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Music Mondays: The Lumineers

Hey y’all.
Almost saw the Lumineers this summer, but at the last minute, they cancelled their show, bummer.

I have been enjoying listening to their music so much, I’m really looking forward to a raincheck live appearance.

Until then, here’s a taste: “Stubborn Love”…Enjoy.




My birthday started out with delectable pastries from local bakeries, and ended with a night out at Beau’s brewery for their fabulous Oktoberfest.

Besides the all-natural delicious beer, the food was from high-end Ottawa valley eateries and was simply stellar.

And the music…well, it rocked.

We managed to get backstage and hung-out with Elliott Brood and Hollerado, two fine bands, with down-to-earth and talented musicians.

What more could a girl ask for?

Sorry, no pictures of the pastries, bratwurst or beer – it all disappeared too fast.

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Music Mondays: The Tallest Man on Earth

Feeling quiet, acoustic and folksy this Monday morning.

Maybe it’s the bittersweet recognition that summer is over, fall is here, and with the falling leaves and the garden harvest comes a bit of inward soul-searching.

Perfect listening to suit my mood is The Tallest Man on Earth. Here’s a lovely song called the gardener, filmed at sunset at a lakeshore in Sweden:

Check him out here: http://www.thetallestmanonearth.com/


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Ottawa Folk Fest

We managed to make it to part of Ottawa Folk Festival this past weekend. Some of it was rainy, some of it was cold, some of it we brought the kids to, some of it was more of a date. We saw some great shows though. It would have helped if I wasn’t such a shortie – I would have been able to see as well as hear the music – but such is my lot in life. The nice thing about a smaller festival is the ability to get up close and personal, and experience an intimate show from musicians who don’t usually play small venues anymore.

I decided to just bring the point-and-shoot, so these aren’t technically spectacular images, but they do bring to life the festival atmosphere – with the lights, the smoke, the emotion, and the passion.

And I’ve included links to some of my favourite songs:

Great Lake Swimmers

Ben Harper

Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans

Hey Rosetta!

Bon Iver

It’s all about the music.

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Music Mondays: Hollerado

Local band, starting to make waves – nominated for a Juno in 2011 for Best New Band.  Heard somewhere that they sound like a blend of  Weezer, the Foo Fighters,  and Sloan.

I think they totally rock. Catchy tunes, especially ‘Juliette’, and ‘Americanarama’ (AWESOME video, btw, go see it, now!).

Check them out:

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Music Mondays: Jordan Klassen

Can’t stop listening to Jordan Klassen’s newest release from his EP Kindness, Go To Me. It is on repeat around here, and usually being blasted – could be the rousing chorus with the trumpets.

He’s an up-and-coming Canadian artist, and I can’t wait to hear what else he has to offer.

Check him out here: http://jordanklassenmusic.com/

Turn it up while you’re cooking dinner – I bet you can’t help but do some kitchen dancing.

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