Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

July 17, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The highly-regarded Toronto roots-rock combo has released a new single, Dear Me. Here, its singer/guitarist discusses the track, the role of producer Jeff Dalziel, the group's plans, and the joy of fatherhood.

Photo: Felix Renaud
July 5, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Colombian-Canadian musician and composer pushes the boundaries of modern Latin music with hip arrangements, as heard on new album KaleidoStrópico. Here he discusses its sounds, his favourite tunes, his musical journey, and a Nova Scotian road story.

July 3, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The young Ontario roots artist has just released a debut album, Moon & Mercury. Here she discusses working with Ron Hawkins, the song she is most proud of, a love of Led Zeppelin, a memorable open mic debut, and a funny road story.

Photo: Paul Wright
June 27, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Justin Rutledge's eighth studio album, Passages, features subtly well-wrought songs enveloped in ambient textures. Here the Juno winner reflects upon its approach, his favourite songs, married life, and a love of a Waterboys classic.

June 26, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Hamilton singer/guitarist Ariana Gillis teamed up with Nashville legend Buddy Miller for her new album, The Maze. Here she describes its creation, her artistic evolution and self-acceptance, and a love of Brett Dennen. 

June 21, 2019
by Jason Schneider

Toronto’s Yvonne Matsell is known for her pink hair, middle finger, quick wit and exceptional ear for new talent.

Twas Now's Mike and Diana Erb
June 18, 2019
by Jason Schneider

On new album Flesh and Bone, the Kitchener duo combines the oldest forms of folk and country music with modern lyrics and attitude. Here the pair discusses the new record, artistic evolution, a musical family, and a love of Brandi Carlile and Stan Rogers.

Photo: Ian Adams Metroland
June 14, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The driving force behind Ontario's new classic rock fest is optimistic that he has found a winning formula. Here he describes the visit to Sturgis that sparked the idea and his ambitions for the fest.

June 12, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The gritty honky-tonker from Orillia has released a new album Rollin’ Heavy. Here he discusses its approach, his artistic evolution, life balance, and tripping at Waynestock.

June 7, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The Toronto-based composer with an impressive track record of music for TV commercials is now moving into soundtracks. Here he details his background, the challenges media composers face, his work with alien sounds, and some advice for those entering this line of work.

June 5, 2019
by Jason Schneider

US folk singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti has spent the past 10 years on an epic journey around the world, playing listening rooms, clubs, house concerts, and festival stages. Now touring across Canada, he reflects upon his admiration of the country, his musical influences, an upcoming fifth album, and encountering a bear in Banff.

Photo: Ian Albert
May 31, 2019
by Jason Schneider

The highly-regarded Toronto singer/songwriter explores classic AOR sounds on his new album SKY. Here he discusses the album's mandate, his artistic evolution, and fond musical memories growing up in Windsor.