Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

Photo: Thomas Bollman
June 22, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The former member of Juno winning In Essence today releases Take Me, a new solo album of original material steeped in classic soul. Here he discusses his artistic journey and one recent inspiring event.

June 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Hamilton songsmith is releasing a sonically ambitious new album this week. In this interview, he reflects upon its creation, the changes in his compositional approach, and his wish that radio and festivals would pay more attention to local artists.

June 15, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The former Alberta Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year is also a working farmer. He has just released a new EP, Good Place To Start, and here he explains the creative process and recalls his special Big Valley night.

June 13, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Just 16, the soul wunderkind has just released her third album. As she explains in this Q&A, the collection represents a shift away from her jazz roots and showcases her fast-developing songwriting skills.

Photo: Matt Williams
June 8, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The hard-working Toronto troubadour is hoping his brand new album, Tantramar, will help him shake the punk-folk label. In this interview, he discusses that, his love of collaboration, and his desire for more communication amongst his peers.

June 6, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The indie rock hero and prolific author is also the publisher of Canada’s newest print newspaper, West End Phoenix. He hosts a telethon for the non-profit publication in Toronto on Saturday, and he discusses the project in this interview.

June 1, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The energetic Toronto punk rockers release a sophomore EP today. In this interview, the players reflect on their rapid evolution, a fascination with paint, and a concern about the value gap.

Photo: Morten Fog
May 30, 2018
by Jason Schneider

As Executive Director of Folk Alliance International since 2014, the Canadian folk artist and administrator has brought significant change to the organization. In this interview, he discusses the event's return north in 2019 and his belief that folk music now is stronger than ever.

May 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto instrumental combo's sound draws upon Link Wray, Morricone, surf rock, and Booker T & The MGs. Keyboardist Kelsey McNulty discusses the band's creative process, the origins of the name, and the sugary treats at his first gig.

Photo: Polina Teif
May 23, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The acclaimed Toronto-based avant-folk artist has just released a new album, Trick Of The Light. Here she discusses her wanderlust, the magic of Mary Margaret O'Hara, Jerry Springer's podcast, and the fight for gender parity in music.

May 18, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Brothers Ryan and Nic MacDonald lead the powerful Thunder Bay-based rock band. Here they reflect upon the making of their new album, their creative partnership, and the thriving scene in their hometown.

May 16, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The renowned producer for such platinum acts as Metric, Billy Talent, Barenaked Ladies, and Three Days Grace is taking a step into artist management with his new Toronto-based company Inside Pocket Music. Learn more in this interview.