If you haven’t seen JJ Shiplett on stage, we highly recommend that you change that as soon as possible. And if you’re going to Boots & Hearts 2017, your chance is coming soon! We caught up with the Something To Believe In singer for a little pre-festival Q&A action, and as usual, JJ was awesome. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: JJ Shiplett Q&A
In the heart of the city, country took over. The Budweiser County Fair brought country music, BBQ, beer and more to King Street West, and country fans were there to soak it all in while they soaked up the sun. The two day festival featured a list of rising stars on stage, and paired with … Continue reading Giddy Up: Budweiser County Fair Toronto!
With two singles released to country radio, and a growing number of fans checking out their weekly YouTube videos (which are a whole lot of fun), Leaving Thomas is quickly becoming an act to watch on the Canadian country music scene. Annika and Bryton have a ton of energy and love for what they do, … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Leaving Thomas Q&A
We’re getting ready for Boots & Hearts 2017 and all of the awesome live country music we’re going to see at this year’s festival… including the sets from Chad Brownlee and Jess Moskaluke. And, to get us all ready to see these Canadian country stars on stage, we’ve got a Q&A featuring both artists, AND … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Chad Brownlee & Jess Moskaluke Q&A and Contest!
Boots & Hearts is coming, and it’s easy to tell you it’s one of our favourite weekends of the summer. It’s also easy to tell you that we’re excited to see Alee and Andrew Hyatt hit the stage to sing their songs. These two Wax Records artists are coming to B&H to show the country … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Andrew Hyatt & Alee Q&A
Summer music festival season is here. The 1st weekend of July hosted music of all genres on stages in small towns and big cities, and we love it. We also want to help. So, if you’ve got festivals coming up, use this post as a checklist of things that you want to make sure you’re … Continue reading 2017 Summer Music Festival Essentials: Dollar Store Haul
On Friday night (July 7, 2017) at Cavendish Beach Music Festival, country music fans will see two of Alberta’s favourite sons come to Prince Edward Island, take the stage and make it theirs. High Valley, perhaps the most successful Canadian country act in the United States right now, will bring their bluegrass inspired songs the … Continue reading Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2017 Preview: High Valley Top 10
Presented by Chevrolet (new in 2017), the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase has helped to launch the careers of Tebey and Tim Hicks (2012), The Reklaws (2013), Ty Baynton, Runaway Angel, Trinity Bradshaw (2014), Johnson Crook, Kris Barclay, James Barker Band, (2015), Jesse Gold and Vanessa Marie Carter (2016) and more!If you think you’ve got what … Continue reading Enter Now: Boots & Hearts 2017 Emerging Artist Showcase
Jojo Mason exudes the kind of energy that most of us wish we could summon on demand… and that all of us would benefit from having around us all the time. And there may be no better representation of that energy, and the love that pours out of this dude, than his brand new album, … Continue reading Both Sides Of The Bar: Jojo Mason Album Review
Four and half years ago I photographed my first ever Dean Brody concert, actually it was the first concert I photographed professionally on my own! I still remember how scared I was, tried to avoid eye contact at all times and kept my distance from Dean and everyone on his team. Looking back I don’t know … Continue reading Beautiful Freakshow Tour Review: Dean Brody, Madeline Merlo & James Barker Band
We’re excited to see Canadian country star Chad Brownlee back on the Boots & Hearts stage this August! The B.C. boy will entertain the crowd on Saturday night, ahead of headliner Brantley Gilbert, and we know that the fans gathered around are going to be red hot and ready to party. Over the last few years … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Chad Brownlee Top 10
We’re closing in on 3 months away from Boots & Hearts 2017 at Burl’s Creek Event Park… and with seven new names added to the lineup this morning, it feels like we’re nearing the full list of performers. And adding to that is the announcement of the day-to-day lineups for this year’s festival! Yes, we … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Day-to-Day Lineup Announcement!
Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly get more excited about Boots & Hearts 2017, they go and give us more to smile about! Seven new names have been added to the 4 day festival lineup… and we’ve finally be told who we’re going to see headlining the Thursday night, Coors Banquet Kick Off Party. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Lineup Additions, News & Contest!
Saturday, May 6 was a night of celebration at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto as Johnson Crook hit the stage for a monster set, showcasing their debut EP and more. Noel, Nathan, Trevor, and Jared make up the band Johnson Crook, a collection of dudes that we’ve had the chance to watch and listen to … Continue reading Call Me Home: Johnson Crook EP Release Party, Toronto
On a quiet Tuesday in Toronto, with much of the music community still hungover from Canadian Music Week, three dudes from Texas made their first visit to Canada and played a showcase at the Dakota Tavern. Midland, all the way from small town Dripping Springs, TX, hit the small stage in front of fans and … Continue reading Drinkin’ Problem: Midland Comes North to Toronto