Category Archives: Music

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade was back at the Burton Cummings Theatre promoting first album after a five year hiatus. Click on images to enlarge.  

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade was back at the Burton Cummings Theatre promoting first album after a five year hiatus. Click on images to enlarge.  

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Gregory Porter

Jazz singer Gregory Porter was back at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for a sold-out show at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Opening the show was the Jacob Bro Trio. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Gregory Porter

Jazz singer Gregory Porter was back at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for a sold-out show at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Opening the show was the Jacob Bro Trio. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Mavis Staples

Legendary soul/R&B singer Mavis Staples was back at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for an awesome show at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Opening the show was pianist Kandace Springs. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Mavis Staples

Legendary soul/R&B singer Mavis Staples was back at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for an awesome show at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Opening the show was pianist Kandace Springs. Click on images to enlarge.

Son Sabrason Band

Last week, I had the chance to soon a great local latin band. Son Sabrason Band was playing at The Cube during latin night at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Son Sabrason Band

Last week, I had the chance to soon a great local latin band. Son Sabrason Band was playing at The Cube during latin night at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Christian McBride

Legendary jazz bassist Christian McBride brought his quartet to the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for a spectacular show at the West End Cultural Centre. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Christian McBride

Legendary jazz bassist Christian McBride brought his quartet to the Winnipeg Jazz Festival for a spectacular show at the West End Cultural Centre. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – The Joy Formidable

British rock group The Joy Formidable was at the West End Cultural Centre for a sold out show earlier this week. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – The Joy Formidable

British rock group The Joy Formidable was at the West End Cultural Centre for a sold out show earlier this week. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Seu Jorge

South American guitarist Seu Jorge was at the Burton Cummings Theatre for the first feature show of the 2017 Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Seu Jorge

South American guitarist Seu Jorge was at the Burton Cummings Theatre for the first feature show of the 2017 Winnipeg Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Opening Weekend

The 2017 Winnipeg Jazz Festival kicked off a few weeks ago with a four days of great music at The Cube. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Jazz Festival [2017] – Opening Weekend

The 2017 Winnipeg Jazz Festival kicked off a few weeks ago with a four days of great music at The Cube. Click on images to enlarge.

Bright Righteous

Winnipeg rockers Right Righteous was at the West End Cultural Centre playing to a packed house on Saturday night. Opening the show were Tusk and Somebody Language. Click on images to enlarge.

Bright Righteous

Winnipeg rockers Right Righteous was at the West End Cultural Centre playing to a packed house on Saturday night. Opening the show were Tusk and Somebody Language. Click on images to enlarge.

That Show with Those Guys

Winnipeg’s most popular acappella group Those Guys brought their show to the West End Cultural Centre for two shows last week. Opening the show was Olivia Lully. Click on images to enlarge.  

That Show with Those Guys

Winnipeg’s most popular acappella group Those Guys brought their show to the West End Cultural Centre for two shows last week. Opening the show was Olivia Lully. Click on images to enlarge.  

The Head & the Heart

The Head & the Heart were back in town at the Burton Cummings Theatre for another show with the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

The Head & the Heart

The Head & the Heart were back in town at the Burton Cummings Theatre for another show with the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Raine Hamilton

Raine Hamilton was back at the West End Cultural Centre last week for a show with her string trio. Click on images to enlarge.

Raine Hamilton

Raine Hamilton was back at the West End Cultural Centre last week for a show with her string trio. Click on images to enlarge.

Nation of Two Recording Session

Last week I joined Nation of Two at Paintbox Studio where they’re starting to record their first EP. Click on images to enlarge.

Nation of Two Recording Session

Last week I joined Nation of Two at Paintbox Studio where they’re starting to record their first EP. Click on images to enlarge.

Courage, My Love & The New Electric

Last week, the West End Cultural Centre hosted a double feature with ‘Courage, My Love’ and ‘The New Electric’, two great up-and-coming Canadian Bands. Opening the show was local band Paisley. Click on images to enlarge.

Courage, My Love & The New Electric

Last week, the West End Cultural Centre hosted a double feature with ‘Courage, My Love’ and ‘The New Electric’, two great up-and-coming Canadian Bands. Opening the show was local band Paisley. Click on images to enlarge.

San Fermin

Folk Festival fan favourite San Firman was back in Winnipeg for a show at the Park Theatre. Click on images to enlarge.

San Fermin

Folk Festival fan favourite San Firman was back in Winnipeg for a show at the Park Theatre. Click on images to enlarge.

Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr was in town for an awesome show at that West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show as local artists Rhianna Saj and the Reverend Rambler. Click on images to enlarge.

Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr was in town for an awesome show at that West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show as local artists Rhianna Saj and the Reverend Rambler. Click on images to enlarge.

Hot & Dirty Dance Party

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Dr. Hotbottom were back at the West End Cultural Centre for another Hot & Dirty Dance Party. Click on images to enlarge.

Hot & Dirty Dance Party

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Dr. Hotbottom were back at the West End Cultural Centre for another Hot & Dirty Dance Party. Click on images to enlarge.

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought fan favourite ‘The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’ back to town for a sold out show at the Park Theatre. Opening the show was Ryan McNally. Click on images to enlarge.

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought fan favourite ‘The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’ back to town for a sold out show at the Park Theatre. Opening the show was Ryan McNally. Click on images to enlarge.

Daniel Champagne

Guitar virtuoso Daniel Champage was at the West End Cultural Centre for an awe-inspiring show to a sold out crowd. Opening the show was local song-writer Nic Dyson. Click on images to enlarge.

Daniel Champagne

Guitar virtuoso Daniel Champage was at the West End Cultural Centre for an awe-inspiring show to a sold out crowd. Opening the show was local song-writer Nic Dyson. Click on images to enlarge.

Kerri Stephens & Dave Quanbury

Times Change[d] High & Lonesome Club has been hosing a Odd Couples showcase for the past couple months. This past week Kerri Stephens and Dave Quanbury played two sets on Thursday night. Click on images to enlarge.

Kerri Stephens & Dave Quanbury

Times Change[d] High & Lonesome Club has been hosing a Odd Couples showcase for the past couple months. This past week Kerri Stephens and Dave Quanbury played two sets on Thursday night. Click on images to enlarge.

University of Manitoba Percussion Ensemble

Last week the University of Manitoba Percussion ensemble hosted their final concert concert of the year in the Great Hall of the University College. Also included in the concert was an ensemble made up of the percussion studio alumni. Click

University of Manitoba Percussion Ensemble

Last week the University of Manitoba Percussion ensemble hosted their final concert concert of the year in the Great Hall of the University College. Also included in the concert was an ensemble made up of the percussion studio alumni. Click

Bill & Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett recently hit the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill Plaskett. The father & son duo are playing songs from their new record, Solidarity, and as well as favourites from Joel’s vast catalogue of music.

Bill & Joel Plaskett

Joel Plaskett recently hit the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill Plaskett. The father & son duo are playing songs from their new record, Solidarity, and as well as favourites from Joel’s vast catalogue of music.

Winnipeg DrumTalk Festival [2017]

The Music Cellar hosted their 7th annual DrumTalk Festival last weekend. Featured artists included the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drumline, the River East Collegiate Percussion Ensemble, and Mark Kelso. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg DrumTalk Festival [2017]

The Music Cellar hosted their 7th annual DrumTalk Festival last weekend. Featured artists included the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Drumline, the River East Collegiate Percussion Ensemble, and Mark Kelso. Click on images to enlarge.

Tanya Tagaq

Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq was in town for a show at the West End Cultural Centre to promote her latest album ‘Retribution’. Opening the show was singer/songwriter Becky Han. Click on images to enlarge.

Tanya Tagaq

Inuit throat-singer Tanya Tagaq was in town for a show at the West End Cultural Centre to promote her latest album ‘Retribution’. Opening the show was singer/songwriter Becky Han. Click on images to enlarge.

The Shuffle Demons

Toronto quintet ‘The Shuffle Demons’ brought their eclectic show to Brandon as the feature band at this year’s Brandon Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

The Shuffle Demons

Toronto quintet ‘The Shuffle Demons’ brought their eclectic show to Brandon as the feature band at this year’s Brandon Jazz Festival. Click on images to enlarge.

Brandon University Jazz Ensemble

I was back in Brandon this past weekend to shoot the Brandon Jazz Festival. The Festival included four concerts with the Brandon University Jazz Ensemble. Joining the ensemble on stage was the Dirty Catfish Brass Band. And a few extra

Brandon University Jazz Ensemble

I was back in Brandon this past weekend to shoot the Brandon Jazz Festival. The Festival included four concerts with the Brandon University Jazz Ensemble. Joining the ensemble on stage was the Dirty Catfish Brass Band. And a few extra

The Arrogant Worms

Celebrating their twenty-fifth year, The Arrogant Worms are on a farewell tour across Canada. Inspired by the fact that most groups their age have cashed in on at least a half dozen “farewell tours” already, the Worms’ “First Farewell Tour”

The Arrogant Worms

Celebrating their twenty-fifth year, The Arrogant Worms are on a farewell tour across Canada. Inspired by the fact that most groups their age have cashed in on at least a half dozen “farewell tours” already, the Worms’ “First Farewell Tour”

Rose Cousins

This past Friday, the Winnipeg Folk Festival brought Rose Cousins back to town for a show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was pianist Erin Costello. Click on images to enlarge.

