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The Desert Tiger Podcast interviews musicians of different genres, athletes, artists, authors, comedians and people with interesting things to say. It is our passion to bring to you what drives and inspires these incredible people. The podcast is hosted by Colton Geschwandtner, a former bassist with prairie pop punk band Almost Alien, arts enthusiast, and highly interesting person. Shows release every Thursday (with bonus content occasionally releasing on Tuesday) on Apple music, Google Play, and Stitcher!

The Desert Tiger Podcast interviews musicians of different genres, athletes, artists, authors, comedians and people with interesting things to say. It is our passion to bring to you what drives and inspires these incredible people. The podcast is hosted by Colton Geschwandtner, a former bassist with prairie pop punk band Almost Alien, arts enthusiast, and highly interesting person. Shows release every Thursday (with bonus content occasionally releasing on Tuesday) on Apple music, Google Play, and Stitcher!
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Kamloops, British Columbia

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The Desert Tiger Podcast interviews musicians of different genres, athletes, artists, authors, comedians and people with interesting things to say. It is our passion to bring to you what drives and inspires these incredible people. The podcast is hosted by Colton Geschwandtner, a former bassist with prairie pop punk band Almost Alien, arts enthusiast, and highly interesting person. Shows release every Thursday (with bonus content occasionally releasing on Tuesday) on Apple music, Google Play, and Stitcher!

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Episodes

Tom Stephen on keeping a beat from the "Best Seat"

4/17/2019
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Tom Stephen is the author of the new novel “Best Seat in the House”, which is an inside look into Tom’s time as both drummer and co-manager of The Jeff Healey Band for over a decade. Tom hopes to spark the process of getting his late, great, bandmate Jeff Healey into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame by reviving and sharing many of the stories and experiences that they shared together. From meeting each other as teenagers, being nominated for a Grammy award, and being featured in the timeless...

Duration:01:18:16

D.O. Gibson is Staying Driven while finding his "Second Home"

4/11/2019
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They say if the road isn't what you want it to be, that you should work to shape it for not only yourself but for others. D.O. Gibson has been living that mindset since taking his first steps into the rap game in 1999, constantly challenging himself to create better opportunities. Whether it was open mics with live bands, breaking the world record for longest freestyle, or making his own label and helping showcase fellow musicians in the Netherlands. In fact D.O.'s relationship with the...

Duration:01:25:48

Tanner Cyr is now Homeless In Hawaii!!!

4/4/2019
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After 'A Storm You Can Weather' past guest Tanner Cyr returns to the DTP to discuss how his band has evolved from a solo project into the new group, Homeless In Hawaii! With new experiences you can find new knowledge, and sometimes even new friends or band mates. When Tanner last joined us he was one month away from his first true tour, and in the process of creating his 3rd album, 'A Storm You Can Weather'. Since then Tanner has managed to tour in support of the album a second time in 2018,...

Duration:01:25:42

The Champagne Campaign Celebration with Maestro Fresh Wes

3/21/2019
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Sometimes you need to take a moment to appreciate your achievements while still moving forward. With his platinum selling, Juno Award winning debut album Symphony In Effect turning thirty this year, Maestro Fresh Wes is celebrating over 3 decades of turning records into history with his latest release 'Champagne Campaign'. Even with all the experiences and blessings Wes has recieved, the songwriter, actor, and author, is driven to continue raising the bar for himself, taking time to show he...

Duration:00:38:43

Smoke From All The Friction w/ Cam Gillette

3/15/2019
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Friction is the force that opposes relative motion between to surfaces in contact. Even with this opposition friction isn't always negative, in fact it creates energy. Energy essential to things like engines, hydro energy, and even the creative process. Cam Gillette embraces this idea, constantly melding genres, collaborations, and melting expectations with his project Smoke From All The Friction. Looking to inspire and provoke your mind while drawing you in with industrial electro pop...

Duration:01:22:22

Breaking Out West (with) Like A Motorcycle

3/8/2019
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Like A Motorcycle are a melee attack with a soundtrack, a hurricane looking to create a semi controlled chaos on every stage they ride across. With a sound that commands the attention of seasoned punks and young rebels alike, the Nova Scotian four piece are building a reputation world wide of show stealing, hard partying, punk rock antics. KT and Michelle join the DTP to discuss how the parts we're put together for this roaring engine of a band, what touring is like for a maritime group, and...

Duration:01:14:06

Derek Sharp / The Guess Who

2/28/2019
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Derek Sharp is the longest tenured singer in The Guess Who, who recently released their first major album in over 20 years, entitled ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’. Derek has spent over 20 years playing music professionally and over a decade touring with one of Canada’s greatest rock acts. D Sharp joins the DTP to talk about how he ended up joining The Guess Who, and how after years of playing together the band decided it couldn’t wait any longer to get into the studio. Writing songs...

Duration:01:22:04

True Rocker's with Monster Truck singer/bassist Jon Harvey

2/21/2019
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Jon Harvey and Monster Truck are determined to prove that rock and roll lives strong across the globe, on festival stages, smoke filled clubs, and possibly even your local hockey arena. Constantly putting rubber to the road Monster Truck are currently getting down and dirty in support of their latest record, True Rockers, which was recently nominated for the 2018 Juno Rock Album of the Year. Jon joins the DTP to discuss True Rockers. From working with producers Dan Weller and Gavin Brown,...

