Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Celebrates 18 Years – February 21-23 2020
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Toronto is a music mecca for festivals and events in the spring and summer months, but the event that takes the same concept indoors is the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, giving music lovers a break from our sometimes harsh winter weather to congregate and enjoy live music at its best.

Winterfolk 2020 Volunteer PosterThis year the festival marks its 18th year of celebration along with an area change for the whole event.

Features

BTW-Denise Leslie, Audra, American Television, Micah Barnes, Elk Run & Riot, China Crisis/Rational Youth, TD Black History Month, Jamila & The Other Heroes, Harry Manx, Howard Jones Acoustic Trio, Jon Bryant, The Blue Stones
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Kinda quirky, kinda dorky and all intriguing, Canadian artist Denise Leslie is on a mission “to bring the fun back to jazz” through fresh arrangements, unique musical interpretations, and magnetic charisma.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Perform at Meridian Hall April 30
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, two of America’s premier singer-songwriters, join forces for an acoustic evening backed by nothing but their superb voices, first-rate guitar playing and charming reminiscences.

The Algorithm Can’t Predict The Future!
Thu Jan 23, 2020

Well, the tech guys want us to believe that the algorithm is that magic thing that can actually predict the future in the big data world. Maybe in a George Orwell future, it can, but I really don’t want to live there.

BTW-Extreme, River Drivers, Steel City Rovers, Humble, Jesse Cook, Ilja Alexander, Celeste, Dilly Dally, Rebecca Hennessey, Olivia Jean, Caveboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Gentle reader, please consider this a PSA. In light of the continued abuse, misuse and degradation of the words ‘amazing’ and ‘awesome’ at all levels of society, they will continue to be absent from this space.

We Need a New Top Chart
Fri Jan 17, 2020

I’m utterly tired of explaining to idiots that you have millions of streams doesn’t make you a star, or even successful. In the old days, the counting of sales was a good measurement of how popular you were. That is NOT the same as streams. Streams can be anything.

News

Dan Bern Returns To Hugh’s Room Live
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Dan Bern is a prolific songwriter and an electrifying live performer. While Dan Bern may be best-known for his masterpieces “Jerusalem,” “Marilyn,” and “Tiger Woods,” he has released 25 albums and EPs and played thousands of shows across North America and Europe.

Jon Box A Celebration Of Life
Fri Jan 24, 2020

You never think you’re going to be writing about or talking about the passing of a friend much younger than yourself, but here I am writing about my friend, Jon Box.

The Stand Up To Cancer Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund announces the “Music As Healing” Grant Program
Fri Jan 17, 2020

The Stand Up To Cancer Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund announced today the “Music As Healing” Grant Program, an initiative that will encourage both cancer patients and cancer survivors, to share their cancer journey through original music compositions.

Pegi Cecconi to Receive 2020 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
Fri Jan 10, 2020

A master in her field, Cecconi is a savvy and determined business woman who has nearly 50 years of experience in the music industry with diverse roles ranging from booking, legal and all aspects of artist management including publishing, recording, record production and merchandising.

Pennan Brae Takes to Space in NEW Music Video for "Strut-1980s
Fri Dec 20, 2019

Canadian singer/songwriter and screenwriter Pennan Brae lives by the saying, “shoot for the moon and, if you miss, you will still be among the stars.”

Reviews

Jesse Cook’s Going to Get Your Attention with “HEY!”
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Award-winning and Internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has swirled together Spanish guitar and Algerian violin and gumbri into an infectious musical mashup with multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem for “HEY!” — a special single release, available January 10, 2020.

Siggi Releases “Better Man from the New “Human Touch” Album
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Daniel Sigismondi, aka Siggi. Italian singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist made the journey to Toronto in 2014 to find his place in the music scene. Music always came as a feeling to Siggi as he started appreciating its beauty and understanding the creation process at a really young age.

Sass Jordan New Release Rebel Moon Blues on Stony Plain Records
Fri Jan 24, 2020

Canadian JUNO and award winner Sass Jordan today announces the release of her new album, Rebel Moon Blues — available March 13, 2020 via Stony Plain Records.

Toronto Jazz Songstress Denise Leslie Channels 70s Rockers in One Fine Morning
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Canadian artist Denise Leslie is on a mission “to bring the fun back to jazz” through fresh arrangements, unique musical interpretations, and magnetic charisma.

Eric Lee Heartache Town
Fri Jan 17, 2020

Do you like bluegrass music? Country music? Folk music?All three? Well here is some good news for you all. Eric Lee and his new CD, Heartache Town encompasses all three and then some. All songs on the twelve-song set are written or co-written Lee.