Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

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.

Patrick Ballantyne
October 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based tunesmith has co-written radio hits for the likes of The Trews and Big Sugar. He gets more personal about the material on his new solo album, Calendar, with inquisitor Jason Schneider.

The Glorious Sons Photo: Vanessa Heins
October 13, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rockers from Kingston release their second album today. In a chat with Jason Schneider, their lead singer discusses the record and the pitfalls of a musical life.

The Northern Pikes
October 10, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With their debut album Big Blue Sky being given the deluxe reissue treatment to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Pikes begin a cross-country tour on Oct. 12.