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Indie Week 2017 Launch Party: The Hideout, presented by M88 Entertainment Group

Presented by M88 Entertainment Group

Indie Week 2017 has kicked off in Toronto, and it’s going to be a big one.

With nearly 30 venues across the city ready to host live music between November 7 and 12, Indie Week will put fans up close and personal with emerging talent that can’t wait to get out and show everyone what they’ve got.

We started our Indie Week adventure at The Hideout (423 College St.) for the official launch party and enjoyed a couple beverages (thanks Hop City Brewery and Jack Daniels) while the music flowed through the speakers and into the busy crowd.

With an extended 4am last call this week, music will be ringing out late into the night, which means everyone will have a lot of chances to soak it in and enjoy. We highly recommend checking out the Indie Week schedule to find a show or three – CLICK HERE to get started.

Tuesday night at The Hideout we caught four acts, Poor Nameless Boy, Pat Robitaille, Scalene, and The Empty Page on stage, and all four were ready for action.

Indie Week 2017 - Tuesday - Poor Nameless Boy

Poor Nameless Boy started the show with his singer/songwriter style flowing strong. Both solo with his acoustic guitar, and accompanied by an electric guitar and violin, Joel Henderson worked through his set and started his week strong.

Songs like Second Floor Balcony and I’m Not Going Anywhere showcased his indie folk vibe, and gave us a little JJ Shiplett feeling as he sang and played. And when Poor Nameless Boy exclaimed, “if you like a good country jam, here ya go” before he closed his set with 30 Photographs, we took notice and took it in.

Toronto is a long way from Regina, but we’re glad he made the trip and started Indie Week off right.

Indie Week 2017 - Tuesday - Pat Robitaille

Pat Robitaille was next on the stage, going solo and playing for the growing Tuesday night crowd.

With loops and pedals, Robitaille got to work with an eclectic set that included the first reggae song of his career, The Weed Song, and covers of Daniel Caesar and Radiohead.

For more than a decade, the Windsor, ON native has been putting in work on his music, and as an indie artist, a spot on stage at the Indie Week 2017 launch party was a perfect fit.

Indie Week 2017 - Tuesday - Scalene

Scalene, a five piece Brazilian rock and roll outfit were the third act of the evening… and they took things to a whole new level.

With ringing guitar work, a tight sound, and energy that transferred freely to the crowd on the floor in front of them, Scalene owned the room in Toronto. And we’re willing to be they’ll do it again throughout the week at their upcoming shows (Wednesday @ Coalition, Thursday @ The Mod Club, Saturday @ The Garrison).

Scalene also proved that rock and roll is a universal language as they sang in Portuguese and the Toronto crowd didn’t blink, they just rocked right along with the band. Music is for all of us – and we’re glad these guys made the long flight in to play Indie Week in Toronto.

Indie Week 2017 - Tuesday - The Empty Page

All the way from Manchester, UK – The Empty Page kept the party going at The Hideout.

Winners of Indie Week UK 2017, The Empty Page are in Toronto with four shows this week, looking to share their brand of Alternative Fuzz with Canadian music fans.

On Tuesday night, the trio plugged in and went at it, proving that they belong. The band has only been together since 2015, but you’d never know it. They were tight, on time, in rhythm, and ready to rock from their opening notes.

You’ve got three more chances to catch The Empty Page at Indie Week 2017 – Thursday @ Baby G, Friday @ The Paddock Tavern, and Saturday @ Cherry Cola’s. Don’t miss ’em.

There’s more music and Indie Week coverage coming. For now, check out more pics from Tuesday night at The Hideout, and get ready for great music.

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1 month ago

Mermaid: Skott at WayHome 2017

Soaked in the Sunday sun, Skott hit the WayHome 2017 main stage for her first North American festival AND first Canadian concert appearance.

As the Swedish songstress worked the stage, an afternoon crowd gathered, sitting and standing, and even singing along (which caught Skott off-guard, we learned later on when we caught up to chat) to her music. The vibe and groove moved through the WayHomies, and the set served as an excellent intro to more music on the last day of the festival.

After Skott was finished on stage and had a chance to catch her breath, we sat down with her (in front of a backdrop that conveniently mirrored the Swedish flag’s colours) to talk about her career, music origins, and what’s coming next.

