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New Guitar Style Highlights Wide Mouth Mason’s New Album Release

New Guitar Style Highlights Wide Mouth Mason’s New Album Release
In 2019, Shaun Verreault and Safwan Javed, the two surviving members of Wide Mouth Mason entered the recording studio to release their seventh studio album, `I Wanna Go With You’, a blues-based album recorded live off the floor and geared towards a live performance.  This album also introduced Verreault’s new guitar-playing technique, a tri-style lap steel technique in which he... Read More

The Kings Are Out To Prove There Is More To Their Legacy Than Just One Monster Hit

The Kings Are Out To Prove There Is More To Their Legacy Than Just One Monster Hit
Classic rock music fans will wonder out loud if they have blundered into some kind of `Back To The Future’ time warp when they notice a double bill of The Kings co-featured in a series of Ontario-based concerts in late September alongside stalwarts Honeymoon Suite. The Kings have just released their first new studio album, `The Longest Story Ever Told’... Read More

Music’s Irresistible Odd Couple

Music’s Irresistible Odd Couple
(Box photos by Ted Van Boort) Your average concert goer would initially be confused by how you can successfully twin a classic rock band like Montreal’s The Box with a Country Rock group like ONE UGLY COWBOY. But as attendees at Hamilton Ontario’s “It’s Your Festival” discovered, their collective ability to entertain a family audience makes such a blend of... Read More

Charley Crockett – King Of The Wild Frontier

Charley Crockett – King Of The Wild Frontier
Photo: Bobby Cochran The accolades have been coming a mile a minute for Americana singer/songwriter Charley Crockett for his 2022 breakthrough album “The Man From Waco”. He is among the most nominated for the 2023 Americana Honors & Awards with nominations for “Artist Of The Year”, “Album of The Year” and “Song Of The Year”. “The Man From Waco” was... Read More

THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)

THE BEACHES SHARE EVERYTHING IS BORING (THE ACES REMIX)
TORONTO, ON – May 26, 2023 – Last month, The Beaches teased their forthcoming new album, Blame My Ex (set for release on September 15 and available to pre-order here), by dropping the melodic ode-to-an-empty-feeling, Everything Is Boring. Now, the band returns with a new version of the lead single, freshly remixed by acclaimed alt-pop quartet, The Aces. Listen to Everything Is Boring (The Aces Remix) here.  With... Read More

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline

Canada’s Teen Jam, A Prelude to Kitchener’s Wayback Festival – JUNO Award Winners KIM MITCHELL and SASS JORDAN To Headline
Some of the best, most innovative musical acts ever started out when they were merely teens – The Runaways, The Strokes, the Arctic Monkeys, to name just a few – and Canada’s Teen Jam, a first-of-its-kind performance showcase, is well aware of the immense talent and creativity that can be developed during that wonderful time of life. Read More

Tina Turner, The Queen Of Rock Dies at age of 83

Tina Turner, The Queen Of Rock Dies at age of 83
By Mike Davidson with files from Keith Sharp (Reuters) - Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a hardscrabble farming community and abusive relationship to become one of the top recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83. She died peacefully after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representative... Read More

10 for the Show – Trooper’s Induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

10 for the Show – Trooper’s Induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
By Brian Stanko - The red-carpet procession of the Trooper train spread across the branded backdrop where the members attempted to please the gaggle of photographers–aiming for poses that balanced the inherent sense of rock ‘n’ roll attitude with the fact that the accumulated years had taken much of the edge off that attitude, leaving some very broad and sincere... Read More

Injustice Corrected – Trooper is Inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame

Injustice Corrected – Trooper is Inducted into Canada’s Music Hall of Fame
By Keith Sharp Outrageous negligence will finally be corrected Thursday, May 18th, when Vancouver’s Trooper is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Calgary’s Studio Bell Centre. They, along with Country Artist Terri Clark, Francophone star Diane Dufresne and noted jazz pianist Oliver Jones will join Nickelback, who have already been inducted into the hall during this year’s... Read More

Gordon Lightfoot’s Legacy Will Be Remembered

Gordon Lightfoot’s Legacy Will Be Remembered
By Keith Sharp Much has been written, televised, and praised online to eulogize the passing of Gordon Lightfoot, who died on Monday, May 2nd, at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 84. But it should be pointed out that this Canadian music icon, along with Ian and Sylvia, helped create Canada’s first established music scene when the Orillia Ontario... Read More

Justin Hayward Tours Ontario With New Track Plus Stripped-Down Versions Of Moody Blues Classics

Justin Hayward Tours Ontario With New Track Plus Stripped-Down Versions Of Moody Blues Classics
Justin Hayward – The Early Days – Facebook Image Having chalked up over fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard worldwide. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, he is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over... Read More

The Big Top returns to the banks of Quidi Vidi from June 14th-24th! St John’s NL and the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent – Music Festival 2023

The Big Top returns to the banks of Quidi Vidi from June 14th-24th! St John’s NL and the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent – Music Festival 2023
By Keith Sharp The region of Newfoundland/Labrador is known for its scenic beauty and its friendly people (see Come From Away)…but music events are not so much. But then Steeles Hotel chain President John Steele had this revelation when seeing a huge entertainment tent resurrected in London, England and felt the same concept would work back in his native St... Read More

Amanda Marshall Survives Prolonged Legal Battle, Releases New Single, and a New Tour.

Amanda Marshall Survives Prolonged Legal Battle, Releases New Single, and a New Tour.
By Keith Sharp For those music fans who wondered whatever happened to Amanda Marshall, do not worry; Amanda is back with a bang, and a national tour Amanda Marshall – 25 & Counting: The Heavy Lifting Tour and presented by Live Nation. With a début single, “I Hope She Cheats,” already hitting the social media airwaves, Marshall is obviously thrilled... Read More