Q+A: JJ Shiplett

Sometimes, it takes time to put together a great album. For the last few years, JJ Shiplett has been writing songs for his 2017 debut album, Something to Believe In. Shiplett’s thoughtful and genuine lyrics, combined with his soulful vocals blend to create his own unique sound, which combines country, folk and rock. The Charlatan caught up with Shiplett ahead of his opening performance at the Grey Cup Festival on Nov. 23 at TD Place Arena. The Charlatan (TC): You’ve lived across different parts of Canada. What has that experience been as a part of your life? JJ Shiplett (JS): I’ve been pretty fortunate to move around in Canada. My parents moved around a lot when we were kids, so […]

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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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