Terry SteevesMusic Writer
Terry has been immersed in the music industry for the past 20 years as a musician, performer, writer, lyricist, teacher, and in recent years as a photojournalist. Her ability to capture and convey the essence and energy of the artist and the performance brings the magic of the experience to the reader.
It was Classic Rock night on the third and final instalment of the Grey Cup Concert Series and legions of long-time Trooper and April Wine fans were out in full force.
The second night of the Grey Cup Concert Series got underway Friday with a roster of Canadian Alternative Rock bands inside TD Place Arena.
Night number one of Ottawa’s Grey Cup Concert Series at TD Place Arena offered up some Canada’s best country music artists. There was something for everyone from the knee-slapping, hand-clapping classic forms to the realms of rock, pop, soul, and hip-hop influences.
Terry Steeves: “The album’s 8 tracks are a diverse collection of beautifully crafted songs, each completely different, and each offering an emotionally stimulating showcase of instrumental and vocal intensities, varying rhythms, and poignant lyrics.”
As part of the Grey Cup Festival, Ottawa locals and visitors alike can enjoy a three-night concert series which will feature a genre-hopping melange of music by an all-Canadian roster of some of the best talent this country has to offer.
Rock For Public Services celebrated their 10th anniversary in style Saturday night with amazing performances by The Cooper Brothers, Kathleen Edwards, and Colin James.
Scott Helman performs at the Bronson Centre on Friday October 13.
Terry Steeves: “I enjoyed Fontayne’s haunting electric guitar tones, the wonderful ring of Nash’s acoustic, and of course, a perfect combination of vocal timbres joined in harmony.”
Terry Steeves: “The magic of her music and voice, and the truthful poetry in her words, stayed with me long after the show had ended. It had been my first exposure to Rose Cousins, and had left me a diehard fan forever.”
Terry Steeves: “…a little bit of historical Canadiana magic.”
A short but sweet half-hour set by Ottawa-based duo Etoile Noire drew a roomful of listeners into The Papery at Bank and Fifth early Friday night as part of Marvest, CityFolk Festival’s selection of locally produced music.
Amanada Marshall made her return to Ottawa for the first time in nearly two decades with a stunning performance at CityFolk Festival on Friday night.