Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache

Melanie Peterson, live at Free Times Cafe for last night’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” launch.   It was standing room only at Free Times Café last night, as Melanie Peterson celebrated the launch of her new holiday single “Christmas Breaks My Heart”, featuring the talents of fellow Toronto-based singer/songwriter guests Matt Gerber and Angela Saini.Continue reading “Melanie Peterson’s “Christmas Breaks My Heart” a gentle, melodic nod to holiday heartache”

Melanie Peterson’s Anywhere From Here a heartfelt, beautiful mix of playful, introspective & melancholy

Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based singer/songwriter/actress Melanie Peterson celebrated the launch of her new CD Anywhere From Here at The Piston last night, with guest artist Bri-Anne Swan opening the festivities. And what a celebration it was! Swan opened with a short solo acoustic set of mostly original songs, opening with a gorgeous interpretation of Gordon Lightfoot’s “IfContinue reading “Melanie Peterson’s Anywhere From Here a heartfelt, beautiful mix of playful, introspective & melancholy”

Good times & great sounds @ NSAI Toronto Tin Pan North songwriter round robin

I was out at the Black Swan Tavern last night for the early round robin set of singer/songwriters, part of NSAI Toronto’s annual Tin Pan North music fest – featuring headliner Wendell Ferguson, with Tori Hathaway, Shaun Devlin and John Cheesman. Host Jennifer Noble, a singer/songwriter herself, introduced the songwriters and off we went onContinue reading “Good times & great sounds @ NSAI Toronto Tin Pan North songwriter round robin”

Erika Werry & the Alphabet: video for Think yer so Smart opening track “What”

For those of you, like me, who missed last night’s launch of Erika Werry and the Alphabet Think yer so Smart CD at The Piston – and with it the premiere of the video for the CD’s first track “What” – here’s the video: For more Think yer so Smart tunage, check it out onContinue reading “Erika Werry & the Alphabet: video for Think yer so Smart opening track “What””

Erika Werry & the Alphabet upcoming CD launch: Think yer so Smart

Toronto Singer/songwriter Erika Werry recently gave me a shout about her upcoming Think yer so Smart CD release, recorded by her band Erika Werry and the Alphabet and featuring co-producer Ian Blurton on guitar. While I won’t be able to make it to the April 4 release this week, I was able to give itContinue reading “Erika Werry & the Alphabet upcoming CD launch: Think yer so Smart”