Rose Cousins

This past Friday, the Winnipeg Folk Festival brought Rose Cousins back to town for a show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was pianist Erin Costello. Click on images to enlarge.

Joey Landreth

Local guitar god, Joey Landreth was at the West End Cultural Centre last week for the release of his latest CD ‘Whiskey’. Click on images to enlarge.

Joey Landreth

Local guitar god, Joey Landreth was at the West End Cultural Centre last week for the release of his latest CD ‘Whiskey’. Click on images to enlarge.

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought Ben Caplan back to town for a sold out show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was local singer/songwriter Jaxon Haldane. Click on images to enlarge.

Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought Ben Caplan back to town for a sold out show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was local singer/songwriter Jaxon Haldane. Click on images to enlarge.

Parsonsfield

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought festival favourite Parsonsfield back to town for a sold-out show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was local duo Nation of Two. Click on images to enlarge.

Parsonsfield

The Winnipeg Folk Festival brought festival favourite Parsonsfield back to town for a sold-out show at the West End Cultural Centre. Opening the show was local duo Nation of Two. Click on images to enlarge.

Martin Sexton

American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton was in town last week as one of the feature performers at Festival du Voyageur. Opening the show was local songwriter Justin Lacroix. Click on images to enlarge.

Martin Sexton

American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton was in town last week as one of the feature performers at Festival du Voyageur. Opening the show was local songwriter Justin Lacroix. Click on images to enlarge.

Festival du Voyageur [2017]

Some highlights from this year’s Festival du Voyageur. Despite the crazy weather, it was another great year of music. Click on images to enlarge.

Festival du Voyageur [2017]

Some highlights from this year’s Festival du Voyageur. Despite the crazy weather, it was another great year of music. Click on images to enlarge.

The Jerry Cans

The Jerry Cans brought their unique style merging traditional throat singing with folk music to the West End Cultural Centre last week. Click on images to enlarge.

The Jerry Cans

The Jerry Cans brought their unique style merging traditional throat singing with folk music to the West End Cultural Centre last week. Click on images to enlarge.

Billy Talent

Canadian rockers Billy Talent were in town last week for a show at the MTS Centre. Click on images to enlarge.

Billy Talent

Canadian rockers Billy Talent were in town last week for a show at the MTS Centre. Click on images to enlarge.

Steve Kirby’s Oceanic Jazz Orchestra

This past Saturday, Steve Kirby brought is latest project, the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, to the West End Cultural Centre for the release of the album ‘All Over The Map’. Click on images to enlarge.  

Steve Kirby’s Oceanic Jazz Orchestra

This past Saturday, Steve Kirby brought is latest project, the Oceanic Jazz Orchestra, to the West End Cultural Centre for the release of the album ‘All Over The Map’. Click on images to enlarge.  

Measha Brueggergosman

The Winnipeg Jazz Festival brought Canadian opera star Measha Brueggergosman to town with her new project ‘Songs of Freedom’. Backed by a four-piece band and the local Prairie Voices choir, Brueggergosman brought the sold-out crowd to it’s feet with a

Measha Brueggergosman

The Winnipeg Jazz Festival brought Canadian opera star Measha Brueggergosman to town with her new project ‘Songs of Freedom’. Backed by a four-piece band and the local Prairie Voices choir, Brueggergosman brought the sold-out crowd to it’s feet with a

Big Fun Festival [2017]

Big Fun was back for another year bringing the best of Winnipeg’s indie music scene to a cold January weekend. Click on images to enlarge.

Big Fun Festival [2017]

Big Fun was back for another year bringing the best of Winnipeg’s indie music scene to a cold January weekend. Click on images to enlarge.

Franco-Roots

Le 100 NONS presented Franco Roots, a bilingual concept-show last week. This concert matched up five Manitoban singer-songwriters with Francophone peers to write songs together in the language of love.  Each duo performed the song they’ve co-created along with other original

Franco-Roots

Le 100 NONS presented Franco Roots, a bilingual concept-show last week. This concert matched up five Manitoban singer-songwriters with Francophone peers to write songs together in the language of love.  Each duo performed the song they’ve co-created along with other original

Joanna Majoko

One of my favourite local singers, Joanna Majoko was back in town from Toronto for a Mardi Jazz show at the Franco-Manitoba Cultural Centre. Joining her on stage were Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis and Derrick Gardiner. Click on images to

Joanna Majoko

One of my favourite local singers, Joanna Majoko was back in town from Toronto for a Mardi Jazz show at the Franco-Manitoba Cultural Centre. Joining her on stage were Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis and Derrick Gardiner. Click on images to

Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society – Frets Alive Concert Series

The Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society hosted their first show of 2017 this past weekend at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. This show featured Evan Giroux, James Graham, Jordan Laidlaw, Paul Madryga, and three student performer. Click on images to enlarge.

Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society – Frets Alive Concert Series

The Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society hosted their first show of 2017 this past weekend at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre. This show featured Evan Giroux, James Graham, Jordan Laidlaw, Paul Madryga, and three student performer. Click on images to enlarge.

It’s Been A Good Year

232 Bands, 65 Shows, 6 Festival  – It’s been a good year. A huge thanks goes out to the Jason, Jack, and all the staff at the West End Cultural Centre, Erick at the Park Theatre, Kelly and Terry at the Winnipeg Folk

It’s Been A Good Year

232 Bands, 65 Shows, 6 Festival  – It’s been a good year. A huge thanks goes out to the Jason, Jack, and all the staff at the West End Cultural Centre, Erick at the Park Theatre, Kelly and Terry at the Winnipeg Folk

Sheena Grobb

Sheena Grobb was back at the West End Cultural Centre for a show before the holidays. Joining her on stage were Keith Macpherson [guitar, vocals], Kristjanna Oleson [violin, viola], Crystal White [double bass], Scott Senior [percussion], as well as two singers

Sheena Grobb

Sheena Grobb was back at the West End Cultural Centre for a show before the holidays. Joining her on stage were Keith Macpherson [guitar, vocals], Kristjanna Oleson [violin, viola], Crystal White [double bass], Scott Senior [percussion], as well as two singers

JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show

JP Hoe was back at the Burton Cummings Theatre this weekend for his annual Christmas show. The stage was packed with some of Winnipeg’s best musicians playing holiday music as well as JP’s songs. Click on images to enlarge.

JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show

JP Hoe was back at the Burton Cummings Theatre this weekend for his annual Christmas show. The stage was packed with some of Winnipeg’s best musicians playing holiday music as well as JP’s songs. Click on images to enlarge.

Don Amero’s ‘Amero Little Christmas’

Don Amero’s 4th annual Amero Little Christmas concert took place this past weekend at the West End Cultural Centre. Joining Don on stage were local artists, Sheena Grobb, William Prince, and Renee Lamoureux. Click on images to enlarge.

Don Amero’s ‘Amero Little Christmas’

Don Amero’s 4th annual Amero Little Christmas concert took place this past weekend at the West End Cultural Centre. Joining Don on stage were local artists, Sheena Grobb, William Prince, and Renee Lamoureux. Click on images to enlarge.

The Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies were back in Winnipeg this past weekend for both their annual Christmas concert and to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band. Click on images to enlarge.

The Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies were back in Winnipeg this past weekend for both their annual Christmas concert and to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a band. Click on images to enlarge.

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman was back in Winnipeg for another sold out show at the West End Cultural Centre. This Christmas show was part of the Winnipeg Folk Festival‘s ongoing Hear All Year concert series. Click on images to enlarge.

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman was back in Winnipeg for another sold out show at the West End Cultural Centre. This Christmas show was part of the Winnipeg Folk Festival‘s ongoing Hear All Year concert series. Click on images to enlarge.

An Evening with the Bickersons

What is ‘An Evening With The Bickersons?’ In this case, ‘The Bickersons’ are ‘Nation Of Two’ (Jessee Havey & Nathaniel Good), Last Ditch On The Left (Kerri Stephens & Brent Warren), and Jess Reimer & Jeremy Hamm. All three acts

An Evening with the Bickersons

What is ‘An Evening With The Bickersons?’ In this case, ‘The Bickersons’ are ‘Nation Of Two’ (Jessee Havey & Nathaniel Good), Last Ditch On The Left (Kerri Stephens & Brent Warren), and Jess Reimer & Jeremy Hamm. All three acts

Folk Festival in the City

Last week the Winnipeg Folk Festival hosted their annual  ‘Folk Festival in the City’ fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel. This event helps raises money for their education and community programming. Click on images to enlarge.

Folk Festival in the City

Last week the Winnipeg Folk Festival hosted their annual  ‘Folk Festival in the City’ fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel. This event helps raises money for their education and community programming. Click on images to enlarge.

CR Avery

Multi-talented spoken word artist CR Avery was back in Winnipeg for a show at the West End Cultural Centre. Click on images to enlarge.

CR Avery

Multi-talented spoken word artist CR Avery was back in Winnipeg for a show at the West End Cultural Centre. Click on images to enlarge.