Comments Off on A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynne Hanson’s “Uneven Ground”

Ottawa’s Lynne Hanson has released a gem of a record/CD. This will come as no surprise to anyone as she is one quality artist. The  CD “Uneven Ground” recorded this past September in Winnipeg features Lynne and a cast of Western musicians,  all of whom…

A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynn Miles/Keith Glass "Road"
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Music Review by Ian Boyd What can you say about Lynn Miles? Gracious, honest, talented, a great song writer, collaborative, front person, arranger, producer, a national treasure, diverse, entertaining, funny, multiple Juno award nominee and winner, or just plain Lynn. She is an Ottawa original…

Comments Off on Grand Funk Railroad at Ottawa Bluesfest

Article by Roch Parisien   “Photographers are always looking for those set-piece moments,” said my fellow photo-pit-mate Sandy Sharkey… “everybody’s going to come away from this one with gold.” If there is one thing that hard rock pioneers GRAND FUNK RAILROAD know how to deliver, it’s…

Comments Off on The Dish on Tyler Medeiros: His New Digital Album & World Vision Tour & Concert Review

At first glance Tyler could be just another Canadian teen with a penchant for music and love for the ladies, but looking deeper yields surprising insight into this young entertainer. I sat down for a chat with Tyler during his stop in Ottawa for the…

Comments Off on Spotlight: Mark Martyre

Mark Martyre is a Toronto singer/songwriter/poet/musician who describes his music as a perfect fit for “cafes or house concerts”.  His gritty style instantly has you thinking Dylan and Cohen…some even have thrown the name Springsteen into that ‘who does he remind you of’ mix. Mark…

“Besides being incredibly musically inclined, he has a set of pipes on him that may just blow you out of the water.” – ThisBonusTrack  “The amount of polish he brings to intricately arranged piano jams is impressive.” – Herohill Montreal’s Ben Wilkins is in town…

Comments Off on Spotlight: Papermaps

Papermaps is a Toronto-based rock quartet formed by producer/songwriter Dean Marino.   The band just recently announced the  addition of Betty Dimo to the line-­up as their new bass player. Betty will take over on bass, as her brother-­in-­law Todd Harrison moves to additional keys and guitars. Band…

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So when you think Ottawa – musically speaking – you don’t necessarily think haven for emerging electronic music.  But there’s a band here in town that wants to change that perception. That’s where Fevers comes into play.  Fevers are an Ottawa-based five-piece unit that call…