One of the best parts of Canadian Music Week is discovering new music. And this year as we’ve been prepping we’ve discovered that we love brother/sister country music duo, The Rifle & The Writer. Colby and Rebekka have a showcase set coming up during CMW 2017 at Boots & Bourbon on a bill that also includes … Continue reading CMW Preview: The Rifle & The Writer!
If you judge a party by how hot and sweaty and packed and fun… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was a banger. If you judge a concert by a talented lineup and tight musicianship and engagement and great music… then Friday night at Boots & Bourbon was top notch. As Canadian Music Week … Continue reading CMW 2016: Country Music Friday with Cold Creek County, Chris Lane, River Town Saints, Petric & Domino
Canadian Music Week is just around the corner, and I’m in love. I was a CMW attendee long before I started writing about and shooting shows. I love this festival so much, I’d book vacation time so I could take in as many bands as possible. I love the way it makes our city feel, … Continue reading CMW 2016 Preview – Trish’s Top 5 Must-Sees
Two years in the making, No End In Sight, represents thousands of miles spent on the road, thousands of hours working on the music, and one big, full introduction to country music fans. We first saw Runaway Angel at Boots & Hearts 2014 as part of the SiriusXM Emerging Artist Showcase, and quickly followed that … Continue reading No End In Sight: Runaway Angel Album Release Party
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
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
Kira Isabella is the kind of performer that we’re excited to see for the 4th time in the last 12 months. Each opportunity has been different (2014 CNE, Acoustic at the Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon, Canadian Music Week 2015 at Boots & Bourbon) and Boots & Hearts 2015 will be the biggest of all of … Continue reading 5 Reasons We’re Excited to See Kira Isabella at Boots & Hearts 2015
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. … Continue reading CMW 2015 Country Friday ft. Kira Isabella
Kate Todd has been singing and performing since her early teens, and the hard work is paying off. The 27 year old is recording her sophomore album, and getting ready to take this stage this May as part of Canadian Music Week in Toronto. My introduction to Kate came on TV, which we’ll get into … Continue reading Canadian Music Week Preview: Kate Todd [Interview]
We all know that summer in Toronto means construction. And this summer perhaps no neighbourhood has been hit harder by torn up streets than Queen Street East near Broadview. Unfortunately the construction can’t be sped up or stopped, and that means that businesses and residents have to keep doing their best to keep their lives … Continue reading Boots & Bourbon Saloon: Toronto’s CCMA Nominated Country Club
There’s a new place to wear your hat and boots downtown with the launch of the Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon at 250 Adelaide St. West. Wednesday night I went to check out the private launch party (Thank you Liz & Strut Entertainment for the invite) and get a look at the newest country getaway in … Continue reading Hey Toronto, It’s Time To Cowboy Up!