Music drifted across the sun-drenched grounds at WayHome Music Festival when I sat down to speak with Josh Ward and Phil Maloney of Hey Rosetta! earlier this summer. The crowds were building as some of the festival’s big acts prepared to perform, and ahead of the band’s own performance, Ward and Maloney sat down at the Samsung Canada pop-up to speak about Hey Rosetta!’s long tour schedule, coffee, and what Newfoundland means to them.
Neil Young, Hozier, Alt-J, The Decemberists, Hey Rosetta!, and Bear Mountain: that’s just a few favorites from the first day of WayHome Music and Arts Festival, one of the biggest music events to hit Canada this year, and all in the unassuming township of Oro-Medonte, just north of Barrie.
The Juno Awards took to the streets of Ottawa over the last week, wrapping up tonight, Sunday, April 1, with the live awards telecast at Scotiabank Place where some of Canada’s top musicians walked the red carpet.