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Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.

Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.
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Canada

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Music, faith, and everything in-between! Join music director and morning man James Kurtis (JOY Radio in Toronto) and award-winning artist/producer Drew Brown as they sit down each week to explore every aspect of life in Christian music. From interviews with today's top artists to fun and in-depth roundtable discussions, Between The Grooves is the ultimate resource for fans and worship leaders alike.

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English

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905-845-2821


Episodes

Spontaneous Worship with Bethel Music’s Josh Baldwin

1/14/2019
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This week we're getting Between The Grooves with Josh Baldwin, a songwriter and worship leader with Bethel Church and Bethel Music. We chat about Josh's upbringing as a pastor's kid, how he got involved with Bethel Music, and why spontaneous worship is such a powerful way to connect with God.

Duration:00:47:55

Persuing Multiple Music Projects with Jen Ledger

1/7/2019
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Jen Ledger has been playing drums for Skillet since 2008, but sometimes that musical itch grows beyond just one band. Her solo effort, Ledger, came to fruition last year and she joins the podcast to share what it's like to juggle multiple projects at once.

Duration:00:28:53

The BTG Christmas Special 2018

12/21/2018
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Grab the eggnog and a cozy place by the fire, the annual Between The Grooves Christmas special is here! Past BTG guests stop by to share their Christmas thoughts, memories, and traditions in this jam-packed episode of the podcast. Featuring Crowder, Hollyn, Brian Doerksen, Josh McCabe, Jennifer McGill, Jaylene Johnson, Micah Tyler, Joel Vaughn, Jon Steingard, Aaron Cole, Chelsea Amber, LoveCollide, David Zach, Ryan Stevenson, and more!

Duration:00:30:15

Professional Songwriting with Krissy Nordhoff

12/10/2018
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If you're a liner notes type of music fan, you've probably read the name Krissy Nordhoff. She's a professional songwriter whose songs have been recorded by artists including Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Lauren Daigle, Dustin Smith, and Michael Farren to name a few. Learn the inner workings of co-writing and musical mentorship in this episode of Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:39:51

Developing Your Sound with Joel Vaughn

12/3/2018
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Joel Vaughn grew up in the church and dreamed of pursuing one passion: To create music and lead people to Jesus. But knowing how to navigate that path isn't always easy. This Between The Grooves podcast shows how that journey can evolve your sound and take you to some unexpected places.

Duration:00:54:29

Making Videos and Citizenship Talk with Hawk Nelson’s Jon Steingard

11/26/2018
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This week we go Between The Grooves with Jon Steingard, frontman of Hawk Nelson. On top of all things Hawk, we discuss Jon's other creative outlet making videos and some of the intricacies of being a Canadian citizen living in the U.S.

Duration:00:37:09

Following the Path with Bill Gaither & Zach Williams

11/19/2018
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This week we're getting Between The Grooves with two guests in special one-on-one interviews. Up first is Bill Gaither, a true trailblazer in the music business who shares so much inspiration and insight from his lengthy and prestigious career. Then we welcome Zach Williams, a seasoned performer travelling with various bands now making an impact as a solo artist.

Duration:00:33:30

Workshopping Worship with Joshua Barbour

11/12/2018
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This episode of Between The Grooves features Joshua Barbour of Creekside Church and a great conversation for all creatives out there. Josh made the transition from his band Hearts In Stereo to full-time ministry, utilizing the skills he learned touring across Canada now as a worship director. We dive into the songwriting process, the importance of quantity over quality, and building a dream team for collaboration.

Duration:00:49:30

The Realities of Fame with Citizen Way’s Ben Calhoun

11/5/2018
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Ben Calhoun and the guys in Citizen Way consider themselves “musicianaries,” or musicians with a missionary-like calling. It's a healthy outlook for any up-and-coming worship artist, especially when fame starts getting in the way. This Between The Grooves podcast puts the realities of fame into perspective, offering some great advice on how to give back and pursue music for the right reasons.

Duration:00:40:04

Working Relationships with Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink

10/29/2018
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Trust, teamwork, communication, and respect are the keys to effective working relationships, especially when your work is coming home with you. Brooke Nicholls and Steve Lensink join Between The Grooves this week to talk about marriage, music, and how they mix the two. We discuss screen time and being present, their creative process, and how to work effectively by leaning on your partner's strengths.

