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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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English

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Episodes

#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

#43 - Carried Away

9/6/2018
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Carried Away are building up steam, currently on their first tour across Western Canada and gearing up for their second release, the band clearly has its sights on lighting things up. Find out more about this power packed alternative group as Alex (Guitar), Maddie (Vocals), and Daniel (Guitar), discuss the last 3 years as a group and how working together has allowed them to find strength in their own output as musicians. We also talk about how their inspirations vary but end up melding...

Duration:01:00:09

#42 - The Faceplants

8/23/2018
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Fresh of the release of their debut album "Animalistic", The Faceplants are ready to share the sound the have been crafting for the last few years. The band stopped in to talk about the process of writing this album and how they have evolved as musicians and individuals over the last six years since the EP they released in 2012. We discuss the ever important topic of finding oneself, a central theme in Animalistic, as well as the patience it takes to get traction in the music industry. From...

Duration:01:24:39

#41 - John Dissed

7/27/2018
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John Dissed is an American musician and activist. He spent over 3 years researching for his latest album "American University", which is a look at the JFK assassination through the eyes of JFK, his brother Robert, his mistress Mary, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Lee's Mistress as well. It is a compelling view on one of the most important political events to ever take place! We also discuss his background in classical music, how his love of rock and roll grew, the differences between those worlds,...

Duration:02:58:09

#40 - Quinn McGraw of Living Machines/ Splice Comics

7/19/2018
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Quinn McGraw is a creative powerhouse, whether its drumming in prog metal band Living Machines, or writing storylines for Splice Comics, he is constantly putting his passion towards something! Gemini: A Tale Of Future Earth, not only tells the story of warring world after asteriods crash into the earth in visual form, but is also encompassed into the lyrics of Living Machines themselves, giving an entire other view on Quinn's vision. We discuss how this dynamic works within the band, as well...

Duration:01:22:15

The Double Down!

7/12/2018
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Colton reflects on past episodes and guests, and also talks about some of the things they have done since being on the show! He also talks about future guests of the podcast and the goal to eventually release 2 episodes every week! Colton also talks about the other ways that Desert Tiger has grown, from just a podcast, to producing video content for YouTube, a Twitch streaming channel, and live event promotion that is highlighted by both the former video providers! So join in and reflect on...

Duration:01:56:43

#39 - Former WWF / WWE Referee Kevin Jefferies

6/21/2018
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Wrestling and Kevin Jefferies go back as long as the former WWF referee can remember, from throwing concession food at wrestlers as a kid, to even today where he still refs charity shows and helps guide young talent. I sat down with Kevin to discuss how he broke into the business, working his way up from helping with ring set up and wrestlers coats, to training with some of British Columbia's wrestling legends! We also discuss his work with both Stampede and WWF, how he stays involved in the...

Duration:01:17:12

#38 - Alone I Walk & Bellevue Acapella Extravaganza

6/14/2018
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It's the return of past guests Alone I Walk & Bellevue! I caught up with them during AIW's Wander tour, that saw the band open for PVRIS, play at Canadian Music Week, and tour parts of the United States! We discussed what both groups have been working on since I talked to them last October, how they feel both groups are stronger working together, and the other important things like whats new and killer in pop punk, gaming, and staying entertained on the road! Its a trip full of laughs,...

Duration:00:59:37

#37 - Kytami

6/7/2018
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Violinist extremist Kytami joins me on the DTP! Combining the classical elements of fiddle and violin with Drum n Bass, Dubstep, and Hip-Hop; Kytami has been soaring above genres and labels. After years of touring the world with her brand of classically influenced electronic music, this energetic firecracker is continually evolving and just keeps getting better. We sat down to discuss how she transitioned from the classical music she was trained in since youth, into the exploding electronic...

Duration:01:01:51

#36 - Marcellus Prime

5/24/2018
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Marcellus Prime is a machine, a Human Terminator even, tearing through his competition in ring one match at a time. Being a veteran of the United States Navy, hard work is nothing new for this 6 foot 275 lb beast. He reminds you of many powerhouse wrestlers that have graced the main stages across the world and with good reason, he is a TANK! Throw in a charisma that seems to just come naturally to the man also known as Solo, and it makes for a show that needs to seen to be believed! We...

Duration:00:24:59

#35 - FELICITY

5/17/2018
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FELICITY is a Pop Punk band that hails from Florida, and all five members sat down to share the groups story! The guys got together to talk about how the right pieces all came together to create the band, working with legendary Producer Andrew Wade and how he help influence the bands creative process, and some of their experiences with Vans Warped Tour and The Vans Warped Rewind at Sea! All this and more so join me and the members of Felicity as we discuss everything about the band and even...

Duration:01:31:52

#34 - Author Alex McGilvery

5/10/2018
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Canadian author Alex McGilvery has written over a dozen novels, ranging a variety of different genres and subject matter. Fantasy, Dystopian zombie futures, and steam-punk inspired adventures are just a few of the stories you will find in the pages of Alex's work. Alex joined me to discuss his career as a writer, how mental illness has affected him and eventually found it's way in some of the characters he writes! We also discuss his editing and writing blog Celtic Frog, and the key elements...

Duration:01:27:50

#33 - Sue Foley

4/26/2018
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Sue Foley is a multi award winning musician, she is also considered one of the finest roots and blues musicians working today. Sue joined me to discuss when she fell in love with the blues, moving to Nashville and how it influenced her, her 30+ year career in music, and her latest album The Ice Queen. Join another amazing journey with Desert Tiger and blues guitar virtuoso Sue Foley! Find out more about Sue Foley! Check out our Website! Subscribe to the DTP on iTunes! Follow the DTP on...

Duration:00:55:30

#32 - iLLvibe

4/20/2018
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iLLvibe is one of Canada's hottest growing hip-hop artists and it's not hard to see why! Driven to not only make a career out of music, but to build a legacy of leadership, hardwork, and good laughs. His new album Antigravity drops today and believe me, it is gold you can stream straight to your ears. Illy was my guest on today's show and we discuss how his career has lead to Antigravity, his passion to be unique in a world full of trends, and how with positivity and grind he was able to not...

Duration:01:32:37

#31 - Jeffery Straker

4/12/2018
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Jeffery Straker is a powerfully inspiring singer/songwriter, playing over 100 shows in Canada a year, working with multiple charities, has written a soundtrack for the musical US, has released 6 + albums and live recordings over 12 years, played sold out shows with symphonies, and shared stories of his small Saskatchewan town around the world. Jeffery is my guest today and we discuss how his music has evolved over the years up to his latest release Dirt Road Confessional, as well as some of...

Duration:01:04:27

#30 - 54-40 / Brad Merritt

4/5/2018
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54-40 is one of Canada's most storied rock bands. With over 35+ years of experience, 14 albums, 8 EPs and collections, multiple platinum and gold records, and tons of singles that still get sung along with by fans country wide! Brad Merritt has been a part of the whole journey as one of 54-40's founding members, and we discuss the bands history album by album! We also talk about a ton of other subjects like inspiration, tours, rewriting some of their classic songs in a new style, and so much...

Duration:01:56:29