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Sam Cash Tour Diary

June 1st 2012 First day of tour. Off to an interesting start. The inside panel of the passenger door fell off before we left the city. It’s been pouring rain since the minute we left. We are running behind schedule. At 5:30 we passed Kingston, and I’m supposed to start my set at in Montreal […]


Wednesday June 20 2012

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NXNE in Backyards, on Rooftops, and at the Historic Cameron House by Kevin Black

If you’ve been in central Toronto over the past week, you’ve probably seen more than the usual amount of burnt-out, red-eyed souls somnambulating through the streets. I was one of them. The city has just finished this year’s NXNE festival, and like many other musicians in the city, towards the end I found myself holding […]


Monday June 18 2012

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NXNE at the Cameron House

It was at a Corin Raymond show in the dead of winter.  The Canadian Tire money maven  introduced a bespectacled girl from Montreal, and said she’d be singing a couple of songs.  The regular crowd of C.R. devotees wasn’t sure what to expect, but what they got blew them away.  It was Montreal songstress Charlotte […]


Tuesday June 12 2012

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Whitney Rose Chats About Those “East Coast Woman Blues”

Paradise Blog:  Hearing East Coast Woman Blues so often in the bar I had mistaken it for a simple tale of a woman abandoned by her spouse, but upon closer inspection there are elements that indicate it’s a song of socio-economic woe.  As her man and “all the willing rest” head west (presumably for work?), as […]


Monday June 11 2012

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Interview with John Borra and Friends

Some of you reading this have probably seen the many permutations of the world-class players that make up Rattlesnake Choir hundreds of times.  To you we’re preaching to the converted.  You don’t need to be told to come to The Horseshoe Tavern on Friday June 8th to see this great band play with openers Ginger […]


Tuesday June 5 2012

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New Tarantuela Video from the Horseshoe Tavern

If you missed Tarantuela’s May 18th CD release show at the Horseshoe Tavern you are no doubt kicking yourself. Well, stop it with the self-harm, it’s not healthy. You can make yourself feel better by watching this awesome new video from that evening. Better yet, check out another can’t-miss Cameron House Records event at the […]


Monday June 4 2012

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New Rucksack Willies Video

Since the Rucksack Willies started playing at the Cameron House in 2011, fellow musicians and the bar’s regulars have been telling friends that this band is not to be missed.  So come on out to see them, Monday’s at 6pm.  In the meantime, check out this brand new video followed by an interview with vocalist […]


Thursday May 31 2012

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Jamie Oliver of Big Tobacco and the Pickers Discusses Willie Nelson

Paradise Blog:  There’s this picture of you with Willie Nelson.  When was that taken and what were the circumstances? Jamie Oliver:   That picture was taken across from Tootsie’s, on Broadway, in Nashville, last year. I was in town to see Willie play at The Woods at Fontanal, formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member […]


Wednesday May 30 2012

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Hey Peterborough. Get ready for Tarantuela!

After destroying Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern (not literally,The Horseshoe still stands) last Friday, Peterborough-born roots rockers and recent media sensation Tarantuela is coming home to release their new album Good Luck-Black Cat-Bad Luck.  Prepare for a good time at the Red Dog, this Friday at 9pm, with special guests Shotgun Wedding Band, Colour TV in Every […]


Thursday May 24 2012

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Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan From Cameron House Records

As a hardcore Dylan fan, you often feel somehow uncomfortable around the general public.  You mention Dylan and the person you’re talking with sounds appropriately venerational at first, but when you press harder it turns out they are a Greatest Hits-type.  They love Hurricane, they know that. That is never a problem at the Cameron […]


Wednesday May 23 2012

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Tarantuela Media Roundup

It was a busy week for the Cameron House family.  In addition to the usual first-rate lineup of bands every night of the week at the historic bar, there was also the long-awaited launch of Tarantuela’s Good Luck-Black Cat-Bad Luck album at the Horseshoe Tavern on May 18th. Lead singer Jay Swinnerton was thrilled with the […]


Tuesday May 22 2012

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Good Luck-Black Cat-Bad Luck Review By Sam Cash

I feel like ‘throwback’ music has gotten a bad rap lately. It seems bands can don some overalls, strum a banjo aggressively, and all of the sudden their pop music is shrouded in retro nostalgia, deeming them alternative, or somehow more legitimate than the rest of their mainstream contemporaries—Mumford and Sons anyone? I am not […]


Thursday May 17 2012

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Tarantuela Frontman Discusses New Album: Good Luck-Black Cat-Bad Luck

Paradise Blog:    Your shows are known to be a pretty damn good time.  Should fans who plan on coming to the album release at The Horseshoe Tavern on May 18th rest up their livers, kidneys, and other organs vital to removing poisonous spirits from the human body? Jay Swinnerton: The CD release this Friday is going to […]


Monday May 14 2012

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Patrick Brealey Interview

How better to start a weekend than listening to the sweet tenor sounds of Patrick Brealey at the Cameron House?  In the past he’s performed his unique blend of country, folk, jazz and blues in front of thousands at the Mariposa and Eaglewood Folk Festivals, and sold-out shows across the country.  So we’re a bit […]


Wednesday May 9 2012

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Kayla Howran Homecoming Show

A lively Friday night crowd packed the Cameron House to celebrate Kayla Howran’s safe return home from a tour of western Canada, where she was promoting her debut album Pistol.  An electric vibe of anticipation permeated the patio and historic front room, because these fans had started to miss coming to her shows.  Sometimes you […]


Sunday May 6 2012

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