Talent

Talent

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July 9, 2020
by Bill King

The versatile horn player passed away in 2007. In this wide-ranging interview from the archives, he reflects upon his family’s musical roots, his discovery of jazz, heady days in Greenwich Village, work with pop and rock artists, and much more.

Photo: Megan Kemshead
July 5, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Hot on the heels of her first Juno award win, the Edmonton singer-songwriter and radio host reflects upon that honour, the very personal album that earned it, her future plans, and hopes for more diversity in Canadian music and media.

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June 30, 2020
by David Farrell

Sudbury country singer-songwriter Ashley Joanisse has written an anthem that denounces POTUS for corrupting the American Dream and it is fast gaining traction with activist cohorts who similarly believe that change is both necessary and needed.

June 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous roots-rock band from Attawapiskat is releasing an expanded version of its debut album, James Bay. Its leader explains why here and discusses the relevance of its material, his songwriting, and the challenges faced by his community.

June 29, 2020
by Bill King

The much-loved veteran, still doing his rock ‘n roll duty, recently signed to El Mocambo Records. Here he talks about his upcoming album, life in a pandemic, a love of Tom Petty, his stint as a star radio host, the stress of touring, and much more.

June 28, 2020
by FYI Staff

Daily, Saturdays and Sundays too, the FYI inbox receives pitches from acts seeking attention which we parse into the new releases section, sometime

June 25, 2020
by Bill King
Moe Koffman(1986) In Conversation

 

June 25, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Formerly with indie-rock faves bands Novillero and Duotang, he talks about his new project, a love of Peter Sellers, and future plans.

Garth, Instagram
June 22, 2020
by David Farrell

The virus may have temporarily knocked the wind out of large outdoor events, but creativity and entrepreneurial spirit will bring festivals and lar

Julian Taylor, Instagram
June 21, 2020
by David Farrell

The charismatic multi-genre musician appears to be on the cusp of newfound success with songs that are autobiographical and aspirational and flavoured with a musical potpourri that helped shape his heroic roots.

June 18, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Edmonton-born Mallory Chipman has already made her mark on the jazz scene, with two critically acclaimed solo albums showcasing her dynamic voice.

Photo: Bill King
June 17, 2020
by Bill King

Pianist-composer Randy Weston (America's African Musical Ambassador) passed away September 1, 2018, after a 70-year career that saw him establish a