Interview: Daniel Romano

Daniel Romano is irritated with the monarchy. “I had so many things I wanted to do today,” laughs the native Canadian, whose to-do list is being seriously impeded by the celebration of the government holiday Victoria Day, though it’s hard to believe much would slow him down. Romano recently released his latest album, Modern Pressure,... Continue Reading →

“Bandit Queen” – New Music from Sarah Beatty

Hamilton, Ontario's Sarah Beatty has released a new acoustic roots-folk track "Bandit Queen," the lead single and title track from her forthcoming sophomore LP, set for release on February 3rd. Inspired by 19th century outlaw Belle Starr, the album is a modern day blues-driven folk fable featuring country, folk, and jazz stylings. Beatty's intriguing and soulful voice... Continue Reading →

Interview: Tami Neilson

“I grew up singing in a family band with my parents and my two brothers,” recalls Canadian-born powerhouse of country soul Tami Neilson.  “My mom was into country, and my dad was a rock n’ roll blues guy, so I came out some sort of a hybrid. I always gravitated to big voices, I was... Continue Reading →

Preview: Corb Lund at 12th & Porter on 4/14/16

Canadian award-winning veteran country and folk artist Corb Lund is on tour supporting his latest album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, which came out last October via New West Records, and was produced by the legendary and beloved Nashville-based Dave Cobb.  “He’s very hands-on.  He’s fearless," says Lund of the man with the musical Midas touch.   "He requested that... Continue Reading →

Interview: Jon & Roy

Canadian veteran indie folk outfit Jon & Roy released their latest album, Riverside, last October, which featured a slight change in the band’s sound from previous albums. “I acquired this beautiful old jazz/hollow body/electric Gibson from the 40s,” says band co-founder Jon Middleton. “I wrote most of the songs on that guitar, and the album is... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Gabrielle Papillon – The Tempest of Old

Beauty is such a subjective thing, especially when dealing with music.  So many people strive for flawless production values that provide a sterility and false sense of perfection in the creation of their music. Canadian singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon provides beauty through a gorgeous capturing of imperfections and mood-creating production. Combining those elements with strong songwriting... Continue Reading →

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