A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Loreena McKennitt, pic provided.
November 30, 2022
by Bill King

Juno Award-winning Canadian artist Loreena McKennitt has performed in some of the world’s most respected and historic concert venues during her car

November 16, 2022
by Bill King

Who is Hound Dog Taylor and what is his role in the evolution of the blues? Why a book? There is a book here, a very good book. Well researched and written with care and loving prose.  Magic realism.  Author Matt Rogers takes you as close to the bones of the man and his weary travels as one can get. Learn more in this podcast chat with the author.

Photo: Bill King
November 9, 2022
by Bill King

Andy Kim Christmas

Monster Truck
October 12, 2022
by Bill King

OK, there’s controversy circling the band, and sides have been taken. Artists make lousy choices. Would I hang with Kid Rock? Probably not.

September 21, 2022
by Bill King

The man of the song is in a favorable place and eye toward the future. Plenty of mileage between the prime days of The Nylons and the grooming of future artists, such as J.P. Saxe, and a new gig as Musical Director of Canada's Got Talent. Learn more in this FYI podcast.

John Lennon 1974  Photo: Bob Gruen
September 14, 2022
by Bill King

For this famed rock photographer, being there is as important as being on. Gruen’s captures are iconic, with many long embedded in our psyche. His work will be on display at the Liss Gallery in Yorkville, Toronto, from Sept. 17.

 

September 6, 2022
by Bill King

The veteran Toronto drummer is one of those rarities between the bar lines of the music industry. A prolific artist, passionate and always focused on the moment. The big picture for Mark is an evolving canvas of artists who inhabit far-reaching disparities. It seems no gig is beyond his capabilities.

Photo: Bill King
August 16, 2022
by Bill King

This new theatre in Stratford, ON, is being hailed as an architectural marvel, and Bill King came away suitably impressed. Learn more in his chat with the Stratford Festival's publicity director.

August 2, 2022
by Bill King

The Women in the Studio National Accelerator program advances the career development of talented producer-songwriters from across Canada. Learn more about this exciting initiative in this chat with the CEO of Music Publishers Canada.

Alessia Cara
July 18, 2022
by Bill King

Niagara Falls Tourism is celebrating two top prestigious international awards for its one-of-a-kind collaboration with Grammy-winning Canadian artist Alessia Cara (pictured) to produce Alessia Cara Live from Niagara Falls, ON. The project shows the power of music in boosting tourism, as this podcast with the org's CEO and President reveals.

July 12, 2022
by Bill King

I spoke with the senior director of booking at Evenko, a Québec company that is Canada’s most significant independent producer and promoter. Every year, it produces more than 1,200 shows, musical concerts, and family and sporting events in Québec, the Atlantic provinces and the northeast US. Coming soon, Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts (pictured), now in its 15th year, and set to run July 29 - 31.