Features

July 3, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The young Ontario roots artist has just released a debut album, Moon & Mercury. Here she discusses working with Ron Hawkins, the song she is most proud of, a love of Led Zeppelin, a memorable open mic debut, and a funny road story.

Photo: Paul Wright
June 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Justin Rutledge's eighth studio album, Passages, features subtly well-wrought songs enveloped in ambient textures. Here the Juno winner reflects upon its approach, his favourite songs, married life, and a love of a Waterboys classic.

Photo: Bill King – Big Sam Williams at TD Jazz Festival
June 27, 2019
by Bill King

The Toronto station finds itself in an opportune position to create a playlist that reflects the times and the diversity and multi-ethnic composition of the city. We asked station principals Pat Holiday and Lori Russell for their take on recent changes there. Pictured: Big Sam Williams at TD Jazz Festival.

June 26, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Hamilton singer/guitarist Ariana Gillis teamed up with Nashville legend Buddy Miller for her new album, The Maze. Here she describes its creation, her artistic evolution and self-acceptance, and a love of Brett Dennen. 

Meghan Patrick stock shot for the new single.
June 23, 2019
by External Source

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

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift in the "You Need To Calm Down" video — screencap via Taylor Swift YouTube channel
June 21, 2019
by Aaron Brophy

Pop star Taylor Swift has released a star-studded music video to support her pro-LGBTQ song You Need To Calm Down.

June 21, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Toronto’s Yvonne Matsell is known for her pink hair, middle finger, quick wit and exceptional ear for new talent.

Photo: Bill King
June 21, 2019
by Bill King

It was around 1956 when pops put up a hoop and strung chicken wire high up the fencing in our southern Indiana back yard.

Twas Now's Mike and Diana Erb
June 18, 2019
by Jason Schneider

On new album Flesh and Bone, the Kitchener duo combines the oldest forms of folk and country music with modern lyrics and attitude. Here the pair discusses the new record, artistic evolution, a musical family, and a love of Brandi Carlile and Stan Rogers.

June 17, 2019
by External Source

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

(L to R) Arcade Fire, Marchelle Sellers, Natasha Koifman,George Stroumboulopoulos at Artists for Peace and Justice Montreal Gala, June 8, 2019 — photo credit: George Pimentel.
June 14, 2019
by External Source

With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural

Photo: Ian Adams Metroland
June 14, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The driving force behind Ontario's new classic rock fest is optimistic that he has found a winning formula. Here he describes the visit to Sturgis that sparked the idea and his ambitions for the fest.