Tim Hicks: Giving Canadian Country the Shakes

Tim Hicks: Giving Canadian Country the Shakes

By David DeRocco  When you hail from Niagara, you know that September is time for the harvest. So it makes sense that a country star like Tim Hicks would pick September to harvest the crop of songs he’d been tending too during five months of intensive writing and...
TPOH’s Moe Berg: Finding Happiness

TPOH’s Moe Berg: Finding Happiness

By David DeRocco As an insightful young songwriter, Moe Berg managed – in one perfectly crafted song – to  capture the inherent frustrations and stark realities involved in accepting the responsibilities of adulthood.  Now, as he sits halfway through his life as a...
The Trews: Homeward Bound

The Trews: Homeward Bound

By David DeRocco Colin MacDonald probably wasn’t thinking about his music when he originally sat down with his bandmates in THE TREWS to write the single “Man of Two Minds” for their 2008 album No Time For Later. Yet 14 years and five albums into their amazing career,...
Tim Hicks: Homegrown Country Comes Back Home

Tim Hicks: Homegrown Country Comes Back Home

By David DeRocco At the time of our conversation, Tim Hicks and his band are rolling toward Vancouver, three weeks into a rollicking road trip dubbed the “Get A Little Crazy Tour 2015.” Does the “crazy” in the tour name reflect the fact this Canadian country music...
ZZ TOP: View From the Mountaintop

ZZ TOP: View From the Mountaintop

By David DeRocco There’s a rarified air that exists when you’re sitting on top of the mountain, viewing the world from a position of fame and fortune. As the lyricist, musical arranger, vocalist and de facto leader of Texas blues-rock superstars ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons...