A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Sass Jordan
July 28, 2017
by Bill King

It has been 25 years since the veteran rocker's biggest hit album, Racine. She is marking that milestone by re-imagining the material on a new record, one she'll be presenting in intimate fashion.

Kayla Diamond
July 20, 2017
by Bill King

A decision to quit law school and follow her passion for music is paying off for this singer/songwriter, as her evocative single "Carnival Hearts" is now climbing the charts.

Allison Au
July 13, 2017
by Bill King

As one who continually follows as much local music as possible, especially young artists on the rise, young composer/saxophonist Allison Au nearly eluded Bill King.

Larnell Lewis
July 7, 2017
by Bill King

The Toronto-based beats master has won Grammys as a member of jazz combo Snarky Puppy. He explains that gospel music has had a huge impact on his playing.

Bruce Cockburn
June 30, 2017
by Bill King

The famed folk songsmith will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in September. He reflects upon the honour, his upcoming 33rd album, and much more here.

Sandy with Drew and Danielle McTaggart, aka Dear Rouge
June 26, 2017
by Kim Hughes

On the heels of Serena Ryder’s new chart-topping Utopia album, Sandy Pandya spoke with FYI about the challenges facing 21st-century artist managers and why you can’t keep a good woman down.

Patti with the late Louis Jannetta
June 8, 2017
by Kim Hughes

She's a force to behold and has a songbook of stories that in part are included in a new musical she is bringing to the stage

Matt Stevens
June 1, 2017
by Bill King

Any kid growing up in Canada with a passion for guitar has several influential players to reference.

Jeff Squires
May 18, 2017
by Bill King

It was the fall of 1989 and “Music Box Dancer” Frank Mills was jetting around the east coast of Canada riding shotgun in a van with a few side musi

Pat Silver, cappella, SING Festival
May 14, 2017
by Bill King

Sing Festival's Pat Silver on the joy of singing and the joy of bringing a festival to fruition that celebrates the human voice.

Catherine O'Grady
May 12, 2017
by Bill King

The popular fest’s executive director faces many challenges with flair, while retaining a real passion for the genre.

Lesley Soldat at home
May 11, 2017
by Kim Hughes

A dynamo in business, Lesley Soldat is poised to be a dynamo in retirement as well.