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A year in the life of an Apt613 contributor

If you want more variety in your life, pull out your annual (often written, always ignored) resolution list and add this: become an Apt613 contributor. This is one resolution you’ll be glad you made. 

Bluesfest: 7 things that stood out

It’s been a ball, Bluesfest, and we’re sorry to see it end. But well, all good things, right? 220 acts, 11 days, 5 stages and too many good times to count. Before moving on here’s a recap of what stood out. Fan Fervour Tragically Hip fans endured pouring rain to hear their band. Kanye fans […]

Kathleen Edwards to Step Back from Music (After Tonight)

After fifteen years of music, Kathleen Edwards has decided she’s done, at least for now. Tonight’s Jazz Festival performance is the artist’s final planned show. Whether or not this means she’s quitting music permanently is not clear, but Edwards is clear that she is stepping back from music for a sizeable portion of time. Since […]

Newcomer Jon Hynes releases EP at the Clocktower

I had the pleasure of catching up with Jon Hynes this week to chat about his upcoming EP release Intro Outro this Friday, October 4th at The Clocktower Brewpub on Bank Street with Yuma Country and Patrick Shanks. I first listened to Intro Outro shortly after midnight and found the ambient tunes to be a […]

Justin Rutledge – A troubadour at heart

The summer’s turned its back on me, with a sorrow-laden symmetry – with a highway kind of robbery, like my life was an apology. Now I don’t think about you all the time – only when the trees sway, slaughtered by the Alberta Breeze. – Justin Rutledge (“Alberta Breeze“ – from Man Descending) Toronto country/alt […]