Joe Leary


Arlo Guthrie.

24 Minutes with Arlo Guthrie

A featured performer at Woodstock, Arlo Guthrie is best known for his classic 1967 counter-culture anthem 'Alice’s Restaurant Massacree'. Performing this Sunday (April 30) at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the legendary folksinger/songwriter.

Shawn Hook. (Supplied)

24 Minutes with Shawn Hook

With a brand new single Reminding Me released this week, expect to be hearing a lot more of Shawn Hook. Prior to his headline appearance Saturday, April 22 at 6 p.m. at Surrey’s Party for the Planet, the talented singer/songwriter spent 24 Minutes with Joe Leary.

Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Shaun Verreault

Shaun Verreault has fronted the Canadian blues-based rock band Wide Mouth Mason since the mid-'90s. A veritable guitar master, Verreault will be performing Saturday, April 22 at Steel Toad Brewing Company in Vancouver. He spent 24 Minutes with Joe Leary.

Judah and the Lion. (Chloe Horseman Photo)

24 Minutes with Judah and the Lion

With their second full-length album, ‘Folk Hop N Roll’, Nashville-based Judah and the Lion have created a new genre: Folk Hop. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with guitarist and lead singer Judah Akers, drummer Spencer Cross and banjo player Nate Zuercher.

Dan & Shay. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Dan & Shay

They are the hottest rising stars in country music and on their most recent swing through Vancouver, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with Dan & Shay.

The Paper Kites. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with The Paper Kites

Melbourne-based quintet The Paper Kites play The Orpheum Theatre Saturday, March 25 along with Passenger. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with vocalist/guitarist Sam Bentley.

The Matinee. (Supplied Photo)

24 Minutes with The Matinee

With their sophomore album, Dancing on Your Grave, Vancouver rockers The Matinee explore their growth and transformation as artists. Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with guitarist Geoff Petrie.

24 Minutes with Jonathan Roy

Despite the lineage of being the son of legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy, 27-year-old Jonathan has established himself as a recording artist of note; riding the crest of a wave with a breakout CD, “Mr. Optimist Blues’. He spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.

Craig Stickland. (Submitted Photo)

24 Minutes with Craig Stickland

A singer/songwriter originally from Richmond, Craig Stickland has developed a reputation as an edgy, engaging artist with an easy, approachable charm.

Brett Smith-Daniels, lead singer and guitarist of The Villanovas. (Jay Wallace/Island Images)

24 Minutes with The Villanovas

Earning praise as “one of the most exciting unsigned rock and roll bands in the UK”, The Villanovas are quickly becoming a serious force to be reckoned with. With a brand new single, “Bitter Seeds” and accompanying video released this week, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with lead vocalist and guitarist Brett Smith-Daniels.

Tim Hicks. (Handout)

24 Minutes with Tim Hicks

One of Canada’s hottest country music artists, Tim Hicks is riding a winning streak of hit songs after being honoured with the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2014. He spends 24 Minutes with Joe Leary to talk tunes, his musical epiphany and life in Nashville.

24 Minutes with As It Is

U.K. rockers As It Is have an ever-increasing fan base with energized pop-rock melodies and sincere and relatable lyrics. Joe Leary spent 24 minutes with vocalist Patty Walters.

Bill Henderson. (Kimberly A. Parry/Sunshine Photography)

24 Minutes with Bill Henderson

From his early days in the `60s with The Collectors through his years and countless rock classics with Chilliwack, Bill Henderson has always been at the forefront of Canadian music. Prior to his upcoming performance at Langley’s Cascades Casino Summit Theatre on Jan. 26, Joe Leary spent 24 Minutes with the rock legend.

Dan Talevski. (Ryan Faist photo)

24 minutes with Dan Talevski

Gaining a massive fan base originally as a YouTube sensation, Dan Talevski has since gone on to amass an impressive resume of credits; working alongside the likes of Timbaland and will.i am in the process. Joe Leary spent 24 minutes with the now Toronto-based singer/songwriter.

Chris Buck Band. (Handout)

24 Seconds with Chris Buck Band

With a hot new single ’Sun Sets Down’ burning up the country music charts, life is good indeed for the Chris Buck Band. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the British Columbia Country Music Association reigning 2016 ‘Country Club Act of the Year’ and 2015 ‘Group of the Year’.

Pigeon Park. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Pigeon Park

Having followed these lads for a number of years now, it’s great to see the pathway to success continually grow and their musicality ever-expand.


24 Seconds with The Katherines

A Vancouver based trio comprised of two sisters and a friend, The Katherines are described as a “bold collective musical identity.” With their debut album set to be released in early 2017, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Kate Kurdyak.

(Chad Rock photo)

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.