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

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 a resounding […]

Buffy Sainte Marie

Interview: Buffy Sainte Marie

June 1, 2009 thewire 0

A career that spans decades Buffy Sainte Marie first started performing in the early 60’s, sharpening her craft along side other 60’s legends like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. By 24 she had toured around the world and was voted 1964 Billboard Best New Artist for her debut […]

Joel Plaskett

Interview with Joel Plaskett

May 1, 2009 thewire 0

(May 2009) Since 2006, Plaskett has toured extensively both solo and with The Emergency, to sold-out clubs and theatres throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, on the heels of great Canadian success with his Make A Little Noise DVD & EP (2006) and Ashtray Rock concept album (2007). […]

Interview: Chantal Kreviazuk

April 1, 2009 thewire 0

(2009) A true renaissance woman, Chantal Kreviazuk is a singer, songwriter, actor, model and humanitarian. Since her humble beginnings in Winnepeg to headlining stages around the world, the things that are important to her haven’t left her focus for a moment. She’s had top selling albums and has penned songs […]

Interview: Bruce Cockburn

March 1, 2009 thewire 0

(March 2009) In the 20 years I’ve spent interviewing musicians, there have only been a handful that I’ve been truly excited to get; Gene Simmons, Mr. Dress-Up and Bruce Cockburn. Having first discovered his music when I was a fledgling folk performer in the early 80’s, I, like so many […]

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 […]