Features

June 21, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Toronto’s Yvonne Matsell is known for her pink hair, middle finger, quick wit and exceptional ear for new talent.

Photo: Bill King
June 21, 2019
by Bill King

It was around 1956 when pops put up a hoop and strung chicken wire high up the fencing in our southern Indiana back yard.

Twas Now's Mike and Diana Erb
June 18, 2019
by Jason Schneider

On new album Flesh and Bone, the Kitchener duo combines the oldest forms of folk and country music with modern lyrics and attitude. Here the pair discusses the new record, artistic evolution, a musical family, and a love of Brandi Carlile and Stan Rogers.

June 17, 2019
by External Source

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

(L to R) Arcade Fire, Marchelle Sellers, Natasha Koifman,George Stroumboulopoulos at Artists for Peace and Justice Montreal Gala, June 8, 2019 — photo credit: George Pimentel.
June 14, 2019
by External Source

With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural

Photo: Ian Adams Metroland
June 14, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The driving force behind Ontario's new classic rock fest is optimistic that he has found a winning formula. Here he describes the visit to Sturgis that sparked the idea and his ambitions for the fest.

June 14, 2019
by Bill King

The musical soul of this Ottawa-based singer/guitarist/bassist is deeply rooted in the blues. In this interview she discusses that passion, her creative inspirations, appearing on Oprah, musical studies at Carleton, her busy summer ahead, and much more.

June 12, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The gritty honky-tonker from Orillia has released a new album Rollin’ Heavy. Here he discusses its approach, his artistic evolution, life balance, and tripping at Waynestock.

Promo shot for The Glorious Sons
June 9, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

June 7, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based composer with an impressive track record of music for TV commercials is now moving into soundtracks. Here he details his background, the challenges media composers face, his work with alien sounds, and some advice for those entering this line of work.

June 7, 2019
by Bill King

The Toronto singer/guitarist has just released an album steeped in old-school funk. Here he describes its sound, the influences of his father and bassist Prakash, his musical tastes, and a busy summer ahead.

NMC website photo
June 6, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

The National Music Centre in Calgary has unveiled the programming for its Indigenous Music Week, happening at the Studio Bell from June 19 to 22.