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June 14, 2019
by Bill King

The musical soul of this Ottawa-based singer/guitarist/bassist is deeply rooted in the blues. In this interview she discusses that passion, her creative inspirations, appearing on Oprah, musical studies at Carleton, her busy summer ahead, and much more.

June 7, 2019
by Bill King

The Toronto singer/guitarist has just released an album steeped in old-school funk. Here he describes its sound, the influences of his father and bassist Prakash, his musical tastes, and a busy summer ahead.

Photo: Bill King at Newstalk
April 25, 2019
by Bill King

The Montreal superstar both chatted and played at Newstalk 1010 in Toronto recently. He discussed his songwriting masterclasses, his musical family, and the woman who inspired "Black Cars."

Moby Grape (Don Stevenson in front)    Photo: Leslie Mitchell
March 1, 2019
by Bill King

The pioneering '60s psychedelic band's drummer now lives and plays in Toronto. He takes a fascinating trip down memory lane in this entertaining interview. Pictured: Moby Grape

February 8, 2019
by Bill King

The East Coast blues guitar-slinger talks about his upcoming album, the thrill of working with Los Lobos and Nashville's best players, and why he feels at home in the South.

Attendees at first official meeting of the CRAAS
January 18, 2019
by Bill King

Thanks to the determined efforts of its founder, the Society's Facebook page has 4,600 members who are passionate about Canadian music. The former record store owner explains his devotion to the cause.

January 4, 2019
by Bill King

The Toronto hardcore punk scene of the '80s is now given its due via a comprehensive coffee table book that has already sold out an initial run. Learn more in this chat with one of the project's prime movers.

December 7, 2018
by Bill King

The English folk-rock pioneer is back with a new album, 13 Rivers. In this revealing interview, he discusses that record, his creative cycle, love of analogue, soundtrack work, protest songs, and more.

Roger in the studio. Photo: Bill King
November 16, 2018
by Bill King

After 50 years at CHUM, 35 of those spent as anchor at one of Canada's top-rated morning shows, Roger signs-off Dec. 5. Bill King captures the essence of the man in the following interview.

October 5, 2018
by Bill King

People have a serious ‘love-on’ for this iconic Canadian figure. Women see her as a voice and a survivor who speaks straightforwardly about issues that most influence their lives.

August 24, 2018
by Bill King

Set to begin next week in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, the festival is known for a well-curated lineup of Canadian and international artists. Its head describes the reasons for its success in this interview.

Ian and Sylvia album cover for Northern Exposure
July 27, 2018
by Bill King

In this wide-ranging interview, the Canadian folk legend reminisces about her early influences, the heady days of Ian and Sylvia, her love of performing in Quartette, and her first novel.