Tag Archives: Canadian Music

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 […]

November 23

Indie Week 2019

by Wayne Baggs Day 1 of setting out to find out what’s original and interesting at the five day showcase for new hungry bands called Indie Week, one of Canada’s top emerging artist festivals hosting independent artists from around the world for five amazing nights of music in venues throughout downtown Toronto November 13-17. Indie Week […]

November 22

Parachute Club’s “Rise Up” Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to induct six songs that helped to define the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, borne from the streets of Toronto with global impact Toronto, ON (October 22, 2019) — The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) today announced the induction of six influential songs from the Toronto music scenes of the […]

November 10

Canadian Hip Hop Artist Rawmny Wildcat Lays Foundation for His “Legacy”

Canadian hip hop artist Rawmny Wildcat is laying the groundwork for his “Legacy” — releasing the first single off his forthcoming LP of the same name, available now. The bright chord riffs on “Legacy” bring the track back to an 80s, near-vintage sound while carrying elements from the current state of trap. Produced alongside Nabil […]

November 05

Canadian Jazz Artist Blaine Sharp Takes New Release “Wanderlust” to Heart; Toronto Promo Tour Oct 14-25

The dictionary defines ‘wanderlust’ as the ‘strong desire to travel,’ and nothing could be truer — both figuratively and literally — for Canadian jazz artist Blaine Sharp and his debut album and single of the same name.  “I’ve always loved the word,” the Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and actor says. “There’s something about it that […]

November 01

Canadian World/Latin Party Band MAZACOTE Switch Gears, Sing of Resistance & Perseverance in NEW Single — “Pueblo”

VANCOUVER — October 25, 2019 — Canadian hard-hitting World/Latin party band Mazacote switch gears, singing an impassioned tune of resistance and perseverance in today’s new single, “Pueblo”  — the official video for which drops in November. The track lands amongst Patria — the band’s third album, available now — via Justin Time / Nettwerk. NEW Album Patria — AVAILABLE TODAY! […]

September 08

Indie Alt Artist Little Coyote Targets Toxicity in New Single, “Dig Up My Grave”

Relationships come in all kinds and contexts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t mostly hurt when they come to an end. So goes the theme in Toronto-based indie alt pop singer/songwriter Little Coyote and her newest single, “Dig Up My Grave” — available now. “It’s about four different breakups,” she explains of the track and […]

August 28

GRAMMY Award-Winning David Clayton-Thomas Faces Political Backlash on Facebook

by Eric Alper GRAMMY Award-Winning David Clayton-Thomas’ New Anti-Gun Anthem Censored for Advertising by Facebook for Being ‘Political’ GRAMMY Award-winning Canadian musician David Clayton-Thomas’ new anti-gun anthem “Never Again” is facing restrictions on Facebook this week. The legendary artist is using the incredible power of song to call attention to gun violence plaguing the U.S.; […]

August 16

The Boots & Hearts Journal @ Burl’s Creek (Aug 8-11)

by Wayne Baggs —- Day 1! —- The trick to driving up the 400 from Toronto is in the timing. Go early or go late. Boots & Hearts 2019 started 4:30 Thursday, August 8th with shows only at the Front Porch Stage. Emerging acts followed by three bands. I made the trip anyway because I […]

August 10

Toronto Surf-Punk Alt-Pop Rockers BAD BUZZ Debut New Album, Try Harder

Canadian rockers Bad Buzz continue to garner anything but.  The alt-pop-rock meets surf-punk quartet are back with their knock-out sophomore offering, Try Harder — available now!  Dubbed by Canadian Beats as “a unique blend of all eras of punk that is largely fuelled by Green Day-styled pop-punk, Social Distortion, and a touch of The Ramones for good […]

July 23

Ian and Sylvia Tyson to Receive Individual Inductions to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Celebration Coincides with Historic Double-Album Release of Ian & Sylvia The Lost Tapes, 60 Years After They First Met TORONTO, July 17, 2019 – July 1959 was a pivotal month for the history of folk and country music. It was when Ian Tyson met Sylvia Fricker for the first time, which began a musical journey, both […]

July 20

Gearing Up For Boots & Hearts – Tour Info & Survival Guide

Get your tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.ca The ever-growing country music scene makes it very interesting as the Boots and Hearts Music Festival caters to a crowd predominantly made up of people between the ages of 18 and 30. Many of them will be there to see the “Country Royalty” such as this year’s line up of […]

July 16

TD Markham Jazz Festival Announces Headliners – JUNO Winners Michael Kaeshammer, Alison Young & Brandi Disterheft

TD Markham Jazz Festival have announced this year’s headlining acts set to perform among the 30+ free concerts across three stages this August 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Fresh off her debut and JUNO Award-winning album win for So Here We Are, Alison Young will headline the Millennium Bandstand Friday, August 16th at 7:30pm, ahead of LowDown […]

July 16

Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Returns for Fourth Year – Sep. 13-15, 2019

Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival will continue its annual tradition, showcasing hundreds of Canadian musicians this September 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Celebrating its fourth year in a row, the three-day event will feature more than 300 Canadian jazz musicians with over 100 JUNO Awards to their names, from across the country in some 150 […]