Rock My World Canada, chapter 153: John K. Samson

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John Kristjan Samson (born 1973) is a musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a singer-songwriter and best known as the frontman of the Canadian indie folk/rock band The Weakerthans, who are self-described as “cryogenically frozen.” He also played bass in the punk band Propagandhi during the mid-1990s. On November 29, 2011, Anti- Records announced that Samson would be releasing his ‘first full-length solo album’, Provincial, on January 24, 2012. Samson is also a founding member of Arbeiter Ring Publishing, a publishing collective. In 2012 he published his Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012 with the press.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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