Q The Music

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"Q: The Music" is a weekly program that features a carefully curated mix of established and up-and-coming artists, consisting of our favorite and most memorable performances, from within North America and far beyond. A typical episode will include two acts: one top-tier performer; one rising star or an act that might fall just on the outside of the mainstream.

Over the years, an impressive array of gifted performers have made their way through Studio Q. Collectively, they've created a music collection so good that we just can't keep it to ourselves. The shows aims to showcase living legends, buzz bands, and undiscovered artists outside the mainstream.


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One-hour weekly program featuring musical performances and interviews of established and up-and-coming artists. NOTE: This program is available to PRI affiliates. For more information please email memberships@prx.org.


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The Sam Roberts Band stops by to perform songs from their sixth album “Terraform.” And The Darcys went from a four-piece art rock band to a duo i...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Robert Plant, Tom Power and Mavis Staples, Credit: CBC-Chris Strong
Robert Plant, the classic rock icon, and former front-man for Led Zeppelin looks back on those days belting his heart out… And then long-time gosp...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jack White, Tom Power and Terra Lightfoot, Credit: David James Swanson-CBC
Jack White looks back at the very first single from the White Stripes, talks about the state of rock 'n' roll and about his eclectic album “Boardin...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Roger Waters and Faouzia, Credit: Sony Music Canada-CBC
Roger Waters' latest album is called Is This the Life we Really Want? The co-founding member of Pink Floyd chats with Tom Power about the record an...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Perfume Genius and Ralph , Credit: CBC-Instagram
Perfume Genius shares his struggles with bullying, drugs, and alcohol... And Ralph shares her forward-thinking, socially conscious music.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lucinda Williams, Matthew Hornick, Tom Power and Walter Woodman, Credit: David McClister-Shy Kids
More than 2 decades ago, Lucinda Williams released a truly new sound into the world...Car Wheels On A Gravel Road featured a mix of country and roc...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Steve Earle, Ruth B and Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto, Credit: CBC
The legendary Steve Earle explains why his album "So You Want To Be An Outlaw" was inspired by the "outlaw country" of the mid-70s. And Ruth B ta...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Shawn Mendes with q host Tom Power and Alessia Cara, Credit: CBC-AFP-Getty Images
Shawn Mendes opens up about his music, his mental health and his rapid rise to stardom. And Alessia Cara says she’s thankful for the platform her f...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dear Rouge and Oddisee, Credit: CBC-Shorefire Media
Vancouver band Dear Rouge shares new music and talks about how personal loss can still spur some pretty upbeat music. And rapper and producer Oddi...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Tom Power, Robbie Robertson and Sylvia Tyson, Credit: CBC
Two of Canada's most important musicians look back through the decades that made them who they are... Legendary guitarist Robbie Robertson talks ab...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00