Tag Archives: blues

March 28

Crystal Shawanda announces new album, Church House Blues

Crystal Shawanda channels spirit and strength of blues pioneers on new True North Records album, Church House Blues, available April 17th, 2020 For her second album on True North Records, Nashville-based singer Crystal Shawanda has channeled the spirit and strength of blues greats such as Etta James and Koko Taylor, paired with a contemporary delivery that […]

March 21

Winterfolk Blues & Roots Music Festival @ Tranzac Club

by Wayne Baggs Hats off to Brian Gladstone for pulling it all together. Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival offers an impressive 100 artists performing on 5 stages over the 3 days of music mix. From Roots to Blues, Celtic to Folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Light rock, Jazz, Country and everything in between. This is an […]

February 13

Toronto’s 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Announces Three Showcase Events

Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Friday, February 21st — 7:00pm – 1:00amSaturday, February 22nd — 1:00pm – 1:00amSunday, February 23rd — 1:00pm – 10:00pm  The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave)The Annex Hotel (296 Brunswick Ave) http://www.winterfolk.com Wristbands Available at the Door (While Supplies Last) Winterfolk XVIII — Blues and Bluegrass Separate Ticketed Event feat. […]

January 23

Sass Jordan rocks the blues on new album Rebel Moon Blues, available March 13, 2020

TORONTO — January 22, 2020 — Canadian JUNO and Billboard Best Female Rock Vocalist award winner Sass Jordan today announces the release of her new album, Rebel Moon Blues — available March 13, 2020 via Stony Plain Records.  With more than a million records sold worldwide, Sass Jordan delivers the eight-song album spotlighting her signature vox in a wholly-dedicated blues […]

December 12

Canadian Blues Master Manitoba Hal Reimagines & Rearranges His Classic Songs For 15th Album “Vintage Blend”

Canadian blues music renaissance man Manitoba Hal has thumbed through his 15+ year career archive to release this, his newest album, Vintage Blend — available now! The 11-track release pulls from the Shelburne, Nova Scotia-based artist’s earliest years in Winnipeg, reinventing, reimagining and rearranging them for cigar box guitar, ukulele, slide guitar and Hal’s ’57 license plate […]

December 02

First Round of Performing Artists Announced for Toronto’s Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival

WHAT: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Today, Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and Wendell Ferguson. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on Brunswick Ave (near Spadina Avenue and […]

November 30

Downchild Blues Band’s “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Song induction and 50th Anniversary Party will feature special guests Dan Aykroyd, Tony D (MonkeyJunk), Suzie Vinnick and Andy J Forest -November 29, National Arts Centre- Ottawa, ON (November 21, 2019) — The first Canadian blues recording ever to sell gold, “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost),” written by The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s leader and co-founder, Don Walsh, will be […]

May 02

T. Nile Releases Groundbreaking New Album, ‘BEACHFIRES’

From her early days in a Galiano Island cabin on the coast of British Columbia, to the pulsing dance clubs of Goa India, award-winning Canadian songwriter T. Nile has blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of electro-pop and folk-blues-roots. Beachfires — available now — is a collection of songs that reveals a fearless expedition […]

January 22

Matt Anderson Announces Halfway Home by Morning To Be Released March 22, 2019

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen today announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records) — available worldwide Friday, March 22nd, 2019. photo by Scott Doubt Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning. His tenth full-length release, the album was recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee and deftly […]

October 06

David Gogo New Blues Album, “17 Vultures”

Since bursting onto the Canadian music scene with his 1994 self-titled album, 6-time Juno Award Nominee and a 3-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year’ at the Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo has racked up a long list of accolades and accomplishments over his illustrious career.   David Gogo is ready to release his 15th […]

UPCOMING…. TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 24 – JULY 3, 2016

The 30th annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival brings a stellar line up June 24 to July 3rd! Whatever flavour of jazz you enjoy, find it at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival this summer, as more than 1,500 musicians perform in over 350 concerts. Discover a new artist, explore different genres and attend a live concert surrounded […]

TD TORONTO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015: Gary Clar Jr. @ Nathan Phillips Square | Toronto Star Stage (June 27, 2015)

Austin, Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. a guitarist since the age of 12, played to a capacity crowd at The Toronto Jazz Festival on a rainy and windy Saturday night. Probably one of the biggest crowd during the 2015 version of this festival. A naturally humble and shy man, Clark was situated on the left […]