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 […]

Joel Plaskett

Interview with Joel Plaskett

May 1, 2009 thewire 0

(May 2009) Since 2006, Plaskett has toured extensively both solo and with The Emergency, to sold-out clubs and theatres throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, on the heels of great Canadian success with his Make A Little Noise DVD & EP (2006) and Ashtray Rock concept album (2007). […]

Interview: Chantal Kreviazuk

April 1, 2009 thewire 0

(2009) A true renaissance woman, Chantal Kreviazuk is a singer, songwriter, actor, model and humanitarian. Since her humble beginnings in Winnepeg to headlining stages around the world, the things that are important to her haven’t left her focus for a moment. She’s had top selling albums and has penned songs […]

Interview: Bruce Cockburn

March 1, 2009 thewire 0

(March 2009) In the 20 years I’ve spent interviewing musicians, there have only been a handful that I’ve been truly excited to get; Gene Simmons, Mr. Dress-Up and Bruce Cockburn. Having first discovered his music when I was a fledgling folk performer in the early 80’s, I, like so many […]

Jill Barber

Interview: Jill Barber

February 1, 2009 thewire 0

(Feb 2009) If you believe they don’t write songs like they used to, here is new hope for old romantics. On her new album Chances, Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music left off. Stepping away from her folkier past, Jill delivers an […]

jim cuddy band 2009

Interview: Jim Cuddy

January 1, 2009 thewire 0

(January 2009) Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy has earned his place in the list of Canada’s musical elite. With one of the genre’s most recognizable voices and song writing styles, he’s been drawing in new listeners while keeping the old for some 20 years. In 1999 he released his first solo album […]

Interview: Michelle Wright

December 1, 2008 thewire 0

(December 2008) I first met Michelle in the early 90’s just after the release of her self titled debut album. Back then, few knew who she was. Well times certainly have changed. Since those days she has released 7 more albums, including a Greatest Hits, written an autobiography “ A […]


Interview: Eternia

November 1, 2008 thewire 0

(2008) Juno-nominated and widely considered one of Canada’s foremost lyricists, Eternia continues to carry the torch for those Hip Hop aficionados who crave… s’ More.. With six music video singles on international rotation, and two critically acclaimed full-lengths released in 2005 – “Where I Been – The Collection” & “It’s […]

Ron Sexsmith

Interview: Ron Sexsmith

June 1, 2008 thewire 0

(June 2008) One of Canada’s premier tunesmiths will be coming to Peterborough in August. 9 albums, a bunch of tours and thousands of fans including the likes of Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Sheryl Crow and Ron has hit the big time. He recently performed at Showplace to a sold […]