Image of the Day: A voice for independent music
(CBC Media Centre)
CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence
spends some time with Kids' CBC musical star Mamma Yamma in the studio for a special New Year's recording.
Lawrence has long been a leading voice in independent music in Canada - and has hosted the popular CBC Radio 3 Podcast
. Lawrence also hosts a live, interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3's popular web radio station, which also airs on Sirius. He also regularly can be heard on CBC Radio One programs, including Q
, Definitely Not the Opera
, All Points West
, On The Coast
and Sounds Like Canada
When he isn't busy doing that - he also hosts many major music events in Canada - like the Polaris Music Prize Gala and the Western Canadian Music Awards.
Lawrence began his working relationship with CBC in the 1990s while he was the lead singer of the Vancouver indie-rock band The Smugglers. Lawrence began filing stories about life on tour and later worked as a researcher at CBC before becoming a producer and then a host.Listen to Lawrence talk about the Polaris Music Prize:
Posted on Sep 19, 2011 6:00:00 AM