Talent

Talent

July 28, 2021
by Jason Schneider

Groundbreaking Indigenous singer/songwriter/producer Kinnie Starr takes the Essentials test this week, spilling about her fave essential album, book, movie, and TV show and the grief behind a new song. 

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July 28, 2021
by David Farrell

His career highlights include 20 Juno Awards 15 Grammy nominations, a very long list of ‘70s and ‘80s top 40 hits and 14 studio albums resulting in two million sellers in Canada.

July 19, 2021
by Jason Schneider

This week’s Single Servings finds Crown Lands completing a trilogy, the return of a reclusive CanRock legend, a way to help one of the Two Michaels, and much more!

Lee Aaron, Instagram
July 18, 2021
by Lee Aaron

Lee Aaron juggles a lot of balls as a career artist, mother and wife, and today she opens up about how she has managed to uncomplicate a complicated life.

Photo: Aaron Awad
July 14, 2021
by Jason Schneider

Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get through through the pandemic, and why they still can’t

July 6, 2021
by David Farrell

After 15 years, eight albums and more than 20 singles, Vancouver-based Mother Mother is breaking through on a global scale with concerts scheduled in 16 countries, including 5 at the Commodore Ballroom, and TikTok is the catalyst that kick-started the whole shebang.

Julian Taylor, Instagram.
June 24, 2021
by FYI Staff

Local hero Julian Taylor has reconnected with Warner Music Canada after two decades with the signing of a creative distribution deal that enables h

June 24, 2021
by Bill King

The veteran Toronto producer assembled a star-studded cast for the track Wish I Could, a vitally important project for the city's hip-hop community. Learn more about it in this FYI podcast.

June 23, 2021
by Bill King

One advantage to having a three-hour radio show is the exposure to artists of many persuasions under the influence of a vast range of cross-cultural experiences. Although the mainstream focuses on a narrow field of obvious candidates, the view from the outside is rich in substance, creativity and diversity. Diversity is the infrastructure underpinning each of these 25 recommended artists.

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June 21, 2021
by Ken Kelley

Saint John, N.B.

June 20, 2021
by Nick Krewen

As 2018 It's Your Shot winners Moscow Apartment lands its first U.S. recording deal, Slaight Music is prepping the contest for a new winner to be announced in October.

Photo: Mat Dunlap
June 16, 2021
by Jason Schneider

Each week, Essentials allows Canadian musicians to share the things that have helped get through through the pandemic, and why they still can’t live without them. This week, Ewan and Shamus Currie of BROS and The Sheepdogs discuss a few of their favourite things.