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Blog entries by Laura Antonelli
Laura AntonelliFrom Oshawa, Ontario, Laura comes from the world of radio broadcasting and English lit. She fell in love with music through film when she first watched Dirty Dancing, Grease, and Saturday Night Fever at an inappropriately young age. Since then, she has been fascinated by all genres of music and the inspirations, influences, and processes that are used to create it. Get her on Twitter at twitter.com/Louda
Joey LandrethThe Canadian frontman of the Bros. Landreth discusses going it alone for his debut solo album, Whiskey. Kasey ChambersThe Australian country singer and songwriter discusses collaborating with Ed Sheeran and Keith Urban on her double album, Dragonfly. Sam RobertsThe Canadian rocker talks about songs from the Sam Roberts Band album TerraForm, and explains his fire fascination. Justin RutledgeThe Canadian singer-songwriter delves into tunes from his new album, East, and talks about his 2014 Tragically Hip covers album. Dan ManganThe Canadian singer-songwriter discusses his EP, Unmake, and explains how a Tragically Hip show changed his take on "Robots." Meghan PatrickThe Canadian country singer breaks down the songs on her debut record, Grace & Grit, which have a lot to do with beer and ex-boyfriends. Ben Kowalewicz of Billy TalentThe frontman for one of Canada's most well-known punk rock bands talks about his Eddie Vedder encounter, Billy Talent's new album, and the importance of rock and roll. Shayna LeighThe New York singer-songwriter turned her private journal entries into lyrics for songs on her debut album. MakanaThe Hawaiian slack-key guitarist discusses writing politically soaked music such as his newest anthem inspired by Bernie Sanders, "Fire Is Ours." Jonathan JacksonThe actor and musician discusses his alternative rock band Enation's new EP, Blame-shifter, as well as the ending of the television show, Nashville. Doug Haynes of HIGHSThe singer and guitarist for the Toronto alt-pop band, HIGHS, dissects songs from their debut album, Dazzle Camouflage. Willie SugarcappsThe Alabama–based Americana act explain the Gulf Coast influence on their album Paradise Right Here. Donovan WoodsThe Canadian singer-songwriter talks writing tunes for Tim McGraw and Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum, as well as his newest album, Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled. Ruth BThe Canadian Vine sensation chats about her viral hit "Lost Boy" and other songs from her debut EP, The Intro. Matt CorbyThe Australian singer-songwriter has won two ARIAs for Song of the Year. So why does he keep changing his lyrics? Mike + RuthyThe husband-and-wife duo on how Pete Seeger inspired their homegrown Hoots, and how they finished a Woody Guthrie song. Michael Grubbs of Wakey WakeyWakey Wakey discusses his new EP, the struggles musicians face today, and how being on One Tree Hill changed his songwriting process. Francesco YatesIf Pharrell is right, Francesco will be the next "huge pop star." He breaks down his debut EP and talks about working with the "Happy" hit-maker. Noah GundersenGundersen reveals the stories behind songs from his new album, Carry the Ghost, and talks about writing "Day is Gone" for the television show, Sons of Anarchy.