The Toronto Blues Society’s Maple Blues Awards traditionally kicks off the music award season in Canada every January.
The tumultuous times of today have yet to produce a new golden age of protest songs. It may be best that music shifts gears and works as an instrument of healing, as with the tracks on the playlist here.
The Juno-winning Hamilton hard rock trio has delivered a new album, Fuck Art. Here its frontman describes the record, singles out his favourite cuts, discusses the challenges posed by the pandemic, and insists that rock is not dead.
The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.
The PEI roots artist releases his third album, Stupid Cupid, this week. Here he talks about the inspiration for the project, his favourite songs, a love of classic country storytelling, and the importance of social media during a lockdown.
The versatile Toronto musician is a bassist, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and promoter of jazz, world and folk music through concerts and his home-grown label ZSAN Records. In this wide-ranging interview, he examines his long career and discusses the rejuvenating impact of the lockdown and the positive effects of tai chi and haiku.
The prolific Toronto folk songsmith and author has just released a new album, Red Rover. Here he discusses its creation, his working relationship with Dale Morningstar, favourite lines on the record, and how he’s adapting to the pandemic.
Conversations at this moment are of a more personable nature. Inner reflective and addressing a certain element of human resignation.
The acclaimed Indigenous recording artist and producer has just released a new version of the song Rebound Girl, originally a collaboration with Nunavut singer Kelly Fraser, who tragically passed away a year ago. Here he discusses their work together, the struggles faced by Indigenous artists, and his plans for more recording in 2021.
It’s a safe bet that at the start of pandemic restrictions this past March, many people immediately made plans to make the most of their time in is
Just out is an album paying tribute to a Canadian gem and living jazz icon, Phil Nimmons, entitled To The Nth,