Friday, Oct. 16, 2020: Patrick Downie and Josh Finlayson, Angela Hewitt and more

Today on q: Gord Downie’s collaborator Josh Finlayson and his brother Patrick Downie, q This with A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen, poet John Steffler, classical pianist Angela Hewitt.
The late singer-songwriter Gord Downie, rapper Megan Thee Stallion, poet John Steffler, pianist Angela Hewitt. (Gordon Hawkins, Getty Images, Susan Gillis, K. Saunders)

Today on q, with Tom Power:

  • Gord Downie's brother Patrick Downie and his longtime collaborator Josh Finlayson discuss the making of Away Is Mine, the late Canadian music icon's final solo recording.

  • On this week's q This music panel, A. Harmony and Lisa Christiansen question whether music streaming services should ever have the right to ban artists on their platforms, particularly in light of the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.

  • Canada's former parliamentary poet laureate John Steffler reads and discusses two poems from his latest collection, And Yet.

  • Canadian classical pianist Angela Hewitt talks about returning to the stage after lockdown for a concert at Toronto's Koerner Hall, and shares what it's like to be compared to Glenn Gould all the time.