Massey Hall

Massey Hall

June 14, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Today has been proclaimed Massey Hall Day (pictured), Bruce Cockburn announces a new album, and Festival Village at NXNE gets underway. Also in the news are CMW, Kelly Jay, The Key of X, HUFF, Cabana Room tribute, Indie Week, Pride Hamilton, Carole Pope, Greg Keelor, and Music NB. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Slaight Music Residents (L to R, top to bottom): Antonio Naranjo, Suad Bushnaq, Stephen Krecklo, Jason Couse, and songwriting duo Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek.
June 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The CFC/Slaight Music Residency Showcase (pictured) is approaching, the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists are announced, and a new book on Massey Hall seeks your input. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Paul McCartney, Emma Stevens, Taylor Knox, Laurie Brown, The Trews, CFMAs, Adam Levine, and Audrey Ochoa. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Steve Earle at the Cameron House, Toronto  Photo: Bill King
April 19, 2019
by Bill King

The hardcore troubadour has released a tribute to fellow Texan songwriting great Guy Clark but in this free-wheeling interview, he'd just as soon discuss politics, coal mining, the Yankees, and his deep love of Massey Hall. Photo: Bill King.

Jazz at Massey Hall
November 2, 2018
by Bill King

He developed and shaped the very essence of jazz and the role of the drummer, and was onstage at Massey Hall for a star-studded concert termed the greatest ever. From the archives, here is an illuminating interview with Max Roach.

October 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

Arts & Crafts has collaborated with the famed Toronto venue on a collection of live compilations from the Hall's popular concert film series. Released on Nov. 23, it showcases the country's brightest contemporary stars.

Oscar Peterson
July 4, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Oscar Peterson (pictured) inspires a novel, Michael Jackson stars at a London art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and Canadian stars reminisce about Massey Hall. Others in the headlines include Nick Lowe, Masters of the Telecaster, ticket scalping, Amy Winehouse, the UK summer of love, Dauphin Countryfest, Styx, Beethoven, Imagine Dragons, and Jon Hassell.

Gordon Lightfoot  Photo: CTV News
June 27, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Gordon Lightfoot discusses his love affair with Massey Hall, audiobooks attract emotional engagement, and those annoying concert loudmouths. Also in the headlines are Anita Baker, a new Canadian opera, crazy rap, Partner, Poptone, David Clayton-Thomas, Tom Cochrane, Ian Hampton, Tona, Supersonic, MorMor, and Ottawa Bluesfest.

Massey Hall
June 15, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Celine Dion    Cashman Photo
May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.

Shania and Keith Urban headline this year's Canadian Country Music Awards.
May 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Shania-hosted CCMAs, NXNE announces its Festival Village lineup, and voting has started for SiriusXM's Top of the Country . Also in the news are Thunder Bay Blues Festival, Massey Hall, Hellnback, ArtscanCircle, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Bush Tetras. Videos included for your enjoyment.

May 2, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The Massey Hall Revitalization project gets a huge boost, Justin Bieber checks out his exhibit in Stratford and Gibson files for bankruptcy. Also in the news are The Cadillac Lounge, SOCAN at CMW, Jann Arden, TSO, Kresnt, Andrei Talbot, Matt Andersen, Lindsey Walker, Elizabeth Shepherd, Michael Occhipinti, Mark Howard, and Nick Smash. Videos added for your enjoyment.