The artist’s life

The artist's life

That other thing you should do at this time of ...

If you’re a musician, you know it’s time to have a panic attack. It’s mid-winter, and you suddenly realize that now is the time you should be reminding festivals that you exist, are good at whatever you do, and would ...
The artist's life

Successful Strategies For Booking House Concerts (Part 2)

Last week on Roots Music Canada, house concert promoter Joanna Mills brought us Part I of her series on booking successful house concerts.  It led to lots of great discussion over on the Roots Music Canada Facebook page.  Today, we’re ...
The artist's life

Successful Strategies For Booking House Concerts (Part 1)

For many folk and roots artists, house concerts now make up a large part of their tour schedules, but booking an independent house concert (and making it a success) can be harder than it appears. We at O’Hara House Concerts, ...
The artist's life

Canadian Music Week:  What’s in it for roots artists?

Canadian Music Week kicks off today, and with it, showcases featuring more than 800 artists from across Canada and around the world.   (We’ve highlighted a few of the roots acts here.) CMW bills itself as “one of the premier entertainment ...