We found out that Skott grew up with very traditional folk music, not knowing the world of pop or electronic songs. But, when she was 13 and moved to a new school with new friends – that all changed.

Think back to the music in the video games of your youth, the sounds and beats that meshed so well with the action on screen. Those sounds clicked for Skott and captivated her. Before long, she was creating her own music for the video games that her friends were coding. That was the start.

After that original experiment, Skott added lyrics and singing to her music – and that is what brings us to now. With videos released for Glitter & Gloss and Mermaid, and more than 20+ million Spotify streams, she is learning the business of music 1 step at a time, and she credits her band for helping her.

We asked Skott about her music and career and the music that she’s digging right now. She told us that MØ is making music that she digs, and that she’s excited to play with her this fall. She also told us that she probably doesn’t expose herself to as much as we would think – opting instead to listen to listen to more instrumental works when she emerges from the studio she compares to a cave.

Skott was gracious, thoughtful, analytical and soft spoken during our sit down. But on stage, this is an artist with a ton of voice, range, presence, and the potential to further her career and play bigger stages with bigger crowds and more recognition.

Keep an eye on Skott. And if you get the chance, catch her on tour with Phantogram this summer/fall!

Lay It On Me: Vance Joy at WayHome 2017

Two years after his first appearance at WayHome, Vance Joy returned – and this time he took over the main stage to the delight of thousands of fans in the Oro-Medonte field.

We saw James Keogh play his set in 2015 on the WayBright stage as music fans were first coming to know the Aussie sensation. Before the T.Swift tour, and just as Fire And The Flood was reaching fans, we fell for what he’s got. And this weekend at WayHome 2017, we fell for it all over again.

WayHome 2017 - Vance Joy

Related: Fire and the Flood: Vance Joy at WayHome 2015

As soon as Vance Joy came on stage, the crowd popped. There were cheers and screams and all kinds of love. And when the music started and Mess Is Mine came through the speakers, the singing in the crowd started as well, and it rarely stopped for the next hour.

As the sun shone and more fans came to the stage, the set continued with the songs that Vance Joy fans have listened to, learned, and memorized over the last few years. There were hands in the air and dancing, and on stage, there was a million dollar smile to go along with that sweet sweet voice that makes Vance Joy a star.

Our favourite sing along moment came near the end of the set when Fire And The Flood rang through the rows with the energy and love that live music provides. It was a great moment and a great reminder of why we love concerts and festivals and singer/songwriters.

WayHome 2017 - Vance Joy

Related: CityFolk Fest 2016: Vance Joy

Joy is a star, there’s not arguing it or denying it. And he’s got the kind of talent that continues to translate to records and radio – which is why we expect to be seeing more of him in the future. And you should too.

Vance Joy WayHome 2017 Setlist

★ Mess Is Mine
★ From Afar
★ Wasted Time
★ Red Eye
★ Lay It On Me
★ Call If You Need Me
★ Georgia
★ Best That I Can
★ Take Your Time
★ Fire And The Flood
★ You Can Call Me Al/Cheerleader (Paul Simon/Omi)
★ Riptide

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Demi Louise Single Release: Taxi Driver

Nearly a year ago we were introduced to a young Australian singer-songwriter at Canadian Music Week when she stepped on stage at The Cameron House. That Saturday night in May we were immediately smitten with the Aussie as she owned the stage all by herself.

Demi Louise Taxi Driver Single ArtIn her acoustic set Demi premiered a brand new song (written during CMW 2015 at the APRA Songhub) called Taxi Driver. It was fresh and new and it was clear then that it was a fit with the rest of the folk/roots/pop sound that she was presenting in her music.

And now, ¾ of a year later Demi Louise is getting ready to release the finished version of Taxi Driver to the world as her 1st single of 2016.

Thanks to a little preview stream, we can tell you that it’s a track with a sweet, poppy sound that is easy to listen to on repeat (trust us) or as part of your next playlist.

And thanks to another little private preview we can tell you there’s a fun video to go with the new single.

The single will be available for download on Friday, February 26 – but is available for pre-order now right here.

If you want to learn more about Demi, or hear her cover tracks like Love Yourself, Can’t Feel My Face, and Bad Blood + originals like Ruins and Realise, just pull up her YouTube channel and start hitting play.

