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 […]

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 […]

Kiefer Sutherland

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland

June 1, 2016 thewire 0

So, where do I start !? Kiefer Sutherland, the son of iconic Canadian actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, grandson of Tommy Douglas, began acting early. By 18 he had landed his first leading film role in “The Bay Boy”, which earned him his first Genie nomination. A few years […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Interview: Jim Cuddy

January 1, 2009 thewire 0

(January 2009) Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy has earned his place in the list of Canada’s musical elite. With one of the genre’s most recognizable voices and song writing styles, he’s been drawing in new listeners while keeping the old for some 20 years. In 1999 he released his first solo album […]

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: 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 […]