Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

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.

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.

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.

November 16, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The sideman to the stars and award-winning guitarist steps into the solo spotlight on his new instrumental album, Johnny Goldtooth and the Chevy Casanovas. Learn more about his alter-ego here.

November 15, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The sense of being unbound by the constraints of time takes hold immediately on the new album, entitled Yarrow. This is not just “roots” music; these are songs connected more to the elements and the Old Testament.

Vissia  Photo: Emily Bachynski
November 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton-based roots-rocker has just released a new album on Hurry Hard Records, a label she recently created. The record features sensual, blues-based offerings and intimate ballads that draw comparisons with Alabama Shakes and Neko Case. 

The Karpinka Brothers
November 8, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Talk Is Cheap is the title of Saskatchewan folk-rock ensemble The Karpinka Brother's latest album–but the collection, in point of fact, is anything but; instead, the songs are imbued with sincerity and positivism.

Kat Goldman
November 3, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Her real-life experiences living in Boston encouraged the Toronto folk singer/songwriter to create the ambitious concept album, The Workingman's Blues.

Dahlia
November 1, 2017
by Jason Schneider

On her debut EP, Shift, this fast-rising Toronto singer-songwriter managed to achieve her goal of crafting an alternative indie-pop record that thematically revolves around love, pain, and hope.

Kyle Cunjak  Photo: Justin Rutledge
October 26, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Halifax-based indie imprint turns 10 this month, and its eclectic catalogue comprises more than 75 titles. The label's founder reflects upon its achievements.

Photo: Shervin Lainez
October 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The idea behind the new self-titled album helmed by Lindeman was to make a rock and roll record. She says it didn't quite turn out that way "apart from its energy and confidence."

Mo Kenney
October 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The third album from the feisty East Coast singer/songwriter is essentially a concept album detailing booze-fuelled breakdowns and disintegrating relationships, ultimately leading to redemption. She terms it her most cohesive record yet.