Talent

Talent

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

August 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rock duo releases a new EP this week. Here Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau discuss the record, working with ace producer Dave Cobb, the solidarity of the rock community, and strategy in a pandemic age.

Photo supplied by Pat Metheny
July 29, 2020
by Bill King

I interviewed Pat Metheny on two occasions, 1991/1998, for Jazz Report magazine.

Pop Smoke, Instagram
July 26, 2020
by FYI Staff

The release of a deluxe edition of Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim For The Moon returns the July 3 album to No.

Hooman Depars. Pictured submitted.
July 23, 2020
by David Farrell

A short time ago, Vancouver-based composer, arranger and sound engineer Hooman Depars submitted the following biographical story to us.

Pic credit: Michael Sherer
July 23, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Most know Harry Shearer for his work on The Simpsons, voicing Mr.

July 20, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee uses her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain.

Photo courtesy of The Grammys
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.

Photo supplied
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 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.