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2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Recap

On Monday night in Markham, the brightest talent in Ontario country music gathered to celebrate the industry and the achievements of 2014. With 12 awards, and as many performances, the Flato Markham Theatre certainly was the place to be. As first time attendees and first time voters, both Trish and I were ready to celebrate […]

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Boots & Hearts 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase Preview: Johnson Crook

Earlier this week we had a chance to meet up with the boys from Johnson Crook to talk about their band, their music, and their spot in the top 8 of the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase competition. Many thanks to Noel, Nathan, Jared, and Trevor for taking the time after soundcheck at The […]

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May 2-4 Country Music Party Playlist

The long weekend is here, and that means it’s time to pour a drink, turn on some music and have some fun. Sorry that I can’t handle the drinks for everyone, but whether you’re a beer person, or a whisky person, or rum, or vodka, or wine, or a Fireball person… I can help with […]

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2015 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards Performer Preview! [Interview]

The Country Music Association of Ontario Awards are coming up on May 25th at the Markham Theatre, and we’re pretty excited! As voting members for the first time in 2015, both Trish and I feel like we’ve got a little bit more on the line for this award show, it’s a big bonus that we’ve […]

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CONTEST: CMAO 2015 Spring Tune-Up Conference & Swag!

Congrats to our CMAO Conference and Prize Pack winner, Liz Morgan! Thanks to our friends at the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) we have a great prize pack to give away!!! THE PRIZE! 1 Country Music CD prize pack including CDs from Jason Blaine, Deric Ruttan, The Road Hammers, and Tim Hicks! 2 delegate […]

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CMW 2015 Spotlight: Demi Louise

It’s been a busy 2015 for Australian folk/pop singer-songwriter Demi Louise – and it’s not even half over yet. With stops at Folk Alliance International in Kansas, the world famous South by Southwest in Austin, and now Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, Demi has been making a name for herself far away from home in hopes […]

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CMW 2015 Friday Night ft. The Dead South, Shore Thing & Midday Swim

Friday night, on the west side of town, we mixed things up with a little indie pop rock, some folk indie soul and a side of Americana folk roots. CMW Friday Indie Lineup Midday Swim Shore Thing The Dead South Midday Swim First we hit The Mod Club for a little Midday Swim. We’d had someone recommend that we […]

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CMW 2015 Country Friday ft. Kira Isabella

Friday night we went full country at Canadian Music Week. Starting at Boots & Bourbon on Queen St. E, and finishing the night at the Cadillac Lounge on Queen St. W, we got to check out three acts as they each put on their set to show CMW fans exactly what they had to offer. […]

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Jim Beam Rock and Roll Night at CMW 2015 ft. Scott Weiland

Many thanks to our friends at Jim Beam for making this post, and Thursday night’s adventure for us and our contest winners possible. When in doubt, Make History! Thursday night in Toronto a whole bunch of rock and roll fans congregated at the Mod Club to see Scott Weiland take the stage and put on […]

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The Unison Jam at CMW 2015!

On Wednesday night, The Phoenix hosted a special night of fundraising and entertainment to the delight of Canadian music fans and Canadian musicians. The Unison Jam brought together a bunch of great acts to play quick sets for the enthusiastic crowd, and to explain why they were all there. The Unison Benevolent Fund is a […]

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CMW 2015 Spotlight: Meghan Patrick

On Wednesday night in Toronto, Meghan Patrick took the stage at Supermarket to kickoff The Agency Group CMW Showcase, and move one step closer to reaching her goals. When we first saw Meghan she was the lead singer of Roots/Bluegrass group the Stone Sparrows. That was 3 years ago at Boots & Hearts, just outside […]

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CMW 2015: Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaugnessy [Interview]

This afternoon we had the chance to chat with Ryan O’Shaugnessy from Dublin, Ireland. He’ll be playing Canadian Music Week‘s Music From Ireland Official Showcase as well as a couple of other gigs during the festival. A finalist on Britain’s Got Talent, Ryan’s genre is listed as “Acoustic, Blues, Singer-Songwriter”. Thanks to Ryan for taking the time […]