The weekend edition of CityFolk got underway on the great lawn at Lansdowne on an unseasonably balmy Saturday afternoon. First to hit the stages were locals and kind of locals Danielle Allard, Common Deer, Miss Emily, Twain, and Fred Penner’s G-rated show for the little ones.
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.
Day 2 at CityFolk Festival in Ottawa brought us the stylings of The Family Crest, Daniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Jenn Grant, and Jack Johnson. These artists all have one major thing in common, you can’t help but move to their tunes!
The first night of CityFolk Festival in Ottawa was Wednesday, and it went off without a hitch. With stylings from the likes of Kaija, Ruth B, Allan Rayman and Post Malone, there was a little something for everyone.
Thursday night brought forth an experience like none other! I am still not sure if I was at a classic 90s party or a concert like no concert I’d ever experienced before.
When Shania Twain rolled through North America a few years ago we thought that it would be her last tour. When the queen of Canadian country music released new music this spring and summer with promise of a new album to be released this fall fans across the globe were hopeful that she would tour again. This morning those hopes were confirmed as Shania Twain announced a massive North American tour with plenty of Canadian stops.
I have to start this review by being straight and letting you, the reader, know that prior to today, I had never heard of London Grammar. That is probably because by the time they became sort of popular, I had already left the UK a few year back.
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.