A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

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.

Photo: Bill King
July 20, 2018
by Bill King

The Canadian radio veteran best known for helping take CHUM FM to the very top in the '90s reflects on a long and fascinating career. Learn why he misses the El Mocambo and what he feels is lacking in radio today.

June 22, 2018
by Bill King

The Cobalt Prize-winning singer/guitarist is expanding the boundaries of the blues on his new album Compass. He discusses this direction and his dislike of blues nazis in this revealing interview.

Mandala
June 15, 2018
by Bill King

The famed Toronto soul singer is still going strong. In this in-depth interview, he recalls the heady days of Mandala, his ongoing love of gospel music, and departed comrades Domenic Troiano and Whitey Glan.