Featured Artist: Ash & Bloom

Hello Ash & Bloom, the Hamilton based duo that will give music some life.


Matt McKenna and James Bloemendal met over a decade ago and have been creating music ever since. According to a press release, have crafted a sound that requires two people playing and singing together. They worked on their songs for years before releasing them to the public. Their full-length album Let The Storm Come will be released June 24 and contain 12 original songs. Previously, they released a four-song EP in November 2013.


Since hearing about the duo, I’ve been listening to “Let The Storm Come” on repeat. The lyrics and vocals are perfect and the harmony between both men is truly beautiful to listen to. They have been compared to Iron & Wine and Simon & Garfunkel, artists that both have amazing ballads under their belt.


They will be touring Canada to promote the album (dates below). Also, give “Let The Storm Come” (AKA the song I’m currently obsessed with) a listen!


May 30 Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz
June 4 Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
June 5 Ottawa, ON @ Mugshots
June 6 Montreal, QC @ Burritoville
June 7 Quebec City, QC @ Le Knockout
June 10 Truro, NS @ Champion’s
June 11 Pictou, NS @ Pictou United Church
June 18 Quebec City, QC @ L’agitee Bar-Coop
June 19 Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
June 20 Mansonville, QC @ Mississquoi North Volunteer Centre
June 25 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
June 27 Thornbury, ON @ Bruce Wine Bar
June 28 Toronto, ON @ Rivoli
Aug 8 North Bay, ON @ Raven & Republic
Aug 10 Sudbury, ON @ Fromagerie Elgin
Aug 12 Marathon, ON @ The Golf Hut
Aug 14 Kenora, ON @ Lake Of The Woods Brewing
Aug 15 Winnipeg, MB @ West Broadway Community Ministry
Sept 9 Kindersley, SK @ TBD

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