Features

July 17, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The highly-regarded Toronto roots-rock combo has released a new single, Dear Me. Here, its singer/guitarist discusses the track, the role of producer Jeff Dalziel, the group's plans, and the joy of fatherhood.

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July 14, 2019
by External Source

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Stan and Eva Dunford — photo credit: Jess Baumung.
July 5, 2019
by Karen Bliss

In late June, before The Rolling Stones played Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Karen Bliss of

Photo: Felix Renaud
July 5, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Colombian-Canadian musician and composer pushes the boundaries of modern Latin music with hip arrangements, as heard on new album KaleidoStrópico. Here he discusses its sounds, his favourite tunes, his musical journey, and a Nova Scotian road story.

Jacob Collier   Photo Bill King
July 5, 2019
by Bill King

A veteran of what he considers the world’s finest jazz festival, Bill King reports from the front lines of the event's 40th edition. Jacob Collier (pictured) was one of many highlights.

July 3, 2019
by David Farrell

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

July 3, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The young Ontario roots artist has just released a debut album, Moon & Mercury. Here she discusses working with Ron Hawkins, the song she is most proud of, a love of Led Zeppelin, a memorable open mic debut, and a funny road story.

Photo: Paul Wright
June 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Justin Rutledge's eighth studio album, Passages, features subtly well-wrought songs enveloped in ambient textures. Here the Juno winner reflects upon its approach, his favourite songs, married life, and a love of a Waterboys classic.

Photo: Bill King – Big Sam Williams at TD Jazz Festival
June 27, 2019
by Bill King

The Toronto station finds itself in an opportune position to create a playlist that reflects the times and the diversity and multi-ethnic composition of the city. We asked station principals Pat Holiday and Lori Russell for their take on recent changes there. Pictured: Big Sam Williams at TD Jazz Festival.

June 26, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Hamilton singer/guitarist Ariana Gillis teamed up with Nashville legend Buddy Miller for her new album, The Maze. Here she describes its creation, her artistic evolution and self-acceptance, and a love of Brett Dennen. 

Meghan Patrick stock shot for the new single.
June 23, 2019
by External Source

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in the "You Need To Calm Down" video — screencap via Taylor Swift YouTube channel
June 21, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

Pop star Taylor Swift has released a star-studded music video to support her pro-LGBTQ song You Need To Calm Down.