The veteran Albertan country-rocker has just published More Than A Game, a hockey-themed kids book based around one of his songs. Here he talks about its creation, the collaboration with artist Curtis Irving Johnson, his passion for hockey, and a memorable encounter with Wayne Gretzky and the Stanley Cup (pictured).
The rootsy Albertan troubadour is not able to tour new album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway yet, but is staying creative in quarantine. Here he reflects upon that, the record, fatherhood, and his storytelling videos.
Kandle (pictured) lights up Lula Lounge, Canadian acts showcase Down Under, and The Trews deliver a vintage video. Also in the news are Mint Records, CMI, Frank Walker, Mike Plume, Made in Sauga, Rondeau The Musical, Lori Yates, Lost Cousins, and farewell Glenn Schwartz. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The making of Born To Be Wild, the explorations of Brian Eno, and the rise of computer-generated celebrities. Also in the headlines are Jazz Cartier, The Beat Goes On, Lollapalooza, Jacob Hoggard, Foo Fighters, Bigsound, Masta Killa, Phish, Kanye West, Mike Plume, Current, and the Mill Race Festival.
The veteran roots songsmith is justifiably proud of his new album, Born By The Radio. Here he reflects on his current approach to songwriting, the diversity of his influences, and a missed opportunity with Gwyneth Paltrow.