A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Keith Sharp
September 8, 2017
by Bill King

The veteran publisher of Music Express reflects on the highs and lows of the print magazine, its rebirth as a website, and his current activities booking festivals and concerts.

Kim Clarke Champniss' book cover
August 18, 2017
by Bill King

The MuchMusic VJ turned author has just published his second memoir, Skinheads, Fur Traders and DJs. It is full of fascinating stories of his adventures in the '70s.

Ebonnie Rowe
August 10, 2017
by Bill King

PhemPhat Entertainment Group was formed in 1995 to educate and promote women in the music business and establish a presence for them in areas traditionally seen as “boyz clubs."

Miranda Mulholland  Photo: Ivan Otis
August 3, 2017
by Bill King

The ever-busy musical renaissance woman discusses her new Sawdust City Music Festival, a triumphant run with Soulpepper in NYC, her advocacy for artist rights, and more.

Sass Jordan
July 28, 2017
by Bill King

It has been 25 years since the veteran rocker's biggest hit album, Racine. She is marking that milestone by re-imagining the material on a new record, one she'll be presenting in intimate fashion.

Kayla Diamond
July 20, 2017
by Bill King

A decision to quit law school and follow her passion for music is paying off for this singer/songwriter, as her evocative single "Carnival Hearts" is now climbing the charts.

Allison Au
July 13, 2017
by Bill King

As one who continually follows as much local music as possible, especially young artists on the rise, young composer/saxophonist Allison Au nearly eluded Bill King.

Larnell Lewis
July 7, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based beats master has won Grammys as a member of jazz combo Snarky Puppy. He explains that gospel music has had a huge impact on his playing.

Bruce Cockburn
June 30, 2017
by Bill King

The famed folk songsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September. He reflects upon the honour, his upcoming 33rd album, and much more here.

Sandy with Drew and Danielle McTaggart, aka Dear Rouge
June 26, 2017
by Kim Hughes

On the heels of Serena Ryder’s new chart-topping Utopia album, Sandy Pandya spoke with FYI about the challenges facing 21st-century artist managers and why you can’t keep a good woman down.

Patti with the late Louis Jannetta
June 8, 2017
by Kim Hughes

She's a force to behold and has a songbook of stories that in part are included in a new musical she is bringing to the stage

Matt Stevens
June 1, 2017
by Bill King

Any kid growing up in Canada with a passion for guitar has several influential players to reference.