Category Archives: ~Photos by Trish Cassling

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

Laughs & Secret Handshakes in Toronto: Leaving Thomas Interview

While Leaving Thomas were on their recent trip to Toronto we had a chance to catch up for a little pre-show interview session… and we’d like to share that with you – because we love you like that. Big thanks to Annika and Bryton for meeting up with Natali and Trish – we can’t wait to … Continue reading Laughs & Secret Handshakes in Toronto: Leaving Thomas Interview

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

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

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

Kick It With Kissel: Ontario Openers Announced on Brett Kissel’s Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour!

Brett Kissel is gearing up for a Winter 2017 tour that will take him to 19 cities, in five provinces, in 24 days… and it’s going to be awesome. The Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour promises to be a good time for any and all fans of Kissel, the 2016 CCMA Fans’ Choice, Male … Continue reading Kick It With Kissel: Ontario Openers Announced on Brett Kissel’s Ice, Snow & 30 Below Tour!

WayHome For The Holidays At The Phoenix!

On a Wednesday night in Toronto, the holiday season started with a bang with special thanks to WayHome. A full house packed The Phoenix to see Darcys, Bear Mountain, and The Beaches… and to check out the Christmas market, take photos with The Edge 102.1’s Santa, drink, sing, dance, and make donations to MusiCounts in … Continue reading WayHome For The Holidays At The Phoenix!

5 Quick Questions with Ben Hudson!

Uxbridge’s Ben Hudson was a busy dude during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON this September… but we were able to snag him for a few minutes on a sunny afternoon to sit down and play along with a little 5 quick questions action. We also got to catch Ben in the summer at … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Ben Hudson!

The Weight Of These Wings: Miranda Lambert Album Review

In a country music landscape currently being filled with four song EPs and 10 song albums, Miranda Lambert just said fuck it and released a 24 track double album that may well define her career. But not in the way that a lot of radio fans and listeners were expecting. The Weight Of These Wings … Continue reading The Weight Of These Wings: Miranda Lambert Album Review

5 Quick Questions with Sykamore!

While we were in London, ON for Canadian Country Music Week we had the chance to catch up with Carseland/Calgary, Alberta’s Sykamore to learn a little more about her with 5 quick questions. Sykamore also volunteered to answer a bonus question – which we love – so check that out, find her single, Houseboat, on Spotify, and … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Sykamore!

5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

We caught up with Newfoundland’s Jason Benoit during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON and had the chance to sit down with the All Wanna Party singer to play through 5 quick questions. Jason has been putting in work on the country music scene, and we know there’s a lot more coming to add … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Jason Benoit!

5 Quick Questions with Jojo Mason!

Back in September we had a chance to sit down with emerging country star Jojo Mason for a little hangout during Canadian Country Music Week in London, ON. And since we had him sitting still (mostly) for a few minutes, we decided to rope Jojo into playing along for a little 5 quick questions action. … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Jojo Mason!

5 Quick Questions with Trinity Bradshaw!

We had the chance to sit down with our pal, the crazy talented, Trinity Bradshaw while we were hanging out in London, ON for Canadian Country Music Week 2016. And since we were in the catching up kind of mood, we talked Trinity into playing along for 5 quick questions. Check out Trinity on Facebook, … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with Trinity Bradshaw!

CCMA Awards 2016 Strut Social House JJ Shiplett

5 Quick Questions with JJ Shiplett!

Back in September we had the chance to sit down with JJ Shiplett during Canadian Country Music Week – and we roped the talented redhead into answering our 5 quick questions. If you don’t know JJ, you’re missing out. This Canadian is working hard and making people take notice with his sound, and with his … Continue reading 5 Quick Questions with JJ Shiplett!

102.1 The Edge 2016 Casby Awards

102.1 the Edge Presents The 2016 CASBY Awards

With Performances from Modern Space, Darcys, Banners, Finger Eleven and Sam Roberts Band Where to even start… what an amazing night at The Phoenix! From the first note of the first band, I was all in. Yeah, there were awards, and they were cool, very cool but the performances, they were incredible! First on the … Continue reading 102.1 the Edge Presents The 2016 CASBY Awards