Chrissy Crowley
Blue Cape Sessions
Daniel Ledwell
Jessica Rhaye
Alan Syliboy
Meaghan Blanchard
David Myles

 

Jenn Grant

 

Ottawa Bluesfest launches The Festival of Small Halls

 

Festival of Small Halls Ottawa

 

Ottawa, ON, July 30, 2014 - RBC Bluesfest organizers in Ottawa today announced the launch of The Festival of Small Halls. This inaugural music series will feature performances in three unique Ontario venues: Crystal Palace on Colbourne Street in Perth, ON (August 7); Kinsmen Club of Gananoque, 400 Stone Street, North Gananoque, ON (August 8); and Bloomfield Town Hall, 289 Main Street, Bloomfield, ON (August 9).

Festival of Small Halls Ottawa

 

 

Halifax Pop Explosion Announces Initial Line-up

 

Halifax Pop Explosion

 

Halifax, NS – July 29, 2014 - Halifax Pop Explosion has announced the initial acts for its 2014 line-up. The performers includes Against Me!, Danny Brown, Lights, Twin Shadow, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and many more. Halifax Pop Explosion takes place from October 21-25, 2014 in Halifax, NS. Passes for the event are available on Friday, August 1st. More in our story.

Halifax Pop Explosion 2014

 

 

Line-up and Schedule Announced as Dutch Mason Blues Fest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

 

Dutch Mason Blues Fest

 

Truro, NS – July 29, 2014 – Organizers for the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Dutch Mason Blues Festival have announced the full line-up. The return of the rib bar-b-que competition, custom and pro bike competitions and the hot body art tattoo competitions promise to heat the event up once again this year. There is a first rate of line-up of artists scheduled. There are day passes and weekend passes available along with camping available.

Dutch Mason Blues Fest 2014

 

 

Line-up and Schedule Announced by FredRock 2014

 

Sass Jordan

 

Fredericton, NB – July 29, 2013 – Most of the line-up and schedule for Fred Rock has been announced. Sass Jordan is one of the recent additions and will join the Friday evening line-up. The festival runs August 22-23 and continues to grow with considerable depth in the quality of talent over those two days. There are still some slots for Saturday afternoon that have not been announced.

FredRock 2014

 

 

Catherine MacLellan Releases The Raven’s Sun

 

Catherine MacLellan and Christ Gauthier

 

Charlottetown, PEI, July 27, 2014 – Catherine MacLellan releases a new CD Raven’s Sun in August. The Raven’s Sun was recorded in Woodstock, N.Y. MacLellan and her long-time guitarist Chris Gauthier perform together on the album.

Catherine MacLellan The Raven's Sun

 

 

Cape Breton’s Ashley McKenzie Wins Second NSI Online Short Film Festival Award

 

When You Sleep

 

Toronto, ON – July 27, 2014 - The Island, directed by Trevor Anderson, won the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film; Ashley McKenzie won the $2,000 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award for best film by a female director for her work on When You Sleep; and The Last Video Store directed by Cody Kennedy and Tim Rutherford, won the $750 Bite Comedy Award for best comedy. All winners also receive a complimentary Friend membership to the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

When You Sleep

 

 

Stanfest Confirms Major Fundraising Concert at Halifax Metro Centre

 

Stanfest at Halifax Metro Centre

 

Halifax, NS – July 25, 2014 – Organizers have confirmed a story first reported by East Coast Kitchen Party that the Stan Rogers Festival will hold a major fundraising concert at the Halifax Metro Centre on Wednesday, August 20.

Stanfest Metro Centre Lineup

 

 

Songs Without Borders : A musical gathering between Maine and New Brunswick

 

Songs Without Borders

 

Moncton, NB - July 18, 2014 - The State of Maine and the Province of New Brunswick will present the Songwriters Circle Songs Without Borders. Performing together for the first time, this event will bring together four talented singer-songwriters to one stage: Denny Breau and Josée Vachon, from Maine and Caroline Savoie and Danny Boudreau from New Brunswick.

Songs Without Borders

 

 

Julie Doiron Featured in Apple Advertisement

 

Julie Doiron

 

Sackville, NB – July 17, 2014 – Sackville, New Brunswick singer songwriter Julie Doiron has secured commercial exposure that has produced dramatic changes in the careers of others. A song of hers released in 2009 is now being used in an Apple advertisement that features iOS-connected smart home hardware, parenting apps.

Julie Doiron

 

 

Còig - Review

 

Còig

 

Sydney, Nova Scotia – July 15, 2014 – As individuals, the members of Còig from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia have already accomplished a lot. As a group, many knowledgeable music insiders predict they are the ones to watch in the future. Read our review and listen to music from the album and our interview with Chrissy Crowley right here!

Còig

 

 

Sloan Releases Commonwealth Double Album September 9

 

Sloan

 

Toronto, ON – July 14, 2014 – On September 9, 2014, Sloan, will release their 11th studio album Commonwealth via Yep Roc Records. The 15 song collection sees Sloan creating one of the most unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career. Get a preview of the new album in our story.

Sloan Commonwealth

 

 

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Sets the Stage for another Festival

 

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

 

Lunenburg, NS – July 14, 2014 – The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has developed a history that makes it one of the most loved by both fans and artists alike. Once again, organizers have created a selection of main stage performer that not only entertainment but provides for inspirational moments that are found at this festival each year.

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival