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JUNO Award-Winning Badass JJ Wilde Joining The Record Company On Tour This Fall

JUNO Award-Winning Badass JJ Wilde Joining The Record Company On Tour This Fall
JJ Wilde – Photo by Sandra Lee JJ Wilde has had a dynamite year! She was the first woman in 25 years to win for her debut album ‘Ruthless’ (the last female winner was Alanis Morissette for ‘Jagged Little Pill’ in 1996), her debut single “The Rush” won the SOCAN Rock Music Award and was featured on the hit TV show The Good... Read More

Tim Hicks – Campfire Troubadour

Tim Hicks – Campfire Troubadour
Tim Hicks – Photo by Dustin Rabin By Roman Mitz While Tim Hicks is known for his raucous live shows and the party atmosphere surrounding them, his evolution as a performer had humble beginnings, as he charmed bar patrons nightly with a vast repertoire of solo acoustic material designed to please a crowd. His latest EP, “Campfire Troubadour“ pulls from this model, reimagining... Read More

Stompin’ Tom Connors Unreleased Songs from The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again On June 25

Stompin’ Tom Connors Unreleased Songs from The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again On June 25
Anthem Records Announces The Release 0f Stompin’ Tom Connors Unreleased Songs from The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again On June 25 Anthem Records, the recorded music division of Anthem Entertainment, continues the rich musical legacy of Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors with the release of Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again on June... Read More

A Is For Arrows Shoots Straight From The Heart

A Is For Arrows Shoots Straight From The Heart
By Keith Sharp Alessia Balasbas is aware that one of the first questions asked of her as she debuts her six-track EP titled ‘Roses” is to explain her performance name ‘A Is For Arrows‘. “It came from a quote awhile back that an arrow can only be shot by pulling the bow backwards,” noted Balasbas from her Toronto residence in... Read More

Lindsay Ell – Songs From and For The Heart

Lindsay Ell – Songs From and For The Heart
Lindsay Ell – Heart Theory – Photo by Jeremy Cowart In a short period of time, Lindsay Ell has compiled a mind-blowing list of accomplishments. Lindsay’s last recording, “The Project” her first full-length album, debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Sales Chart and was named Billboard’s Best Country Album of 2017. Over the course of her career, she... Read More

Like Racing A Speedboat Against The Titanic

Like Racing A Speedboat Against The Titanic
An Interview By Keith Sharp Promoters of major music festivals like Boots And Hearts, Cavendish Beach and Calgary Country Thunder no doubt have their fingers (and other appendages) crossed that the current COVID-19 Virus doesn’t create havoc with their summer schedules. But the air of uncertainty is also plaguing organizers of a series of smaller events. Big River Country Festival... Read More

Johnson’s Creek at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Johnson’s Creek at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern
JOHNSON’S CREEK Horseshoe Tavern Toronto Wed Feb 12th, 2020 By David Silva Photos by Andrew Clowater The Rolling Stones, The Police, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Crowded House, Bryan Adams, Stompin Tom Connors. Well, now you can add Toronto’s Johnson’s Creek to this esteemed list who have tread the boards at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. It may have been just... Read More

Chevy Music Indie Fridays Returns to Yonge-Dundas Square with Kandle, Neon Dreams, Devin Cuddy Band + plus!

Chevy Music Indie Fridays Returns to Yonge-Dundas Square with Kandle, Neon Dreams, Devin Cuddy Band + plus!
CHEVY MUSIC INDIE FRIDAYS June 28 – August 30, 2019 AT YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE This summer Indie Fridays returns to Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) for the 9th year in a row! With the launch of Chevrolet’s new music discovery program, Chevy Music, this will be the biggest and best Indie Fridays since Chevrolet began their partnership with YDS three years ago. Throughout... Read More

High Valley Sings For The “Single Man”: Brand New Single Out Now

High Valley Sings For The “Single Man”: Brand New Single Out Now
Between them, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel of Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville duo High Valley share more than two decades of marriage with their wives – but in their brand new song, available now (listen HERE), they’re singing about a “Single Man.” Brad co-wrote the foot-stomping new track, loaded with their signature bluegrass-tinted country sound, alongside Derick Southerland... Read More

30th Anniversary SOCAN Awards Featuring Canada’s Brightest Stars

30th Anniversary SOCAN Awards Featuring Canada’s Brightest Stars
30th Anniversary SOCANs Shimmer with Songwriting, Composing, Music Publishing, Licensing Success Opens with a “Call Me Maybe” winner; Barenaked Ladies end with a Bang. Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger celebrated as Most-Performed Songwriter. Murda Beatz, Drake, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Red Brick Songs, Jessie Reyez, Bell Media also honoured. Buffy Sainte-Marie inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.  – More than 700... Read More

NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)

NEW MUSIC: Alessia Cara / The Pains of Growing (Deluxe) (November 30)
Alessia Car Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alessia Cara releases her highly anticipated second album The Pains of Growing (Deluxe), today via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The run-up to today’s highly-anticipated release of  The Pains of Growing began as far back as July, when Alessia first performed “Growing Pains” on Fallon and Colbert, then in September on The Today Show‘s outdoor... Read More

Tètè : Say Hello to The French Bob Dylan…Or Is That Jeff Buckley!

Tètè : Say Hello to The French Bob Dylan…Or Is That Jeff Buckley!
  By Keith Sharp   Thursday April 20th at Toronto’s Rivoli Theatre. As part of the annual Canadian Music Week Festivities, a delegation from France (along with a similar delegation from Italy) were showcasing a lineup of domestic artists at the venue. Public Relations person extraordinaire, Joanne Smale had convinced yours truly to write about the delegation and to check... Read More

Pistolwhips Tour New Album

Pistolwhips Tour New Album
Saskatoon alternative rockers, The Pistolwhips have announced that their sophomore album, Voices will be released worldwide on May 26, 2017. To celebrate the release, the band will begin a month long tour across Canada kicking things off with a hometown release show at Amigos Cantina on May 26. Voices, produced by JUNO award winner, Eric Ratz (Arkells, Monster Truck, Billy... Read More

New Faces: Montreal’s Fleece Set Sail With Voyageur Debut

New Faces: Montreal’s Fleece Set Sail With Voyageur Debut
Montreal’s Fleece are excited to announce details of their sophomore album Voyager which will be released on January 19th, 2017 via their own Fleece Music imprint.  Listen to the album’s first single “What You’ve Done” here via Brooklyn Vegan who had this to say about the song: “The track really shows off what Fleece do well, bringing a tropical rhythm to a bright, joyous pop song... Read More