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Behind the Scenes @ WayHome and Boots & Hearts with VER

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Jazz Cartier at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Jazz Cartier at WayHome 2017 by Mark Matusoff

Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts & Mark Matusoff were on the ground for the 2017 edition of the WayHome Music & Arts festival, and we’ve got plenty of great photos and coverage coming your way. In the meantime, we connected with Erik Paquette of VER, the company that supplies the production technologies for WayHome and the upcoming Boots & Hearts country-focused festival, to find out what goes on behind the scenes to deliver these special events to tens of thousands of fans.


#CMPremiere – Nice Horse’s “Pony Up”

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

They’ve been called the Zac Brown Band in miniskirts, The Runaways at a hoedown, and The Spice Girls on a whisky bender. Regardless of what you call them, Nice Horse deliver a jacked-up, bush partying jolt of energy to the country music scene, and that’s more than evident in their brand new single, “Pony Up” – exclusively streaming here in another #CMPremiere.


SXSW Registration Opens Aug. 1st

Monday, July 31st, 2017


Registration for the 2018 edition of South by Southwest (SXSW) opens Aug. 1st at 10 a.m. CT. Registering early offers the best access to discounts and hotel availability.


Canadian Musician @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
The Shins @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

The Shins @ RBC Bluesfest Ottawa

Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts (@urockred) & photographer Mark Matusoff (@mmatusoff) were on the ground (albeit only for a day) at the annually-awesome RBC Bluesfest Ottawa. Here’s their review & shots from Day 6, which featured performances by The Shins, Phantogram, and more, leading up to the headlining slot by the almighty LCD Soundsystem.


#CMPremiere – The Faceplants’ “Who I Am Inside” Music Video

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

“Who I Am Inside” is the infectious new single from Vancouver rock outfit The Faceplants, and we’re bringing you the band’s sleek and sharp new video for the track in this exclusive #CMPremiere. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming LP, produced by Ben Kaplan (Hedley, Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro), and fuses retro sounds with a fresh, modern production style resulting in a stick-in-your-head pop-rock anthem.


#CMPremiere – Lori Nuic’s “The Art of Love” Music Video

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Soulful vocal powerhouse Lori Nuic is set to share the sensual new video for her bouncy, upbeat single “The Art of Love,” and we’re bringing it to you first in this exclusive #CMPremiere. The song comes from her latest EP, Art of Love, and as Lori explains, the video is “meant to portray the pure rapture of falling in love.”


#CMPremiere – Cat Clyde’s “Mama Said” Live Video

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Singer-songwriter Cat Clyde has made some impressive inroads since the release of her acclaimed debut, Ivory Castanets. In this exclusive #CMPremiere, we’re sharing a beautifully-shot live video of Cat performing one of the album’s standout tracks, “Mama Said,” from the Stampede City Sessions in Calgary. Here’s what Cat had to say about the performance:


Canadian Musician @ Field Trip 2017

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Broken Social Scene & Field Trip 2017

Broken Social Scene @ Field Trip 2017

Canadian Musician’s Mark Matusoff was out at Toronto’s Fort York & Garrison Common for Field Trip 2017, featuring performances by the likes of Broken Social Scene, Feist, The Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Red, Badbadnotgood, and a host of others. Check out Mark’s shots below and visit for more on the festival.


#CMPremiere – Johnson Crook’s Self-Titled EP

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Johnson Crook

The debut EP from Toronto roots rockers Johnson Crook showcases the energy and variety people have come to expect from their dynamic live show and even features guest vocals from Tom Cochrane. Hear all four tracks comprising the effort in this exclusive #CMPremiere.


#CMPremiere – Streetlight Social’s “Blood from Stone”

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Streetlight Social

Streetlight Social are readying the release of their debut LP, Blood from Stone, set to drop on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The album is the culmination of years of hard work and finds the band straying from their hard rock roots. We’re bringing you an early listen in this exclusive #CMPremiere.


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