Johnny Reid Enters Home Stretch Of Lengthy Canadian Tour

By the time Canadian superstar Johnny Reid wraps up his national tour in St. John’s on April 24, he estimates he will have played before upwards of 75,000 fans all across Canada. “It’s just been an incredible response,” Reid says, speaking in advance of his two sold-out shows at Casino New Brunswick tonight and Wednesday evening. The singer…
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Spirit Of Johnny Cash Lives On In Forever Words

When country music legend Johnny Cash died in 2003, he left behind a veritable treasure trove of unpublished poems and letters that would later serve as the basis for the book Forever Words: The Unknown Poems. Further expanding upon the project, John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, has enlisted a who’s who of musicians to…
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Newfoundland’s Mark Bragg Says Hello To Winter

Newfoundland's Mark Bragg is clearly an artist that values quality over quantity. With more than five years having passed since the release of his last full-length,Your Kiss, Bragg is back with one of the most contemplative and thoughtful records of his career, Winter. Bragg took some time to speak with us not too long ago about what the heck…
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Heather Rankin Finds Her Solo Wings

After more than 25 years of performing with her siblings in the acclaimed Celtic-folk group The Rankin Family, Heather Rankin is growing ever more comfortable with the notion of being a solo artist. “The funny thing is, I never really had any kind of desire to have any kind of solo career. But life leads you in unexpected directions sometimes,“…
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The Stanfields Come Full Circle With Limboland

In the shadow of the Stanfields' excellent new record Limboland, band vocalist-guitarist Jon Landry is in a bit of a contemplative mood. "It's a weird time, isn't it? We're in a currency of consumption," he declares, referring to the Wild West atmosphere known as the modern-day music business. "Sometimes I feel like I'm doing exactly what I…
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Dan Hendricken Brings The Laughs To Moncton Tonight

Born and raised in P.E.I., Dan Hendricken moved to Halifax to start his career in stand-up comedy approximately five years ago. Since then, he's quickly earned a name for his lighthearted and witty approach to the art of comedy, and has appeared at high-profile gigs like Moncton's Hubcap Comedy Festival as well as the Halifax Comedy Fest.…
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Rachel Beck Finds Her Solo Wings With Self-Titled Record

After having amassed a rather respectable following with her sister Amy as a part of the folk duo The Beck Sisters, not to mention high-profile performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival and supporting the likes of Tom Cochrane among others, Prince Edward Island's Rachel Beck arrived at a creative crossroads almost two years ago. Following her…
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Mo Kenney Refuses To Sweat The Details

The first time I first heard Mo Kenney was at the beginning of 2012. She was serving as the opening act for Ron Sexsmith in Moncton, and struck me as an artist that was wise beyond her years. Not only was I slightly envious of the way she commanded the attention of everyone in the audience, she pulled a wickedly great cover of David Bowie's "Five…
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Tampa Commemorate Belated Love With New Release

Talk about bad timing. It seems as though I've been trying to get some coverage for this great band lined up for more than a year now. It just so happened that when they had something going on, I didn't necessarily have the bandwidth to get something done. Well all that changes now, boys and girls. The Moncton-based group is celebrating…
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