Small Town Pistols

Pistology: Catching Up with the Small Town Pistols [Interview]

“I grew up with that band” it’s a thing you hear a lot of people say. But in the case of the Small Town Pistols, it rings just a little bit truer. Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson started their career in country music with their dad (Steve) as The Wilkinsons. They were celebrated and successful and […]

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WayHome Announces Neil Young + Promise Of The Real and more…

It’s been a long time since the initial WayHome artist announcement. We knew there’d be additions but today’s announcement certainly surprised me, in the best possible way with Neil Young + Promise Of The Real. Quoting Shannon McNevan, Executive Director of Republic Live, “It’s a true honor to welcome a legend like Neil Young to the WayHome Music […]

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2015 ACM Awards – Live Tweet Look Back

Sunday night the largest crowd ever for a televised award show gathered at AT&T Stadium near Dallas, Texas – and along with everyone watching at home, they were given one hell of a show to watch, hosted by 2 of our favs (and 2014 Boots & Hearts alumni) Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton! Because we were […]

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Secret Broadcast and A Primitive Evolution with Die Mannequin

Supporting her latest album “Neon Zero“, Care Failure and the rest of  Die Mannequin played to a full house Saturday night in Toronto at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Getting things started, opening acts A Primitive Evolution followed by Secret Broadcast. A Primitive Evolution were added to the bill for the Saturday night. I’d seen them a […]

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Time to Vote: 2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees

Well it’s official now. The 2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Award nominees have been announced and final voting is now open for CMAO members. As a 1st time voting member of the CMAO I’ve got an added interest in the nominee list this year – and I’ve already voted in 2 rounds to get […]

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Six Feet Under: Meet Riki Knox! [Interview]

Sometimes life has a funny way of bringing people back into each other’s lives. This is one of those times. Riki Knox is an emerging country artist putting in her work from her home base in Ontario, while making trips to Nashville to write and record with the best in the business. But more than […]

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Beth Moore CD Release Party at The Drake Underground

We started off our April interviewing the talented Beth Moore. We talked about the new album, Five out of Ten, among other things, and last night we were in the audience for her CD Release party at The Drake Underground. Let me start by saying Beth ticked off all the right boxes for a CD […]

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5 Reasons We’re Excited to See Thomas Rhett at Boots & Hearts 2015

Thomas Rhett is quickly becoming one of the biggest stars in country music. With three #1 singles (It Goes Like This, Get Me Some Of That, Make Me Wanna) from his debut album – the first time in 20 years that’s happened for a solo male country artist – Rhett is, as they say, white […]

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Heartbreaker of the Year: Whitney Rose Album Review

Observation #1: They don’t make country music like they used to. Observation #2: Whitney Rose is making great country music with a classic sound. With her 2nd full length album with Cameron House Records on the way in just a few days, Whitney is giving country music fans the sound that they grew up with, […]

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Play Ball! 2015 Toronto Blue Jays Preview

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” – Rogers Hornsby, MLB player/manager 1915-1953 With a 9-1 win over the Reds in Montreal on Saturday afternoon, Spring Training has finally wrapped up and it’s time to […]

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The Franklin Electric Take Over Toronto

Friday night 4 dudes from Montreal took over the Drake Underground – and made Toronto smile. For the second night in a row, The Franklin Electric played a sold out show to an audience that was totally in. With an indie rock/folk sound, heavy on lyrics and harmonies, The Franklin Electric are producing a sound […]

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199 Words About Elizabeth & the Catapult

new crush alert: @thecatapult – trust us. — TheReviewsAreIn (@thereviewsarein) April 4, 2015 Friday night a young woman from Brooklyn charmed the hell out of a Toronto crowd and made us want more. Like right now we want more of Elizabeth & the Catapult. Elizabeth Ziman spent two nights in early April opening for The […]