Talent

Talent

October 23, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The gold-selling Saskatoon blues-rock duo releases a new album on Friday. Here Shaun Verreault and Safwan Javed discuss returning to their roots, favourite new songs, high school gigs together, and a much-loved Bowie tune.

October 16, 2019
by David Farrell

Alessia Cara's global success has won both praise and respect from fans for her uplifting message songs that offer a counterpoint to toxic social media messages that can warp young people's feelings of self-worth. Her Walk of Fame honour is to be bestowed on her at a Toronto gala on Nov. 23.

Bayla's Facebook image
October 11, 2019
by David Farrell

Montreal indie artist Bayla, born Brittany Kwasnik, is the Grand Prize winner in Canada’s Wal

Photo: Heather Pollock
October 10, 2019
by Jason Schneider

In November 2017, Skydiggers co-founders, Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize, found themselves turning to the healing power of music to deal with the re

Haviah Mighty pic: Dustin Rabin Photography
September 17, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Presented by CBC Music, Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty is your 2019 Polaris Music Prize winner with her excellent 13th Floor, capturing the $50K main prize. with first-rate performances from nine of the 10 finalists at Toronto's Carlu Monday night.

Early promo shot of Ian and Sylvia
September 15, 2019
by Nicholas Jennings

In their day they were ‘it’. Their ‘look’, their sound, the songs they sang and the musicians accompanying them made Ian & Sylvia a pair of songbirds we can never forget. A new collection released on Stony Plain is a gem, and Nicholas Jennings spins the history behind the two-disc set and gives it a rave review.

September 4, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Now based in Toronto, the Spin Doctors guitarist explores the blues on his debut solo album, Who Shot John?. Here he discusses his emergence as a singer, the Canadian blues scene, the status of Spin Doctors, and their life-changing hit, Two Princes.

August 23, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Canadian country music star Dean Brody has just released his new single Black Sheep across all platforms, coinciding with the announcement of his f

August 21, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The outspoken rocker reflects on the legacy of Lilith Fair, her new projects, and dealing with life challenges.

August 2, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Misha Bower is a co-founder of Toronto-based band Bruce Peninsula and a vocalist with The Weather Station, Daniel Romano, City and Colour, Timber T

Shari. Pic: Ross denOtter, Pink Monkey Studios
July 31, 2019
by David Farrell

She’s an original "California girl" of the ‘60s who found her slipstream outside the mainstream and made her way with an enviable company of musicians to float her boat and create a treasure trove of songs recorded and performed the old-fashioned way. Next Tuesday (Aug. 6) she performs a mix of old and new songs at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live as part of a concert series supporting the release of Back to Shore (Borealis  Records) - her ninth and unquestionably best solo album to date.

A youthful pic of Robbie with Bob Dylan taken in NYC. Pic: Robbie Robertson Instagram page
July 19, 2019
by External Source

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band blends archival footage, photography, songs, and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, and Ronnie Hawkins.