I've been involved in the Ontario music community for a while now. Working as a non-profit called The Ottawa Music Bus, I help local Ottawa musicians get started through consultation, booking, and show promotion. I've also presented several higher profile acts such as Craig Cardiff, Mo Kenney, Dylan Menzie, The East Pointers, and more.
Three years ago I opened LIVE! on Elgin with my Father Lawrence. LIVE! on Elgin is a unique listening room in Ottawa that hosts live entertainment 7 nights a week (one of very few rooms in the area that do this). We've presented hundreds of folk musicians, local and touring, and provided a staple tour stop for emerging artists who need a small capacity but professional room.