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Elliott BROOD: Live in Pittsburgh

Team GDW spent another evening in Pittsburgh last Thursday, returning to Club Café  for an eagerly awaited night of live music with Elliott BROOD.  Having last seen the trio of Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin just after the… Continue Reading →

Sam Polley & The Old Tomorrows Live

Our first encounter with Sam Polley took place last year at The Sawdust City Music and Arts festival, in which he formed part of the Jim Cuddy Family band during the Saturday night headline event.  With his share of lead… Continue Reading →

The Fugitives: Live at the Sanderson Centre

Just 24 hours after The Fugitives officially released their new album “The Promise Of Strangers,” Team GDW returned to the Sanderson Centre in Brantford, ON to spend an evening with the band during one of the stops on their January… Continue Reading →

Ron Hawkins: Live at the Mule Spinner

Hitting the road to Southern Ontario for our first concert weekend north of the border this year, our journey was accompanied by clear skies, no snow, and unseasonably warm temperatures for late January. Encountering no delays with our Canadian crossing,… Continue Reading →

Ben Caplan and Harrow Fair: Live in Pittsburgh, PA

With our scaled down travel schedule through December, we were definitely fighting the effects of ‘cabin fever’ (also known as ‘no live music’), and eager to greet the arrival of a New Year and new concert schedule.  In 2017, we… Continue Reading →

2017 Year-End Roundup: 10 Memorable Live Moments

Around this time last year I compiled 10 tracks that were experienced live that stood out for me personally and gave a stronger appreciation to a particular song/artist.  Having seen many artists in a live setting again over the last… Continue Reading →

Lily & Madeleine: Live in Vienna, VA

While we remain dedicated to promoting the wonderful Canadian music scene to a much wider audience, sometimes we also want to share other artists with our Canadian friends too.  With our occasional “Commonwealth Connections” features, we look at non-Canadian artists… Continue Reading →

A Saturday Night With Matt Mays and The Arkells in London, ON

Continuing our series of the ‘Thanksgiving Weekend 3 concerts in 3 nights,’ we found ourselves in London, ON for the third consecutive evening of live music.  And in contrast to the intimate shows spent with both Emm Gryner and The… Continue Reading →

The Fortunate Ones: An Intimate Evening at The Sanderson Centre

It is well known that Team GDW has a strong bond with The Sanderson Centre in Brantford, ON.  Retuning once again to this wonderful venue, we chose to spend our Black Friday in the company of the Newfoundland folk duo,… Continue Reading →

Emm Gryner: Live in Forest, ON

One of the wonderful things about the US Thanksgiving Holiday is that it gives Team GDW a great opportunity to savor one last ‘long’ weekend in Southern Ontario before the close of the year.  Always happy to venture up north… Continue Reading →

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