Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) will be holding their first induction ceremony in five years this September 23, 2017. The ceremony, taking place at Massey Hall in Toronto, will feature four new inductees: BeauDommage, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, and Stéphane Venne. Current performers include Arkells, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Damien Robitaille, Daniel Lavoie, Don […]

Friday Playlist – Songs that are older than us

This week’s Friday Playlist features Songs that are older than us. Given the fact that our team is made up of a number of people of all different ages, this is a great mixture of tunes from throughout the years! Enjoy! Jenna Melanson I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. […]

Friday Playlist – Old School

Want a flashback? Here’s some “old school” songs our writers have come up with. We have writers of a range of ages, so some of these can be more old school than the other. This playlist may even remind you of the good ol’ days. Whatever the reaction, we hope you enjoy it. Jordyn Meade-Baxter […]

Review – David Clayton-Thomas

Album: Canadiana Release Date: October 14, 2016 Download Genre: Rock/blues/folk/pop This album is a fun and creative album. It brings out the best of the best on these remade exclusive songs and puts an ensemble of talented artists together with the compilation on each song thanks to David Clayton-Thomas and his special guests ranging from Hilario Duran; a Cuban piano artist and Elmer  Ferrer’s electric […]

Show Review – WayHome Festival

By: Katt Keuleman When: Friday, July 24- Sunday, July 26, 2015 Venue: Burls Creek Event Grounds Where:  Oro-Medonte, Ontario When I heard Barrie would be hosting the Bonnaroo of Canada, I knew I had to get tickets for WayHome the minute they went on sale. All the radiation of positivity that Bonnaroo has to offer, […]

Review – Randy Bachman

By: Amanda Hather Album – Heavy Blues Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/heavy-blues/id959067820 Release Date – April 14th, 2015 Genre – Rock Randy Bachman is taking the music scene by storm yet again. This time simply known as Bachman, a trio featuring Randy Bachman, Anna Ruddick (bass) and Dale Anne Brendon (drums). Their album ‘Heavy Blues’ features […]

Interview – Randy Bachman

Interview By: Amanda Hather Photo Credit: Callianne Bachman Whether you’re Canadian or not, no matter your age, you have probably heard of the name Randy Bachman. Bachman, most known for his part in The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or B.T.O., has been an integral part of the Canadian music industry since the 1960s. Having been […]