Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

Geoff Berner
September 5, 2017
by Jason Schneider

On his new album Canadiana Grotesquica, the maverick klezmer meets punk songsmith is more earthbound and peppers his lyrics with references to prominent Canadians.

Photo of Aron by John Roxburgh-Smith
August 31, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Best known as the singer/guitarist for Hamilton, ON's Young Rival, D’Alesio decided to make a solo album that became very much a one-man project. The result has just been released on the Paper Bag imprint.

Aaron kicking back
August 29, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Still riding high on the success of his 2016 self-titled debut album for Warner Music Canada, country artist Aaron Goodvin has struck pay dirt again with “Lonely Drum.”

Tavis E. Triance
August 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The idiosyncratic singer/songwriter has been described as Dylan-meets-Randy Newman. He recruited some musical friends from Montreal to contribute to his lush-sounding new album, A Brief Respite From The Terror Of Dying.

Lisa Conway
August 23, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The adventurous singer/composer/producer collaborates with Twin Rains on her new single, "The Light Years."

Nice Horse Photo: Matt Barnes
August 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

There's nothing manufactured about this all-female country quartet from Alberta. They defy genre stereotypes by writing their songs and playing their instruments, and the results are quickly getting the band noticed.

The Orchard
August 16, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This Edmonton-based roots duo is in full creative bloom on their third album, The Great Unknown. Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith explain that their differences provide a source of strength.

Slow Leaves
August 11, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Country-folk songsmith and Allan Slaight Juno Master Class graduate Grant Davidson is about to release a self-produced album, Enough About Me. 

Andrea Nixon
August 9, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton-based country singer/songwriter grew up listening to the likes of Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Her songs similarly display a strong social conscience, with one tune helping inspire a new charity campaign.

Mappe Of  Photo: Matt Barnes
August 4, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This project is the brainchild of Ontario singer/songwriter Tom Meikle. He explains that the evolution of the avant-folk sound of his debut album came from his experiments with lyricism.

Martin Kerr
August 2, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Hard work has earned the songsmith local hero status in Edmonton. His eloquent charting new album Better Than Brand-New is now bringing him a national audience.

White Hot Guilt
July 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The July Talk bassist has teamed with indie rocker/producer Thomas D'Arcy for a fun new project with a retro disco vibe.