Talent

Talent

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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.

Gino today. Photo: Fogel Prod's
March 27, 2019
by David Farrell

Gino Vannelli–known for a string of chart-toppers that include “I Just Wanna Stop,” “Living Inside Myself,” “Black Cars,” and “Wild Horses,” releas

March 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

The proof is in the pudding (or at least the ratings).

Photo: Lindsay Duncan
March 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Nova Scotia rocker exorcised personal demons in writing his new EP. Here he describes that process, recalls Tom Petty tapes, and his love for “Unchained Melody."

Peter Cardinali (l) and his longtime engineer John 'Beetle' Bailey
March 22, 2019
by Bill King

This musical renaissance man has played with and produced many of music's biggest names, as well as finding success as part of The Boomers. These days he focuses on running his Alma Records label and producing its artists. He is a man of 1,000 stories, some of which you'll hear here.

March 19, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Matt Dusk's latest album, his 11th, is comprised of all original material, but the setting for the songs recall '50s Sinatra and, in particular, the Chairman's 1958 album Come Fly With Me that exuded style and sophistication, attributes Dusk himself has shown as a stage performer.