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.
The third night of Ottawa’s CityFolk festival did not disappoint, kicking off at 6pm while the sun was still shining on Lansdowne. It was a warm evening filled with surprises, from the beautifully cooperative September weather to the unanticipated talent demonstrated by the performers — particularly by Son Little, The Suitcase Junket, and Amanda Marshall.
R&B star John Legend played the Budweiser Stage in Toronto Saturday night and left the entire crowd swooning with his docile tones. Newcomer Gallant opened the show with an impressive range of vocals preceded by Legend rising up from the stage on his piano like a phoenix from the ashes.
A common saying you’ll hear frequently when living in Ottawa is that it is the city that fun forgot. I’d like to make a case for the exact opposite and all you have to do is take a look at the summer festival season.
Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra hosted the sixth annual Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 – 28, 2017. Eric Fefferman was there, here is his photo review.
A household name in Cape Breton fiddling, a rising star from Quebec, folk darlings, and even fiery returning musicians join other quality names in the line-up announcement for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls this fall.