And if you’re in Toronto this May for CMW 2016 keep your eye out for Demi, because we hear she’s coming back…

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2 years ago

The Fifth: Birds of Bellwoods EP Review

The boys of Birds of Bellwoods call Toronto home (right now) and have been making a name for themselves on the local scene with a combination of club shows and major showcases like their sold out CMW and NXNE 2015 appearances. They also made an appearance at Boots & Hearts in 2015 as part of the Emerging Artist Showcase.

The Birds of Bellwoods Cameron House NXNEAnd now Stephen Joffe (Lead Vocals / Mandolin), Adrian Morningstar (Guitar / Vocals), Chris Blades (Banjo / Vocals), Kintaro Akiyama (Upright Bass / Vocals) are sharing their brand new EP, The Fifth, with the world.

The Fifth is a 5 track offering that brings (as their website confirms) folk from a different angle. Released on August 11, 2015 – it’s a great introduction for alt-folk lovers who haven’t yet found the band, and a fun listen for those who have been following them for any length of time at all.

Birds of Bellwoods – The Fifth Track Listing

Birds of Bellwoods - The Fifth - Front Cover1. Sky
2. Come Home
3. Roll Your Stone
4. Grey Ghosts
5. The Fifth

If you’re looking for some place to start, don’t complicate things. Sky is the lead track and first single from the EP – and the first track we listened to when we got our hands on the new music.

Birds of Bellwoods fits the Alt-Folk brand well, with well written lyrical content, strong but often stripped down instrumentals, and a mix of mellow and more sped up singing from lead singer Joffe and the rest of the band behind him.

As a collection, The Fifth hits all of the right notes, offering only 1 minor critique – we would have liked to listen to a full album worth of tracks.

All signs point to continued success and popularity for Birds of Bellwoods with upcoming shows at Toronto’s TURF, Indie Week Canada, and The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, as well as the Festival of Good Things in Sarnia, ON and the Jasper Folk Music Festival in Jasper AB. It’s a schedule that will introduce the quartet to new listeners, give them an opportunity to continue developing their stage show (which is already fun to watch), and play these 5 songs to everyone within ear shot.

The Birds of Bellwoods Cameron House NXNEAfter more than a couple listens, we willingly give The Fifth a thumbs up. These 4 boys have the chops to make the music, and as long as they keep doing what they’re doing – and finding their way, Birds of Bellwoods are going to be on the scene for a long time with fans to spare and music to love.

Find Birds of Bellwoods online at these fine locations…

Website: birdsofbellwoods.com
Facebook: /birdsbellwoods
Twitter: @BirdsBellwoods
Instagram: @birdsofbellwoods
YouTube: Birds of Bellwoods
iTunes: Birds of Bellwoods – The Fifth

2 years ago

CMW 2015 Friday Night ft. The Dead South, Shore Thing & Midday Swim

Friday night, on the west side of town, we mixed things up with a little indie pop rock, some folk indie soul and a side of Americana folk roots.

CMW Friday Indie Lineup

Midday Swim
Shore Thing
The Dead South

Midday Swim

First we hit The Mod Club for a little Midday Swim. We’d had someone recommend that we check out this band and the timing and location were just right. There was a good sized crowd for an 8:00pm show and the energy was positive. The band formed less than a year ago were tight and professional.

Midday Swim CMW2015 The Mod Club

Shore Thing

We moved to the Smiling Buddha and Shore Thing was setting up just as we arrived. The four piece from Ontario were charming and told us the story of having their van towed during load in, sorry guys. Great lyrics, nice sound, we’d go see them again.

Shore Thing The Smiling Buddha CMW2015

The Dead South

Next up was The Dead South. They were the reason we were here. We’d seen them before at the eOne/Gibson Juno Party and they’d made an impression. It was great to see them in such an intimate venue. They didn’t disappoint. They played a fairly long set and finished up with one of our favourites, “Honey You“.

The Dead South CMW2015 Smiling Buddha

From the moment they started playing, the crowd moved forward. Feet started tapping and then started stomping. The four member band dress alike, move together, their voices blend beautifully together.  If you get a chance to see them, take it!

#cmw2015 @thedeadsouth

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For more photos of all three bands you can visit Adventures of an Urban Girl.

