Highlights March 3-10
- Steve Bell is a Juno-winning singer songwriter whose music focuses on his Christian faith, and he’s obviously got a huge following. Paul Corby’s review of Bell’s latest offering, Kindness, resulted in our most “Liked” post ever.
- No newcomer to the scene, Rob Szabo has just released his fifth album, an eponymous, self-produced reflection on life from the midway point. Rob paid a visit to the Woodshed and took us on a tour of his Kensington Market neighbourhood. Check out the video here.
- Corin Raymond has created not just a song, or an album, but a philosophy of the words “There will be always be a small time.” Allison Brown’s “The Small Time Radio Hour: This is Paradise,” focuses on Raymond’s experience and thoughts on making a living in the music business from the side-stages at festivals, house concerts, and a Thursday night residency at Toronto’s Cameron House.
- Friday night was Hugh’s Room’s tenth anniversary show. Roots Music Canada editor-in-chief David Newland writes about the cultural contribution of this seminal listening room.
- Legendary songwriter Randy Newman (of Toy Story soundtrack fame) played a poorly attended concert in Toronto recently, but as our Eric Thom writes, Newman brought the full show.
- Though they’re recent high school graduates, Harlan Pepper play old-timey music, and they do it well, according to Shawn Clarke, who reviewed their aptly titled album, Young and Old.