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Rawlins Cross 30th Anniversary “Flying Colours” Tour

Rawlins Cross was formed in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the late 1980s by songwriting brothers Dave Panting (guitar and mandolin), Geoff Panting (keyboards and accordion) and Ian McKinnon (highland pipes, tin whistle and bodhran). With the solid rhythm section of Halifax ...
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Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres “Tribute to Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound”

Eclectic country-western and swing ensemble, Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres featuring a Tribute to Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound will perform 14 shows throughout the Maritimes this fall, September 20 until November 23. Blending jazz, hillbilly, folk and home-brewed ...
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Summersault 2019

On Tuesday evening we attended Summersault in Moncton. They had a fantastic line up, Human Kebab, Dear Rouge, LIVE, Bush and Our Lady Peace. Dear Rouge kicked off the performances, they were great artists with a lot of energy on ...
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2019 CCMA Awards

Celebrating the best in country music, the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD saw hosts — and now officially best friends — Dallas Smith and Billy Ray Cyrus at the helm of an evening that saw awards given out for ...
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Stanfest 2019

For the first time in 20 years, the Stan Rogers Folk Festival is announcing a change in artistic leadership. The team is broadening and long-time Artistic Director Troy Greencorn is shifting to the role of producer. Taking the creative reins: ...
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Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2019.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival 2019 was incredible with a huge lineup of amazing artist from all over. Here is our recap of the weekend. Friday’s Main Stage kicked off with Ben Chase followed by Larry Berrio, MacKenzie Porter, Frankie Ballard, ...
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Interview with Chris Kirby

Meet Chris Kirby. But, do we really need an introduction? Well, it has been a while. The last album for the Newfoundland soul man, Wonderizer, came out way back in 2012. However, if you’ve had your ears open to East ...
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Interview with Cory Gallant

Cory completed an international tour in May 2019 with shows in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, including a sold-out show in Ashcroft, BC. He will be returning to the US in August as the opener for Whey Jennings, grandson of ...
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Judas Priest at Rogers Place in Edmonton

On June 11th Uriah Heep opened up for Judas Priest at Rogers Centre in Edmonton. Gallery from the evening is below. All photos by Ben Shillabeer of First Night Photo for The Daily Musician ...
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Glass Tiger with Corey Hart on his Never Surrender Tour

It has been 34 years since Corey Hart has been in Halifax to perform in what was then called Halifax Metro Centre in the summer of 1985. I was just a baby back then but I remember as I got ...
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90’s House Party in Truro

Saturday evening, RECC in Truro filled up with 90’s fans from bright neon clothes to fanny packs. The lineup was local Halifax artist Quake Matthews, Maestro Fresh Wes, All 4 One, Rob Base and Vanilla Ice. I had the chance ...
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Interview with Me and Mae

Me and Mae, the brainchild of Shawn Meehan, is bringing back the old school, country-rock sound to a new generation. Armed with big vocals (Eagles, Zac Brown Band, and Alabama) southern fried guitars ( Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers) and a ...
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Interview with The Washboard Union

The Washboard Union rolled into Halifax on May 8th to open for Old Dominion at Scotiabank Centre. I had a chance to go on their tour bus and chat with them about their incredible year and all they have in ...
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Make It Sweet Tour Rolls Into Halifax

Old Dominion rolled into Halifax for their Make It Sweet Tour bringing along The Washboard Union and Jason Benoit. Jason Benoit kicked off the night, his set was fantastic. Jason performed many of his great songs including his new single ...
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Linda Brooks “ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN”

Celebrate the Moms in your life and join Halifax-based singer-songwriter, musician, gardener and author, Linda Brooks as she performs a special Mother’s Day concert to promote the release of her new CD and companion book, ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN: Lessons ...
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