Countdown to World Fiddle Day Toronto – Interview with DnA

World Fiddle Day Toronto takes place in two days, on Saturday May 20 but we felt it definitely deserved some exposure, so today and tomorrow we will post interviews with two of the musicians that will be performing at the event. Today, we had the chance to ask Toronto based DnA (Diana and Andrew Dawydchak) […]

Chris Butcher & Jay Douglas release video for “Messengers”

Two of Toronto’s iconic musicians, Jay Douglas and Chris Butcher have teamed up to write, record and release “Messengers”. The song is a reggae style single with accompanying video. “‘Messengers’ is a joint project intended to spread positive vibrations,” says Butcher. “Jay and I are trying to create unity in a time when others are […]

5th Annual World Fiddle Day Toronto takes place May 20

On May 20, 2017 the fifth annual World Fiddle Day Toronto takes place at Aga Khan Museum. There will be 100 fiddlers playing tunes from all over the world accompanied by a stellar back-up band consisting of world percussion, clarinet and keys. Special guest artists are Pascal Gemme/ Yann Falquet (Quebec fiddle/guitar), Kousha Nakhaei (Persian […]

The Road To Sawdust City Music Festival – Julian Taylor Band

Photo Credit: Lisa MacIntosh This August long weekend (August 4-6), there is a party going on in Gravenhurst, ON. Of course I’m speaking of the inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival. In an effort to showcase some of the great talent taking part in the festival, we are doing a series of interviews throughout the next few […]

Interview – Zeynep Ozbilen

Fearless, original, and politically-charged, the widely acclaimed “Jazz songstress” Zeynep Ozbilen is dropping jaws with Zest, her newest album. Backed by an eight-piece band, a string quartet, and guest musicians, Ozbilen leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the quality of the album’s instrumentals: after her musical career kicking off in Istanbul at the […]

Five Questions With Lily Frost

Today marks the release of Lily Frost‘s video for “Rebound Bitch”, and it’s also the night of her show at Lula Lounge! If you’re in Toronto area tonight, you don’t want to miss LILY FROST PRESENTS BIG CITY SOCIAL, doors are at 7pm and show starts at 8pm, details below. We were happy to have […]

Five questions with Sammy Duke

  Kitchener-Waterloo based, Sammy Duke launched his debut EP Glass Demons on March 22 at Cork Hall in Kitchener. We were pleased to have a chat with Sammy for this segment of Five Questions With! Enjoy! Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Most humble of greetings and salutations. I, Sammy Duke, am a multi-instrumentalist based out […]