Vol. XLIII, No. 1
Now on the cusp of 80-years-old, Buffy Sainte-Marie is more admired than ever. That’s because throughout her six-decade career, she has done things her way. Always both frank and funny, she opens up about her musical evolution, songwriting and singing, the music business, being blacklisted by the U.S. government, and more.
Examining influences with an outstanding group of timekeepers
With an esteemed and stylistically diverse group of drummers and percussionists, we dig into not just who their musical influences are, but how they’ve evolved over time and what else influences their work and overall growth. And, of course, we also talk gear!
Backxwash & Will Owen Bennett
The Making of God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It
Together, the 2020 Polaris Music Prize-winning rapper/producer and her engineer explain how they crafted the year’s most important Canadian album from a small two-bedroom apartment.
Would Glenn Gould love or loath Uninvited Guests? Division 88 producer Billy Wild doesn’t know if the late, iconic Canadian pianist would love the music, but he’s sure Gould would love that the album exists. He also knows that Gould’s fans hate him.
Probes the Personal to Reach New Heights
Julian Taylor’s The Ridge is an album so lyrically and sonically rich that it feels like a balm for these jarring times. It’s an artistic high-point and now, in a career stretching back to the late ‘90s, he’s receiving the attention and critical love that has previously alluded him.
Develop a Kick-Ass Career Plan
FabFilter’s Creative Bundle plug-in suite, Hughes & Kettner's Spirit Nano amp heads & Universal Audio’s Luna DAW
Canadian Musician Podcast
How to Publicize Your Own Release
Spatial Audio for Streaming Live Events
Writing My Prayer in Song
Escaping to a World of Retro-Futurism Through Songwriting
Marianas Trench Bassist Mike Ayley on Not Overplaying
Career Tips for Becoming a Pro Drummer
Developing Left Hand Comping Independence on Piano
Unlocking Jazz Great Phil Nimmons’ Musical Secrets
Exploring Chord Tones
Finding the Right Vocal Coach for You
Cover Photo: Buffy Sainte-Marie by Matt Barnes