Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence has long been a leading voice in independent music in Canada.

For years, the gregarious and encyclopedic Lawrence has hosted the CBC Radio 3 Podcast, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant also hosts a live and interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3’s popular web radio station, also airing on Sirius 86. Grant can be heard throughout the week on various CBC Radio One programs such as Q, DNTO, and Sounds Like Canada, and hosts many major music events, such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala, and various festivals around North America. Grant is also a music media consultant, hosting his very popular “Making Friends With The Media” seminar at music conferences everywhere.

Prior to his work at CBC, Grant Lawrence was the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed Vancouver garage band The Smugglers.