Ok time for a little nepotism and travel on the blog, I mean really my blog my choice right? Seriously though its not really nepotism if you are just a proud mom, do you agree?
Now I am not known for being the craziest music fan around but I am somewhat involved ( rather heavily actually) in the Festival music scene here in Ottawa. So I like to think I am exposed to a lot of different bands and sounds and I do have an ear for what I like. and I like Johnny Cash and I like The Honest Heart Collective, so put them together and I am a happy gal.
Now I grew up on Johnny Cash and he will always have a special place in my heart, I mean doesn’t everyone remember him on Little House on the Prairie ( No well go visit the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville if you doubt me,and yes a longer post will be coming soon on that)
The Johnny Cash Museum is pretty spectacular, I was amazed at the body of work in TV and film he has amassed over his career and still am shedding a tear over the loss of their beautiful home and the history that was within.
The memorabilia that is within the walls of this museum is pretty amazing and I may have taken an extreme number of pictures of all things related to Folsum and Hurt, but hey it means something.
So now that my crush on all things Johnny is clear, lets move to The Honest Heart Collective, a Rock band hailing from Thunder Bay Ontario and recently named as the Top Rock Band in Thunder Bay, as well as having the number two video and lets not forget the lead guitarist making top three.. ( and just maybe they were also named Best Band, Best Album and Best Video from Fan’s Choice TB Shows). So a band to watch right, one that maybe we should all be paying attention to…
Two brothers. A flicker of fire. An insatiable need to write together and an affinity for Irish whiskey. The Honest Heart Collective was born out of a no holds barred approach to putting the music first and a rotating cast of musicians made permanent.
Decked out in denim and ripped jeans, the Thunder Bay, Ontario natives are described as “passionate, spirited, feel good, anthemic rock music” by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3. The songs that make up Liar’s Club, the band’s debut full length album, are an exemplary showcase of The Honest Heart Collective’s old soul take on storytelling through music. The album was mixed and mastered by Greg Dunn (Gates, Prawn) of Moving Mountains. “It’s raw, it’s real, and even liberating. Much can be learned from the simplicity of the record, but also that great songs still take great musicians to write.”
Over the Christmas Holidays the Band was asked to open two shows in Kingston Ontario for The Glorious Sons and man did they put on a show. (Full show available here) Well they capped the show off with two amazing covers ( and big hint they may just be in the studio working on something relating to these songs and Johnny).