Country

Life is pretty sweet for Mean Mary

Banjo-playing singer returns to Toronto for Winterfolk XIV festival. Nick Krewen Music, Fri., Feb. 12, 2016 You know you have a dedicated fan base when they’re willing to finance your barn. Nashville-based banjo-picking folkie Mean Mary recently conducted a $9,000 (U.S.) Indiegogo campaign to fund her soon-to-be-released album Sweet and build a shelter for her horses. Her loyal followers happily ponied up for both. “Yeah, that worked out pretty good,”…


Canadian country star Dean Brody’s latest conquest: Toronto

Without any real help from a U.S. career, Brody savours his upcoming big T.O. show at the Budweiser Stage — and plans his next move. Nick Krewen Music, Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 Precedents are difficult to come by in the world of music, but when he plays Toronto on August 24, country music sensation Dean Brody will be achieving a big one. When he takes to the Budweiser Stage headlining…


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill woo Toronto fans with romantic production: review

Country music’s royal couple brought white picket fence values to the Toronto leg of their Soul2Soul World Tour. Nick Krewen, Music, Sat. June 24, 2017 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at the Air Canada Centre, June 23 In movies they call it “The Big Payoff.” You’ve all seen it: the two lead characters form a bond, build up romantic tension and then seal their attraction with a lengthy kiss. On…


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Bob Dylan – Jimmie Rodgers Revisited

An Octopus Exclusive!!!! © 1997, 2018 Octopus Media Ink. All rights reserved. BOB DYLAN on his album The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute JIMMIE RODGERS REVISITED   Nick Krewen   The times may still be a-changin,’ but Bob Dylan has taken measures to ensure that the work of one musical icon won’t be forgotten anytime soon. The music of Jimmie Rodgers, the railroad brakeman from Meridian, Mississippi who is widely…


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Taylor Swift delivers flawless performance in Toronto

  During 1989 tour stop at Rogers Centre Swift gives shout out to the Jays, sings with guest Keith Urban.   Nick Krewen Music, Published on Sat Oct 03 2015 When it comes to giving stellar performances, Taylor Swift is in a league of her own. The 25-year-old singer and songwriter delivered another flawless gem of a concert at Rogers Centre Friday for the first of two sold-out nights, a…