Features

Strumbellas promo shot.
December 3, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Sultans of String promo shot
November 30, 2018
by External Source

Sultans of String, a Canadian fusion music group with overseas roots, has teamed up with UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees in Canada, t

November 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The BC modern country duo of Chrystal Leigh and Jimmy Thow is making a mark in Nashville. Here they discuss their move to Music City, their creative evolution, and a new single.

November 28, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The veteran blues pianist and shouter made a mark in the US before moving to BC. Recently nominated for two Maple Blues Awards, he reflects upon a colourful career, the perils of having a hearse as a tour bus, and his disdain for Autotune.

November 26, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

MusiCounts TD Community Music Program celebration at Music For the Spirit in Ohsweken, ON on the Six Nations Grand River Reserve. Photo credit: Barry Roden
November 23, 2018
by External Source

The music-focused organizations ranged in scope from Toronto's The Hammer Band to Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Fredericton Girls Rock Camp.

November 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The blues/soul pianist/songstress is turning ears with a new album, Night On Fire. Here she discusses her love of old-school soul and Steppenwolf, her growing confidence as a performer, and a wild gig at a Whistler party.

November 23, 2018
by Bill King

The Junkhouse and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings rocker is also an author and acclaimed visual artist. A new exhibition of his work, Beautiful Scars, pays tribute to his Mohawk heritage.

November 21, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Edmonton's Kat Danser doesn't just play the blues—she studies it, lives it, breathes it and elevates it from sweaty, smoky beer joints to elegant c

Nikki Yanofsky gets in the Xmas spirit with "Mistletoe". Image: Twitter
November 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

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

Rapper SonReal at Toronto's Metalworks studio to record the anti-bullying song "No More" for Telus — photo credit: screenshot
November 16, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Hey kids, stop bullying people” would not have been the most effective lyrical approach for Vancouver hip-hop artist SonReal to take on a

Photo: Corey Isnor
November 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

After a parenting break, the highly-regarded singer/songwriter returns with a new album, How To Let Go. Here she discusses its bold approach, her creative surge, and her desire to see music industry sexism end.