A Musical Look Back at 2014


2014 was an interesting year for me. There was a day job change and there was a step up in the side job. This year I went from just shooting musicians to interviewing them. Thank you to Runaway Angel and Leah Daniels for helping me to get my feet wet! I also want to thank Brett Kissel and Tim Hicks for their kindness and enthusiasm during our thereviewsarein.com interviews. I love the shots I got of both of those guys! Let’s take a look back at the music of 2014!

My first concert of 2014 was Keith Urban’s Light the Fuse Tour in January. Keith was backed up by  Little Big Town and Brett Eldredge. I didn’t get to shoot it but Josh won tickets at Boots and Bourbon and we rocked that concert from a private box. It was an evening to remember!

Let’s get this thing started.

keith urban instagram #lightthefuse #KeithUrbanTO

In February I dropped by The Cameron House for Whitney Rose‘s set, I love the light in that place! Whitney’s now on tour on the East Coast.

Whitney Rose Ferraro Band Cameron House

In April I was invited by eOne to shoot Secret Broadcast at The Rivoli. This is my favourite shot of lead singer, Matt Lightstone.

Matt Lightstone Secret Broadcast Filthy Souls CD Release at The Rivoli eOne artist

May brought us Canadian Music Week – Opening Night – The C’Mons, Stuck on Planet Earth, The Dirty Nil and headliners, The Reason

Canadian Music Week 2014 C'mons at Tattoo Rock Parlour

Canadian Music Week 2014 Stuck On Planet Earth Tattoo Rock Parlour

Canadian Music Week 2014  The Dirty Nil Tattoo Rock Parlour

Canadian Music Week 2014 The Reason at Tatto Rock Parlour

Jumping forward to August (I started a new job at the end of May, kinda took me out of commission temporarily) Boots and Hearts gave me a ton of content!

Opening Day! First off The Reklaws. What can I say about these guys. I love them. They’re super talented and so down to earth.

Boots and Hearts Friday July 31 2014 The Reklaws

Natalie Stovall and the Drive

Natalie Stovall and The Drive Boots and Hearts 2014

Brett Kissel on the Gibson Tour Bus

Brett Kissel at Boots and Hearts 2014

And on the SiriusXM Stage, clearly having a great time!
Brett Kissel at Boots and Hearts 2014

And our headliner for opening night, Dallas Smith.

Dallas Smith Boots and Hearts 2014

Dallas Smith Boots and Hearts 2014

Runaway Angel

 

Runaway Angel

Trinity Bradshaw

Trinity Bradshaw Saturday August 2 2014 Boots and Hearts 2014 SiriusXM Emerging Artist Finalist

One More Girl

One More Girl Boots and Hearts 2014

Jordan McIntosh

Jordan McIntosh Boots and Hearts 2014 Front Porch Stage Friday

Jess Moskaluke

Jess Moskaluke Boots and Hearts 2014

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt Boots and Hearts 2014 Front Porch Stage Friday

Headliner for Day 2, Paul Brandt

Boots and Hearts Friday August 1 2014 Paul Brandt Boots and Hearts

Tim Hicks gave us a preview of his CD early in the day.

Tim Hicks Boots and Hearts 2014 Saturday August 2, 2014

Sawyer Brown

Boots and Hearts Satday August 2 2014 Sawyer Brown

A little more Tim Hicks from the main stage

Tim Hicks Boots and Hearts 2014 Saturday August 2, 2014

Lee Brice

Boots and Hearts Sunday August 3 2014 Lee Brice

Day 3 headliner, Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan Boots and Hearts 2014 Saturday August 2, 2014

Day 4 up on the main stage, The Reklaws

Boots and Hearts Sunday August 3 2014 The Reklaws

Danielle Bradbery

Boots and Hearts Sunday August 3 2014 Danielle Bradbery

Neal McCoy

Neal-McCoy-Main-Stage-Boots-and-Hearts-2014

Dan + Shay

Boots and Hearts Sunday August 3 2014 Dan + Shay

Gord Bamford

Boots and Hearts Sunday August 3 2014 Gord Bamford

Trinity Bradshaw

Trinity Bradshaw Saturday August 2 2014 Boots and Hearts 2014 SiriusXM Emerging Artist Finalist

Hunter Hayes (link to thereviewarein.com photo release conditions)

http://www.thereviewsarein.com/2014/08/04/i-want-crazy-hunter-hayes-at-boots-hearts-2014/hunter-hayes-boots-and-hearts-2014-header/

And Blake Shelton (link to thereviewarein.com photo release conditions)

Blake Shelton

Phew, that was one crazy weekend. Are you still with me.

And we’re off to The Ex and The Junction

Down with Webster

Down With Webster CNE2014 letsgototheex

Leah Daniels

CNE 2014 Leah Daniels

Runaway Angel

Runaway Angel

Tebey

Tebey CNE 2014 August 23, 2014

Gord Bamford

Gord Bamford CNE

The Abrams Brothers

Abrams Brothers CNE2014

Kira Isabella

Kira Isabella CNE2014

Tim Hicks

Tim Hicks CNE2014

And heading into September… Marshall Dane

Marshall Dane CNE2014

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett Rock'n' Horse

October

Jeff Eager

Jeff Eager Velvet Underground Showcase

The Airborne Toxic Event backed up by In The Valley Below.

In The Valley Below-2463

The Airborne Toxic Event Toronto Danforth Music Hall Mikel

And more Kira Isabella

Kira Isabella Rock 'n' Horse

Indie Week – Moonlight Social

Moonlight Social

November

More Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith Boots and Bourbon

The Reklaws

The Reklaws at The Drake Underground

And December – Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt at The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto

It’s been a crazy year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!

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