The charismatic multi-genre musician appears to be on the cusp of newfound success with songs that are autobiographical and aspirational and flavoured with a musical potpourri that helped shape his heroic roots.
Edmonton-born Mallory Chipman has already made her mark on the jazz scene, with two critically acclaimed solo albums showcasing her dynamic voice.
Pianist-composer Randy Weston (America's African Musical Ambassador) passed away September 1, 2018, after a 70-year career that saw him establish a
The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a renowned and platinum-plated folk-rock songsmith.
Canadian Barb Hall produced and directed a new public television documentary on legendary female country artists. Learn more about their remarkable lives and the show here.
From Grant Avenue Studios and a small FACTOR grant to a career catalogue that includes working with The Hawks, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, and Peter Gabriel. The list is long, and, for the first time, he shares his storied career with Bill King. Photo: Bill Dillon (l) with Paul RK Wheeler Jr.
The Toronto pop/R&B artist knows about self-isolation, a result of his past experience in rehab conquering his addictions. Those feelings are shared on a new track, and here he talks about that, his physically distanced concerts for residents of local retirement homes, and an upcoming Canadian Music Therapy Fund event.
Oh, hi there, I’ll be the applause coach for your next live from the living room, pandemic concert.
All proceeds from the Canadian country star’s show near Edmonton on June 13 will go to Food Banks Alberta.
Months back I was invited to share some thoughts about surviving as an artist in today’s consumer climate. I have passionate ideas on this subject, as anyone who’s witnessed my other one-man monologue, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, or who’s read the 264-page liner note that supplements my 2019 album release Dirty Mansions will testify. Well, dang. I’m a little late to the party and it’s a different fricking planet...
The veteran Toronto drummer/composer/bandleader has been posting intriguing videos of covers while transitioning to life in the pandemic age. Here he discusses the videos, his home recording, life as an educator, and new creative pursuits.
After a break from the biz, the rootsy Edmonton troubadour has returned to the fray with two recent and much-praised albums. Here he reflects upon the latest, Drifters, as well as self-isolation, the absence of concerts, and how a future music industry may look.