In Studio with Bob and Blair
In The Studio Podcast July 5, 201407/05/14
Blair Packham returns from Ireland with a feature interview with Dublin singer-songwriter John Byrne, many more stories and some new songs; plus NOW Magazine’s Benjamin Boles fills us in on the growing popularity – and some conflicts – about...
In The Studio Podcast June 27, 2014
Christopher Ward guest co-hosts for Blair Packham one last time; guitarist extraordinaire (Crash Kelly, Helix, Nelly Furtado, Lee Aaron, Carole Pope) and author Sean Kelly; Alan Cross on the Science of Rock & Roll (on now at Ontario Science Centre)...
In The Studio Podcast July 27, 2013
A feature interview with Toto founding member David Paich as the band celebrates its 35th anniversary and gets ready to rock Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls on August 24th and 25th; also former Age of Electric frontman and current band-mate of Slash...
In The Studio Podcast June 29, 2013
It’s the Canada Day long weekend, so we’re revisiting some of our favourite visits with artists we are proud to call our own: David Clayton-Thomas, Ron Hynes, Alan Frew & Sam Reid of Glass Tiger, Whitehorse and Nash The Slash! Plus Eric Alper of E-One...
In The Studio Podcast June 22 2013
Drummer, solo artist and entertainment lawyer David Steinberg sits in with Bob for the vacationing Blair Packham; singer-songwriter James Clark has a pair of new tracks produced by Moe Berg of Pursuit of Happiness fame – both join us; blues dude Jake...
In The Studio Podcast June 15, 2013
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with the father-son musical combination of Prakash and Jordan John? Jordan’s long-awaited debut CD is expected in July – we’ll hear from the multi-instrumentalist and singer (the dude’s even played with...
In The Studio Podcast June 8
Blair Packham is traveling for a while, so our friend Eric Alper, Director of Media and Label Acquisitions for E-One Entertainment Canada (and Canada AM music correspondent) sits in with Bob this week. Guests include Fathead blues man Al Lerman who’s...
In The Studio Podcast June 1, 2013
The Rolling Stones will be rocking the ACC this Thursday night, performing on a stage resembling their iconic lips logo – we’ll meet the man who created that image, Ernie Cefalu. Also, music historian and documentarian Ralph Chapman tells us about his...
In The Studio May 25, 2013
Put one guy from The Jitters together with two guys from Chalk Circle and the 80s are back, baby! Blair sits down with Chris Tait and Brad Hopkins from Chalk Circle who are appearing live at Lee’s Palace on June 7th; Ryan Granville Martin has teamed...
In The Studio 5th Anniversary Special May 18, 2013
It was exactly five years ago that Blair and Bob began hosting a weekly music-focused talk show on NewsTalk 1010, so it’s time to celebrate with some of our favourite moments of the past half-decade. Memories include The Proclaimers, Nick Lowe, Burton...
In The Studio Podcast May 11. 2013
Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea joins us to talk about his solo touring (he’s at Hugh’s Room May 14 & 15), 20 years of Great Big Sea and new projects in the works; singer-songwriter Justin Hines doesn’t let his disability slow him down – his new release...
In The Studio Podcast May 4, 2013
iTunes is 10 years old and new digital services hit the market from HMV Canada and Twitter – E-one Entertainment’s Eric Alper walks us through them; Buble using auto-tune on his new single? Plus Metric in conversation from Canadian Music Week.
In The Studio Podcast April 27, 2013
E-one Entertainment’s Eric Alper gives us a first-hand debrief on last weekend’s Juno Awards and helps us mark the passing of Richie Havens; Reggae foundation man Willi Williams and Toronto’s Jason Wilson tell us about The Toronto Reggae Ska Explosion...
In The Studio Podcast April 20, 2013
One of Canada’s finest guitarists, Luke Doucet happened to be running in the Boston Marathon this past Monday. Fortunately he was unhurt but still obviously affected by the tragedy, and he shares his experience with us. Also, Heart in conversation at...
In The Studio Podcast April 13, 2013
Remember Kim Clarke Champniss from MuchMusic? He’s got an amazing new book all about the music and cultural-political impact of the 80s and the repercussions we are still feeling today – “The Republic of Rock ‘N Roll: The Roaring 80s from Curtis to...
In The Studio Podcast April 6, 2013
We remember legendary record producer Phil Ramone who passed away just recently with recollections from his long-time collaborator, session bassist Neil Jason; a number of other notable musician losses as well, and then in happier news, we talk up the...
In The Studio Podcast March 30, 2013
Enter The Haggis are far more than jigs and reels - the Toronto-based band has developed a huge following in the US (they've been on TV with Regis!) and have a very clever brand new album written entirely based on a single issue of the Globe & Mail....
In The Studio Podcast March 23, 2013
A very Canadian focus this week, since it’s Canadian Music Week: author and music business veteran Gerry Young joins us to talk about his book “Pop Goes The Weasel – Rock & Roll Off The Record” plus a feature interview with Canuckcore folk trio Trent...
In The Studio Podcast March 16, 2013
After more than 20 years, The Grapes of Wrath have a new album out and some upcoming dates in the area – Kevin Kane joins us on that; Billy Joel makes a dream come true; and Toronto’s David Barrett Trio releases their first full-length CD with help...
In The Studio March 9, 2013
Feature interviews with Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse) on his new project Lee Harvey Osmond (at The Great Hall March 22 with loads of special guests); his son Thomson sits in and we talk about his band, Harlan Pepper; Degrassi TV...
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