Boots & Hearts doesn’t take over Burl’s Creek Event Park until August 10… but that doesn’t mean there isn’t B&H country music for us to celebrate before then! We’ve already been out to see JJ Shiplett and Kelly Prescott on The Road To Boots, and now we’re prepping to hit The Phoenix Concert Theatre during … Continue reading CMW Preview & Contest: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots ft. Drake White, Alee, Andrew Hyatt and more
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!
On Tuesday, May 3 at The Phoenix, Boots & Hearts brought a country music party to Toronto! In partnership with KX96 and KX94.7, the Canadian Music Week Hot Shots Showcase featured Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, Eric Ethridge, the James Barker Band, Dani Strong, and Kansas Stone in a 5 hour concert that had the crowd singing, dancing, … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase – Photo Review
Tuesday night CMW went country at The Phoenix, when Boots & Hearts, KX96, and KX94.7 took over the joint and brought 6 acts up to the stage to take their turns making boots stomp and drinks flow. The party was a pre-celebration of Boots & Hearts 5th anniversary festival this August, but it was also … Continue reading CMW 2016: Boots & Hearts Hot Shots Showcase!
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
Thursday night we joined Canadian music fans and supporters at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto in support of MusiCounts. With a great lineup of Canadian talent on stage, nobody in the audience was disappointed with what they heard, or why they showed up on a less than stellar winter weather night. There was singing … Continue reading GTA Music City: Musicounts at The Phoenix Concert Theatre
‘Fuck It’ For most of 30 years Headstones have been working on, playing, and enjoying the hell out of their brand of music. And while it hasn’t always been a smooth and easy ride, the fans who loved the band at their commercial peak in the mid-90s are still out there and VERY HAPPY to … Continue reading Headstones: Un-Silent Night at Toronto’s The Phoenix
On a Thursday night, at the start of the Holiday Season, country music fans from across the GTA packed The Phoenix Concert Theatre for a busy night of music from new artists, radio favourites, and free pizza. The Bright Lights, Big Country show (hosted by KX96, KX94.7 & Pizza Nova) brought 7 artists to the … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Country: Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, The Lovelocks & Friends in Toronto
If you’re looking for a great way to introduce yourself to the country music fans in Canada, there’s not much better way than winning a major award on the biggest night of the year. And while it might not be what Madeline Merlo had planned, that’s what happened at the 2015 CCMAs when her named … Continue reading Catching Up with Madeline Merlo: Live in Toronto
It’s been wild to watch the ride that Jess Moskaluke has been on since we first chatted with her in March 2014 in a Boots & Hearts preview post. Since then she’s been up on the B&H stage twice, she’s been named the Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year twice (2014, 2015), … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big Country: Jess Moskaluke in Toronto [Q&A]
On Wednesday night, The Phoenix hosted a special night of fundraising and entertainment to the delight of Canadian music fans and Canadian musicians. The Unison Jam brought together a bunch of great acts to play quick sets for the enthusiastic crowd, and to explain why they were all there. The Unison Benevolent Fund is a … Continue reading The Unison Jam at CMW 2015!
This week I saw Toronto’s heart. It was beautiful. Let me elaborate. With the holiday season upon us there have been a lot of fundraisers and holiday parties and opportunities to help the less fortunate. On Wednesday and Thursday night I was able to attend two of these events and see just how caring, giving … Continue reading I’ve Seen The Heart of Toronto…