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24 Seconds with Paul Lambert

With his debut solo ‘Sweet Relief’ available on iTunes later this month, Paul Lambert continues to forge new musical ground embarking as a solo artist. Prior to his appearance with City Walls, Friday, Dec. 2 at the Backstage Lounge, he caught up and spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

24 Seconds with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express.

24 Seconds with Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

A fixture in Canadian music since first appearing on the charts with ‘Something to Live For’ in 1988, Barney Bentall showcases his artistry in the Cariboo Express; a unique variety show/fundraiser. Prior to their appearance Saturday, November 26 at the Vogue Theatre, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the veteran singer/songwriter.

24 Seconds with Waterstrider

Having released his debut album, ‘Nowhere Now’ earlier this year and currently on a North American tour, 2016 has proven to be a big year for Nate Salman, the Bay area artist known as Waterstrider.

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24 Seconds with Indigo District

As the musical concept ‘Indigo District’, Sepehr Rashidi “aims to bring a jazzy neo-soul, R&B sound to Vancouver, to delve into the dark and moody side of the genre so often found in the East Coast but not so much in the West.” Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with this introspective artist.

Daniel Goldstein better known s Lane 8. (Supplied photo)

24 Seconds with Lane 8

Hailed as a “Top 25 Trailblazing Producer”, Lane 8 is the moniker of electronic music producer/DJ Daniel Goldstein, who is building an ever-growing legion of fans with his melodic, emotional house sound. Prior to his Vancouver appearance Saturday, November 5 at M.I.A., he spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

Tavish Crowe. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Tavish Crowe

Having co-written Carly Rae Jepsen’s international smash hit ‘Call Me Maybe’ and touring the world as her guitarist, Tavish Crowe is about to light the music biz ablaze with his new release, ‘Fire’. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the multi-talented local artist.

Country music star Dean Brody. (Handout photo)

24 Seconds with Dean Brody

With a brand new album, ‘Beautiful Freakshow’ released Oct. 21, Dean Brody has ventured beyond the traditional parameters of country music. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the two-time Juno Award winner and 13-time CCMA Award recipient.

Shawn Austin is set to release his debut single, 'Nashville' on Friday, Oct. 14. (Submitted Photo)

24 Seconds with Shawn Austin

Throwing his hat in the country ring after honing his musical chops on various stages and in numerous bars, Shawn Austin is looking to reach the masses with his debut single, ‘Nashville’ released Friday. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist.

The members of Scenic Route to Alaska. (Coryjohnn Photography)

24 Seconds with Scenic Route to Alaska

Having become favorites in their home base of Edmonton, indie-rock trio Scenic Route to Alaska are poised for greater international success as they embark on an international tour.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones. (Supplied)

24 seconds with St. Paul and the Broken Bones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones is a six-piece soul group formed in Birmingham, Ala., in 2012 now soaring to international fame and acclaim. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with bassist Jesse Phillips.

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Derksen explores eternal question of ‘what’s next?’

Performing in the self-described genre of “contemplative folk,” Noah Derksen utilizes the acoustic guitar to express his thoughts, experiences and emotions. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the local artist discussing his inspirations, his musical direction and his latest album, In Search of the Way.

Madeline Merlo won the CCMA’s Rising Star Award. SUBMITTED

Merlo pays homage to strong women icons

After winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award, 2016 looks to be another banner campaign for Madeline Merlo — including a powerful performance at last weekend’s CCMA Awards show. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Madeline Merlo.

Noble Oak is the moniker of a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer who was born in Vancouver. SUBMITTED

Noble Oak takes cues from ‘open spaces’

Noble Oak is the moniker of a multi-instrumentalist artist and producer who was born in Vancouver, but has since relocated to Toronto. Prior to his performance at Fortune Sound Club Friday, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Noble Oak.

Musician Zakk Wylde performs. Getty Images

Elton, Ozzy and the gods of the guitar

As the former guitarist for Ozzy Ozbourne, Zakk Wylde is the founder of the heavy metal rockers Black Label Society and the bulls-eye graphic design. On a recent stop in Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the guitar great.

Broods is a pop act comprised of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott. SUBMITTED

Broods like to just 'belt it out'

Originally from New Zealand, Broods is a pop act comprised of siblings and making a big splash internationally with their latest CD, Conscious. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with lead vocalist Georgia Nott and her multi-instrumentalist brother, Caleb Nott.

Emmy-winning actor Eric McCormack. SUBMITTED

McCormack shows off his musical side

Known to TV audiences as Will Truman on Will & Grace, Eric McCormack is equally adept in musical performance, having sung professionally. Alongside musical guests Tyler Stewart, Murray Foster, Stephanie Glegg and Paul Kinman, McCormack takes to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage Friday-Saturday.

Michael Averill has walked 3,379 kilometres across Canada. Ali Bordbar photo

Musician would rather walk and meet people

Having walked 2,100 miles across Canada over the last four years for an album inspired by his late father, Michael Averill continues his I’d Rather Walk project to promote wellness and activity by walking around the country. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the singer/songwriter.

Alternative/garage rockers JPNSGRLS. SUBMITTED

JPNSGRLS dedicates album to own voice

With a new album Divorce being released this week, it’s an exciting time in the life of frantic alternative/garage rockers and fixtures on the local indie scene, JPNSGRLS. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with singer/lyricist Charlie Kerr.

Parker Millsap plays Vancouver’s Biltmore on July 22. SUBMITTED

Parker Millsap likes music ‘fresh-kill raw’

Growing up in Purcell, Oklahoma listening to Delta blues records that pre-dated him by multiple decades, Parker Millsap carved out a sound that belies his 23 years of age. His new album The Very Last Day delivers his message “via gospel-tinged rock and roll poetry.”