Tom Power (musician)

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Tom Power (born May 1, 1987) is a Canadian musician and broadcaster, best known as the host of Deep Roots and Radio 2 Morning on CBC Radio 2,[1] and Q on CBC Radio One.[2] In August 2016, he was named as the permanent new host of Q, succeeding Shad.[3]

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.[1] Just 21 years old at the time, he was the youngest host of a national program on CBC Radio since Peter Jennings.[1] 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 will also appear 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 also fronts his own folk band, The Dardanelles.[1] His sister Erin Power is also a musician, who records and performs with the children's musical group The Swinging Belles.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Karla Hayward (6 June 2008). "Fast-movin' folkie". The Telegram. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  2. ^ "CBC ponders new name for ‘Q’ in light of Jian Ghomeshi scandal". CityNews, November 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "CBC's Q replacing Shad as host". CBC News, August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "CBC Announces New Host for CBC Radio 2 Morning". Broadcaster, November 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "Inside CBC Radio’s new ‘q’ with Tom Power". Toronto Star, October 29, 2016.