Concert review

Concert review

Home County Music and Arts Festival – Day 1 (Friday)

I was fortunate enough to make it to the opening night of the 46th Home County Music & Arts Festival. The three-day annual event takes place in Victoria Park, a beautiful green space in the heart of downtown London, ON. ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 9: Bluesfest returns to it’s ...

Bluesfest “Don’t like Mondays,” so after taking that day off, Bluesfest was back Tuesday night. Lennon Stella, who some will know from the show Nashville – as the older of the darling daughters of the show’s star, Rayna James – ...
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The Vancouver Island MusicFest, July 12-14 at the Comox Valley ...

Roots Music Canada is stoked once again this year to be partnering with Keith and Heather Nicol and their travel blog. This recap of the Vancouver Island Music Fest is an abridged version of three separate days of daily reviews ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest – July 5: On a country stroll

I was back to Bluesfest on July 5, and the weather was still unsettled.  As evening approached, so did a severe storm.  The festival was already looking at one cancellation: Colter Wall due to travel complications, and now additional shows ...
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Dispatches from the Mariposa Folk Festival – Day 2 (Saturday)

First thing I saw at the fest on Saturday was the Folk or Not Folk workshop at the Mariposa Pub Stage, with A Leverage for Mountains, Coig, and Freddy & Francine at 1:30 p.m. Leverage for Mountains brought the super ...
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Ottawa Bluesfest Opening night.. Smoking!

Crossing the Eddy bridge, approaching the festival, I saw smoke rising from the City Stage.  It was appropriate. We are under a heat advisory. It‘s early evening, yet it’s still 37 degrees with the humidity.  Wow! Photo Credit : Christophe ...
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Shari Ulrich album release, June 18 at the Centennial Theatre, ...

I start this with a disclaimer. I know Shari Ulrich. I adore Shari Ulrich. We are kindred spirits in many ways. And though I haven’t known her for that long, I feel like I’ve known her forever. I suspect many ...
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Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Party at the Toronto Jazz ...

L.to R.: Paul Shaffer, Donny Walsh, Mike Fitzpatrick, Chuck Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Kendall, Pat Carey “What a great night to be playin’ the blues, eh?” ~ Chuck Jackson The stained alleyways and decrepit staircases that germinated the talent and ...
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Oh Susanna – June 7 at the Longboat Hall in ...

I was fortunate enough to catch Oh Susanna (Suzie Ungerleider) at the Longboat Hall in Toronto on Friday, June 7. It was a very special concert as it marked the 20th anniversary of her debut full-length album Johnston, which was ...
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Steve Poltz – Shine On (album and concert review)

I always seem to get nervous when I meet an artist. I presume it’s because I’m in total awe of their ability to create a work of art right in front of my eyes. However, whenever I get the chance ...