Q+A: Country singer Jess Moskaluke

Over the last few years, Jess Moskaluke has become a dominant force in Canada’s country music scene. Getting her start in her hometown Langenburg, Sask., Moskaluke also became the first female Canadian country singer to achieve platinum since Shania Twain with her 2014 hit “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes.” The Charlatan caught up with Moskaluke ahead of her performance in Ottawa at the Grey Cup festival to talk about her new album, Past The Past, as well as her other recent successes. The Charlatan (TC): What has this year been like for you? Jess Moskaluke (JM): This year has been an absolute whirlwind. Like you mentioned, I got my first Juno, which was crazy and unexpected. We went Top 3 for […]

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Q+A: Vancouver country singer Shawn Austin

Over the last few months, Vancouver-based country singer Shawn Austin has seen his popularity skyrocket. His latest single, “Paradise Found,” is quickly climbing the Canadian country music charts, making him one of the top 10 most-played Canadians artists on country radio. Austin is currently taking part in the Side Effects tour, making nightly appearances on stage with headliner, Dallas Smith. He spoke to The Charlatan ahead of his Oct. 18 show at TD Place. The Charlatan (TC): How do you think people are responding to “Paradise Found”? Shawn Austin (SA): To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this to be, for my first single, to chart at all. Once it broke Top 50, we were stoked. Top 40, it was amazing. […]

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