Features

December 15, 2015
by Jason Schneider

When you manage to pull off an idea as audacious as doing a country/bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, it’s certainly a hard act to follow. But Luther Wright hasn’t let that stand in ambition's way...

December 14, 2015
by Bill King

In 1993, I conducted a marvelous interview with Tony Bennett, one I would repeat to my vocal students for years. I found him forthcoming and informative. It wasn’t a pop star mishmash of gibberish...

December 11, 2015
by Bill King

She is an original. Wears her heart on her sleeve. Is the foil, nay, counterpoint to Rick Mercer, and as lovable as...well, as one's best, best friend.

December 10, 2015
by FYI Staff

A couple of letters, the first increases the Canadian Grammy nominations count to 33, the second suggests musicians are getting short-changed by club owners...

December 10, 2015
by Jason Schneider

'Our country is so big and cold and the population is so small and spread out, so touring can be really tough and expensive...'

December 9, 2015
by FYI Staff

Scott Weiland's ex-wife has penned a candid essay on the deceased Stone Temple Pilots singer on behalf of his two children...


 
December 8, 2015
by FYI Staff

A clutch of opinions shared by readers on features that have appeared in FYI in the past week...

December 8, 2015
by Jason Schneider

The former Crash Vegas singer is a huge fan of Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention, referring to them as "touchstones" for her latest album.

December 7, 2015
by Bill King

Boys and their toys: Tales of a vinyl junkie who still, on occasion, feels the pangs of withdrawls for the needle, those big playback speakers, and albums with artsy covers.

December 4, 2015
by Bill King

"The very first time Alex doubled his guitar, I was like, "Wow, how can he do that? That was incredible." So accurate. I was in love with Geddy’s voice. Nobody I worked with sang like that..."

December 3, 2015
by Jason Schneider

"The biggest challenge for myself has been juggling the success we have had with living a normal life. At first it seemed as though I could only have one or the other...."

December 3, 2015
by David Farrell

Increasingly, Canada's homegrown music industry is finding old methods for developing acts are, well...old methods. The digital world has changed everything and the promised long-tail is proving to have a very short tail that leaves these entrepreneurs with fewer tales to tell.