Talent

Talent

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. 

July 5, 2019
by Nicholas Jennings

On July 18, the two Canadian rock legends will reunite for a one-time charity fundraiser for Canada’s Walk of Fame at Toronto’s Casa Loma. Nicholas Jennings caught up with Randy and Burton to discuss what is, what was...and even what may be to come.

July 3, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The young Ontario roots artist has just released a debut album, Moon & Mercury. Here she discusses working with Ron Hawkins, the song she is most proud of, a love of Led Zeppelin, a memorable open mic debut, and a funny road story.

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June 23, 2019
by Richard Flohil

It’s one block In Toronto — Bloor Street between Bay and University Avenue — and it boasts the most expensive shops in Canada.

Corey Hart and the author
June 19, 2019
by Nick Krewen

Corey Hart's return to the big stage with a cross-Canada tour may have offered him an opportunity to reconnect with his fans after 22 years, but on June 14, prior to his show on Toronto's Budweiser Stage, it also gave me a chance - after 33 years - to offer my thanks to him in person as well.

Twas Now's Mike and Diana Erb
June 18, 2019
by Jason Schneider

On new album Flesh and Bone, the Kitchener duo combines the oldest forms of folk and country music with modern lyrics and attitude. Here the pair discusses the new record, artistic evolution, a musical family, and a love of Brandi Carlile and Stan Rogers.

June 12, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The gritty honky-tonker from Orillia has released a new album Rollin’ Heavy. Here he discusses its approach, his artistic evolution, life balance, and tripping at Waynestock.

May 14, 2019
by External Source

The Polaris Prize and Juno award-winning Indigenous operatic tenor and composer will partner with orchestras to present his acclaimed album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, in a special symphony format. He has also launched the official Indigenous playlist on Spotify.

April 24, 2019
by FYI Staff

If you want to talk Canadian culture, Jann Arden has it nailed down.

Chad. Pic: Grant Martin
April 10, 2019
by FYI Staff

A colourful character not given to ornate speech, his time at the SOCAN Awards podium was...well, less than conventional. What follows in part is the lead-up to his arrival on stage to accept his award and a slightly edited rewind on what he had to say that night.