An Old Guitar and an Ottawa Bar

July 28, 2015 12:07 pm
Union Duke 1

Union Duke’s soaring vocal harmonies and throbbing beats have enlivened hearts and dance floors across the nation. The quintet is sure to have Ottawa concertgoers heel-stomping and hip-swaying with their performance at the Black Sheep Inn on July 31. Balancing a mixture of soulful indie rock, bluegrass and country, the […]

Read more ›

The Brothers at Bluesfest

July 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Bros. Landereth 2

Roots-rockers, The Bros. Landreth will be showcasing their unique “Canadiana” style at Ottawa’s Bluesfest this Sunday. With wailing electric guitars, thundering organs and naturally harmonious vocals, at first listen The Bros. Landreth may sound like they hail from the American south, and not from the isolated prairies of Manitoba. “Down […]

Read more ›

Meet Country Super Star Myria Webber

July 16, 2015 10:00 am
0743F_300dpi

All photos by Paul Couvrette. Myria Webber, a 20-year-old crooning Canadian country singer-songwriter, is all about the Nashville sound while keeping her French- Canadian influence. Born and raised in Quebec, Webber has been singing and performing live since the age of seven. With a history in the music business— both […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

July 9, 2015 10:06 am
Moonset on the site_Steve G

Photo courtesy of Steve G The RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is here! As the festival plays on, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered–so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety of bands and artists will rock the festival this […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

July 8, 2015 12:02 pm
Wu-Tang_Method Man_Steve G

Photo courtesy of Steve G The RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is here! As the festival plays on, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered–so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety of bands and artists will rock the festival this […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

July 7, 2015 11:59 am
Crowd-Shot-Steve-G-709x257

Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered – so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

July 6, 2015 2:24 pm
FUN. Steve G

Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered – so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

July 3, 2015 10:14 am
Moonset on the site_Steve G

Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered–so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats

June 30, 2015 2:36 pm
Wu-Tang Clan Steve G

Photo by Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered—so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety of […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats: Tunes from Mantitoba Barns, Tropical Islands and Ontario Cottages

June 23, 2015 12:20 pm
Crowd-Shot-Steve-G-709x257

Photo courtesy of Steve G The countdown to RBC Ottawa Bluesfest is on. As the weeks leading up to the festival go by, OLM will continue to highlight must-see performances by some of the acts that you may have not yet discovered—so Ottawa music lovers listen up! An exciting variety […]

Read more ›

Don’t Miss Craig Cardiff this Summer

June 12, 2015 1:55 pm
Craig Cardiff

Craig Cardiff is coming back to Ottawa this summer! The Canadian, Juno nominated, singer-songwriter from Arnprior, Ont., known for his steady and smooth folk rhythms, is hitting the Ottawa festival circuit with performances on June 13 at Westfest and June 28 at the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Don’t […]

Read more ›

Bluesfest Beats: From Electro-Synth Pop to Back Porch Folk

June 3, 2015 2:23 pm
Crowd Shot Steve G

Photo Credit: Steve G The announcement that Kanye West will be gracing the stage at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest this year was a source of great excitement for Ottawa music lovers—but Yeezy is far from the only reason to check out the festival this year. As exciting as the headliners are, Bluesfest […]

Read more ›

Everything He Plays, Turns to Gold

May 26, 2015 10:15 am
Ben Kunder_promo_horizontal._PhotoCredit_Scarlet O'neill (1280x852)

Photo Credit: Scarlet O’Neill For more than eight years, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Ben Kunder has been writing and producing music every Canadian can relate to. His long awaited debut solo album, Golden, will be released May 26, followed by a number of shows throughout Ontario and Quebec. One of the tour’s […]

Read more ›

Folk Rock Hits the Road to Ottawa

May 12, 2015 12:07 pm
The River and the Road

Shining headlights across the country, Vancouver-based folk rock band The River and The Road are touring Canada in support of their new album. They will be stopping in Ottawa on Thursday, May 14, for a performance at Cafe Dekcuf. The band started off as a busking duo, consisting of singer […]

Read more ›

Pick Zaac For Your Weekend Concert

May 7, 2015 11:11 am
Zaac Pick - Purple Horizontal - 2015 - Photo Credit Rachel Pick - 1.2MB

Zaac Pick will have Ottawa stargazing with his performance at the Black Sheep Inn on May 7, where he will be sharing songs from his new folk-pop album Constellations. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter released his debut full-length album last month. Co-produced by Jonathan Anderson, the album was recorded over a span […]

Read more ›

The Musical Storm of Ash & Bloom

May 1, 2015 2:29 pm
Ash & Bloom_Spaceship promo_Emma-Lee Photography_1MEG

The powerhouse folk duo Ash and Bloom, is bringing a musical storm to Ottawa. Echoing thunderous harmonies and striking bolts of brilliant songwriting, these two are a must-see act this spring. Hamilton-based Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal have been playing music together for almost a decade, originally meeting in the […]

Read more ›

Tie Up Your Dancing Shoes and Get Ready for Sea Perry

April 16, 2015 10:40 am
Sea Perry_Street Close Up_Photo Credit Jess Baumung

Get ready to put on your dancing shoes for the single Molly’s Shoes by Canadian folk-rock band Sea Perry. The catchy and upbeat song dropped at the beginning of April from the band’s debut full-length album, Do What You Do, set to be released April 21. If this first single […]

Read more ›