Duration:00:48:44

Productivity & Time Management with Seth Mosley

10/22/2018
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This week, we get Between The Grooves with Seth Mosley, a producer, songwriter, publisher, and podcaster who loves helping others find clarity in their path towards a music career. A busy guy himself, Seth joins the podcast to talk about the importance of time management and offers some great tools for artists to use to increase their productivity. Connect with Seth Mosley Check out the Made It In Music Podcast and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian...

Duration:00:29:55

Worship is a Full-Contact Sport with Caitie Hurst

10/15/2018
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Caitie Hurst is a fairly new artist with an unconventional path to her record deal with Centricity Music. But her journey shows the importance of mentorship, embracing God's plan for your life, and why you need to play it out like a full-contact sport. Listen in for this Between The Grooves podcast. Connect with Caitie Hurst Find music and upcoming events at www.caitiehurst.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook, Twitter, and...

Duration:00:30:02

Releasing New Music with Chelsea Amber

10/8/2018
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With her brand new album, Face the Waves, set for release later this month, Chelsea Amber has some fresh perspective on getting music ready for release. In this Between The Grooves podcast, we sit down with this Juno-nominated singer/songwriter to talk about the recent Spotify announcement for direct uploads, social media strategies, and how an artist can know when a song is finished. Connect with Chelsea Amber Find music and upcoming events at www.chelseaamber.com and follow on Twitter and...

Duration:00:28:30

Open Doors and Road Life with Micah Tyler

10/1/2018
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There's nothing quite like hearing road stories from musicians and our guest this week, Micah Tyler, has got some goodies. More importantly, those stories have given him some valuable lessons about the doors God opens for those called to leading worship. He sits down for this Between The Grooves podcast to share what the tour life is really all about. Connect with Micah Tyler Find music and upcoming events at www.micahtyler.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our...

Duration:00:29:35

The Business of Music with Manafest

9/24/2018
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When it comes to marketing music online and building a fan base as an independent artist, there's no one quite like Christian rapper and rock artist Manafest. Fortunately, he loves to share that knowledge with others. Grab your notebooks, friends, this episode of Between The Grooves is a crash course to the music business. Connect with Manafest Find music and upcoming events at www.manafest.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join our Christian community on Facebook,...

Duration:00:30:02

Solo vs. Co-writing with Cody Carnes

9/17/2018
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After years of co-writing with his wife Kari Jobe and releasing his own solo material, Cody Carnes has an amazing perspective for anyone creating more music than they know what to do with. In this Between The Grooves podcast, we chat about the different writing processes, favourite studio gear, and how a family of artists balances and supports each other. Connect with Cody Carnes Find music and upcoming events at www.codycarnes.com and follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share Your Faith Join...

Duration:00:29:34

Funny Social Media and Musical Mindset with Crowder

9/10/2018
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Beards and belly laughs is an easy way to describe this week's guest, Crowder. A kindred spirit for our podcast as we dive into some great topics while never taking things too seriously. But that's just Crowder's approach when it comes to social media and his overall mindset to the music industry, all of which we talk about on this episode of Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:28:09

Worship Leadership with Matthew Fox

9/3/2018
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Matthew Fox has been serving as full time pastor and worship leader for over two decades now. That alone makes him an ideal guest for this episode all about leading worship and serving the local church. We discuss the ins and outs of planning out a service, song selection, and the importance of reaching the next generation this week on Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:43:46

Hustle and Grind with Aaron Cole

8/27/2018
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Aaron Cole has been grinding at his Christian Rap Ministry his whole life. That hustle took a kid from Bristol, VA, releasing his own albums at age 7, to signing with TobyMac's Gotee Records and enjoying every minute of the ride. We discuss his perspective on the music industry on this episode of Between The Grooves.

Duration:00:27:43

Artist Strategy with Hollyn

8/20/2018
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From American Idol to one of Christian music's fastest rising artists, Hollyn has been making all the right moves in her young career. This week on Between The Grooves, we chat with Hollyn about her path, musical influences, and the importance of project strategy.

Duration:00:28:56