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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ottawa singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, is set to release her third studio album, Holding Patterns, with a CD release concert at NAC’s Fourth Stage on May 5, 2016, which will also kick off her Canadian tour. Joining her onstage will be the same 4 musicians featured on the album. They are Anders Drerup (guitar/vocals), Jim Bryson […]
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 […]
Evening Hymns fans, be prepared to be unprepared. Bonnetta will be introducing the latest incarnation of the band, featuring Caylie Runciman (Boyhood) on drums and vocals and Phil Charbonneau (Scattered Clouds) on bass, keys and samples.
We tackle the big questions: What’s in Jim Bryson’s flask? Where is Pedro the Panda?
It’s ‘A Very 613 Christmas’ on this week’s episode of Apt613. Sit back, relax, and listen to some holiday music by artists from or based in the Ottawa area.
Apt613 has a unique take on the “best” albums of 2016. We’ve looked to the charts published by CHUO 89.1 FM to see which records made the most weekly appearances.
Jim Bryson is collaborating with jazz arranger Petr Cancura for a special concert at the NAC Studio on Friday, April 21.
Jim Bryson sits down with Apt613 ahead of his show Friday evening at the National Arts Centre to talk about the show, his collaboration with Petr Cancura, and his summer plans.
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.”
The show features Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists performing together and the stacked Ottawa lineup includes Shad, Jim Bryson, Lido Pimienta, A Tribe Called Red, Jason Collett, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with Apt613’s Christmas playlist, featuring songs recorded by artists from or based right here in Ottawa.