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 […]

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 […]

Eternia

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 […]

Jim Cuddy

Interview: Jim Cuddy

January 16, 1999 thewire 0

(1999) As Canada’s consummate songwriters, Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy continue to weave the rural experience with the urban one, while applying just the right mix of sentiment and honesty. Their songs are about things that happen to people. With this new release, they open a chapter on a new […]

Don Walsh

Don Walsh

May 16, 1998 thewire 0

(1998) Canada’s premier blues band “The Downchild Blues Band” has been entertaining audiences for decades now and have earned them a special place in the Canadian music scene. I got a chance to talk to Don Walsh one day from his home in the country… MB: What’s up these days Don?  […]

Ronnie Hawkins

Interview: Ronnie Hawkins

May 16, 1996 thewire 0

(1996) Rock star, movie star, TV personality, guru, teacher, father, husband, diplomat, bad boy. These are all words one could use to described the exceptional personality that is Ronnie Hawkins. The man has appeared with everyone from Dick Clark to Bill Clinton, Carl Perkins to Bob Dylan, even John Lennon […]

Gene Simmons

Interview: Gene Simmons

May 16, 1994 thewire 0

(1994) I was especially excited to get this interview. I was a huge KISS fan as a youth. Of all the personalities I’ve interviewed, none was as successful and down to earth as Gene Simmons. I spoke to him by phone from his studio while he mixed some film scores […]