Gord Bamford

Interview: Gord Bamford

May 4, 2016 thewire 0

Australian born and Alberta raised, Canadian country music sensation Gord Bamford will be in town this month to perform songs from his new CD “Tin Roof” and to share some of the classics that have driven his career into the global limelight. It was his mother, a singer in a […]

Hawksley Workman

Hawksley Workman

April 4, 2016 thewire 0

Bio: “Hawksley Workman is not afraid to be strange. After over a decade in the business, this hyper-prolific, perpetually restless creative force continues to push the boundaries of experience and the heights of his successes well outside the comfort zone. In fact, Hawksley Workman’s comfort zone is probably not all […]

Amelia Curran

March 1, 2016 thewire 0

Newfoundland’s Amelia Curran is performing in Peterborough in March as part of Folk Under the Clock’s 29th season. In 2000 she released her first CD “Barricade” after a stint as a busker. She followed it up with “Trip Down Little Road” in 2001 and then “Lullabies for Barflies” in 2002. […]

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 […]

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 […]