In Studio with Bob and Blair
In The Studio Podcast March 28, 201503/27/15
Toronto Mayor John Tory gives us a debrief on his recent visit to Austin, Texas and what lessons that city has for Toronto’s music scene; Bill McKetrick, organizer of the April 11 tribute to Jesse Winchester at Hugh’s Room; and singer-songwriter Elana...
In The Studio Podcast March 21, 2015
Toronto’s own Ron Sexsmith is revered by the likes of Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Brian Wilson, so we’re always happy to hang with him (and hear about his newest album “Carousel One”); and singer-songwriter Jory Nash has a new CD and a bunch of...
In The Studio Podcast March 14, 2015
Rockin’ blues superstar Colin James and next-generation Gowan band (Cardinal Street) leader PJ Gowan join Blair Packham and guest co-host Todd Miller (radiothatdoesntsuck.com).
In The Studio Podcast March 7, 2015
Singer-songwriter Chris De Burgh sits down in studio to talk about his 20th solo album “The Hands of Man” and the tour which brings him to Toronto Sept 23, 2015; Ex Northern Pike Jay Semko has intimate solo dates in the area next week – we’ll talk to...
In The Studio Podcast February 28th, 2015
The amazing story of Carl Dixon – a key member of Coney Hatch, he also played with incarnations of the Guess Who and April Wine before a horrific car accident which gave him new reasons for living. Carl’s new memoir is called “Strange Way to Live: A...
In The Studio Podcast February 21, 2015
Interviews with the curator of The Art of John Lennon exhibition, on now through March 14th at the Liss Gallery in Yorkville, plus Ringo Starr bandmate Randy Cooke on the Beatle drummer’s chops behind the kit; and Sun Media Music Writer Darryl Sterdan...
In The Studio Podcast February 14, 2015
A feature interview with former Lowest of the Low leader Ron Hawkins; co-writer of the iconic “Tears Are Not Enough” Jim Vallance shares his memories on the 30th anniversary of the all-star Canadian charity single; plus we chime in on Kanye at the...
In The Studio Podcast February 7, 2015
Rock guitar legend Randy Bachman switches gears to a more bluesy rock project called “Heavy Blues” coming in April – he joins us with all the details; plus performer Stephen Stanley (ex-Lowest of the Low) and organizer Karen Pace tell us about the 7th...
In The Studio Podcast January 31, 2015
Great Big Sea leader Alan Doyle has just released his second solo album called “So Let’s Go” – he goes deep with Bob & Blair; plus we discuss the Tom Petty/Sam Smith plagiarism thing.
In The Studio Podcast January 24, 2015
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ambre McLean splits her time between Guelph and the Chatham-Kent area but she journeyed down the 401 to say hello in advance of a number of appearances; instrumental prog-rock guitarist David Barrett tells us about a new CD...
In The Studio Podcast January 17, 2015
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester tells us about her first new album in a decade with some help from her superstar friends; Toronto’s Gregg Lawless remains the best artist you’ve never heard of; and a big fight brewing over...
In The Studio 2014 Retrospect
Bob Reid and Blair Packham look back at 2014 "In The Studio".
In The Studio Podcast December 20, 2014
Some favourite live-in-studio Christmas song performances, the best in box sets, the saga of the Star Wars Christmas Album plus the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2015.
In The Studio Podcast December 13, 2014
Haven’t got your shopping done yet? Have no fear – we have ideas galore for the music lovers on your list from David Macmillan of True North Records, Eric Alper from E-One Entertainment and Sun Music writer Darryl Sterdan.
In The Studio Podcast December 6, 2014
Gowan joins us to promote his solo band shows in Mississauga (Dec 12) and Huntsville (Dec 13) as well as to catch us up on Styx and go way back to Rhinegold; singer-songwriter Robyn Dell’unto brings a wonderful lineup of peers to the Rivoli Dec 11th;...
In The Studio Podcast November 29, 2014
Celtic fusion act Rant Maggie Rant bring their show “Frost & Fire: A Celtic Christmas Celebration” to Hugh’s Room Dec 4th, London’s Aeolian Hall Dec 5th and Stratford Dec 13th. Founding members Glen Dias and Barry James Payne join us. Also details on...
In The Studio Podcast November 22, 2014
Our legendary pal Andy Kim tells us about his upcoming Christmas Shows in Toronto and Montreal and his coming-soon album produced by Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene; the repercussions of Taylor Swift vs Spotify; and Toronto needs a music history...
In The Studio Podcast November 15, 2014
Details on new material from classic rock acts (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan) with Sun Music Critic Darryl Sterdan, Bob & Blair on other Dylan stuff, the Zeppelin reunion offer rumour, and what our hosts have been up to themselves, musically...
In The Studio Podcast November 8, 2014
Juno Nominees and Canadian Folk Award winners Dala; Jen Schaffer & The Shiners; The Ditch Horses; the El Mocambo lives on and Blair Packham is back!
In The Studio Podcast November 1, 2014
A feature interview with Gordon Deppe of the Spoons and the City of Toronto’s new music head honcho Mark Tanner. Todd Miller of www.radiothatdoesntsuck.com guest co-hosts for Blair Packham.
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