3 years ago

Five Out of Ten: Beth Moore Album Release Celebration! [Interview]

Beth Moore is a talented singer/songwriter from the Niagara region of Ontario that is mostly known for wine and waterfalls – but someday maybe we’ll be adding Beth to that list.

Beth Moore CoffeeWith the release of her sophomore album, Five Out of Ten, this week, Moore has found herself busy with shows (a recent tour of Balzac’s coffee shops sounds like it was a really fun time) and radio love, including Top 20 action on CBC Radio 2 thanks to the support of listeners and fans.

I’ve had a chance to sit down with the album over the last couple days, and it truly does deliver. Described as indie/pop folk on her FB page, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. From the 1st single, OK OK, to the track that supplies the album’s title, Say That Again, Beth is right on track.

With the album available now, and the Toronto release party coming up next week, we caught up with Beth Moore for a little Q&A action to talk about the record, writing, raisins and more.

Check it out!

Beth Moore Five Out of Ten Album CoverQ. Your 1st album, The Road, came out in 2011 – how does it feel to have new music out again 4 years later with the release of Five Out of Ten?

A. 4 years, wow. Well, I don’t think I even realized it’d been that long. I spent the last two or so really focusing on 5/10 so it’s all a bit of a blur. Either way, it feels great to have new music out and to finally be able to share the project with everyone. The response has been incredible and makes all those long days in the studio without coffee (bad for the voice) totally worth it. I hope my third album doesn’t take four years to get out, but I’m glad we took our time on this one!

Q. And how cool is it to hear OK OK getting love from CBC Radio 2 and the fans?

Beth Moore Twitter Profile PhotoA. SO GOOD! wow, my friends and fans have been insanely awesome. My social media absolutely exploded with support. The day OK OK first played on CBC2 my car broke down and I was a little bummed out, but then the song was on the Radio, and then I heard it was in the running for top 20 and I all but forgot about the car, I could have run across the country for all I cared, I was so happy!! I remember saying to my brother “Is this real life? This is happening?” and he goes “No, your real life is you have no car, but this is cool”. The day it hit the radio was so good, I would have felt weird if something bad hadn’t happened, in a weird way it made the day seem more real. I’m still on a bit of a high from all of it!

Q. Tell us a little bit about your process. When you write, when you work out a song – how does it happen for you?

Beth Moore red toqueA. It’s very stream of consciousness, if I don’t record the whole writing session I will usually forget the stream of things flowing out. When I write with Rob Szabo he makes me sit in front of the mic the whole time. There have been many times where someone says ‘I like what you were playing, do that again’ and I can’t remember it at all. I’m all about the lyrics too, everything else kind of moves around what I’m trying to say.

Q. You’ve recorded some pretty cool covers for YouTube, if you had to pick 1 cover to have in your set every show, what song would it be?

A. I’m pretty sure I play ‘Blood and Wine’ by Dustin Kensrue at every single show and have for the last 6 years. I used to have a cover up online of me doing it and when I met Dustin in LA he knew who I was. I thought maybe I was slightly famous in a very small part of California or something, but he was just one of the 26 people who saw that video.

Q. Your Facebook page lists your interests as, “coffee, kickboxing, hot yoga, raisins, adventures”… so we want to know: What is your favourite recipe with raisins in it?

Beth Moore Sunmaid Raisins

actual photo Beth sent us!

A. raisins. period. I will eat them anywhere, anyhow, any day, anytime. This is weird, but for dinner tonight I had Red Kidney Beans and raisins… I have to buy the mini sunmaid boxes or else I’ll eat the whole bag in one day. One year for halloween I was even the sunmaid raisin lady. I was in Waterloo trying to hand out boxes of raisins to drunk students and they kept throwing them back at me. I guess not everyone likes them as much as I do! You have to admit, I looked just like her!

Q. Awesome dream time… If you could pick 2 acts (that you haven’t played with before) to go out on a tour with, who would you choose?

A. That’s tough. Ray Lamontagne and Ryan Adams.

Q. In 50 words or less (or more) tell music lovers what they can expect when they listen to Five Out of Ten.

A. A wild adventure! you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you may even dance a little!

Thanks to Beth for playing along. We can’t wait to see her at The Drake for her album release show on April 11th. If you’re in Toronto you should probably come out and say hi and have a drink and enjoy the show too.

