Legendary Band Spoons & Guests Team Up with Award-Winning Broadcaster Ted Michaels Team for Mental Health Fundraiser

Fri Jul 29, 2022

In 1980, an intrepid young band from Burlington made "Spoons" a different kind of household word… The Spoons — still featuring the original members Gord Deppe and Sandy Horne — made their mark with hits including "Nova Heart," "Romantic Traffic," "Old Emotions," and "Tell No Lies,” their album Arias & Symphonies would be named one of the 20 Most Influential Albums of the 80s by the Chart Magazine.

Watch Romantic Traffic Spoons here:

Now The Spoons are coming home to the Burlington Performing Arts Center to help in the fight against mental health stigma by taking part in ‘The Long Road Back.’ Presented by award-winning broadcaster Ted Michaels and Titan Productions, the event will take place Wednesday, September 28th in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Halton Region Branch.

Americana Rocker Marshall Potts Strives For Healing on Hit New Single “Heaven Or Home”

Fri Jul 22, 2022

Finding a home inside oneself is never an easy task, and making that home inhabitable, much less a heaven, is even harder. Yet Canadian Americana rocker Marshall Potts is up to the task of trying in his thunderous new single “Heaven Or Home” from his album The Storm – watch and listen on YouTube here:

With lush guitars and a roaring stadium sound, “Heaven Or Home” is about an inward journey of intense self-discovery:
Follow your heart it will lead you there
Take a trip inside
Take this time to become aware
Take this time to decide

Country-Rocker Marshall Potts Imparts a Heart-Over-Brain Message In New Single, “Let It All Go”

Fri May 27 2022
Country-Rocker Marshall Potts Imparts a Heart-Over-Brain Message In New Single, “Let It All Go”

There’s a repeated lyric throughout Canadian country rocker Marshall Potts’ new single “Let It All Go” that reflects a heart-over-head life philosophy… That lyric is ‘climb aboard my heart’ and it’s fitting because Potts takes us on a journey of heart-centered discovery — both in terms of self and in terms of the human condition.

Check it out “Let It All Go” on YouTube here:

A multi-layered mix of violin, banjo, and acoustic and electric guitar, “Let It All Go” – off Potts’ brand-new album The Storm, both available now – is a heady mix of country jangle and big, full-bodied pop production. Full of uplifting crescendos and fist-pumping choruses, it’s the kind of song that makes you want to roll down the windows and let the breeze blow through your hair. And once you get out of the car, you might even feel a catharsis.

Marshall Potts Brings “The Storm” with Single Release and Forthcoming Album

Fri Feb 04, 2022

Marshall Potts is blowing in with a fierce new single in “The Storm” from his forthcoming third album The Storm, to be released in March, 2022.

Check out the video for “The Storm” on YouTube here:

The country rocker from Canada’s West Coast is fusing Americana with classic rock on this heavyweight single – supercharged and ready to rip off the shingles and tear down the roof.

Potts, a rural songwriting superstar living on a 160-acre oasis in his native BC, treads the line on folk, country, and rousing rock and roll on an album drenched with his powerhouse vocals. Delivering on his commitment to convey the universal messages of positivity and optimism, Potts creates music he calls “moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now.”

Kamloops, BC's Country Rocker Marshall Potts Gets “Free and Easy” to Fire Up New Album

Fri May 21, 2021

Brandy Records/MC1 Nashville recording artist Marshall Potts is busting open barriers with his new arena-worthy country rock single, “Free and Easy”

The title track from the Canadian artist’s third and forthcoming album, Free and Easy — set to land Summer 2021 via Sony/Orchard — “Free and Easy” is the latest powerful example of Potts’ mission to deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism through music.

While the song’s title may evoke a laid-back aural expectation, “Free and Easy” is a stadium-sized anthem, showcasing Potts’ soaring, full throttle voice that could easily rival any top rock idol’s.

If you need to know how I’m feeling
Let’s share a bottle and some of your time
Cause I need to feel free and easy
Before I’m gonna let you in my mind

From this opening invitation to the sky punching chorus and rollicking outro, “Free and Easy” showcases Potts’ journey of self-discovery and personal evolution in a big, bold way. It’s an attention holding, larger-than-life declaration much like the towering billboard that recently introduced Potts to Music City.

