Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

September 17, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Now Toronto-based, the alt-pop artist discusses her new track and its choreographed video, the warm reaction to her recent EP, and a promise to ‘embrace the suck.’

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September 14, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Ontario roots songsmith discusses his new track Further, his relationship with new label boss Dallas Green, the impact of parenthood, and adapting to life in the pandemic.

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September 10, 2020
by Jason Schneider

He had a hit in the mid-70s with Abraham’s Children and is still making catchy pop-rock. Here he discusses his new release, Bouquet On Pink, work with California producer Daniel Wonacott, and memorable career highlights.

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September 8, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The high-energy country combo returns with a hot new track, Without A Prayer. Here the group’s award-winning leader discusses the tune, the history of the band, upcoming parking lot shows, and a love of Tim Horton’s brew.

September 3, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The prolific Juno-winning folk/roots artist recently released her 15th solo album, We’ll Look For Stars. Here she describes its creation and her favourite songs, reflects upon the impact the pandemic may have upon her songwriting, and outlines plans and hopes for the year ahead.

August 31, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning Ottawa bluesman has released Sonic Departures, his most ambitious album to date. Here he talks about its mandate, the challenge of recording during a pandemic, his big win at the International Blues Challenge this year, and future plans.

August 26, 2020
by Jason Schneider

For over 20 years, this Juno-nominated musician has supported the development of Canadian music internationally by breaking new ground and developing opportunities for artists domestically and worldwide. His latest move is the not-for-profit organization Trade Routes, and here he discusses the venture and his Nomadic Sound Series project, while sounding a note of optimism about post-pandemic touring.

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August 24, 2020
by Jason Schneider

One of Canada’s biggest bands hunkered down in the pandemic and created a stripped-down new album, Campfire Chords. Here the group’s frontman explains the mandate and method behind the quarantine record, the song selection process, their use of social media, and thoughts about a return to the road.

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August 19, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Lowest Of The Low mainman is releasing a new album with his other posse, the Do Good Assassins. Here he reflects upon the old school recording method, the DIY business approach, his socialist beliefs, and optimism that global turmoil may bring a brighter future.

August 17, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Coalition Music and The Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) have partnered to create the first music company owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals. Its head explains RMR’s creation, its goals, the increasing diversity of the Canadian industry, and some Indigenous artists to watch.

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August 13, 2020
by Jason Schneider

Indigenous artist Daniel Monkman has earned rave reviews and radio chart success with his debut album, Bleached Wavves. Here he discusses a difficult life journey, his Ojibway roots, and connecting with his audience during the pandemic.

August 9, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The fast-rising rock duo releases a new EP this week. Here Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau discuss the record, working with ace producer Dave Cobb, the solidarity of the rock community, and strategy in a pandemic age.