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Album Review: Cliff Westfall – Baby You Win

Artist: Cliff Westfall Album: Baby You Win Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: 50s/60s Rock and Roll, Bakersfield Sound, Americana This week’s review is for Kentucky native and now New York-based, Cliff Westfall’s most recent album Baby You Win. Baby You Win is a cheeky album all about relationships—heartache, falling in and out of love, Mr….

Concert Review: The Danny Hooper Show

Rain or shine, I’d travel to the ends of the earth for a good country performance, so a blustery night with freezing rain and snow didn’t stop me from making it to The Danny Hooper Show on November 15th at my favourite venue, The Horizon Stage. Hooper packed the house, making it a solid three for three…

Album Review: Belle Plaine – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath

Artist: Belle Plaine Album: Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Canadian Country, Americana, Swing-Jazz, Folk Belle Plaine is a singer/songwriter raised in the  Canadian prairies near Fosston, Saskatchewan, Canada. If you thought you grew up in a small town, Fosston has a staggering population of just 45 people. Produced by Jason…

Concert Review: One Night With Conway Featuring Gil Grand

Well, Happy Second Thanksgiving everybody! Yes, being Canadian means that, for me, Thanksgiving was a month ago, but I’ll be in The United States for the Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to take part in the festivities for a second time! Both Jasmine Rochelle and I have chosen one of the many concerts we’ve attended…

Album Review: Mo Pitney – Behind This Guitar

Artist: Mo Pitney Album: Behind This Guitar Year: 2016 Label: Curb Records Genre: Neo-Traditional Country Would you ever hitch a ride to Music City Just to see an Opry show? Would you drive across the country, Just to listen to some country? As a graduate fresh outta high school, I didn’t know much, but I…

Album Review: Tony Jackson – Self-Titled Debut

Tony Jackson

Artist: Tony Jackson Album: Tony Jackson Year: 2017 Label: DDS Entertainment/Sony-Red Genre: Traditional Country/Classic Country Old Country has found a new voice in Tony Jackson. His debut album feels anything but with the names this Virginia Navy boy has on the roster. Recorded mostly at RCA Studios in Nashville, Tony Jackson features appearances by Country…

Album Review: Ags Connolly – Nothin’ Unexpected

Artist: Ags Connolly Album: Nothin’ Unexpected Year: 2017 Label: At The Helm Records Genre: Traditional Country Another Thursday, another album review! Sharing my favourite music finds is the best part of my job. This week I’ve got one for you that, given the name of the album, is quite ironic. Ags Connolly’s Nothin’ Unexpected is…

Concert Review: Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas

Country music is, at its core, about connection. There is nothing better than when an artist goes out of their way to make a genuine connection with the folks who believe in them the most – their fans. There are laughter and tears and by the end of the night, something unforgettable has been exchanged….

EP Review: Joe Nichols – Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series

Artist: Joe Nichols Album: Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series Year: 2018 Label: Broken Bow Records Genre: Traditional Country If there were ever a voice that was made for a traditional style of country music, it’s Joe Nichols. Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series is the Joe Nichols project I’ve been waiting for. I knew…

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