In Studio with Bob and Blair
In The Studio Podcast May 23, 201505/22/15
We pay our respects to BB King; go deep on Elvis Costello’s “My Aim Is True” album with author Richard Crouse; and catch up with Simon Law (ex Soul 2 Soul) and Jen Schaffer (Jen Schaffer and The Shiners)
In The Studio Podcast May 16, 2015
Two absolute greats – and former band mates! – join us to talk about their new albums: Country-folk icon Ian Tyson, and blues-rock guitar great David Wilcox.
In The Studio Podcast May 9, 2015
Internet sensation turned Top 20 success Dan Talevski; Singer-songwriter Danny Michel on music’s coolest gig-mobile; and Blair Packham reports on his songwriting camp experience in Vancouver with the Nimbus School of Recording Arts
In The Studio Podcast May 2, 2015
Todd Miller of Radio That Doesn’t Suck.com guest co-hosts for Blair Packham; Music journalist Karen Bliss on her www.samaritanmag.com project; Seneca College’s John Switzer on the Independent Music Production program; a music-related item buried in...
In The Studio Podcast April 25, 2015
Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Fergus Hambleton (Sattalites) releases his new solo album “Written On The Wind” April 29th at Hugh’s Room; performer Douglas Cameron (“Mona With The Children”) previews the Neil Young tribute “Borrowed Tunes” at...
In The Studio Podcast April 18, 2015
Highlights of previous interviews with Jim Vallance (co-writer of “Tears Are Not Enough”), Randy Bachman, Ringo Starr sideman Randy Cooke and Great Big Sea leader & solo artist Alan Doyle.
In The Studio Podcast April 11, 2015
Prolific rocker, singer, songwriter Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings) talks about the brand new release from his project Lee Harvey Osmond as well as Hamilton’s musical legacy and his upcoming memoir; Sun Media music writer Darryl...
In The Studio Podcast April 4, 2015
A feature interview with director Denny Tedesco on his documentary “The Wrecking Crew” about that amazing group of California session musicians who played on countless 60s and 70s hits from the Beach Boys, Mamas & Papas, The Byrds, The Monkees and...
In The Studio Podcast March 28, 2015
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".
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