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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

New Faces – Diggin Roots Open Fire On Hate

New Faces – Diggin Roots Open Fire On Hate
    Digging Roots has an answer to the gun violence plaguing the world today: more love, more truth, more music. “I think we can use the word ‘epidemic’ when it comes to gun violence in society today,” says Singer ShoShona Kish of DiggingRoots whose powerful and inspirational new video AK-47 calls for an end to violence and oppression through love and understanding.   The new video is available on YouTube and already... Read More

Rising Rap Star Raz Fresco Details His 5% Nation Journey In God Body Video

Rising Rap Star Raz Fresco Details His 5% Nation Journey In God Body Video
What do Jay Z, Nas, Joey Badass, Erykah Badu, Jay Electronica, Wu Tang Clan and Rakim have in common? Outside of the fact that they have all created enduring music, if you dig a little deeper you will have also noticed that they have either used Five Percent Nation slang repeatedly or referenced their teachings in their rhymes. Toronto-based rapper Raz... Read More

NEW FACES – THE DAMN TRUTH – RELEASE NEW ALBUM “DEVILISH FOLK”

NEW FACES – THE DAMN TRUTH – RELEASE NEW ALBUM “DEVILISH FOLK”
  BAND TO RELEASE VIDEO OF “LOVE IS BLINDNESS” FOLLOWING PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO YVES SAINT LAURENT COMMERCIAL   SUMMER/FALL 2016 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED BAND PERFORMS JULY 30 AT OSHEAGA     Montreal, July 7, 2016. If you haven’t already, you’re going to hear Montreal’s The Damn Truth soon. And even if you have, you’re about to hear them with... Read More