Ron Korb: Pan-Global Flutist
Interview with the Grammy-nominated musician.
Read at All About Jazz

 

claremontThe Claremont Field Centre: Part of Your Big Backyard
A hotspot rich in natural resources becomes a community destination. For Move magazine.
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quinnmillsDurham Star Profile: Quinn Mills
Profile of young local singer/songwriter making his mark, for Move magazine.
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bclandminesA Landmine Free World
Overview of musician Bruce Cockburn’s involvement in the international campaign to ban landmines.  For his official website.
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reynolds-fandango-p350The Sublime Marriage of Music and Image in Fandango
The 1985 cult-favorite is a textbook example of how to use music effectively in film. Yet, there was never an official soundtrack release.
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leroy_sibbles_evidenceFrom Lions to Evidence: Bruce Cockburn, Leroy Sibbles and the Reggae Connection
What started as, ostensibly, a one-time collaboration on a reggae-flavored track of Cockburn’s led to one of the most unique albums in Sibbles’ and Cockburn’s discographies, and in the legacy of the long musical connection between Jamaica and Toronto.
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entheogens“Unfitting for the Lay People”: The Entheogens – The Gnostic Mass
Cosmic psychedelic music with an Eastern influence as performed by Swedish hippies….
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philSkid Row / Phil Lynott: New Faces, Old Places
A look at an enjoyable incongruity in a long career that’s now remembered more (if not always justly) for swagger than subtlety. 
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gardensCan You D.I.G. It? Community Gardens in Durham Region, Ontario
For Move Magazine
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sashabell-2016-promo-650Older, Wiser, Stronger: The Return of Sasha Bell and the Essex Green
Interview with the indie-pop doyenne.
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buffettTarpon: A Soundtrack
Jimmy Buffett’s 1974 soundtrack for a now mostly forgotten, but oft-times beautiful impressionistic fishing film / hippie travelogue called Tarpon.
Read at Aquarium Drunkard

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move_sproutingSpring Sprouting
For Move Magazine.
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martynsJohn Martyn: Rooted in the Country, But Aiming for the Cosmos
The folk-jazz icon’s pivotal time in Woodstock, NY.
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beattheblahs_thumbnailBeat the Blahs: Getting Outside in Winter
For Move Magazine.
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brokensilence1Breaking the Silence with Matt Cooke
Article about independent record label for Move Magazine.
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vdubfestVDUBFEST: A Love-in for Classic Volkswagens
Article about annual Ontario VW show for Move Magazine.
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hackettphillipsOf Acolytes, Geese and Ghosts: Genesis’ Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips
Two strikingly similar albums created by different artists.
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devadip-swingofdelightLight of the Supreme: Carlos Santana’s Devadip Trilogy
Off the beaten path, but seminal in the artist’s career.
Read at All About Jazz

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penguin210 of the Best Fleetwood Mac Member Solo Albums
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northern-song2Steve Tibbetts: “Northern Song” and the Sounds of Silence
In depth article and interview about Tibbetts’ 1982 album.
Read at All About Jazz

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move-mag-brian-wrideSix String Life: Uxbridge’s Brian Wride
Profile of guitarist for regional publication Move Magazine.
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move-mag-glen-majorNature at Your Doorstep: The Natural Treasures of Glen Major Forest and Walker Woods
For regional publication Move Magazine.
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under-cold-blue-starsJosh Rouse’s “Under Cold Blue Stars” Revisited
On Under Cold Blue Stars, Josh Rouse’s third album, he became a truly accomplished songwriter – the kind who helps us see in the dark, illuminating the hidden corners of everyday life, and of the psyche.
Read at No Depression

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straightshooterStraight Shooter Hits the Mark
One page profile of Southern Ontario band for Move Magazine.
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swandA Soundtrack For Me and You: An Interview with Swan Dive
Melody, poetic lyrics, spirit and soul.  I interviewed the duo of Bill DeMain and Molly Felder, better known as Swan Dive, who have returned from a five year hiatus with a new album.
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elefante2Two Pieces on Guitarist Robbie Basho
A pair of in-depth articles written for Grass-Tops Recording, for a box-set which never happened, on enigmatic musician Robbie Basho: “Mood is Colored Air” examines his purported synesthesia (also known as sound-color sensitivity) and “The Elephant in the Room” looks at his controversial voice and singing style.

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1-brucecockburn_electrocutionA series of articles, incorporating interviews, on musician Bruce Cockburn:

Behind the Falling Dark: The cover art of Bruce Cockburn’s “In the Falling Dark”
Read at The Cockburn Project

Bruce Cockburn’s 1968: Electrocution to Revolution
Read at The Cockburn Project and PopMatters

Journey Through the Past: The Bruce Cockburn Archives
Read at The Cockburn Project

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inyoureyesSpindizzy Jangle: The Reivers’ “In Your Eyes”
Over 25 years after the song’s release, the band and the song’s  video director reflect back on a track full of promise, some of which was short-term and some which turned out to be long-term.
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tigerThe Slow Samba Escapism of Michael Franks’ “Tiger in the Rain”
Armchair travelin’ to the jungles of Sanpaku…
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rodriguez_reivers3Photographing the Reivers
It takes a combination of skill, perseverance, and a little bit of luck to get that perfect photo. Three photographers, despite their diverse backgrounds, have one thing in common – each has taken numerous high quality photos of The Reivers, in various settings.
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milkywayThe Heavenly Reverberations of the Church’s “Under the Milky Way”
Like all long lasting songs, “Under the Milky Way” has a universality that connects with many people. The melody is insidiously catchy. It leaves you wanting more. The song conveys a feeling of unsolved mystery. The feeling that the more you listen to it, the more you may hear, the more you may understand, the more you may find what you are looking for.
Read at PopMatters