Craig Silliphant

Craig Silliphant is a writer, editor, critic, broadcaster, and creative director based in Saskatoon. Follow him on Twitter @craigsilliphant.

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How TOBi made 'history for the culture' with his star-studded video for '24 (Toronto Remix)'

Featuring collaborations with Shad, Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier and Ejji Smith, the new release is the ‘posse cut record’ the rapper wanted for his hometown.

Tenille Townes has arrived: meet the Canadian voice shaping the future of country music

Born in Grande Prairie, Alta., and now based in Nashville, Townes will release her long-awaited major label debut on June 26.

The 40th anniversary of Bryan Adams' debut record

Before he was famous, he was a broke teen writing songs for BTO. CBC Music looks back at the making of a Canadian rock star.
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An up-to-date list of Canadian live streams to watch during COVID-19

This week: Aidan Knight, the Jerry Cans, Terra Lightfoot and others perform from their homes.

Whitney Rose teams up with Radiohead producer for something 'a little more rock 'n' roll'

The Austin-via-Charlottetown country singer releases We Still go to Rodeos, the 1st album on her own label, asserting herself as a mainstay in country music on both sides of the border.

The best Canadian duets

Iconic songs for isolating in 2s: Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins, Drake and Rihanna, Peaches and Iggy Pop.

'I am mentally preparing for my career to stop': what it's like to be a musician right now

The pandemic has halted gatherings of any kind, making it impossible for musicians in the gig economy to make a living. We talk to them about the harsh reality of work during COVID-19.

So long, Schitt's Creek and thanks for the music

A look back at the CBC comedy's best musical moments.

'One day at a time': what it's like for Ontario band Whoop-Szo to tour during COVID-19

Out of a nearly 6-week, 40-date tour, the London, Ont., band may only end up playing 2 shows.
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A history of the Juno Awards' most powerful, non-musical moment: treaty acknowledgements

It’s a practice that began in 2016, and moved to the broadcast with Buffy Sainte-Marie's stirring words a year later

Lindi Ortega and Kira Isabella on why we still need to talk about women in country music

'This fight should be long over.'
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So white, so male: the problems facing the Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Since its inception in 1978, there have been 9 solo women inducted — and only 2 non-white solo inductees.

Sarah Harmer took 10 years to release a new album — and it feels like she was never gone

'What the hell, just get this out,' the singer-songwriter's inner voice told her, as she procrastinated on what would be Are You Gone.

Watch Elisapie's powerful NPR Tiny Desk Concert

The Polaris Prize-shortlisted, Juno-nominated artist delivers a chilling performance with her band.

Tim Baker and Wintersleep lead the 2020 East Coast Music Award nominations

The East Pointers, Ria Mae, Neon Dreams, Jenn Grant and Rich Aucoin follow closely behind.