A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

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.

June 25, 2020
by Bill King
Moe Koffman(1986) In Conversation

 

Photo: Bill King
June 17, 2020
by Bill King

Pianist-composer Randy Weston (America's African Musical Ambassador) passed away September 1, 2018, after a 70-year career that saw him establish a

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June 11, 2020
by Bill King

"Derrick Ross is a music man to the core.  We've had a great run together building Slaight Music.

Bill Dillon (l) with Paul RK Wheeler Jr. Photo:  Dave Barker photography
May 29, 2020
by Bill King

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. 

May 22, 2020
by Bill King

The veteran guitarist reminisces about his musical upbringing, his earlier bands Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros, and work with Bette Midler and Lou Reed.

May 15, 2020
by Bill King

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.

Photo: Bill King  Beaches International Jazz Festival street scene
May 8, 2020
by Bill King

The leader of the popular Toronto combo KC Roberts and The Live Revolution is embracing online teaching in the pandemic era. Here he discusses that transition, recalls a memorable European tour, and explains his approach to home recording.

Deborah - Photo supplied
April 24, 2020
by Bill King

The noted photographer and music video director was a crucial figure on the ‘80s and ‘90s Canadian music scene. Now a resident of Prince Edward County and focused on her deep love of animals, she has published a series of photo books - Dog & Pup and The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds. She recalls a fascinating career here.

March 20, 2020
by Bill King

The daughter of two of Canada’s top songwriters is forging her own musical path. In this in-depth interview, she talks about her new record, working with hubby Liam Russell, her creative approach, and much more.

March 6, 2020
by Bill King

"Everyone's got to be different. You can't copy anybody and end up with anything.

February 28, 2020
by Bill King

Long before he garnered a Best Americana Grammy for Keb' Mo's Oklahoma, I got lost in the sound and texture of the recording courtesy of C