Interview: Bazil Donovan of Blue Rodeo

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 […]

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Mb Speaks: July 2018

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Hot enough for you? Hello July, here to remind us it’s not really the heat, but the humidity. Stifling, I’ve hear old people call it. So as people run from air conditioned cars to air conditioned offices to air conditioned houses, others aren’t so fortunate and take to hanging out […]

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Mb Speaks: March 2018

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Spring? Is that you? While putting this issue together I’m looking out the window to see shoots in the garden and buds on the branches. I have to admit, there’s something always inspiring when the winter weather turns to spring. But the end of February? That’s just not right. And […]

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Interview: Pat Temple

August 31, 2017 thewire 0

(September 2017) In 2015 Pat released, ‘Day For Day’ and carried on the swing tradition of his 90’s cult hits ‘Salamander Bones’ and ‘Playin’ Havoc With My Heart’. He describes his music as inspired by Western Swing, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Roadhouse Soul and he has become a recognized commodity […]

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Mb Speaks: July 2017

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Hello July! You’re off to a wet start but I welcome you. With July comes the beginning of festival season and with that comes the crazy debauchery that is festival fun. Over the years I’ve seen it all. From those who can’t stand up to those who won’t sit down, […]

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Interview: Tom Cochrane

July 1, 2017 thewire 0

(July 2017) There are just a handful of musicians that can be considered true Canadian rock icons, and Tom Cochrane is one of them. The son of a bush pilot from Manitoba, he’d go on to write more than his fair share of hit songs, including some the most listened to […]

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Mb Speaks: June 2017

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Have you ever wondered what a dog is thinking? Don’t think for a moment they aren’t. I have a dog. His name is Sir Dudley McLovin. He’s a black haired Terrier Poodle mix. Like a teddy bear. When we got him as a pup, he came home and just laid […]

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Mb Speaks: May 2017

May 4, 2017 thewire 0

Dear May, It’s good to see you. I’ve been nervous lately about Donald Trump thinking about attacking North Korea. May? I don’t think he gets it. It could have all started in April. Anyway, we made it. So how are you? I know, just getting started. April tricked me last […]

Interview: Royal Wood

February 4, 2017 thewire 0

Royal Wood is a Juno nominated singer songwriter, who calls Lakefield home. Though he doesn’t get home often, performing over 250 dates a year, Royal will make a pit-stop at Showplace on Valentines Day, when he’ll perform songs from his latest CD “Ghost Light.” Busy? You bet! Later this year […]