Either way, find Beth Moore online at these fine locations…

Website: bethmooremusic.com
Facebook: Beth Moore Music
Twitter: @bethmooremusic
Instagram: @bethmooremusic
YouTube: Beth Moore
iTunes: Beth Moore
Beth Moore Five Out of Ten Album Release The Drake Toronto

3 years ago

All This Time: Introducing Brodie Dawson [Interview]

If you’re not from Western Canada you might be asking yourself, who is Brodie Dawson? Brodie Dawson is the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards Vocalist of the Year. That’s a pretty nice title. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, with a working blues/soul musician for a father, her influences are varied. She headed west to Vancouver Island at the age of 19 and started on the journey that would shape her music. She now calls Cumberland, BC home. Brodie’s self-described style is “a mix of ‘soulful folky blues’ with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country.”

Brodie DawsonBrodie has a new single coming out this month titled ‘All This Time” and we were lucky enough to get her to answer a few questions.

Q: Thanks for agreeing to do this. I’ve been listening to everything I can find of your’s and I hope you’ll be coming to Ontario in 2015.

BD: Thanks for asking me to be a part of this! I’ve applied to a few festivals in Ontario, so we’ll see if I make it back east this year…

Q: It looks like you’re doing your own social media (I mean that in the best way). Is it really you?

BD: Yes I do my own social media and my own booking/managing etc and it is really me! I have had the pleasure of working with a Social Media Director – Celena ‘Pinky’ Simms, for the past 6 months to try it out and see if that could help me take a load off my plate, which has been really nice and has helped to grow my Twitter account exponentially. She has been so wonderful to work with and I am grateful that we met last summer. Having someone to work for me in that way has helped me to identify the areas that I really need help with and get clearer on my vision of what I need in my support ‘team’.

Q: Do you think social media has really changed the way artists reach their fans?

BD: Most definitely! We get to interact with our fans on a very personal level.  We can see windows into each other’s lives, we get to celebrate our successes together, we get to know each other’s pets and kids, and in general create a very close and intimate relationship with each other, unlike how things have always been in the past – very separate etc. Musicians used to have somewhat of an aloof air of wonder and mystique surrounding them, and this new way of life makes things very real, grounded and equal… There can still be the mystery and awe, but there’s now such potential for communication and connection.

And social media is such a fab way for people to hear music they have never heard before or stumble upon an artist that they may not have otherwise. It’s definitely a constant realm of importance, always on the to-do list to keep things flowing and updated etc, and can be somewhat of a challenge for an artist who just wants to be out there playing the music! But it just is a way of life, and once it’s embraced and incorporated into the daily routine it just becomes a part of the art.

Brodie Dawson

Q: The main stage at Sunfest is a pretty big deal. Can you tell me a little about the journey to get there?

BD: It was such a fun weekend! The year previous I played a ‘showcase’ set at an annual event held here in the Comox Valley called the Vancouver Island Music Business Conference, where big names come to town and give workshops on all of the behind the scenes stuff in the Industry. A woman came up to me after the set and introduced herself as part of the production team for Sunfest and said that it was too bad they hadn’t heard me earlier, as she’d love to have me there but they were already booked for the weekend. She gave me her card, and during the whirlwind of speaking to others after our set, I didn’t put it somewhere safe, and when I looked for it a couple of days later it was gone… So when I was applying to all of my festivals the next year, I sent an email to their current production team and explained our ‘meeting’ the year before (of course I couldn’t even recall her name!) and I sent them my promo package. I never did find out who this lovely woman was, but we still got asked to come and play! And not only that, but on the Main Stage on the Friday night! Kira Isabella played right after us, then George Canyon, then Jake Owen headlined the night.  It was such a spectacular event!

Q: We wondered if you had any interaction with the other artists at Sunfest? We want to know, do you guys talk to each other backstage?

BD: We did meet many other artists backstage yes! We hung out and ate wings with Kira Isabella’s band, got to meet George Canyon and get a pic taken with him (such a nice fellow!), and got to ‘meet’ Jake Owen amidst his team of bodyguards. 🙂 It was a lovely setting back there, very welcoming and relaxing… A really nice touch was the live music on the Backstage Hospitality Stage that was performed in between the changeover of Main Stage sets, by Mike Hann and Tyler Harvey a couple of fab west coast BC musicians! And the most fun we had was finally having a few beer with the VERY hard-working Main Stage Sound Crew at the end of the night!

