Talent

Talent

Aldo at home. Pic credit:  Sylvie Bechard
September 13, 2020
by David Farrell

For over three decades he was one of Canada's most versatile and successful musician-songwriters and now he's back after more than a decade-long hiatus with a concept album he calls an opera and he's releasing it on his own label in installments, one song at a time.

Pic: Pink Monkey Studios
September 9, 2020
by Shari Ulrich

Celebrated West Coast singer-songwriter Shari Ulrich semi-regularly writes an e-letter to her fans explaining what she has been up to and to to

August 31, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Ottawa bluesman has released Sonic Departures, his most ambitious album to date. Here he talks about its mandate, the challenge of recording during a pandemic, his big win at the International Blues Challenge this year, and future plans.

Jason McCoy, Instagram
August 30, 2020
by FYI Staff

A star-studded cast of Ontario's top country artists will perform at a new looking live-version of the Awards in London on Oct. 4 with (picture) Jason McCoy hosting. The event is presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates.

August 27, 2020
by Kerry Doole

The reflective tune features a gently repetitive beat, atop which her pristine voice shines brightly. 

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas posing as Bob & Doug McKenzie. Pic: YouTube
August 23, 2020
by David Farrell

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’s dimwitted, beer-guzzling comedic creation known the world over as Bob & Doug McKenzie is a story born out of dumb luck and good fortune and its seed was planted with Moranis befriending Perry Goldberg when they were kids attending Hebrew school in North Toronto.

Suzi Kory Instagram
August 19, 2020
by David Farrell

Last we heard from the hat singer she had a fulltime job, two kids and a burgeoning career in music. Well, the job's gone as a result of the pandemic, the kids are home and she's gone fulltime with a career in music. And that's just fine by her.

Photo: artist's website
August 19, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Lowest Of The Low mainman is releasing a new album with his other posse, the Do Good Assassins. Here he reflects upon the old school recording method, the DIY business approach, his socialist beliefs, and optimism that global turmoil may bring a brighter future.

Photo: Bill King Taken at 2005 Women In Blues Revue at Massey Hall
August 13, 2020
by Bill King

Canada's First Lady of The Blues passed away last week at age 86. Joining our Bill King in paying tribute here are musical peers and associates from the Toronto music community that owes Bey so much.

August 13, 2020
by Kerry Doole

A potent collaboration results in a catchy pop meets R&B confection.

Kathleen Edwards expresses Total Freedom photo: Remi Theriault
August 12, 2020
by Nick Krewen

Eight years after she released her Voyageur album, Ottawa singer and songwriter Kathleen Edwards is back.

Salome Bey. Pic credit: 100 accomplished black Canadian Women
August 9, 2020
by FYI Staff

Salome Bey, a Toronto-based singer, songwriter and actress regarded as Canada’s first lady of blues, died on August 8, at age 86, after a long illn