April 2016

Rita Coolidge – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, music legend Rita Coolidge talks about her new book, how she was cheated out of a songwriting credit on Layla, whether she might perform again with ex-husband Kris Kristofferson and how she misses singing with her late sister in the Native American...

Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes dishes the dirt on how the band got its name, how they work out their wonderful harmonies and why they love country and bluegrass music. She also reveals a surprising secret about some musical moonlighting by one...

David Amram – Mariposa Talks Interview

David Amram, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor, has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In this interview he talks with refreshing wit and insight about folk music as the root of his musical inspiration. Here's some live performance videos...

Saturday Evening Headliner: The Good Family

The idea of forming The Good Family band took root when a pair of musician brothers invited their parents to join them on a musical romp throughout Scotland, England and Wales. At some venues they were described as Canada’s answer to the legendary Carter Family....

Murder Murder – Mariposa Talks Interview

“Bloodgrass” band Murder Murder is dedicated to the tradition of murder ballads -- songs of slaughter and bloodshed that they set to a toe-tapping beat. For while their subject matter may be dark, it doesn’t mean their tunes aren’t danceable. In this conversation with Mariposa volunteer...