Canada's First Lady of The Blues passed away last week at age 86. Joining our Bill King in paying tribute here are musical peers and associates from the Toronto music community that owes Bey so much.
Our intrepid correspondent reflects upon the pandemic blues faced by musicians, life on the road, and gigs from long ago, and offers an excerpt from his upcoming book about the ‘60s.
Canadian Barb Hall produced and directed a new public television documentary on legendary female country artists. Learn more about their remarkable lives and the show here.
I got to thinking about how civil this break from live playing has been - just you, your home studio, a guitar, Garage Band, a few ideas, and no pl
There's no doubt radio, and companion television, have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 virus.
It's not often I've engaged in philosophical exchanges during the era of Trump.
During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto male artists and biz players are compelling. Pictured: Orin Isaacs
During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto female artists and biz players are compelling.
Legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, a longtime member of John Coltrane’s quartet, died on March 6, at 81. Here's an interview conducted by FYI's Bill King in 1992.
One of the glorious pleasures of writing for FYI is the people I get to speak to.
In this wide-ranging chat, the veteran broadcaster, record label head, and roots music authority reflects upon the fascinating career spawned by his passion for music.