Five Questions With...

Five Questions With...

Nice Horse Photo: Matt Barnes
August 18, 2017
by Jason Schneider

There's nothing manufactured about this all-female country quartet from Alberta. They defy genre stereotypes by writing their songs and playing their instruments, and the results are quickly getting the band noticed.

The Orchard
August 16, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This Edmonton-based roots duo is in full creative bloom on their third album, The Great Unknown. Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith explain that their differences provide a source of strength.

Slow Leaves
August 11, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Country-folk songsmith and Allan Slaight Juno Master Class graduate Grant Davidson is about to release a self-produced album, Enough About Me. 

Andrea Nixon
August 9, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Edmonton-based country singer/songwriter grew up listening to the likes of Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. Her songs similarly display a strong social conscience, with one tune helping inspire a new charity campaign.

Mappe Of  Photo: Matt Barnes
August 4, 2017
by Jason Schneider

This project is the brainchild of Ontario singer/songwriter Tom Meikle. He explains that the evolution of the avant-folk sound of his debut album came from his experiments with lyricism.

Martin Kerr
August 2, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Hard work has earned the songsmith local hero status in Edmonton. His eloquent charting new album Better Than Brand-New is now bringing him a national audience.

White Hot Guilt
July 28, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The July Talk bassist has teamed with indie rocker/producer Thomas D'Arcy for a fun new project with a retro disco vibe.

Goldtop Photo: Jay Procktor
July 25, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Alice Kos and Everett LaRoi's experimental folk-rock sound has evolved in adventurous fashion, as is apparent on a new album, You Possess Me.

Mise en Scene Photo: Jesse DeFlorio
July 20, 2017
by Jason Schneider

After Mise en Scene’s 2012 debut, Desire’s Despair , established the band as a sonic force in the vein of The Raveonettes and The Jesus and Mary Chain, Johnson had to overcome a case of writer’s block.

Quantum Tangle
July 19, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Greyson Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds to create a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair.

Kerry Clarke
July 14, 2017
by Jason Schneider

Five major summer music festivals have collaborated on an ambitious collaborative touring project called Canada Far & Wide: GrandsEsprits, celebrating the Canadian songbook.

Rodney DeCroo Photo: Rebecca Blisset
July 12, 2017
by Jason Schneider

The Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, poet, and playwright is earning kudos for his seventh full-length album, Old Tenement Man. He took time out from his current cross-country touring to discuss the powerfully poetic work.