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Patti Smith names her favourite Canadian artists

When Patti Smith came through Toronto talking about M-Train, her new memoir following her 2010 National Book Award-winning Just Kids, we just had to ask her about Canadian music. Old or new? Joni or Neil?

Singer, author and photographer shares her picks

Punk pioneer Patti Smith sat down with CBC News' Deana Sumanac-Johnson to discuss her favourite Canadian musicians, and one choice — a notable classical pianist — might surprise you. 1:28

When Patti Smith came through Toronto talking about M-Train, her new memoir following her 2010 National Book Award-winning Just Kids, we just had to ask her about Canadian music. Old or new? Joni or Neil?

Check out the excerpt of CBC News' interview with Smith in the video above, and watch more of their conversation in the clip below.

Hosted by Deana Sumanac-Johnson. Produced by Nigel Hunt.