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A Conversation with Susto’s Justin Osborne

By Matt Harrison

It was shortly after 6:30 on a warm August evening that I sat down with Susto front man, Justin Osborne. Leading up to the interview, I sat in the empty lobby of Winnipeg’s Park Theatre, eavesdropping on a run through of ‘Jah Werx’ being performed in soundcheck while trying to look busy, shuffling papers and writing notes. Once the song wrapped up Osborne walked through half of a set of double doors and sat down to tell me a little about his band, Susto.

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A Conversation With Haitia

Originally published in Stylus Magazine, Volume 28, Issue 2

By Matt Harrison

On the first day of this calendar year that felt remotely like springtime, I met with the folk singing duo, Haitia. Comprised of the beautiful and talented voices of Dana Waldie and Avery Penner, Haitia blends the harmonious charm of traditional folk music with a timeless depth of lyrics. With both singers coming from homes of music teachers, Dana and Avery each found ways to express their musical prowess from young ages. Learning instruments from the harp to the piano, these two performers have had an ear and passion for music for as long as either can recall.

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A Conversation With Kakagi

Originally published in Stylus Magazine, Volume 28, Issue 1

By Matt Harrison

“Caw-Caw-Gee?” imitated frontman Jacob Brodovsky as he gave me an idea of how some people pronounce the name of his band, Kakagi. The correct way, he assures me, is “Ke-Ka-Gi.”

The group is made up of four lifelong friends, two of which, drummer Max Brodovsky and the aforementioned singer/guitarist, Jacob, are siblings. Jesse Popeski and Jonathan Corobow make up the other half of this four piece folk-rock group from Winnipeg.

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