Colleen Bedford is a freelance writer from Toronto.
The two voices of The Milk Carton Kids in perfect close harmony fade into the background like a ghost, as the final hand-picked notes of a folk song ring out from vintage acoustic guitars...
Imagine a family portrait. But instead of blue haired grandmas and drunken uncles, it's the entire music community in city of Toronto. This is the vision of the ground-breaking event Toronto's Class of 2015 - Group Photo . The goal is to round up as much of Toronto's music community as possible in one place.
Tears run down the painted faces of three young girls; their mood in contrast with the neon pink and green glow sticks that complete their on-stage attire. This is the saddest memory of the music industry gone wrong that the former booking agent for the Rivoli shared with me recently.