Andy Shauf

The Party: Andy Shauf at WayHome 2017

As we headed into the evening, Andy Shauf and his band took the WayAway stage. Playing songs from his 2016 release The Party and more to an appreciative WayHome crowd, the quiet singer-songwriter commanded the audience. We love the WayAway stage for its ability to create a very intimate setting while still being able to accommodate a good sized crowd.

We love the WayAway stage for its ability to create a very intimate setting while still being able to accommodate a good sized crowd and this was the perfect setting for Andy Shauf’s performance.

Watching Andy on stage he seemed thoughtful and content and his energy soothed the fans who listened intently. He brings thoughtful lyrics, and he paints a picture with his words. The music ensures you follow along.

Nothing could prepare me for the first moment when Andy smiled, it was warm and authentic and lit up his face. If you haven’t seen Andy Shauf live, you should remedy that as soon as possible.

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017 - Andy Shauf

WayHome 2017: Day 1 Photo Highlights, Trish

Day 1 of WayHome 2017 was filled with sun in the afternoon, and music all day (and late into the night) on the WayBright, WayAway, and WayHome stages. I can’t wait to see what Saturday and Sunday bring.

Check out my favourite photos from the day, including shots of festival goers, Cage the Elephant, Andy Shauf, Danny Brown, Tanya Tagaq, Constantines, and more – and stay tuned because more WayHome coverage is coming!

WayHome 2017 Day 1 Highlights

Allan Rayman

WayHome 2017 - Allan Rayman

Andy Shauf

ConstantinesWayHome 2017 - Constantines

Tanya TagaqWayHome 2017 - Tanya Tagaq

Cage the ElephantWayHome 2017 - Cage The Elephant

JusticeWayHome 2017 - Justice

Danny BrownWayHome 2017 - Danny Brown

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5 Quick Questions with Blitz//Berlin!

We had the chance to catch up with Martin and Tristan of Blitz//Berlin at OMDC’s Ontario JUNO Award Nominee Reception in Toronto… so we snagged them for 5 quick questions!

Many thanks to the boys for taking the time to stop to chat with us in a busy room, and congratulations to Blitz//Berlin on their 2017 Juno Award nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year for Movements 1.

Q1: Which Canadian artist would you most like to work with, that you haven’t had a chance to yet in your career?

B//B: Lights and Gord Downie.

We can’t argue with either of those choices. And while they may result in very different songs, we’d be into hearing both of them.

Q2: Which Canadian album would you choose to put on during a long road trip… on a loop.

B//B: Moneen: The Red Tree

The album was released in April 2006, making it 11 years old now – but it holds up.

Q3: What was the first concert you went to?

B//B: Martin – Sharon, Lois & Bram (which ended in tears – but in more “funny little kid” story than sad thing). Tristan – 1st concert he remembers not being allowed to go to… Swollen Members. (Mom said no way on that one)

Q4: What is your favourite thing about Ottawa?

B//B: Two things… 1) The SconeWitch (150 Elgin St) 2) Ghost hunting at the Château Laurier.

Q5: What Canadian artist do you think people should be paying more attention to?

B//B: Andy Shauf.

We don’t know Andy yet… but he’s nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and is on the bill for WayHome 2017 – and we’ll be watching for him!

Q5b: What is your prediction for the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays season?

B//B: No Playoffs 🙁
Too many home runs to make up… doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.

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