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Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 18: Great Dark Wonder on a Great Dark Wander

In this episode, we feature songs heard on our recent wanderings in Pennsylvania and southern Ontario (including the Grilled Cheese Challenge in Toronto and the Burlington Sound of Music Festival).  Artists included: Justin Rutledge, Stephen Stanley, Terra Lightfoot, Lydia Persaud,… Continue Reading →

Justin Rutledge: Intimate House Concert in Toronto

Every now and then, a unique opportunity presents itself that proves impossible to resist.  Take, for example, the recent announcement of an intimate house concert taking place in Toronto and featuring one of our favorite artists, Justin Rutledge (who has… Continue Reading →

Sawdust City Music Festival 2017: The Jim Cuddy Family Band

Having outlined our appreciation of the public events at the inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival in Gravenhurst, ON, our attention is now focused on the Saturday evening entertainment held in the historic Opera House.  The Jim Cuddy Family Band would… Continue Reading →

Sawdust City Music Festival 2017: Public Events

Earlier this year, we learned that the first Sawdust City Music Festival would take place over the first August weekend in the town of Gravenhurst, ON.  With a determined effort to execute her vision of bringing a festival to the… Continue Reading →

2016 Concerts: Looking Back at 10 Memorable Live Tracks

Given that Team GDW have enjoyed a decent volume of live concert material throughout 2016, I wanted to share some of the performances that stood out from the crowd and gave me a stronger appreciation for a particular artist/song based… Continue Reading →

GDW Musings: Justin Rutledge, Hamilton, 20 Oct. 2016

Inspired by the terrific new album “East” by Justin Rutledge, we made the rainy road trip back across the Peace Bridge into Ontario to see Justin perform live at Mills Hardware in Hamilton, ON.  Arriving promptly at the “Doors Open… Continue Reading →

GDW Musings: Justin Rutledge – “East”

I always thought that the 2013 release “Valleyheart” would be a tough act to follow for Justin Rutledge.  It was naturally unfair to compare the 2014 “Daredevil” tribute album of Hip covers, so the new release “East” was to be… Continue Reading →

Upcoming in our near future

Looking forward to this in a few weeks: Thu OCT 20, see @JustinJRutledge w/@joshuahyslop at @MillsHardware #HamOnt TIX: — Mills Hardware (@MillsHardware) September 27, 2016

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