A few weeks back I saw a young, talented artist named Vanessa Marie Carter when she was one of the opening acts for Canadian country giant, George Canyon. Vanessa played a few songs and sounded good, but I wanted to see for myself what she could do with more than just a few songs. And … Continue reading It Don’t Work Like That: Vanessa Marie Carter Live at The Ranch!
Over the last few years it’s been clear to see that Ontario is becoming a country music hotbed. Artists like Tim Hicks, Tebey, Small Town Pistols, Autumn Hill, and Kira Isabella have lit up country radio + stages all over the province, and across Canada… and it’s been awesome to watch. 2016 looks like it’s … Continue reading 2016 Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees!
On a wintery spring night in April, a crowd of music fans came together at Adelaide Hall in Toronto to celebrate great music, dance, and generally just enjoy the hell out of a Thursday night. The Toronto Women in Music showcase brought Hush Pup, REPARTEE, For Esmé, and Etiquette to the stage to show us … Continue reading Toronto Women in Music Showcase: For Esmé, Etiquette, REPARTEE & Hush Pup!
Next on our WayHome preview list is All Them Witches. Formed in 2012, the band calls Nashville home and they’re a great example of the fact that Music City is about more than just country music. Throw together a little delta blues, a little southern soul with some psychedelic rock hints and you’ve got All Them … Continue reading Dying Surfer Meets His Maker: All Them Witches WayHome 2016 Preview!
An already impressive year 1 lineup at CMT Music Fest just got bigger with the addition of Kip Moore, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Drake White and the Big Fire and Brothers Osborne to the July 8 & 9 festival. With major headliners already in place, these additions do a great job of bringing more … Continue reading CMT Music Fest Artist Announcement #2
I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Walsh briefly after his performance in “GIG“, the musical but this week I got to sit down and talk to Nick about what else is going on his life. Nick’s been at the music game for quite some time and he’s working very hard with his bandmates on … Continue reading Nick Walsh – Famous Underground [Interview]
For 12 years we’ve been listening, singing, and dancing along to songs like Mr. Brightside, When You Were Young, and Somebody Told Me… and in late July 2016 we’ll be standing in a crowd of thousands of people doing it all LIVE and in person at WayHome. The Killers, all the way from Sin City, … Continue reading Somebody Told Me: The Killers WayHome 2016 Preview!
Dirty Mountain released their first full length album on March 18th. It’s country, it’s folky, it’s rocky, and it’s roots-y. It’s terrific. Hailing from Victoria, BC the band features Elli Hart on lead vocals, Lane Ardnt on lead guitar, Gord Light on bass, and Tom Salter sitting behind the drum kit. The music is tight, … Continue reading Introducing Dirty Mountain: Album Review
After 19 years… Garth Brooks returned to Hamilton, Ontario and it was spectacular! On tour with Garth is his lovely and talented wife Trisha Yearwood, and I was lucky enough to have tickets to three of the five shows over the long weekend. If I wasn’t sitting in my seat at the First Ontario Centre, I … Continue reading Garth Brooks 2016 World Tour: Canadian Debut in Hamilton
Yes, we know that Toronto is still waiting for Spring to really start (enough with the cold and the snow already), and we know that the CNE signals the end of Summer every year… and we’re not trying to get ahead of ourselves or anything, but we just couldn’t resist sharing this news. The Canadian … Continue reading 2016 Canadian National Exhibition CNE Bandshell Concert Schedule
It’s a story we’ve heard before… Actor loves music and decides to give it a go. Some have made it work, some haven’t. The latest to make the move is Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland, and he’s getting set to release his debut album in the country music world, and has started with the single, Not … Continue reading Not Enough Whiskey: Kiefer Sutherland Goes Country!
We’re lucky. Often we get to see awesome music up close and personal. We meet and talk to artists and Trish gets right in the action where the sweat is flying and the bass is pounding to take great photos… and we do that work because we love it. But on Thursday night in Hamilton, Ontario … Continue reading Garth Brooks World Tour: Hamilton, Ontario
The Ontario Media Development Corporation (thanks to the Government of Ontario) offers funding and assistance to musicians and the industry in an effort to allow Ontario artists a chance to work and live on the art. From OMDC… The Ontario Media Development Corporation is the central catalyst for Ontario’s cultural media cluster. It promotes, enhances … Continue reading Ontario Media Development Corporation Showcase 2016, Toronto!
It’s been a while since our last Boots and Hearts artist announcement but we’ve got a great one for you today. The acts for the Coors Banquet Kick Off Party have been booked for Thursday night and we’re super excited about all five! ★ Jake Owen ★ Emerson Drive ★ Tebey ★ Meghan Patrick ★ Johnson Crook Our headliner for the night … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2016 Coors Banquet Kick Off Party – Line Up Confirmed!
With a HUGE POP from the crowd, Vancouver’s Marianas Trench took the Air Canada Centre stage and kicked off a headlining set that left no fan wanting for anything but more of the same when it ended. High Energy ✓ Polished Production ✓ Crowd Connection ✓ Great Sound ✓ Fun ✓ With a jam-packed set of 18 songs, the 4 … Continue reading Never Say Die: Marianas Trench Live at Air Canada Centre, Toronto!