The RHR family and Atlantic Canadian music community is dealing with the loss of friend and musician Jay Smith. The Smith family trust has been set up – with donations collected to be held for his two beautiful children. You may donate through the the ‘donate’ button on the front page of www.mattmays.com or sonicrecords.ca

 


One of my very favourite RHR artist releases of 2013 already, Joshua Van Tassel‘s Dream Date is finally ready for the ears of the masses. Sitting on this one was difficult, indeed.  It’s released tomorrow, March 26th through Backward Music, and you can stream it right now HERE (CBC). It’s ambient. Some songs catchy and fun. Some songs haunting and sad. Some songs beautiful and soothing. All in all, solid as … whatever you consider very solid.  A rock, I suppose. A tree perhaps. Or an expletive, i.e. “Solid as *#%&”. I’m from Nova Scotia… that one resonates.

Listen and let me know what you think. And then you can buy it here.

 love, jb.

 

WELCOME to the new Rocking Horse Road Productions website! As a professional, it seems like I should be cool about this… but I’m actually VERY excited. RHR’s very own home. Thanks a million to Glen Leck for whipping this up for us. I appreciate your help immensely.

Speaking of appreciation, may I just take a minute to give mad props to David Bowie on the new record? If you’ve not listened to The Next Day yet. just do it.  I was nervous for him, but that Bowie, he pulled it right out of the hat. Check it out on Rdio.  While we’re at it – a note of thanks also to Rdio. You give me music at my fingertips like no one ever before. I love thee.

Ok – so new news. RHR is off to Toronto for Canadian Music Week next week. Keep an eye out for RHR artists on various stages from Wednesday to Saturday. The schedule is below. See you THERE, yes?

Official first post is now done. Thanks for the eyes, my friends. -JB

RHR at CMW:

Wed., Mar 20:
Rain Over St. Ambrose @ Cherry Cola’s – 10PM
SoHo Ghetto @ El Mocombo (downstairs) – 11PM
North Lakes @ The Rivoli – 1AM

Thu., Mar 21:
Ria Mae @ Clinton’s Tavern – Midnight

Fri., Mar 22:
The Meds @ El Mocombo – 9:30PM
The Meds @ The Dakota – 1AM

Sat., Mar 23
Jennah Barry @ The Rivoli – 6PM
Paper Beat Scissors @ The Rivoli – 7:45PM
Heather Green @ The Rivoli – 9:45PM