Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

On Sunday night I attended my first Steve Fest. This year’s edition was held at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar and included NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash & The Celtic Outlaws, Dawn Valley, Her Majesty the King, and The Curse Within. Additional bands which hit the stage before we arrived included This Is A Crisis,  Words … Continue reading Steve Fest 2017: NLP, Zebra And The Bandit, Johnny Nocash and More

Country Thunder Calgary 2017: High Valley & James Barker Band Photo Review

Canada was well represented at Country Thunder Calgary – and when both James Barker Band and High Valley hit the stage, the crowd showed them the love that they deserved. Check out the pics of both bands and give these good Canadian boys some love the next time you have the chance! James Barker Band … Continue reading Country Thunder Calgary 2017: High Valley & James Barker Band Photo Review

Country Thunder Calgary 2017: Thomas Rhett Photo Review

Thomas Rhett is a new daddy x2, has a new album on the way, and rolled into Calgary to light up the Country Thunder stage. And the 27 year old Georgia native didn’t disappoint! Check out the pics, a little video of Rhett getting the crowd in a dancing mood, and be ready for Life … Continue reading Country Thunder Calgary 2017: Thomas Rhett Photo Review

Country Thunder Calgary 2017: Dallas Smith Photo Review

One act that blew us out of our seats at Country Thunder was the very talented Dallas Smith. Every time I’ve seen him he gets better and better and he never fails to entertain. What I really love about Dallas is how intimate he is with the crowd and how much he interacts with them … Continue reading Country Thunder Calgary 2017: Dallas Smith Photo Review

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Cold Creek County

Homemade: Cold Creek County at Boots & Hearts 2017

Cold Creek County are no strangers to big Canadian country music stages, and at Boots & Hearts 2017 they took the main stage in the Sunday afternoon sun to share their hits, fan favourites, and more with the B&H crowd. The 2016 CMAO Group of The Year, Rising Star, and Fan’s Choice award winners pulled … Continue reading Homemade: Cold Creek County at Boots & Hearts 2017

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Lindi Ortega

Til The Goin’ Gets Gone: Lindi Ortega at Boots & Hearts 2017

Lindi Ortega is as original a talent as their is on the 2017 country music landscape. With a sound that is revered by fans and critics alike, she popped up on the Boots & Hearts 2017 Front Porch Stage and showed everyone why she’s making waves in music. Singing songs like Run Amuck, Angels, I … Continue reading Til The Goin’ Gets Gone: Lindi Ortega at Boots & Hearts 2017

CNE 2017 - Sam Roberts Band

TerraForm: Sam Roberts Band with Jane’s Party at the 2017 CNE

The next time someone tries to tell you that rock and roll is dead, or if you yourself feel that thought rolling through your brain, remember the Sam Roberts Band. On Saturday night, at the legendary CNE Bandshell, we caught the Montreal rock outfit and were completely sucked in and entertained by their straight ahead, … Continue reading TerraForm: Sam Roberts Band with Jane’s Party at the 2017 CNE

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Jessica Mitchell

Don’t Love Me: Jessica Mitchell at Boots & Hearts 2017

Jessica Mitchell is a treasure and a talent, and on Friday at Boots & Hearts 2017 she climbed up on the Front Porch stage and showed it. In the middle of the afternoon, Jessica and her band played and sang and entertained. They filled the space with sound, they expressed the emotion and depth of … Continue reading Don’t Love Me: Jessica Mitchell at Boots & Hearts 2017

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Frankie Ballard

El Rio: Frankie Ballard at Boots & Hearts 2017

When he was 19 years old, Frankie Ballard used to take trips across the border to Windsor, ON from Michigan to have a drink, a Cuban cigar, and gamble a little. But on Friday at Boots & Hearts 2017, Ballard came north to put on a show! Frankie Ballard and the Wildcat Band hit the … Continue reading El Rio: Frankie Ballard at Boots & Hearts 2017

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Eli Young Band

Fingerprints: Eli Young Band at Boots & Hearts 2017

Saturday nights were made for live music, and at Boots & Hearts 2017, the Eli Young Band came through big time with exactly what we needed. The boys from Texas came north and warmed up the big stage for headliner, Brantley Gilbert, and they did a hell of a job. From the top, Eli and … Continue reading Fingerprints: Eli Young Band at Boots & Hearts 2017

What You Need: Dani Strong at Boots & Hearts 2017

In the early Sunday afternoon sun, Dani Strong and her band hit the Boots & Hearts 2017 main stage to share songs from her record, Time To Breathe, and keep the festival party going… strong. Dani Strong showed the fans in the field everything we already knew, she was funny, charming, and showed off her … Continue reading What You Need: Dani Strong at Boots & Hearts 2017

Pony Up: Nice Horse at Boots & Hearts 2017

In the middle of the Saturday afternoon sun, Nice Horse took to the Boots & Hearts Front Porch Stage to introduce themselves to some new fans, and play some music that we’re all going to hear a lot more of soon. Kaley Debra, Krista Lee, Brandi Caroline, and Katie Marie are energetic, effervescent, and exactly … Continue reading Pony Up: Nice Horse at Boots & Hearts 2017

Boots and Hearts 2017 - Delta Rae

A Long And Happy Life: Delta Rae at Boots & Hearts 2017

Delta Rae came from the south to play for the Canadian country music fans at Boots & Hearts 2017, and we’re willing to bet they put themselves on more than a few new playlists with their Sunday afternoon set. The six piece folk/Americana/country act took over the main stage in the sun and showed off … Continue reading A Long And Happy Life: Delta Rae at Boots & Hearts 2017

Deal With It: Alee at Boots & Hearts 2017

After a little hop and a couple deep breaths, Alee took to the Boots & Hearts 2017 main stage to kick off the Sunday music… and she killed it. With an energetic and strong set, the 2-time Alberta Country Music Association Award winner for Female Artist of the Year proved that she’s earned her nomination … Continue reading Deal With It: Alee at Boots & Hearts 2017