I’m not ready to put together my “Ones to Watch in 2016” list just yet, but I promise you this, near the very top of that list (when it comes) will be Cam. With more than 25,000,000 plays on Spotify, appearances at SXSW, Apple Music Fest in London, and the Grand Ole Opry, Cam certainly … Continue reading Untamed: Welcome to Cam Country!
This morning Havelock released their first list of artists and we’re pretty excited. They’ve chosen some of my favourite artists. Let’s get started! The Band Perry, one of my absolute favourite live acts. Kimberley, Reid and Neil Perry have been at this since 2005 and they’re getting better and better. They’ve got a new single … Continue reading 27th Annual Havelock Country Jamboree Lineup Announcement
On Saturday October 17th, right smack in the middle of Indie Week, Steve’s Music Store in Toronto held “Steve’s Country Corner, Country Day”. Steve’s is supporting new and emerging country artists in their brand new “Country Corner” space in conjunction with Boots and Bourbon. This seems to us like a very good match and they’ve … Continue reading Country Day at Steve’s Music Store: Toronto
Manitoba brothers Jason and Tom Petric have been on a pretty wild ride for the last few months. Their debut single Here Goes Everything announced their arrival to Canadian country music fans, and now they’re making themselves even more known with the release of their new EP, It Girl. The boys spent a couple days … Continue reading It Girl: Petric Arrives with New EP
Born and raised in a small British Columbia, twin sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy have been performing together, and generally attached at the hip (figuratively) since they could talk. We sat down with the girls of Twin Kennedy at Boots & Bourbon Saloon in Toronto as part of Indie Week 2015 to talk about home, … Continue reading Feels Like Freedom: Twin Kennedy at Indie Week 2015
On a chilly fall Friday in Toronto, a touch of the east coast and a boat load of harmonies came to the Winter Garden Theatre on Yonge Street. Juno award winners the Good Lovelies headlined the show, a celebration of their latest release Burn The Plan (May 2015) and a realization of a dream to … Continue reading Burn The Plan: Good Lovelies and Tim Chaisson at the Winter Garden Theatre
Hockey season is back and that means it’s time to make some ridiculous predictions for the 2015-16 NHL season. Have a look at this list of 20 and add your predictions in the comment section. Also, I tried to avoid the dreaded East Coast Bias – but ya, it’s probably there. 1. Phil Kessel score … Continue reading 20 Half – Assed Predictions for the 2015-16 NHL Season
We’re very lucky as music fans in Canada to listen to and watch our favourite Canadian artists do their thing. But unless we continue to educate and nurture our young people’s love and talent for music, these days aren’t going to last. Since 1997 MusiCounts has been donating funds to schools across Canada to help … Continue reading MusiCounts – Support Music in Canadian Schools
The NHL season starts this week with Montreal in Toronto, Vancouver in Calgary, New York in Chicago, and San Jose in Los Angeles… and to get us all ready for hockey we recruited 10 of our own Canadian Country Music All-Stars to give us their preview! We asked each artist 3 questions (Favourite Team, Why/How … Continue reading 2015-16 NHL Canadian Country Music Season Preview
On a Friday night at the gorgeously renovated Adelaide Hall in Toronto, the equally stunning Jill Hennessy took to the stage to celebrate and launch her newest full length album, I Do. It was an intimate performance, with roughly 100 people in the crowd, and all of them interested in every song and joke and … Continue reading Something’s Comin’: Jill Hennessy Live at Adelaide Hall Toronto
Taylor Swift has been making news across the world with her 6 leg, 85 show 1989 World Tour. She brought the tour to Toronto’s Rogers Centre this chilly October weekend for two amazing sold out dates and we’d been waiting for her. Opening act Shawn Mendes did a great job of filling the seats early. I’m … Continue reading 1989: Taylor Swift Delivers Our Wildest Dreams
Brantley Gilbert looks like he might be rock and roll disguised as country music. But when you watch and listen to the songs (live or recorded) you know it’s legit. Yes, it can be loud and aggressive. And maybe your grandma isn’t lining up for his show, but plenty of fans were at The Opera … Continue reading Kick It In The Pit: Brantley Gilbert live in Toronto!
We wish you guys could hear it all… There is so much music being made right now. We’re lucky enough to be sent links and streams from local artists in Toronto, the rest of Canada, across the United States, and Europe. There’s just not enough time in the day to write about it all or … Continue reading 5 Tips for Finding More New Music
Did you know… Jill Hennessy, the actress you love from Law & Order, Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas, The Good Wife, and more, is also a singer/songwriter with a sweet voice, and a brand new album on the way. It’s true. You can look it up. You can also win a pair of tickets to check … Continue reading I Do: Jill Hennessy Album Release Party Contest!
What a spectacular day of music! The sun was out, the mud from day 1 was cleared up, the music was loud and everyone was all in. My biggest regret from Riot Fest Day 2… missing Andrew W.K But, the rest of the day was awesome, and to prove it I’m going to let the … Continue reading Riot Fest Toronto 2015 Day 2: Photo Review