Folk

Jewel bakes Alaska for Pieces Of You

NEED TO KNOW: Jewel at The Hideaway, Linwell Plaza, (Linwell Road at Grantham Avenue) St. Catharines, tonight. 8 p.m. Free.   NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator June 8, 1995   Jewel Kilcher is folk music’s newest diamond in the rough. Just 21, Kilcher — billed as Jewel — has been living the life of a traveling minstrel, enduring an endless series of one-nighters to promote her new Atlantic album Pieces Of…


Summers at Six Nations

  Where Robbie Robertson Learned To Play At The Feet Of His Mohawk Cousin   NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator October 6, 1994   TORONTO:  As a kid growing up in Toronto, Jamie Robbie Robertson had little interest and awareness in music. That all changed at the age of 11, when Robertson, who would later co-found The Band, started spending his summer vacations visiting relatives at the Six Nations Reserve just…


Lightfoot at 54: “I’m Not Worthy”

Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator November 8, 1993   If you could read his mind, what a tale Gordon Lightfoot‘s thoughts could tell. He’s a 16-time Juno winner, a Juno Hall Of Fame inductee and known for a string of songs over four decades that have helped develop and define Canada and our culture. He was awarded the Order Of Canada in 1970 and the Order of Ontario in 1988….


NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious

AS APPEARED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD ON JANUARY 20, 1998   NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious   By Nick Krewen   They never play the same show twice. In fact, the ubiquitous NRBQ like to keep things so spontaneous that they don’t even bother to write out a set list before they go onstage. “We like to think that when we go out there, we don’t have a plan,” bassist and NRBQ co-founder…