Features

February 20, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Montreal composer Jade Bergeron releases her second album on Friday. Here she discusses its dense aesthetic, her organic artistic evolution, and the challenges of being one of the few Canadian women in instrumental composition and neoclassical music.

February 16, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

February 15, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume releases her fifth studio album, The Skin I’m In, on Feb.

Little Caesar and the Consuls - Tom Wilson second from right. Photo: John Rowlands
February 15, 2019
by Bill King

For decades, he was one of Toronto's premier talent agents. He has now written a memoir that is a fascinating portrait of the halcyon days of the city's bar scene.

Arkells with New Circles' Diane Gibbs at a previous drive at Union Station. Pic courtesy of MLSE
February 14, 2019
by External Source

Canadian rock band Arkells has teamed up with the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to launch a clothing drive for New Circles Community Services as part

February 13, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The keyboardist for Wintersleep has released a second solo album, one featuring input from his bandmates. Here he describes its songs, his creative process, his love of Sam Cooke, and a great story he heard from Gord Downie.

Robbie's Facebook image.
February 8, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Robbie Robertson’s memoir, Testimony, covers a short but transformative period in the 73-year-old’s life — from birth to 1976.

February 8, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The young Albertan country singer/songwriter is now chasing her dream in Music City. Her new EP comes out today, and here she reflects upon the new record, her artistic evolution, and love of Bryan Adams.

February 8, 2019
by Bill King

The East Coast blues guitar-slinger talks about his upcoming album, the thrill of working with Los Lobos and Nashville's best players, and why he feels at home in the South.

February 5, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The former member of Grievous Angels has just released her third solo album, Years Behind, her first in seven years. Here she describes the making of the album, her slow creative growth, musical family parties in Timmins, and steep learning curves over the last year.

Niagara Country singer Tim Hicks continues his winning streak (2 Platinum and 6 Gold singles and counting) with his latest hit, "What A Song Should Do."
February 3, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Terra Lightfoot. Pic: Dustin Rabin Photography
February 1, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

Canadian musicians Terra Lightfoot, Lindi Ortega and Begonia are teaming up for an Ontario tour in February that will benefit multiple organization