Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

July 20, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto singer has come up with a song of the summer contender in new single “Dynamite.” Here he reflects upon his growing maturity as a man and artist and his admiration of Fela Kuti and Eric Clapton.

July 18, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The veteran Toronto folk songsmith has just released his ninth album. In this interview, he discusses its cinematic scope, the challenge of balancing parenthood and music, and his concern about Spotify.

July 13, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The latest in an illustrious line of rock bands from Hamilton, they're readying the release of a debut album. Here, the two principals discuss the trial and error of making the record, their preference for black garb, and the dreary state of most rock music.

July 11, 2018
by Jason Schneider

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.

Photo: Sus Bowers
July 6, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This roots singer/songwriter from Georgia is now based in Canada, after being discovered by Wolfe Island label founder Hugh Christopher Brown. Here she talks about that transition, the making of her eponymous debut album, and her strong objection to the sexualization of women in the music industry.

July 4, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Albertan husband and wife folk-pop duo has just released a debut EP. In this interview, they discuss its recording, their support of charities, and a memorable engagement.

Photo: Adam Goudreau
June 29, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Albertan roots-pop collective's new EP Sunshine is their fourth release. The group's co-founder and songwriter explains their transition to a more collaborative approach and recalls a memorable early gig he played at a biker bar.

Photo: Scarlett O'Neill
June 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto songsmith's second album, Better Human, comes out this week and features some prominent guests. In this interview, he describes its creation, his growing confidence as a songwriter and performer, and a memorable night in Ireland.

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.