Canada’s King of the rumba flamenco Jesse Cook took centre stage at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall on Tuesday night delivering a show not soon to be forgotten. This was my first experience seeing Jesse live and it didn’t take more than one song to solidify his spot on my list of best live performances I’d seen this year.
We’ve told you about the incredible concert series slated for this year’s Grey Cup Festival in Ottawa but wait, there’s more. What’s a Grey Cup festival without parties? Well with 9 teams in the Canadian Football League from all across Canada it’s fitting that there’s a party for everyone.
With production now wrapped on the inaugural season of THE LAUNCH, CTV has unveiled the first 30 artists selected to participate in the all-new, six-part musical series slated to premiere in mid-season. Introducing Canadians from across the country to THE LAUNCH‘s astonishing array of aspiring artists.
Beautifully blended soulful blues, rhythmic R&B, modern rock riffs and rootsy folk make the Toronto based, Julian Taylor Band (JTB) experience something worth putting your busy life on hold for; even if it is just for a few moments.
Cover photo: Jessica Wedden performs during Marvest 2017. Photo: Derek Mellon
Saturday couldn’t have been a better afternoon for Marvest, the free portion of CityFolk that brought several short performances to untraditional venues over the span of Bank St. The venues were all within walking distance of each other, and combined with the unusually warm September weather, it made for a magical musical adventure unlikely to be soon repeated.
Folk on the Rocks is an incredible music festival that takes place in gorgeous Yellowknife. It has an amazing schedule spanning two full days and five stages. It is an incredible opportunity to discover new music and to visit another part of Canada’s beautiful landscape.
As RBC Bluesfest wrapped up for another year, the fans were left wanting more after listening to Midnight Shine, Tim Hicks and Tom Petty. (Cover photo: Mark Horton)
Day 9 of RBC Bluesfest finally brought some much needed sun and warm temperatures to Lebreton Flats. Along with the summer weather large crowds also descended on the park for anticipated performances by Wide Mouth Mason, Xavier Rudd and MUSE.
Hard to believe we’re four days into RBC Bluesfest already. Day four was a busy day for me, starting things off with an interview with High Valley and it was capped off by an incredible performance by Pink.
The weather was perfect, sure a little bit of rain was in the forecast but after Jazzfest a little bit of rain wasn’t going to dampen our spirits, and the lineup for Day 3 of RBC Bluesfest was red hot with 50 Cent set to cap off the night.