Origin Stories

Origin Stories: Buffy Sainte-Marie on “Universal Soldier”

Buffy Sainte-Marie has been recognized as a proponent of the anti-war ...

Origin Stories: Maestro Fresh Wes on “Let Your Backbone Slide”

As has historically been the case with a lot of things, the Canadian ...

Origin Stories: Colin James on “Five Long Years”

Having grown up performing alongside and touring the country with a ...

Origin Stories: Andy Kim on “Rock Me Gently”

Andy Kim left his childhood home in Montreal for New York City to chase a ...

Origin Stories: Bryan Potvin on The Northern Pikes’ “She Ain’t Pretty”

When the Northern Pikes got their start in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1984, ...

Origin Stories: Mars Bonfire on Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild”

It’s amazing how many classic pop songs started out as B-sides but ended up ...

Origin Stories: Rich Dodson on The Stampeders’ “Sweet City Woman”

As far as iconic Canadian pop songs go, “Sweet City Woman” from The ...

Origin Stories: David Clayton-Thomas on Blood, Sweat & Tears’ “Spinning Wheel”

David Clayton-Thomas got his start much like many of the other great Canadian ...