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2017 Celtic Classic (Bethlehem, PA): Canadian Artist Preview

Several months ago, one of the artists we actively follow reached out to alert us that they would be coming to our area to perform.  We immediately put the event on our calendar and have been counting down the days… Continue Reading →

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Live at Jackson-Triggs

Concert season has been in full swing this summer for Team GDW.  With our previous weekend taking in The Sheepdogs at Jackson-Triggs and Blue Rodeo et al. at Budweiser Stage, and then the quick stop with Ian Foster and Harrow… Continue Reading →

See the Latest Video From Pat Maloney, “The Gypsies and I”

Hamilton-based songwriter Pat Maloney has recently released the video for “The Gypsies and I,” a song from his latest album “RIGHTHERE.” Of the song, Maloney says, “The Gypsies and I was written in the toilet at the Traveller’s Inn, in Earl… Continue Reading →

Harrow Fair and Ian Foster: Live in Exton, PA

We wrote recently about our wonderful experience at The Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, ON.  During this all-weekend event, we had the opportunity to spend time with both Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner from Harrow Fair.  Whilst aware that… Continue Reading →

Lowest of the Low: Pre-Album Release Interview

For many fans of Canadian indie-rock music, the mere mention of The Lowest of the Low probably conjures up immediate memories of their 1991 debut release “Shakespeare My Butt,” an album that became, if only for a short while, the… Continue Reading →

Interview: Shawn William Clarke, “Topaz”

This Friday, Shawn William Clarke releases his latest album, the gorgeous “Topaz.”  This terrific album starts with the lovely instrumental “Back to Breath,” rolls into “Autumn in New Brunswick” (which Shawn describes as an “homage to finding windows of solace… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo and Friends: Live at Budweiser Stage

Within the Blue Rodeo community, the annual summer concert in Toronto is an absolute must for those in and around the GTA.  Having not yet experienced this for ourselves, we happened to be in town this particular weekend, and thus… Continue Reading →

New Video: Hiroshima Hearts, “Spend Your Money”

For our GDW readers who enjoy music with a bit more of an edge than we often feature, we give you: Hiroshima Hearts.  This London, ON-based group’s original music is a thumping mix of its members’ influences – everything from… Continue Reading →

The Sheepdogs: Live at Jackson-Triggs Winery

Team GDW tend to get a little excited when the Jackson-Triggs summer concert series is formally announced each April.  This venue has a solid reputation for bringing in top class Canadian music to their wonderful outdoor amphitheatre, and with limited… Continue Reading →

Interview: Tony Dekker – New Music and New Challenges

Team GDW have been strong fans of Great Lake Swimmers for several years now, and we were fortunate to catch them live twice last year.  From the Homecoming concert in Port Colborne, ON, to their co-headlining event with Elliott Brood… Continue Reading →

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