Lonnie Powell

Theatre in the Bush 2021

Ramshackle Theatre in the Bush “I’m already out in the yard,” Fidler says. “I’ve got my chainsaw out and I’m clearing the paths.”

Homecoming for Brandon Isaak

“We wanted to do a record and we didn’t have long to do it,” says Isaak. “So we just did it live in a day, basically.” 

Lonnie Powell

Gluing it together

Lonnie Powell’s passion for percussion dates back to a childhood night in B.C.’s Kootenay region, when he attended a wedding reception with his mother and watched a “really animated” drummer strut his stuff.

Brandon Isaak: Spiritual Undertones

After two acoustic solo albums, Bluesman’s Plea (2011) & Here on Earth (2014), Brandon Isaak’s Spiritual Undertones marks a departure.

Lucie D and the Immortals

There is a new sound in town! On Thursday June 21, Lucie D and the Immortals will debut their new EP, Les Thèmes de la Vie (Themes of Life), from 7 to 9 p.m. at Baked Café.

Getting Down to Motown

A nun, another nun, and a mystery illness all contributed to the development of Lucie Desaulniers as a singer. Growing up in the small Manitoba community of St. Jean Baptiste, not far from the U.S. border, Desaulniers attended a Roman Catholic school attached to a Grey Nuns convent. That’s where she met a “really cool” …

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Making her Own Trail

“It’s sort of like a straightforward country approach to old-school, ’30s vocal jazz,” she says. “I would say it’s got folk roots, a bit of blues and bluegrass, but jazz is sort of where I draw inspiration from and is probably the top of my influences.” Producer Bob Hamilton of Old Crow Recording Studio selected …

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Travelling with Thomas

If you go by way of Laos and the U.S. East Coast, the journey from France to Yukon is anything but a straight line. But a brief reunion of two lifelong friends in Paris two summers ago proves you can get from there to here. “We had a great time together, and I told him …

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Nicole Edwards: Singing in Sustenance

“I’ve loved singing since I was a little girl.” says Edwards “I remember singing on the back of my mother’s bike, on the swing set”

Whitehorse Community Choir Goes Out With a Pop

It was within the depressing January weather stats that the Whitehorse Community Choir began its preparation for its Spring Concert, taking place at the Yukon Arts Centre on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. This year’s concert, entitled Pop Goes the Choir, will see the full choir, as well as its smaller off-shoots, The …

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The Joy of Drumming

The first time Lonnie Powell noticed the drums was when he was a kid at a wedding with his mom. He watched the drummer in the wedding band and thought to himself, “I want to try that.” But it wasn’t necessarily the drumming that caught his attention. “He looked so happy,” Powell recalls. “I wanted …

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