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Having grown up in rural Quebec listening to a healthy dose of Bollywood soundtracks, Tariq Hussain did a 180 in high school, picking up the guitar and writing songs in the mold of Cat Stevens and Neil Young
Fast forward to the end to the 90’s, and Tariq had released two full-length albums, Splat, and earned himself a Juno nomination for “Best New Solo Artist.” for the album The Basement Songs.
Tariq’s latest offering is Telegrams, his fifth full-length album and on this latest album, the songs feel a bit like short stories, hence the title—three-and-a-half minute snippets of fictional lives – based of of his love for short fiction.
As well as performing with his own band, Tariq is also guitarist for the Vancouver based band, Brasstronaut, with whom he has toured extensively through Canada and Europe since 2009
Photos: Stewart Johnstone