Rick Springfield 2015 CNE Feature

Rocket Science: Rick Springfield Rocks It Out at the 2015 CNE!

After a 33 year wait, Rick Springfield finally returned to the CNE stage on Wednesday night – and it was like he didn’t miss a beat. Before the musician/actor took the stage the seats were full (much to the delight of opening act Autumn Hill) and fans of the Jessie’s Girl hitmaker were ready. They […]

Mielke EP Drop Banner Feature

Sleeping Alone: Mieke EP Review and Q&A

Elissa Mielke is a world traveller by way of her modelling career – but an Ontario girl who grew up in the forest by her own admission. She’s also a burgeoning musician, under the name Mieke with her debut EP dropping today (August 28, 2015) providing 4 songs that we’ve admittedly listened to more than a […]

Autumn-Hill-CNE Feature

Dropping Anchor: Autumn Hill at the 2015 CNE!

On a chilly end of summer night in Toronto, hometowners Autumn Hill took the CNE bandshell stage. The Wednesday night show wasn’t the biggest that the duo has played, and it wasn’t the loudest with just Mike’s guitar and their voices – but it seemed like it may have been one of their most fun […]

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All Kinds of Crazy: Livy Jeanne live at the 2015 CNE!

When good people are talented people, you want to pull for them… that’s the case with Alberta girl and country singer/songwriter Livy Jeanne. After catching Livy on stage in Ajax at Steak Stock, seeing her all over the place at Boots & Hearts 2015, and listening to her new album and previous EPs online – […]

Birds_of_Bellwoods The Fifth feature

The Fifth: Birds of Bellwoods EP Review

The boys of Birds of Bellwoods call Toronto home (right now) and have been making a name for themselves on the local scene with a combination of club shows and major showcases like their sold out CMW and NXNE 2015 appearances. They also made an appearance at Boots & Hearts in 2015 as part of […]

High Valley Boots and Hearts 2015

She’s With Me: High Valley at Boots & Hearts 2015!

High Valley loves Boots & Hearts. It’s the only possible explanation for their appearance 4 years in a row – and they pretty much told us as much when we sat down with them after their Friday set on the main stage. Brad and Curtis Rempel gave a crowd all the energy they had as […]

The Reklaws Boots and Hearts 2015

Sun Drunk: The Reklaws at Boots & Hearts 2015!

For the third year in a row, Stuart and Jenna Walker were up on the Boots & Hearts stage doing their thing in front of the crowd. But this year was different. In 2013 The Reklaws won the Emerging Artist Showcase and in 2014 they returned to play for the crowd… but in 2015 they […]

Little Big Town

Who’s Coming Next Year? 10 Boots & Hearts 2016 Predictions!

It’s been less than a week since we drove away from Burl’s Creek with music playing in our heads and memories of an awesome 4 day weekend still being formed… but we’re already thinking ahead to Boots & Hearts 2016! We’ve seen the Google searches for Boots & Hearts predictions and have even been asked […]

Emerson Drive Boots and Hearts 2015 Feature

Boys of Summer: Emerson Drive, Wes Mack, and Dylan Scott at Boots & Hearts 2015!

There’s no argument about the talent that showed up at Boots & Hearts 2015… and while we have put a lot of focus on the ladies leading up to, during, and following the festival, the men didn’t disappoint. Between 2 stages and 2 days, Dylan Scott, Wes Mack, and Emerson Drive played their sets for […]

Trinity Bradshaw Boots and Hearts

Good Times: Trinity Bradshaw at Boots & Hearts 2015!

A year ago I sat on a bale of straw backstage with Trinity Bradshaw after she competed in the Emerging Artist Showcase… not long after that she was announced as a finalist, and the next day she won the whole damn thing. Fast forward 12 months and Trinity has a great single, performed on Canada […]

Thomas Rhett Boots and Hearts 2015

Tangled Up: Thomas Rhett at Boots & Hearts 2015!

With the sun still shining, the headline crowd rolling in, and a blue solo cup in his hand, Thomas Rhett took advantage of his time on the Boots & Hearts main stage by putting on a show that definitely made him some new fans. After having seen Thomas play an acoustic show at Toronto’s Rock […]

Florida Georgia Line Boots and Hearts 2015

Anything Goes: Florida Georgia Line at Boots & Hearts 2015!

On a Sunday night, after 4 days of country music and beer and dancing and sweat and fried food and new friends and old friends, Florida Georgia Line took over the Boots & Hearts main stage and brought the energy we expected… There was perhaps more anticipation for the start of this set than any […]

Dallas Smith Boots and Hearts 2015

Canadian Takeover: Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Saturday at Boots & Hearts we got a double shot of Canadian country music talent when Chad Brownlee and Dallas Smith took over the main stage back-to-back. First up was Chad Brownlee, who we just saw at the Blue Jays pre-game – and who we are happy we saw again. This guy puts on a […]

The Stellas & Lennon and Maisy Boots and Hearts 2015

The Stellas and Lennon & Maisy at Boots & Hearts 2015!

If it’s possible for talent to be passed down from parents to children, the Stella family has done just that. The Stellas (Brad and MaryLynne) and their daughters Lennon and Maisy (from TV’s Nashville) stepped up on the Boots & Hearts main stage on Saturday to sing some songs, tell some funny family stories and generally […]

Eric Church Boots and Hearts 2015

That’s Damn Rock and Roll: Eric Church at Boots & Hearts 2015!

Eric Church doesn’t give one single damn, he told us so himself when he was up on the main stage at Boots & Hearts on Saturday night. And it showed. This is a dude who plays his own brand of country rock, a throw back to the days of Merle and Johnny and the rest […]