Interview: Steve Poltz

October 1, 2019 thewire 0

Steve was born in Halifax and later moved with his family to California. He attended the University of San Diego, where he received a degree in political science and there met guitarist Robert Driscoll. They would form a band; The Rugburns, and release a couple of records. The band began […]

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Interview: André-Philippe Gagnon

September 1, 2019 thewire 0

Like so many successful performers, Andre-Phillipe Gagnon started entertaining early. His first imitations entertained family and friends and helped keep the bullies at bay and by highschool he had a routine and an idea of what to do with his life. In the mid and late ‘80’s he struck a […]

Interview: Brett Kissel

July 31, 2019 thewire 0

“Over the past few years, this country crooner has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards, (including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans’ Choice). Brett was the recipient of the Allan Slaight Honor from Canada’s Walk of Fame (previously presented to […]

Interview: Crystal Shawanda

July 2, 2019 thewire 0

Crystal Shawanda burst onto the music scene in 2008 after her debut album “Dawn of a New Day” hit the Canadian Country Albums charts at number 2, and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at number 16. Poised to be Canada’s next big country star, instead she opted to follow […]

Interview: The Reklaws

May 31, 2019 thewire 0

Raised in rural Ontario, The Reklaws are comprised of the brother-sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker. The Reklaws (Walker backwards) began to turn heads in 2012 when they were awarded the CCMA Discovery Artist title followed by the 2013 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase title. Since then, they have […]

Interview: Sharon and Bram

May 1, 2019 thewire 0

We can often over look the impact a children’s act has on the culture, but when you start to see the work influence generations… 1978, Sharon (Hampson), Lois (Lilienstein) and Bram (Morrison) released a children’s record, One Elephant, Deux Éléphants. It would launch a career that would make them a […]

Interview: Colin James

April 1, 2019 thewire 0

With his big break in 1984, Colin James never looked back. In the early 90’s he helped resurrected the swing sound with his Little Big Band, and a gold record in 1998, his 6th CD, planted him firmly as a Canadian artist with staying power. Now, decades later, he looks […]

Interview: Megan Bonnell

March 1, 2019 thewire 0

Megan Bonnell is quickly becoming one of Canada’s leading voices as a songwriter, performer, and artist. A two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, Megan has spent the last three years touring Canada, the US, and making groundbreaking debut performances at European festivals including BIME Live Festival in Bilbao, the Barcelona […]

Roch Voisine

February 10, 2019 thewire 0

Roch Voisine, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television host who lives in Montreal, Quebec and Paris, France. Born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, he grew up in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick and later moved to Notre-Dame-du-Lac when he was 12. After high-school he attended the University of Ottawa where […]

Interview: Paul Brandt

January 1, 2019 thewire 0

(Dec 2018) It’s every young musician’s dream. At the beginning of your career you get picked up by a lable in America and become an overnight success. The adult’s dream is to maintain that success throughout your life and do something worthy. Paul Brandt has done both. 13 CCMA nods, […]