Photo Review – Andre Pettipas and The Giants & Pretty Archie

Who: Andre Pettipas and The Giants & Pretty Archie When: January 20, 2017 Where: Plan B in Moncton NB Friday night is always a great night at Plan B and this Friday was no exception. The show started out with a Cape Breton based Bluegrass band, Pretty Archie. The boys really brought their A game […]

Review – The Dead South

Album: Illusions & Doubt Release Date: November 18, 2016 Download Genre: Folk/Bluegrass Label: Curve Music Folk/Bluegrass four piece band The Dead South features Nate Hilts (guitar, vocals), Scott Pringle (mandolin, guitar, backup vocals), Colton Crawford (banjo), and Danny Kenyon (cello). The four hail from Regina, Saskatchewan and released their latest album Illusion & Doubt on […]

Review – Lowlands

Album: Erie Release Date: October 28, 2016 Download Genre: Bluegrass Guelph, Ontario outfit, Lowlands, have released their second album, Erie.  The album is the second of the bands five part Great Lakes album series.  Lowlands are currently on tour across Ontario, with two shows stretching into Quebec, throughout November. To call Lowlands a bluegrass band […]

Review – Union Duke

Album: Golden Days Release Date: August 5, 2016 Download Genre: Folk/ Bluegrass Union Duke started back in 2005 with the three founding members Matt Warry Smith, Ethan Smith and Jim McDonald, who were known for sneaking away from classes in high school to play and write music together. In 10 years time, three members grew […]

Interview – The Dead South

Meet Canadian bluegrass powerband The Dead South–4 friends from Regina, Saskatchewan, Nate Hills, Scott Pringle, Colton Crawford and Danny Kenyon  who are  creating a sound that is transcending a musical era through modern times.  With a list of notable accolades including  2014 CBC Searchlight Regional Winner and  2014 Queen City Rocks Battle of the Bands […]

Tomato/Tomato announce album and tour dates

New Brunswick based bluegrass band Tomato/Tomato have announced that their sophomore LP, I Go Where You Go, will be released on June 10th. They have also released the first single, “Everything You Need” and a slew of tour dates across Canada. June 9th – Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB June 18th – The Company House, […]

Video Interview – Union Duke

On April 2, 2016, Canadian Beats journalist, Nicole Wolfe, caught up with Union Duke at Junction City Music Hall for the second night of their 2-night concert series, featuring the music of their most recent album release, Cash & Carry.  You can read the review about this show here.  Before the show, the band shared with […]