We’ve said it before, playing the opening slot of the day on the main stage at a festival isn’t easy. You’ve got to set the tone, get people engaged, pull them into the crowd… and Leaving Thomas did all of that on Friday at Boots & Hearts 2017. Annika and Bryton hopped up on the … Continue reading Blame It On The Neon: Leaving Thomas at Boots & Hearts 2017
Rain was falling on the Friday afternoon crowd at Boots & Hearts 2017… and then it cleared and the sun came out as Andrew Hyatt and his band, The Good Intentions, took over the Front Porch stage and played their hearts out. We caught up with Andrew after his set, and we talked about the … Continue reading On Me: Andrew Hyatt at Boots & Hearts 2017
If you like cold drink and hot country music, the Northern Comfort Saloon at the Canadian National Exhibition should be on your to do list this summer! We’ve been checking out the Northern Comfort Saloon since year one in 2014, and every year there’s a pretty fantastic selection of country music to sing, drink, and … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Northern Comfort Saloon Lineup and Schedule
Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule
This week the Canadian National Exhibition announced its first round of Northern Comfort Saloon performers. Now don’t panic, we haven’t even started summer yet but it is nice to be able to look forward to some of our favourite country artists playing right here in our backyard at The Ex. The Northern Comfort Saloon is … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Announcement
For more than a decade we’ve been listening to the rock and roll stylings of The Trews, and on Saturday night we took it all in up close and personal at the CNE in Toronto. The Antigonish, Nova Scotia natives took the stage to an awesome reception of fans who knew exactly what they were … Continue reading Beautiful and Tragic: The Trews at the CNE 2016
Rock and roll fans, listen to us, if you’re not already in on The Lazys, it’s time. Right now. On Saturday night at the CNE in Toronto, the stage took an Australian beating when Leon, Matty, Glenn, Liam, and Andy took over and rocked their hearts out as the opening act for Canadian vets, The … Continue reading Howling Woman: The Lazys, Live at the CNE 2016
They’ve come a long way from home up in La Crete, Alberta… and the way things are going, it looks like High Valley have a lot further to go before things are all said and done. On Sunday night we headed out to the CNE in Toronto to catch up with Brad and Curtis and … Continue reading Every Week’s Got A Friday: High Valley at the CNE 2016
It had been a full year since we last hung out with Jess Moskaluke at Boots & Hearts 2015, but on Sunday night in Toronto at the CNE we caught up with the Kiss Me Quiet singer for a quick pre-show chat… and then watched her leave it all out on the stage during her … Continue reading Take Me Home: Jess Moskaluke at the CNE 2016
On Saturday night we had the chance to hang with Jessica Mitchell before her set, opening up for Dean Brody at The CNE. We chatted about her time at Peller Estates Wine Country Fare and how she ended up on stage, the weather during the Cavendish Beach Music Festival and how she graciously gave up her wrap … Continue reading Dean Brody with Jessica Mitchell at The CNE 2016
Ever year, as summer winds down and we prepare for fall, we make our way to Exhibition Station and the Canadian National Exhibition… and when we’re there we’re sure to stop in at the Northern Comfort Saloon. As part of Toronto’s growing country music landscape, the Saloon brings some great emerging talent to the city … Continue reading 2016 Canadian National Exhibition: Northern Comfort Saloon Schedule & Set Times
Sometimes you catch an artist during an upward swing in their career and smile as you watch them shoot forward into new opportunities and successes… that’s exactly what’s happening right now with Jessica Mitchell. The country singer/songwriter has had a hectic summer, starting with that video (you know the one), continuing with an opening slot … Continue reading Workin’ On Whiskey: Jessica Mitchell at Boots & Hearts 2016!
The 2016 summer festival season has already started in Toronto. We’ve had Canadian Music Week, Bestival, Field Trip, NXNE, and that’s not half of what’s coming before the season wraps and fall settles in. As music fans and reviewers this is our busiest and most awesome time of year. When all is said and done … Continue reading Why We Love Summer Festival Season!
Updated with new acts added since original publishing date (June 21, 2016) Yes, we know that Toronto is still waiting for Spring to really start (enough with the cold and the snow already), and we know that the CNE signals the end of Summer every year… and we’re not trying to get ahead of ourselves … Continue reading 2016 Canadian National Exhibition CNE Bandshell Concert Schedule
It’s been an amazing ride for Brett Kissel since it all started with a song… and now he’s back with new music for country music fans in Canada, and his growing fan base in the United States. UPDATE: We’ve got a brand new contest that we want you to enter! We’re giving away 2 signed … Continue reading Pick Me Up: Brett Kissel Album Review & Contest!