• The legendary and much-loved Stompin’ Tom Connors turned 75 this week. To celebrate, we’ve shared Steve Fruitman’s hour-long radio interview with the man himself, which also features tunes from the musicians Stompin’ Tom considers his influences.

  • The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2011 inductees were announced. Robbie Robertson (of The Band) is being recognized, as is Jack Scott, a songwriter who has more US singles in a shorter period of time than any other recording artist other than The Beatles. Not bad, eh?
  • After a five-year hiatus, seminal American alt-country band The Jayhawks have reunited with their original line-up for a tour and an album slated for release this year. Our Eric Thom caught the first night of the tour, which was opened by Toronto singer-songwriter Kirsten Jones – one of our favourite artists of the past year.
  • With Toronto community radio station CKLN at risk of losing its license, we asked CKLN programmer, Blues Doctor Julie V. Hill, to tell us how concerned citizens can participate in the discussion around this issue.
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