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Amanda Rheaume, photo by Jen Squires.

Video of the Week: Amanda Rheaume’s “Time to Land”

Ever feel like you’re running in circles? Acting in the movie Groundhog Day? “Time to Land” is a feature track from Amanda Rheaume’s new album Holding Patterns, from which the title and theme of the album are derived. This song is about repeating the same relationship patterns over and over again and expecting a different […]

Oh Susanna. All photos by Thom Fountain.

Oh Susanna charms sold-out NAC crowd

When Oh Susanna (aka Suzie Ungerleider) played the NAC’s fourth stage last Friday she reminded the sold-out crowd of all the reasons they fell for her sound in the first place. It’s easy to be hooked by that voice of hers, the yearning in it and how it gets inside a melody. Whether belting out […]

Photo by Remi Theriault.

Jim Bryson on new music, new collaborators, and the midlife struggle

Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor who blogs about food at This Dessert Life when she’s not ruminating about grammar and spelling at alarabiechase.com. Stittsville native Jim Bryson is a fixture of the Ottawa area music scene, playing annual sold-out Christmas shows at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield and frequently appearing on […]

Photo of New Country Rehab by David Leyes, courtesy NCR's website.

Weekend roundup + ticket giveaway!

It’s another busy summer weekend, Ottawa – and the weather is gonna hold up so you can attend everything! Find out how you can win tickets to a show on Sunday down at the end of the post. Thursday night, you’ve got your pick of two album release parties: local blues rockers Cold Capital will […]

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Stop listening to lame holiday music. Download Jim Bryson’s instant holiday album.

For anyone who has Josh Groban’s holiday album on repeat this season, we’re here for you. Local (and national) favourite Jim Bryson has released an instant holiday album that you can download from his Bandcamp. The proceeds of the album go to the Shepherds of Good Hope in Ottawa and Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation’s “You […]