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13 // Mike T. Kerr Drops The Honda Snowmobile Bridge

Mike T. Kerr dropped by Vapor RMW Studios in Toronto to talk shop, navigate his upbringing, and rank various other 'Mike Kerr's on this episode of Lyrically Speaking! We break down a few songs off his forthcoming LP "Guitar Rags…

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12 // Alanna Gurr Wants You To Slow Dance

Performer, songwriter and community organizer Alanna Gurr invites me to her balcony in order to discuss a couple tracks off her fantastic EP, "Stand Still". We chin-wag about the decision to put her current project, "Alanna Gurr & The Greatest…

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11 // Alex Mason Masters The Water Metaphor

Small-town born, big city by choice, singer-songwriter Alex Mason invited me into his cabin-like apartment to discuss all three tracks off his forthcoming EP, “The Salt and the Sea (Live From Dorchester)". We discuss what it means to be a…

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10 // Mingjia Sets Orchestral Bones

Toronto musical innovator Mingjia and I chat in the shade of a maple tree in Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods park! We talk about the strangeness of meeting people, her experience on the Massey Hall stage, writing a song in a "practice…

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9 // Missy Bauman Revitalizes Post-It Poetry

Missy Bauman and I drink some tea and discuss three powerful songs off her debut LP, "Don't Fear The Dark". We talk about biking in the pouring rain, private songwriting, and desiring spectacular goodbyes. Visit missybauman.com for all the great…

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8 // Cold Tea Recalls The Places That Know Her

Cold Tea (AKA Vale Abbott) met up with me in Toronto to discuss a couple tracks off her brilliant EP, "Recent History". We talk childhood spaces, loneliness as creative fuel, and how to conjugate the verb "dive". This was a…

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7 // R. Flex Rejects The Assumptive Relationship

R. Flex is pushing the boundaries of R&B in Toronto's underground scene, and came by to talk craft regarding three tracks of his recent A-Fos/Zlender produced EP, "In & Out". We get into self-confidence, queer cheating, and sexual openness. Insights…

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6 // Doris Folkens Preserves Family Lore

Dedicated and meticulous songwriter Doris Folkens came to the CFRU studio to discuss a few tracks off her self-titled debut LP. We talk about her grandmother's rescue of a piano from a burning house, the power of free writing, and…

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5 // John Muirhead, Indubitably

Ontario's thoughtful-folk sweetheart John Muirhead stops by the studio to discuss two tracks off his new EP, "Foundational". We talk space, time, and ointment. Visit johnpmuirhead.com or use your Facebook chops to track John's progress across Canada this summer &amp…

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4 // Jojo Worthington Is A Candle

This episode of Lyrically Speaking features electronic folkster/ukulele innovator Jojo Worthington discussing a few track off her album "//" (AKA "Two Lines"). We celebrate this LP's two year anniversary by chatting Lolita, Habakkuk 3:17, and overcoming invisibility while eating baclava…

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3 // L Con Sneaks in Some Twin Peaks

This Episode of Lyrically Speaking features Toronto/Grey County based L Con (Lisa Conway), the master of minimal sound and maximum feeling, talking about old and new tracks in preparation for the release of her new LP, Insecurities In Being. Listen…

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2 // The Lifers Ask, "How Is Your Heart?"

This Episode of Lyrically Speaking features Guelph sister-led power-folk outfit The Lifers talking about brand new songs off their latest LP Honey Suite, their songwriting process, and feeling smelly. Come see them kick off their album tour Wednesday, May…