Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

August 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based folk-rock faves turn 15 this year, and they've just released a new record, The Waves, The Wake. In this interview, their leader describes the sonic approach of the album, one recorded in an old church.

Neon Dreams
August 20, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Neon Dreams (pictured) initiate a fundraiser for victims of sexual violence, Gramatik pays tribute to Aretha, and Ian Tyson's health falters. Others in the news include The Pursuit of Happiness, Smoke Dawg, Prince, Great Lake Swimmers, David Clayton-Thomas, CIMA, Mike Ness, and a farewell to Betty Richardson.

June 26, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The internationally-acclaimed Toronto folk-rockers tease a new album with this single. Inspired by '60s AM radio rock, it is breezier than most GLS fare, though mainman Tony Dekker's plaintive voice remains recognisable.

Director X
April 13, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Director X enters the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame, Ottawa adopts its first official music strategy and iLLvibe readies his new album. Also in the news are SOCAN, the ECMAs, Great Lake Swimmers, Halifax Jazz Festival, Pharis & Jason Romero, Sawdust City fest, Quebecois composers, Andie Duquette, and Redstone Winery. Videos added for your enjoyment.

September 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

Appearing in today's edition are the Deep Roots fest, RBMA's Weekender, ADISQ nominees, a Hamilton music venues directory, Stars for Saskatchewan, Doug Spence, Loreena McKennitt, Hilario Duran, Patti Smith, Yes We Mystic, and Great Lake Swimmers.

Phil Klygo
July 5, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The independent label head and artist manager has had a key role in the careers of Great Lake Swimmers, Art Bergmann, and many others over the 15 years of his company (weewerk).

Miranda. Photo: Marina Hashemi
June 13, 2017
by Jason Schneider

With her trademark red locks and equally blazing fiddle chops, Miranda Mulholland has become an unmistakable presence on the Canadian folk-rock scene.