Tom Power (musician)

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Tom Power
Born (1987-05-01) May 1, 1987 (age 35)
Alma mater Memorial University
Career
Show Q
Network CBC Radio One
Country Canada

Tom Power (born May 1, 1987) is a Canadian musician and broadcaster, best known as the host of Q on CBC Radio One, [1] previously the host of Deep Roots and Radio 2 Morning on CBC Radio 2. In August 2016, he was named as the permanent new host of Q, succeeding Shad. [2]

Based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Power began hosting Deep Roots in 2008 while he was a student of folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. [3] Just 21 years old at the time, he was the youngest host of a national program on CBC Radio since Peter Jennings. [3] After Bob Mackowycz's departure as host of Radio 2 Morning in July 2011, Power spent several weeks as the show's interim host before being named the permanent new host in November. [4]

In 2018, he appeared on CBC Television as cohost with Amanda Parris of the music series From the Vaults .

Power is a member of the Polaris Music Prize jury, and sits on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society. He has hosted numerous folk festivals, including the Hillside, Mariposa, Edmonton and Winnipeg festivals.

Power is a member of the award-winning folk band, The Dardanelles. [3] His sister Erin Power is also a musician, who records and performs with the children's musical group The Swinging Belles. [5]

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Power hosted the CBC Television talk show What're You At? with Tom Power , which featured him interviewing both celebrities and ordinary Canadians remotely from his home studio. [6]

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