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July 23, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Most know Harry Shearer for his work on The Simpsons, voicing Mr.

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July 23, 2020
by Bill King

Our intrepid correspondent reflects upon the pandemic blues faced by musicians, life on the road, and gigs from long ago, and offers an excerpt from his upcoming book about the ‘60s.

July 20, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Monica Lee uses her powerful voice, sense of humour and poetic chops to warm hearts as well as to share her pain.

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July 19, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

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July 16, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Métis rapper releases a new EP, The Path, next week. Here he discusses the positive messages of its material, the attraction of Tupac and hip-hop, and the increased awareness of Indigenous artists.

July 16, 2020
by Bill King

The multiple Juno-winning fiddle virtuoso discusses her work/life balance, the impact of the pandemic, her musical offspring, and an exciting new co-writing project for which she and hubby Donnell Leahy are soliciting public input.

A 21-year-old Kim Mitchell, just prior to forming Max Webster. Pic: Instagram
July 13, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

July 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

It seems we all need a little faith in humanity at this moment, and Dione Taylor has come to offer it with her new single How Many Times.

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July 9, 2020
by Bill King

The versatile horn player passed away in 2007. In this wide-ranging interview from the archives, he reflects upon his family’s musical roots, his discovery of jazz, heady days in Greenwich Village, work with pop and rock artists, and much more.

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July 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

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

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July 5, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Hot on the heels of her first Juno award win, the Edmonton singer-songwriter and radio host reflects upon that honour, the very personal album that earned it, her future plans, and hopes for more diversity in Canadian music and media.

July 5, 2020
by Bill King

Hot Docs at Home is now airing a terrific documentary on the Queen of Jazz. Here the film’s writer/producer describes its creation and relates some fascinating stories about Ella.