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(l-r) Lynn Anderson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West, Tammy Wynette
June 3, 2020
by Bill King

Canadian Barb Hall produced and directed a new public television documentary on legendary female country artists. Learn more about their remarkable lives and the show here.

June 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Executive Director of Canada’s leading music education charity explains the launch of MusiCounts Learn, a program that encourages students to continue their music education at home.

Artworrk: Bob Blumer, used with permission
June 1, 2020
by Matt Zimbel

We are in different times so, of course, merch has to change.

Scott Helman via his Instagram account
May 31, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

Frank Turner live-stream screenshot
May 29, 2020
by External Source

When British singer, songwriter and musician Frank Turner isn’t touring tirelessly around the globe, he’s likely recording, writing more songs or a

May 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The rootsy Albertan troubadour is not able to tour new album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway yet, but is staying creative in quarantine. Here he reflects upon that, the record, fatherhood, and his storytelling videos.

Bill Dillon (l) with Paul RK Wheeler Jr. Photo:  Dave Barker photography
May 29, 2020
by Bill King

From Grant Avenue Studios and a small FACTOR grant to a career catalogue that includes working with The Hawks, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, and Peter Gabriel. The list is long, and, for the first time, he shares his storied career with Bill King. Photo: Bill Dillon (l) with Paul RK Wheeler Jr. 

May 27, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto pop/R&B artist knows about self-isolation, a result of his past experience in rehab conquering his addictions. Those feelings are shared on a new track, and here he talks about that, his physically distanced concerts for residents of local retirement homes, and an upcoming Canadian Music Therapy Fund event.

Lennon Stella, Instagram
May 24, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

The Tweedy Show logo
May 22, 2020
by External Source

While many music artists have been doing sporadic live stream performances during the covid-19 lockdown, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and his family

May 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The acoustic troubadour releases a new album today, but the pandemic has forced changes in her plans to promote it. She discusses the record and her reaction to self-isolation here.

May 22, 2020
by Bill King

The veteran guitarist reminisces about his musical upbringing, his earlier bands Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros, and work with Bette Midler and Lou Reed.