Interview: Murray McLauchlan

January 26, 2020 thewire 0

Murray began writing songs and performing them in his late teens. Hanging around the coffeehouses of Toronto he was also a staple performer on the folk festival circuit where he rubbed shoulders and shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic folk performers. 1970 he signed with True […]

Michael Bell

January 4, 2020 thewire 0

It’s been said I’ve worn many hats over the years. Publisher, promoter, festival organizer, activist, I’ve even run for Parliament a couple of times. But did you know, as a teenager, I began fronting bands, including years with local cult success Strobic Axe? After highschool I traveled the country as […]

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Interview: Alex Cuba

December 1, 2019 thewire 0

Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Alex was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s group of 24 guitarists. He came to Canada in 1999, and by 2004 recorded his solo debut album “Humo De Tobaco”, which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of […]

Matt Dusk

Interview: Matt Dusk

November 1, 2019 thewire 0

Matthew-Aaron “Matt” Dusk is a Canadian jazz vocalist. He has four certified gold albums, two certified platinum albums and three number one radio hits. From the earliest of days singing in St Michael’s Choir, he knew he wanted to be a performer. Later he graduated from York University where he […]

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

August 1, 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 1, 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

June 1, 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 […]