read More

Cold Creek County – Retools For New Release

Cold Creek County – Retools For New Release
By Roman Mitz, Open Spaces Cold Creek County drummer Doug Oliver is busy doing some hardwood flooring in his Toronto home when he takes five to talk about the band’s new album ‘Homemade’.  The group underwent its own renovations of sort, replacing lead vocalist Brandon Scott with new front man Ches Anthony, and making banjo/vocalist Jordan Honsinger a full-fledged member... Read More

Tim Hicks – Shake These Walls, Y’all 

Tim Hicks – Shake These Walls, Y’all 
                                                     by Roman Mitz for Open Spaces                 Tim Hicks is chuffed.  After his solid debut album ‘Throw Down’ in 2013, he beat the sophomore jinx into submission with his outstanding follow-up, ‘5:01’.  Now the stakes have been raised and his fan base has big expectations for his brand new record Shake These Walls. While he was certainly... Read More