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, […]

Interview: Bazil Donovan

December 1, 2018 thewire 0

(December 2018) The year was 1984 and Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Bob Wiseman decided to put together a band and call it Blue Rodeo. Joined by bassist Bazil Donovan and Cleave Anderson on the drums, they began gigging around Toronto. Both Wiseman and Anderson eventually left the band, but Bazil […]

Interview: Liona Boyd

November 1, 2018 thewire 0

(November 2018) Talking with Liona Boyd is like talking with royalty. Five time Juno award winner, she has performed, solo and orchestral concerts, around the world, had her own television specials, and recorded twenty-eight albums, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum. She has played for dozens of world […]