Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Julia Jacklin showcase

Artists: Magnolian, NEFE, Julia Jacklin When: April 21, 2017 Venue: Rivoli, Toronto Mongolian folk singer-songwriter Magnolian played songs off of his EP Famous Men at the Rivoli Friday night. He was followed by local singer-songwriter NEFE who was celebrating the release of her debut EP MAMA. The honesty of NEFE’s music translates well, and sent soulful and loving vibes to the audience. […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Show Review – Kip Moore and River Town Saints

Who: Kip Moore and River Town Saints When: April 17, 2017 Venue: Burton Cummings Theatre Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba Genre: Country When River Town Saints hit the stage at Winnipeg’s historic Burton Cummings Theatre, they hit it hard! These guys were the opening act for Kip Moore and what a way to get the house ramped up […]

Andrew Hyatt announces the release of his album, Iron and Ashes

Sudbury’s Andrew Hyatt is set to release his debut full length album Iron and Ashes on May 19th via Wax Records. The album is produced by Matt Rovey (Dean Brody), Dave Thompson (Autumn Hill), and Derek Hoffman (The Elwins) and recorded in Nashville and Toronto, Hyatt wrote and/or co-wrote 11 of the  twelve tracks on Iron […]

Photo Review – Blackie Jackett Jr & The Orchard

Who – Blackie Jackett Jr and The Orchard When – April 13, 2017 Where – The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON First off I must state that I love the Dakota Tavern! Blackie Jackett Jr is a country band that plays country music inspired by the legends. Members include James Black, Rick Jackett, Jimmy Reid and Sandra Dee and special guests […]

Five Questions With Mike LeBlanc

Calgary, AB based country artist, Mike LeBlanc releases a video for his single, “Rich Man Poor Man” today, so it only made sense to have a little chat with him in the form of our Five Questions With segment. Find out a bit more about him and of course check out his brand new video. […]

Petric releases their newest single “Play it Safe”

This Winnipeg-based country music duo that garnered three Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) awards in late 2016 (Video and Single of the Year for “All She Wrote” and Album of the Year for It Girl) releases a great new single “Play it Safe” to iTunes on April 14 and to country music radio on April […]

Review – Chris Henderson

Album: The Charm Release Date: March 6, 2017 Download Genre: Country Chris Henderson is an award-winning country music artist from Saskatchewan who recently released his third full-length album The Charm. It has nine solid tracks on it with Henderson teaming up with Brad Prosko to produce it in his home province. Some of the songwriters […]