Liquid Courage is the debut album from Halifax, Nova Scotia based jazz group Blue Spirits. The album, recorded at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard Studio, is an accomplishment in more ways than one. Continue reading New Music: ‘Liquid Courage’ from Blue Spirits
Earlier this year Stewart Legere released Quiet the Station. A veteran of the Halifax arts scene, Legere blew us away with his debut solo album. This week he’s released ‘When I Was The King’ the first video since the album came out in April. Continue reading Music Video: Stewart Legere’s ‘When I Was The King’
Two days ago Jon Landry of The Stanfields was contacted by the CBC regarding a comment that had been phoned in by a listener. The comment came after the station had aired ‘A Free Country’ – a song from The Stanfields 2013 album ‘For King And Country’ – one the listener deemed offensively xenophobic.
Landry agreed to be interviewed on the subject, during which the original call was also aired. What Landry had not been made aware of prior to the interview was that the complaint came from Gerry Mills, Executive Director for ISANS – the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia. Continue reading Immigrant Services Association Of Nova Scotia Causes Uproar Over Stanfields Song
Sisters Moira and Claire MacMullin of Antigonish, Nova Scotia aren’t your average teenagers. They might be the only people we know to have had the chance to record at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard before they finished high school. With their first promising single now under their belts, ‘Your Voice’ might be the kick-off point to some musical careers. Continue reading Single: Moira And Claire’s ‘Your Voice’
Yesterday, the TD Halifax Jazz Festival announced that singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith will be opening for Blue Rodeo at the Main Stage on Friday, July 14th. Sexsmith is an incredible addition to an already jam-packed line up, including Anderson .Paak, Jo Mersa Marley, Jesse Royal, Andy Shauf, and more. In addition to various concerts throughout the city, the festival includes local workshops and free concerts from July 12-16th. Continue reading Halifax Jazz Festival Announces Ron Sexsmith & Free Shows