Check out “Free and Easy” on YouTube here:

Marshall Potts Free and Easy

Fri Apr 23, 2021

Perseverance, patience and positivity, three things that when augmented with talent, are ingredients that Marshall Potts has utilized to the max on his musical journey.

The success of his last single “That’s How It Starts” opened doors for the Kamloops B.C. artist and solidified his belief in his chosen path. The single created career openings such as touring in France and Sweden at major festivals as well as a mainstage performance at Canada’s Indie Week in Toronto which saw him nominated in Best Emerging Artist – National category.

Marshall began writing songs at age 12, after an early heartbreak. At 18, he began his musical journey when he formed a band with high school friends called the Cause. Early performances under this name followed a rebranding of the band name to Saints and Poets. Regular performances and tour dates followed to support the band’s first CD release. Early success was achieved with 2 songs from the CD placed on a movie soundtrack, received radio airplay, a CFOX seeds CD, the Best of BC CD placement, and many live performances.

Take a Leap Of Faith - That’s How It Starts with Marshall Potts

Fri Apr 24, 2020

How do you start a journey to an unseen but magical desired location? You take a leap of faith, because “that’s how it starts”.

Canadian singer/songwriter Marshall Potts has a new fresh version of “That's How It Starts” and it’s a hit. The song offers an intimate invitation into the heart and soul of the man.

In Marshall Potts’ case the journey is as interesting and inspirational as the destination. The last year has seen Marshall reap the rewards of faith, determination, tenacity and hard work. Realizing this is a marathon not a sprint, he mapped out a plan and strategy that would see him dipping his toes into the ocean of festivals and reaching out to global audiences.

Cashbox Caravan Indie Week Wraps Up with Two Nominations for EMG Artists

Fri Nov 29 2019

Cashbox Canada participated in our first Indie Week Canada and oh what a week it was!

Continuing our journey of the Cashbox Caravan, (recently performing in France and Sweden) we had two official showcases and both were met with resounding success. In addition, our acts performed at other venues throughout Indie Week, all to great reviews and accolades.

The first Cashbox Caravan Showcase was Thursday, November 14 at the B-Side Lounge, a cozy gem of a venue with a great stage and friendly staff. A cocktail hour show from 5-7pm featured Toronto’s newest shining star Ventresca, followed up by veteran singer-songwriters Barry Stagg and Don Graham.

Canadian Artist Marshall Potts Signs to Entertainment Music Group (EMG)

Fri Jul 26, 2019

Marshall Potts recently posted in a blog about his career-changing experience as a Showcase Artist (June 4-7, 2019) at the most famous global music festival in the world, MIDEM, a yearly event in Cannes, France. Marshall talked about sometimes just having to just take that chance, go with your gut feeling, your blind faith, whatever you want to call it. Just go for it.

So this Canadian rocker took that chance and came back from MIDEM with a management contract with industry veteran, Sandy Graham of Entertainment Music Group (EMG).  Sandy personally has decades of experience in the music industry, having been in radio, records as well as a nightclub owner and manager. The team at EMG is proud to represent artists on a unique management level, giving the artist the final say and developing strategies on both a short term and long term basis.

“I am so grateful to have been invited to join Entertainment Music Group (EMG)”, says Marshall Potts. “Looking forward to an awesome new journey with some amazingly talented and above all decent Human Beings. The team there is all about the music and the artist’s needs.”

Marshall Potts That’s How it Starts

Fri Jun 28, 2019

British Columbia singer/songwriter Marshall Potts has a new album, That How It Starts, and it’s a winner. The ten-track offering is an intimate invitation into the heart and soul of the man.

We got to spend some time with Marshall is Cannes, France and saw his showcase at the festival and had some insightful one on one chats. The first thing you notice about Marshall Potts is that when he’s talking to you he looks you in the eye and you know you have his full attention. He does that same thing from the stage, the audience is his only focus, that and the message is conveying through his songs.

Marshall Potts Out Here

Fri Feb 16, 2018

The society we live in and especially the music community is built on the conception that it’s essential to keep moving, always pushing through adversity and obstacles. Although this is true for the most part occasionally that action causes an artist to push ahead without taking time to see what else is around him or her. That was the case with Kamloops singer/songwriter Marshall Potts. Not to the point of harm but just not taking time to stop and smell the roses. It took a life-changing event to let Marshall reset his compass. “ I donated a kidney and there were complications. I didn’t react well to the operation and it forced me to make changes in my diet, my stress level management and lifestyle changes in general.”