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October 29, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The prolific veteran roots artist has released a new album, Solar Powered Too. Here he talks about the friends who helped him put it out, his favourite songs, online performances, and personal goals to accomplish as the pandemic drags on.

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October 29, 2020
by Bill King

The multi-platinum, award-winning music producer and songwriter has worked with Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Serena Ryder, Backstreet Boys, Nelly Furtado, and many more. Here he discusses the evolution of his career, his approach to production, a love of teaching, and his diverse musical tastes.

October 26, 2020
by Jason Schneider

It seems rare these days to find an artist whose focus is primarily on being an interpreter of other peoples’ songs, but Calgary’s Shaye Zadravec h

October 22, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The BC-based folk artist releases her debut full-length tomorrow. Here she describes some of the songs, her growth as a songwriter, and engaging with her audience during a pandemic.

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October 22, 2020
by Bill King

The leader of the Toronto-based and Juno-nominated world music group discusses their upcoming Zoom concert, the impact of the lockdown, new album Refuge, his use of camera technology, and much more.

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October 18, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Rising country music powerhouse Dani Strong is poised to make a lot of noise with the release of her second album, Undefined, available ph

October 15, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Newfoundland rockers emerge from isolation with a strong new track, the fittingly titled What Doesn’t Kill Us (Makes Us Stronger). Here, one of their two singer/guitarists describes the cut, the impact of lockdown, and their commitment to rock ‘n roll.

Shawne and Jay Jackson  Photo: Bill King
October 15, 2020
by Bill King

The Toronto soul singer passed away last month, age 78. Here Bill King offers a fond tribute to his basketball-playing comrade, with two other close friends offering their warm memories. Pictured: Jay and Shawne Jackson

October 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

As the much-hyped Toronto ensemble The OBGMs (Ooohh Baby Gimme Mores) prepares to release its new album,