Features

February 1, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The busy musician, actor, and Maple Blues Awards host has a new project Blue Standard, alongside Jesse Whiteley. Here he discusses its creation, the approach taken on their debut album, early musical memories, and a new acting gig.

February 1, 2019
by Bill King

After paying her dues on the Toronto club scene, the dynamic guitar-slinger's career exploded when she teamed up with the Purple One's project, 3RDEYEGIRL. Here she reflects upon that life-changing experience, her love of jazz fusion, and her new debut solo album.

January 30, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton rockers have released a new album on noted imprint Pheromone. Here the group's leader reflects on the record, his punk rock background, and his determination to hit the road hard in 2019.

Shaun and Delaney
January 27, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Tom Zsolt
January 25, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer/songwriter's sophomore record In The Clear is out now. Here she discusses its theme of moving on, dueting with her daughter, and her past and current musical loves, ranging from The Band to Neko Case and Kate Bush.

January 25, 2019
by Bill King

On the eve of their sixth 6th annual birthday celebration honouring the Canadian legend, Whiskey Jack's leader and his bandmate Douglas John Cameron sit down to discuss the event and the enduring legacy of STC.

Dan Walsh. Photo: Bryan Charles Peter
January 24, 2019
by External Source

Once a member of Fred Eaglesmith's band The Flying Squirrels, he now brings tears of joy to mothers and kids with a program that refurbishes and donates guitars to kids in Cambridge, ON.

January 23, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Winnipeg indie rockers put out a new album on Friday. Here their frontman discusses its approach and the song that means the most to him, recalls a disastrous first show, and hopes for the speedier release of music.

Ariana Grande look as cool as raspberry popsicle on a summer day
January 21, 2019
by FYI Staff

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

Photo: Heather Pollock
January 21, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Blue Rodeo’s keyboardist for the past decade, he is branching out with a solo instrumental album. Here he describes its creation, his openness to free improvization, and his hope for the subsidization of live music.

Attendees at first official meeting of the CRAAS
January 18, 2019
by Bill King

Thanks to the determined efforts of its founder, the Society's Facebook page has 4,600 members who are passionate about Canadian music. The former record store owner explains his devotion to the cause.

January 16, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The former leader of roots-rockers The Warped 45s returns with a folk-inflected and hand-crafted collection of eloquent new songs. Here he discusses his love of Jack Kerouac, family jam sessions, his favourite original song, and a desire for earlier shows.