When you think music festivals, usually it involves a big outdoor stage, standing or sitting in a field, or maybe in a tent, and lots of different groups coming up through the day and evening. You don't think of bundling... more »
Plans are now complete for the third edition of the Winter Warmer festival coming up in St. Andrews the weekend of Jan. 31 - Feb. 1. Launched to give folks something to do in the depths of winter, the festival... more »
It's been a big week for country music fans in the area, with several major shows announced featuring some of the top names today. Harbour Station in Saint John has sent out word Friday that it has landed a date... more »
Over the years, I've often been surprised where New Brunswick's Julie Doiron is when she phones. I've talked to her from Europe on tour, and lost track of where she's calling home at the time, be it Toronto, Montreal, Moncton... more »
Big doings for New Brunswick's favourite blues man Matt Andersen tonight. The pride of Perth-Andover (okay, Bairdsville) is about to release a new album, coming February 4, called Weightless. There's quite a big push for this one. Andersen has a... more »
In the liner notes to the new Blackie & the Rodeo Kings album, called South, member Stephen Fearing says in his personal section, thanks to "all my pals in Halifax, for welcoming me into the fold." That alone tells you... more »
Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Christina Martin has begun releasing a series of new songs for a special project, and quite a different one from most albums or E.P.s All this month, she's putting out a new song a week on her... more »
Bob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).