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Sawdust City Music Festival: Friday Night Concert

It was just twelve months ago when we left sunny Pennsylvania during the first weekend in August to travel to a wet and windy Gravenhurst, ON for the inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival.  It was a complete contrast this summer,… Continue Reading →

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 22: Sawdust City Music Festival Preview, Pt 2 (Royal Wood, Amanda Rheaume)

In this episode, we continue our preview of this year’s Sawdust City Music Festival, chatting with Opera Stage artists Royal Wood and Amanda Rheaume. SOCAN license #5052874

Gossip Talkin’ Blues, Episode 9: Sawdust City Music Festival Preview With Miranda Mulholland

This week, we feature a conversation with artist and advocate Miranda Mulholland, who also is founder and artistic director for the Sawdust City Music Festival, taking place in Gravenhurst, ON, this August.  We also include songs from this year’s festival… 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: Royal Wood at Burlington PAC, 1 Oct. 2016

Five years after his performance opening the stunning Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Royal Wood returned Saturday night to mark the facility’s anniversary.  Backed by a four-piece band, he delivered two sets of emotion-charged songs with guitar, ukulele, and haunting piano…. Continue Reading →

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