Gillian Turnbull is the author of the forthcoming book Roots Music in Calgary, Alberta, co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Grassland Sounds: Popular and Folk Musics of the Canadian Prairies, and editor of Canadian Folk Music magazine. She programs the Calgary roots music venue, Wine-Ohs, teaches music at Ryerson University, and has hosted radio shows in Edmonton and Toronto.
To be honest, Toronto singer Oh Susanna wouldn’t have been on my radar as “Most Likely to Cover The Rolling Stones”, but her show with New Country Rehab on Wednesday night proved that I should be paying better attention. On […]
I’ve spent a lot of time getting to know Loretta Lynn this year. When you spend time thinking about someone non-stop, you see all the things you might have missed before, and that happened with Loretta. Where she was once, […]
Hello folks, Here we are at the end of 2014. Where does the time go? Seems just yesterday I was writing my 2013 Christmas letter. I’ve got Miss Pumpkin curled up at my feet, Santa hat askew whilst visions of […]
If you don’t know Emily Triggs, you should. You may not recognize her name, even if you live in Calgary, where she’s had a long and productive career already, because she’s been spending all of her time in bands like […]
If you live in Canada, somehow, somehow, the news of Jian Ghomeshi’s firing from the CBC Radio show Q has pretty much voided any talk of ebola, last week’s parliament shooting, and the Toronto municipal election. That’s especially the case […]
When I first met Scott MacLeod 7 years ago, he was talking about Blue Rodeo and Kathleen Edwards. Their influences obviously permeated the album he handed to me that day. I got where he was coming from, and that ended […]
Recently, I had to do a lot of research on Sheryl Crow, and one of the better places to start for full interviews is Rolling Stone. So that’s where I went. Not one of the authors – even the women! […]
I moved last week. Moving means a number of things: you finally get rid of the roller blades you haven’t worn in 13 years; the cat is trapped in the bathroom for two days while renovations are happening; you’re without […]
I caved this morning and watched Taylor Swift’s new video in a moment of writer’s block. Actually, it was a whole two blocked hours, so I watched the video twice. I know what’s going on with her; basically all you […]
I recently got to do a little Q&A with Grace Askew, a singer who’s pushing country and blues boundaries with her super cool voice and great songwriting. Askew’s new album, Scaredy Cat, comes out in August, and it opens up […]
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