Duration:00:50:57

Beachfires with T.Nile

2/7/2019
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Beachfires, T. Nile’s fourth album and her first release since 2014’s Tingle & Spark, blends distant echos of a traditional folk upbringing with vintage and modern electronics, creating a sound at the leading edge of the electro-folk movement. T.Nile joins the DTP to discuss Beachfires and its lead single 'Note To Self', the time period since releasing Tingle & Spark, her genre blending creative energy, dealing with unexpected tragedy and loss, depression and mental health, technology,...

Duration:01:37:40

'Three Years' of Recovery with Sandra Bouza

2/1/2019
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R&B/Pop singer Sandra Bouza joins the DTP to discuss her latest EP 'Three Years'. After spending 3 years playing covers in Morocco and deciding it was time to take control of her life, Sandra returned to Canada to record three powerful tracks that dive deep into her own struggles with addiction and her journey to sobriety. Sandra finally feels that she as at the point in her road of recreation that she is not only comfortably talking about her struggles, but driven to continue on the path...

Duration:00:52:05

John Angus MacDonald / The Trews

1/24/2019
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John Angus MacDonald, lead guitarist of The Trews, joins the show to discuss the bands latest album Civilianaires. Civilianaires is the start of a new book in the tales of the group, as it is the first release after their 2016 self curated greatest (at that time) hits album. It shows a strong push towards new elements and growth, with the band bringing in youthful energy and fresh collaborators. Civilianaires seems to be a natural evolution, one The Trews themselves feel was necessary,...

Duration:00:59:09

A Soundscape to Indifference with Marcus Haran

1/17/2019
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Marcus Haran is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Paris, France and raised in Toronto, Canada. His latest album 'A True Story. A Soundscape to In-Difference' is a powerful look into Marcus's past, and eventual growth into the supernova he continues to shine like. Inspired by the astrological symbolism of the planets in the universe and how they connect with his own journey of overcoming adversity, Marcus covers various topics and experiences that have lead him to...

Duration:01:00:04

#51 - In The City

1/10/2019
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Ashley Jane and Timon Wientzek are the duo behind Toronto pop folk group In The City, who are preparing to release their second EP MaryAnn. The EP is a tribute to Jane's late mother and looks at memories and stories of her mother from various perspectives. The group recently released their first single from the EP entitled "Best Time" which is a heart touching song that reminds us not to dwell on the tragedy of lose, and rather celebrate the memories we hold dear, as Jane sings from her...

Duration:01:06:10

#50 - Gordie Johnson / Big Sugar

12/27/2018
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Gordie Johnson is the lead singer,guitarist, and writer for rock acts Big Sugar and Grady. Gordie discusses Big Sugar's late bassist Garry Lowe who passed away in 2018. Remembering how Gordie managed to eventually recruit the bass player of his dreams, and talking about the tribute show the band has planned to celebrate Lowe's life, that will feature various other musicians joining together to cover various Big Sugar classics. Gordie also takes some time to discuss his various projects, Big...

Duration:00:38:39

#49 - Andy Kim

12/13/2018
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Andy Kim is considered a legend by many in the Canadian Music Industry, having sold over 30 million records, and being inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Walk of Fame. He also wrote many hit songs including Sugar, Sugar Even with all these accolades Andy has received, it is ironic that he remains all but nameless and faceless today. But Andy wants people to attach to his music, not to his persona, as he once again continues...

Duration:01:10:17

#48 - Foster The Prankster

11/15/2018
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Foster has been paving his path in his hometown for New Jersey with both his lyrics and vocal approach, but as of 2016 he has been going about things a bit differently. Going against the grain, and the idea that rap and hip-hop is lacking from its use of produced beats, Foster decided it was time to put together a collective of musicians diverse enough to match his own influences and passions. After some serious searching Foster finally found a crew eclectic enough to fit the roll of "The...

Duration:01:27:17

#47 - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne

11/1/2018
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Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne has been releasing albums for over two decades, and playing music for over six. Yet he has no intention of slowing down, driven by inspiration and perspiration, the Blues Boss is fresh of the release of his 10th album "Inspired By The Blues". Kenny recalls his experiences growing up around music, first starting in the choirs of the churches his father preached in, then receiving influence from family members considered a bit more free spirited. To working with other...

Duration:01:23:08

#46 - Greg Torwalt / Too Soon Monsoon

10/26/2018
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Greg Torwalt is the Vocalist and Keyboardist for rising Canadian Alt-Pop duo Too Soon Monsoon. After almost a year Greg returns to the DTP to discuss how TSM has evolved since touring in the fall of 2017. The bands sound has become much more experimental, and the lyrics much more reflective as they start to prepare for the release of their first full album, and we talk about what brought on this inspiration. We discuss what lead Greg on an inward path and how he himself has also evolved over...

Duration:00:56:09

#45 - Malcolm Jay

10/18/2018
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Malcolm Jay is a producer and emcee who hails from Winnipeg Manitoba. He has released 2 albums that cover subjects like self reflection, cultural division, creating memories, and having his identity mistaken. When he isn't creating his own music or touring, Malcolm spends his time teaching and developing youth in the art of hip-hop, helping them develop their flow, writing, and even beat production. For Malcolm hip-hop isn't just a way of expression, its a way of planting seeds in peoples...

Duration:01:00:36

#44 - Tim Millar (Protest The Hero)

9/20/2018
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Tim Millar recently sat down to discuss Protest The Hero. Starting off from what the band considers an essential part in their history, Their 2005 release Kezia, which saw the band switch up their style a bit and progress into a tighter sounding unit then ever before. We then cover how the band has grown and progressed since then, earning recognition and touring world-wide and continuing to evolve their melodic yet energetic style of creation. We discuss what the future holds for PTH (new...

Duration:01:07:53