Features

Photo: Ivan Otis
December 8, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The singer/songwriter’s long-awaited hometown return takes place Dec. 12 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, wrapping up a fall tour in support of her ninth studio album, Metaphysics. In the following Q&A, she discusses her orchestral work, the new album, and her concert which benefits a charitable org.

Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles
December 7, 2017
by Bill King

Fifty years for many rock musicians is it! Yet, for us folks who did more observing than actively buying into ‘live fast, die young’ bullshit – music now more than ever colours our lives. Look at us old-timers posting photos, event calendars, posters from the early days of rock.

LeRiche
December 6, 2017
by Jason Schneider

On this latest seven-song EP, X-Dreamer, singer/songwriter LeRiche stakes a claim for himself in the competitive alt-folk world, conjuring comparisons to bittersweet ‘70s troubadours, albeit with a modern edge.

Jesse Roper has everything to look happy about
December 4, 2017
by FYI Staff

BC bluesman Jesse Roper, Walk Off The Earth, Bahamas, and Jess Moskaluke earn a positive reaction from national radio, as does American singer/songwriter Maxwell George "Max" Schneider's wedding proposal song.

Photo: Steve Webster
December 1, 2017
by Bill King

A double Juno winner, the vocalist and composer has just released a winter-themed album, Lumières d’hiver. She discusses the record, internet trolls, creative risk-taking and more in this revealing interview.

December 1, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Although the Cape Breton family clan member released a Christmas record with her sisters in 1997, she has now embraced the challenge of writing about Christmas from personal experiences, which results in two of Imagine’s standout tracks, “Olde-Fashioned Christmas” and the album’s first single, “Wrap It Up.”

Ana Golja
November 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Actress Ana Golja—best known for her role on Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class—is now adding recording artist to her impressive resumé.

November 26, 2017
by FYI Staff

Big Wreck leads the way with a cover of the Rush classic, "Closer To The Heart," and Emma-Lee's rockin' "It Won't Be Christmas" earns a warm embrace from commercial radio broadcasters in the past week.

Dave Allen
November 22, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With his debut solo album, When The Demons Come, Ontario singer/songwriter Dave Allen establishes himself as a bona fide roots music auteur.

Loreena McKennitt
November 22, 2017
by Bill King

The internationally successful world music artist was DIY long before it became fashionable. She explores her business philosophy and her support of the Canadian armed forces in this wide-ranging interview.

The Washboard Union
November 22, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Riding high with a current gold single and a new album in the can, the award-winning country outfit reflects on their personal bond, creative chemistry, and a high-pressure audition.

Shania & Nick: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard Magazine
November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Shania Twain teams up with Nick Jonas on a festive Christmas song, and Alvvays returns with another silken pop confection driven by Molly Rankin's layered vocal track. Also popular in the week is Billy Talent's cover of a Neil Young song.