Q: Is it tough for a West Coast act to get play across Canada?

BD: To be honest, I haven’t explored Cross-Canada touring, as I haven’t been quite ready for that until now. I am working on this next album and from there, hoping to do that tour in 2015. But I do know that touring is very expensive, and most artists that I know who are touring across Canada are signed on with an agency with a touring budget, and someone managing all of those details. I have been doing all of that myself, and am now ready to take that next step and find an agent.

Q: What’s the last thing you listened to and what platform was it on? (Me – Brodie Dawson, Live On Air 87.5, SoundCloud)

BD: Well, I’m an old-fashioned CD girl! I have to admit, I still really like to play CD’s – especially in my car. There’s nothing better than cruising with the tunes cranked! It would have been Genevieve Chadwick from Australia. Had her CD cranked in the car yesterday. She was performing at the Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife last year as well and we met backstage and hit it off. She is an incredible singer/songwriter/guitar player, and such a great chick! YouTube her – she’ll rock your world.

Q: Women in Country, do you think this is the year the ladies break the top 10?

BD: Hope so!! I’ve always been more of a fan of the Country Music Women than I have of the Men (likely because I love to sing along etc.) so I’d love the gals to be rocking the top 10!

brodie dawson the lost tapesQ: I love the The Lost Tapes album cover photo, tell us about the photo shoot?

BD: Thanks! The photo shoot was a ton of fun – the photographer was Shawna Robertson of GoldSpun Photography, and she was so beyond wonderful to work with. She was so creative, and had all sorts of ideas of where to shoot. We did all of our photos in Cumberland, BC which is the village I live in – walking throughout the back alleys, finding little abandoned grassy lots, changing costumes/dresses, hairstyles. It was a really great day, and we captured this photo of me leaning on my guitar in one of the alleys. The lovely and uber talented Sue Pyper of Emagination Design took that photo and created that classy and beautifully polished album cover in no time flat! I was very lucky to have worked with both of them.

Q: The Lost Tapes, what’s your favourite track and why?

BD: My favourite track on The Lost Tapes is ‘Day of Thanks‘ as it’s a very dear song close to my heart, and we had such a fun time recording it. It’s a song that I wrote on a bitter cold Thanksgiving Day in Montreal about a woman who was asking for spare change outside of a grocery store. I came out of the store to see her there and I gave her some of my mini yogurts and a couple of granola bars as I didn’t have any cash. I went back to my van and sat there watching her and witnessing people just walking by her as if they didn’t even see her or hear her. I began to feel very hurt and angry at all of us who were rushing off to stuff our faces until we were sick at all of our big fancy dinners with our families and friends, and yet nobody was considering her or even acknowledging her. I thought about her story and where she would go, and how she got to be where she was in life, and where her journey would take her, and when I looked back she was gone, and I rushed home and sat down at my piano and this song spilled out from start to finish. I recorded it analog (reel-to-reel tape) at Hotel2Tango Studio in Montreal with the infamous ‘Out of the Mouths of Babes’ choir, and it was quite the awesome experience.

Brodie Dawson - Photo by Ron Pogue

Q: What’s up for you in 2015?

BD: Well I am very excited that I am about to release a brand new single called ‘All This Time‘ next month! I’ve been looking forward to that for a long while. And then I’d love to begin to work on the rest of the album (once I win the lottery) Ha!

It’s quite the labour of love, putting out an album… But so worth it! And I’d really love it if I get asked to perform at many of the music festivals that I have applied for! There’s nothing like playing outside on a big beautiful stage with the best sound guys at the helm.

I’ve had a great 2014, so I’m just going to keep stepping forward and trust that the right stones are going to keep getting put out in front of me!

Find Brodie Dawson online at these fine locations…
website: www.brodiedawson.com
Youtube: TheBrodiedawson
Facebook: BrodieDawsonMusic
Twitter: @dawson_brodie

Sneak peak of Brodie’s upcoming single – to be released January 2015: ‘All This Time’ 

3 years ago
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