Corb Lund

Corb Lund

February 4, 2016 thewire 0

It’s been a whirlwind couple of decades for Alberta rancher Corb Lund. With 9 albums in his pocket, Corb and his Hurtin’ Albertans have been touring hard, infecting crowds in Europe, US and right across Canada. His latest CD, released last year, is the follow up of the wildly successful […]

54-40

54-40

January 4, 2016 thewire 0

“From the opening guitar riff of ‘Ocean Pearl’, or the unforgettable baritone hook of ‘I Go Blind’, if you grew up in Canada in the 90’s, 54•40 was the soundtrack to your childhood, whether you knew it or not. For many more seasoned fans, they were the post-punk icons that […]

Lee Harvey Osmond

Interview: Tom Wilson “Lee Harvey Osmond”

January 4, 2016 thewire 0

by Josh Fewings Lee Harvey Osmond has morphed over the years, but at its heart is Hamilton native Tom Wilson, former frontman for Canadian alt-rock band Junkhouse and current member of roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Other core members of the band include former Junkhouse drummer Ray Farrugia […]

Lynn Miles

Interview: Lynn Miles

September 1, 2015 thewire 0

by Gabe Pollock Lynn Miles is one of one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With twelve studio albums to her name, Miles is a true songwriter’s songwriter, exploring heartbreak, loss, and joy with sensitivity and evocative poetry. It’s earned her multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a 2003 Juno Award […]

Sadies

Interview: Travis Good of The Sadies

November 1, 2009 thewire 0

(November 2009) For those of you who don’t know the Sadies, it may be because they’ve been busy gathering fans in places far from here, or backing other performers,  playing just beyond the spotlight. The sons of Bruce Good of the Good Brothers, Travis and Dallas and their band have […]

skydiggers

Interview: Andy Maize

September 19, 2009 thewire 0

Rising up from the streets of Toronto during the “80’s days” of Blue Rodeo and Cowboy Junkies, Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize, absent from their own bands, joined each other on stage performing showcases and rekindling a childhood friendship. Could they imagine 20 plus years later they’d be looking back […]

great big sea

Interview: Alan Doyle

September 19, 2009 thewire 0

(September 2009) According to their bio; Great Big Sea is a bastard. Forged from the loins of Figgy Duff and Ryan’s Fancy, GBS found its feet on the unforgiving streets of St. John’s, and stood their ground when others faltered. When asked about their unlikely success, founding member Bob Hallett […]

Interview: Mustang Sally, Tobi Lee

August 1, 2009 thewire 0

(Aug 2009) For years we’ve been featuring an artist on our August cover that will be performing at the Havelock Jamboree. It’s always been our chance to feature some “country music”, a chance we rarely get. When I asked the promoters who’d they’d like to see I was met with […]

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder

July 1, 2009 thewire 0

Serena grew up in the quite surroundings of Millbrook Ontario and its forests. Inspired by the records of her parents, she listened to songs by Leonard Cohen, the Beatles, Neil Young and picked up a guitar at the age of 13. She’d been a singer and a writer for years […]

Buffy Sainte Marie

Interview: Buffy Sainte Marie

June 1, 2009 thewire 0

A career that spans decades Buffy Sainte Marie first started performing in the early 60’s, sharpening her craft along side other 60’s legends like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. By 24 she had toured around the world and was voted 1964 Billboard Best New Artist for her debut […]