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September 17, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Now Toronto-based, the alt-pop artist discusses her new track and its choreographed video, the warm reaction to her recent EP, and a promise to ‘embrace the suck.’

Micah Barnes and Jackie Richardson  Photo: Bill King
September 17, 2020
by Bill King

The dynamo behind SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival discusses this year’s virtual edition, the challenges in putting it together, the ongoing support of sponsors, and Jackie Richardson (pictured with Micah Barnes), winner of the Slaight Music Sing! Toronto Legacy Award.

Photo: Vanessa Heins
September 14, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Ontario roots songsmith discusses his new track Further, his relationship with new label boss Dallas Green, the impact of parenthood, and adapting to life in the pandemic.

Photo: Michelle Smith
September 10, 2020
by Jason Schneider

He had a hit in the mid-70s with Abraham’s Children and is still making catchy pop-rock. Here he discusses his new release, Bouquet On Pink, work with California producer Daniel Wonacott, and memorable career highlights.

September 10, 2020
by Bill King

The popular Toronto jazz radio host reflects upon his family’s musical background, his passion for Black culture and history, and his own diverse musical tastes in this in-depth interview.

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September 8, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The high-energy country combo returns with a hot new track, Without A Prayer. Here the group’s award-winning leader discusses the tune, the history of the band, upcoming parking lot shows, and a love of Tim Horton’s brew.

September 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The prolific Juno-winning folk/roots artist recently released her 15th solo album, We’ll Look For Stars. Here she describes its creation and her favourite songs, reflects upon the impact the pandemic may have upon her songwriting, and outlines plans and hopes for the year ahead.

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September 3, 2020
by Bill King

The biggest passion of the Manager of Artists Development & Music Repertoire at Slaight Music is helping artists fully realize their vision. In this far-reaching interview, Ali discusses that role, her early experience as a recording artist, a life-changing education at Berklee College of Music, and growing up in a famed music business family.

August 31, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Ottawa bluesman has released Sonic Departures, his most ambitious album to date. Here he talks about its mandate, the challenge of recording during a pandemic, his big win at the International Blues Challenge this year, and future plans.