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

Triple Concert Chaos Under Control For 2023

Triple Concert Chaos Under Control For 2023
By Keith Sharp Understanding the chaos caused by the cancellation of one festival concert caused by the pandemic, you can imagine the effect of planning three festivals and having all three put on hold for the past two years. But that’s exactly what happened to the organizers of Dauphin’s Countryfest, Rockin The Fields Of Minnedosa and Thunder Bay’s Country In... Read More

Bluewater Bridge No Barrier to The Bluewater BorderFest

Bluewater Bridge No Barrier to The Bluewater BorderFest
By Keith Sharp The Bluewater Bridge spanning between Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan, as well as the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Windsor with Detroit, represents the lifeblood of commerce to this South Western Ontario outpost. So when the COVID pandemic practically closed off access between the two cities, any major social events planned for Sarnia in 2020 and 2021... Read More

Queen and Adam Lambert at Scotiabank Arena!

Queen and Adam Lambert at Scotiabank Arena!
Queen Rhapsody Tour Schedules Lone Canadian Date For Toronto “Visions fine and sound supreme Essence of a fiery Queen Doyens of the Paradigm We Will Rock You one more time.” Brian May Having first launched their universally acclaimed Rhapsody Tour with 25 epic shows across North America in 2019, Queen + Adam Lambert are bringing their highly acclaimed production, now expanded and... Read More

Lunchbox Promotion Draws Attention To Rare Americans launch.

Lunchbox Promotion Draws Attention To Rare Americans launch.
By Keith Sharp Launching yourself as a new band in the current social media environment is always a tricky business but Vancouver’s Rare Americans came up with a novel approach to debuting the self-titled album debut in August 2018. Original members James Priestner and guitarist Lubo Ivan designed about 300 lunch boxes emblazoned with their distinctive artwork style with contents... Read More

Juno Award-Winning Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Preston Pablo Releases Music Video For “Ay Ay Ay” 

Juno Award-Winning Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Preston Pablo Releases Music Video For “Ay Ay Ay” 
Preston Pablo, winner of Breakthrough Artist of the Year. JUNO Awards. Rogers Place. Monday, March 13, 2023. Edmonton, AB. Photo: CARASiPhoto JN647 “AY AY AY” showcases Preston Pablo’s ability to craft a pop hit with a celebratory, dance-inducing vibe. About the track, Preston shares, “this song is the fantasized world built around my wildest desires. It’s my materialistic idea of success being... Read More

A Buzz Of Sweet New Country Releases For Spring 2023       

A Buzz Of Sweet New Country Releases For Spring 2023       
by Roman Mitz As people are buzzing with excitement as the NCAA tournament gets Stateside underway, there’s also a beehive of activity north of the border as our finest Canadian country acts race for the number one sweet spot on the country charts. Here are some of the hottest new entries to consider when filling in your bracket. With powerhouse... Read More

Colourful Junos Had Everything, Including Hockey Superstars And Topless Protesters

Colourful Junos Had Everything, Including Hockey Superstars And Topless Protesters
By Keith Sharp It’s virtually a standard practice for live broadcasts to feature the disclaimer, ”this show may contain scenes of nudity and coarse language.” But I am certain organizers of the 52nd Juno Awards staged at Edmonton’s Rogers Centre could not have possibly predicted such a warning would have come into play so early in Monday’s telecast. Yet as... Read More

The Many Faces Of Michelle Truman

The Many Faces Of Michelle Truman
By Keith Sharp Michelle Truman is a musical schizophrenic. Some nights she exhibits an aura of Stevie Nicks, other nights, she stars as one-quarter of her own ABBA tribute team or captures the spirit of Shania Twain, Joan Jett or Lita Ford. And more recently, she has assumed lead vocal in the band Toronto as a replacement for Holly (Annie) Woods,... Read More

Crash Test Dummies Return With Brand New Single “Sacred Alphabet”

Crash Test Dummies Return With Brand New Single “Sacred Alphabet”
With one of the most distinctly recognizable lead voices in Canadian music, Alternative-Rock band Crash Test Dummies are a three-time Grammy Award-nominated and JUNO Award-winning group, who soared to the top of the worldwide charts in the early ’90s with hits “Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm” and “Superman’s Song.” Their cover of “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead” was selected as the... Read More

Crown Lands Release Awaited Single “Lady Of The Lake” Alongside Ceremonial Music Video Unearthing The Origin Story Of Fearless

Crown Lands Release Awaited Single “Lady Of The Lake” Alongside Ceremonial Music Video Unearthing The Origin Story Of Fearless
PRE-ORDER/PRE-ADD FEARLESS HERELISTEN TO “LADY OF THE LAKE” & WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE After performing the song live on tour to eager fans, today, Juno Award-winning rock duo Crown Lands – Cody Bowles (vocals and drums) and Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, and keys)— release their anticipated single, “Lady Of The Lake” through Spinefarm Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. “Lady Of... Read More

Rock And Roll Legends Guns N’ Roses Announce 2023 World Tour

Rock And Roll Legends Guns N’ Roses Announce 2023 World Tour
Powerhouse Rock Band To Headline Stadiums, Festivals, And Arenas In The Middle East, Europe, And North America Guns N’ Roses return to the road on a massive 2023 World Tour produced by Live Nation, headlining stadiums, festivals, and arenas throughout the summer and fall. The powerhouse rock band launch this jaunt on June 5 in Tel Aviv, Israel, at Park Hayarkon and... Read More

Beyoncé Announces First Extension Of Renaissance World Tour 

Beyoncé Announces First Extension Of Renaissance World Tour 
Due to huge demand, seven additional North American stadium shows have been added to RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR. The North American leg of the tour will continue leveraging Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan technology for the added dates to ensure more tickets get into the hands of concertgoers. Fan demand already exceeds the number of available tickets by more than 800% based on current... Read More

Music Express ME News Update – Music Question #1 – What “the…” Correction!

Music Express ME News Update – Music Question #1  – What “the…” Correction!
The Music Express – ME NEWS Bi-Monthly would like to reach out to you, the reader. Starting with this issue, we will pose a simple question to you about your music tastes (with a few celebrity answers), and for the second ME NEWS of the month, we will print a select number of your responses. The first question is… What... Read More

The Rolling Stones’ Definite Concert Film ‘GRRR Live!’ Available Now!

The Rolling Stones’ Definite Concert Film ‘GRRR Live!’ Available Now!
The Rolling Stones have released GRRR Live!, THE definitive concert film from the band’s career. Released via Mercury Studios/Universal Music Canada, the concert film will be available in various formats; 3LP black, 3LP coloured white (Indies exclusive), 3LP red (d2c exclusive), 2CD, DVD + 2CD, BluRay+ 2CD. The Blu-ray and digital versions will include Dolby Atmos. Available to purchase here. The best live band... Read More

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Create A Musical Canvas With New Studio Album

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Create A Musical Canvas With New Studio Album
Photos Credit Rebekah Littlejohn A blank canvas is full of possibilities—much like the partnership of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, whose new album Canvas comes out on March 17, 2023.  They are two of the world’s top Celtic fiddlers: she is a renowned, award-winning solo artist from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; he is from the legendary Leahy family of Ontario,... Read More

Nominations and New Performers Revealed for The 2023 JUNO Awards

Nominations and New Performers Revealed for The 2023 JUNO Awards
The Weeknd Leads With Six Nominations, and Avril Lavigne and Tate McRae follow with five. As Juno Nominations Announced The nominees for The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards were announced today by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at a press conference attended by media and industry notables inside the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre in downtown Toronto.  This year’s winners will be unveiled in Edmonton,... Read More