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creator of content, manager of community, writer, tweeter, coffee drinker. sports, comics, movies, food, music & pop culture geek. Proud MoBro.

Shae Dupuy The Dakota Tavern February 2017

Brave: Shae Dupuy at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern

On Friday evening we hit the Dakota Tavern to catch country up-and-comer Shae Dupuy – and we don’t regret it for a minute. We’ve had the chance to hang out with Shae, hear her sing, learn a little more about her and her music, but on Friday we finally got to see her stand up … Continue reading Brave: Shae Dupuy at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern

If You Were Here: Leaving Thomas, Toronto Showcase

On a wintery Thursday night in Toronto we got a look at one of Canadian country’s newest additions to the charts, Leaving Thomas. The industry showcase at the Drake Underground on Queen Street West was well attended, with bodies filling the lower floor area, and the space near the bar, as Annika and Bryton took … Continue reading If You Were Here: Leaving Thomas, Toronto Showcase

WayHome 2017 Lineup Announcement!

We’ve been waiting, all of us, patiently (mostly) for this day – and now it’s here… WayHome has released the lineup for the 2017 music and arts festival, and the time is now to get excited for July 28-30 at Burl’s Creek. With the release of their photo clues last week, WayHome started a conversation … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Lineup Announcement!

Road to Boots: JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott

The road to Boots & Hearts 2017 officially kicked off Wednesday night in Toronto with an intimate night of entertainment provided by JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott. The night was presented by B&H, just a day after naming 20 new performers for this summer’s festival… a list that included both of the evening’s performers. The … Continue reading Road to Boots: JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott

Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

Boots & Hearts is back with a big announcement today… with 20 new names added to the 2017 festival lineup. Some of these artists we’ve seen a bunch, some we’ve never seen at all, and that makes us pretty freakin’ excited for August 10-13, 2017. Get yourself ready, this is getting big. Today’s Announcement Includes… … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Lineup Announcement: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Eli Young Band, and more!

Creative Evolution: The Band Perry Makes The Move To Pop

Miriam-Webster defines evolution as (3): the process of working out or developing People evolve. We grow and change and learn new things. We move from one job to the next, we choose new styles of clothes and hair, and we make new friends with new interests along with way. So why then are people so … Continue reading Creative Evolution: The Band Perry Makes The Move To Pop

Triumph Motorcycles Brings The Road Hammers to Toronto!

A funny thing happened on the way to the bike launch… On a night designed to be an awesome and interesting launch of new bikes from Triumph, a country music show broke out – and a good time was had by all. Okay, so maybe it was planned. Maybe Clayton and Jason and Chris have … Continue reading Triumph Motorcycles Brings The Road Hammers to Toronto!

To Bring You My Heart: The Katherines Album Review & Feature

The Katherines are always looking for a silver lining… and right now they’ve found one. With the release of their debut album, To Bring You My Heart (604 Records), these three young women from Vancouver are introducing themselves to the musical world with gusto. To Bring You My Heart (TBYMH) travels through its 13 song … Continue reading To Bring You My Heart: The Katherines Album Review & Feature

Something To Believe In: JJ Shiplett Album Review

In July 2016, JJ Shiplett released The EP, featuring four songs that instantly captured us and landed in our personal high rotation. And now, six month later, JJ has 11 tracks packaged together on his debut full-length album, Something To Believe In. And at the risk of being corny, JJ’s sound is certainly something to … Continue reading Something To Believe In: JJ Shiplett Album Review

Whiskey: Joey Landreth Album Review

Joey Landreth has a Juno Award, a heap of critical acclaim for this guitar skills, and a brand new solo album that you should really listen to. Whiskey, is a seven song record from the younger of The Bros. Landreth, and offers a chance to feature Joey’s good (like really good) guitar work and his … Continue reading Whiskey: Joey Landreth Album Review

Boots & Hearts 2017 Announces Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge and Dan + Shay!

You’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting, we’ve all tried our best to be patient… and now we have some news! The Boots & Hearts team has officially announced 3 more artists for the 2017 festival, and we’re pretty darn happy with the additions. We already knew that Keith Urban and Luke Bryan would be headlining … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Announces Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge and Dan + Shay!

5 Quick Questions with Beamer Wigley

Back in September 2016 we had the chance to catch up with teenage up-and-comer, Beamer Wigley during Canadian Country Music Week – and we took the chance to get him to answer our 5 quick questions. Check ’em out and keep an eye open for Beamer, he’s coming hard! Q1: If you’re in the car … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Beamer Wigley

Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!

Every year Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto and turns us into the music city we dream about for the rest of the year… and 2017 will be no different with a pile of talented artists – including up-and-comers and headlining legends. This year CMW comes to town from April 18 to 23 and will … Continue reading Canadian Music Week 2017 – The Early Preview!

10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 4

Three times before we’ve shared a list of country covers of songs from the world of pop and rock… and now we’re back with a fourth list to share with y’all. This list has some of our favourite artists on it, singing some awesome songs. And if you haven’t heard them yet, you owe it … Continue reading 10 More Awesome Country Covers: Part 4

thereviewsarein.com Playlist: Joshua’s Karaoke Classics!

In 2017 we have a goal of sharing some awesome playlists with you. Playlists curated by artists and friends from the music industry, and for festivals, and just because we believe in the power and importance of sharing music. So to get us started we have a playlist from Joshua… If you know Josh, you … Continue reading thereviewsarein.com Playlist: Joshua’s Karaoke Classics!