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September 28, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The leader of the veteran Canadian blues-rock band is celebrating the 25th anniversary reissue of Hemi-Vision, the band’s first platinum album. Here he reflects upon the making of the record, his work activity during the lockdown, the response to the death of his comrade Garry Lowe, and the need to live in the here and now.

Photo: Vanessa Heins
September 24, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The synth-pop star is earning kudos for her fourth album All That Emotion. Here she describes the evolution represented by the record, the experience of working with The National’s Aaron Dessner, and her upcoming live-streamed shows.

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September 24, 2020
by Bill King

The celebrated Toronto blues singer and veteran star of musical theatre is the new recipient of the Slaight Music SING! Toronto Legacy Award. In this extensive interview, she reflects upon her childhood in the US, her early career breaks, and love of Sammy Davis Jr., SATE, and Jann Arden.

September 21, 2020
by FYI Staff

A new collaboration by the two stars is a smash, while Justin Bieber’s cut with Chance The Rapper remains hot. Open Road act Sons of Daughters top the Canadian charts.

September 21, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Indigenous husband and wife duo expands its sound on a new album, OMEN. Here the pair discuss the musical evolution, favourite new songs, pandemic challenges, and the current situation for Indigenous artists.

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.

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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.