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The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a Changing Time

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Connecting with artists on a personal level. The conversations touch on a number of areas including what they’re doing now, how they’re coping/keeping busy, what’s changed in the way they approach their art, staying relevant, positive, motivation, future plans.....

Connecting with artists on a personal level. The conversations touch on a number of areas including what they’re doing now, how they’re coping/keeping busy, what’s changed in the way they approach their art, staying relevant, positive, motivation, future plans.....

Location:

Canada

Description:

Connecting with artists on a personal level. The conversations touch on a number of areas including what they’re doing now, how they’re coping/keeping busy, what’s changed in the way they approach their art, staying relevant, positive, motivation, future plans.....

Language:

English


Episodes

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP43 - Jeff Jones & Gerry Finn

4/19/2022
Jeff Jones -- Ocean, Rush, Lawrence Gowan, Infidels, Red Rider, Tom Cochrane, Burton Cummings, The Carpet Frogs and so much more. Jeff is a Juno award winner with a distinguished 50-plus year career that has focused on lead and background vocals, as well as writing, recording and producing numerous albums and videos. As a member of Red Rider and The Carpet Frogs, Jeff continues to hit the road, year after year, touring throughout North America. A St. John’s Newfoundland native, Gerry Finn's...

Duration:01:24:10

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP42_C0ndu1t

2/22/2022
I had the pleasure of chatting with Sascha Tukatsch and Brian Hogue of C0ndu1t. A drummer for Platinum Blonde and The Blushing Brides, I met Sascha when he was drumming for The Dave Barrett Trio. Now working with singer/songwriter Brian Hogue, they are currently working on a new album to be released this year.

Duration:01:10:46

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Suzi Kory - EP41

2/15/2022
Born in Beirut and raised in Toronto, Suzi Kory burst on to the music scene in 2017 with a rock EP, entitled 'Spellcasting'. Mixing her passion for all thing Guns 'n Roses and Axel Rose with her love for country music, Suzi has released seven singles in three years (now eight as of this podcast), carved out a career for herself in the country music scene in Canada. Her most recent, A Better Man, follows her wild success with the video for her song I've Got a Feeling featuring her blow-up...

Duration:01:00:23

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP 40 - Doug Varty

2/8/2022
Doug Varty left home in 1970, at young age of 17, to join a band, and has never looked back. From my home town of London, Ontario, Doug's career path has seen him perform both as a solo act and in many bands, including the one he left home to join.....Sea Dog. A multi-instrumentalist, certified yoga instructor, singer/songwriter and teacher, Doug still lives in London with his family and continues to perform on both sides of the border. He was inducted into Forest City London Music Hall of...

Duration:01:06:48

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Gerry Mosby & Sil Simone - Ep39

2/1/2022
Gerry Mosby and Sil Simone, friends and collaborators. I was initially introduced to Gerry in 1979 when he was the bassist for the band Rhineghold. I met Sil in 2015 when he was performing in the theatre productions of Oh Canada What A Feeling. Gerry eventually turned his focus to producing, session work and jingle writing over the years. Sil currently performs with the Chicago tribute band Brass Transit and has contributed his guitar skills to Pretzel Logic, Tom Cochrane, Liberty Silver and...

Duration:01:24:58

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep38 - Ember Swift

12/7/2021
Ember Swift is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has been residing in Beijing, China for 13 years. I met Ember a few years ago when she was back in Canada performing at Hugh’s Room. Ember wrote her first song at the age of nine and has never stopped. She has toured Europe, North America, Australia and of course Asia. She has just released her 13th album, Mid-March Meltdown, which, by the way, has nothing to do with the pandemic but refers to another March years past. Welcome back!

Duration:01:08:28

The Pandemic Interviews- Conversations in a changing time - Ep37 - David Celia and Marla

11/9/2021
Taking a step back to July 14, 2020, I had the opportunity to chat with Toronto artist David Celia and his partner Marla. A highly respected independent guitarist, singer and songwriter. Crisscrossing Canada and Europe since 2005, Celia has built a large fan base across both continents. He was a member of a number of bands before deciding to forge ahead with a solo career.....that is until he met Marla. Celia has performed with many top name acts and has release a total of eight albums....

Duration:00:58:49

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep36 - Dan Clancy Part 2

11/2/2021
Part two with Lighthouse lead vocalist Dan Clancy as we delve deeper into the challenges and issues within the music business.....tip jars, the union and paying musicians a fair wage. Producer/engineer John Jamieson joins us for this discussion. Some great new tunes, advice for young musicians and a few fun questions to wrap things up.

Duration:00:52:51

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP35 - Dan Clancy (Lighthouse)

10/26/2021
A synopsis from the Lighthouse website -- Dan Clancy has been the dynamic lead vocalist for the Canadian rock band Lighthouse since 1992. He began singing with the Holy Cross church choir at six years of age and by eleven was fronting his first band. Dan's voice, with its enormous range, is the ideal vehicle to perform the classic Lighthouse hits as well as the new material that has been written specifically with his voice in mind. Lighthouse is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 by...

Duration:00:55:28

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep 34 - Alfie Zappacosta

10/19/2021
A familiar and well-known name in Canadian music, Alfie Zappacosta has been singing, songwriting and playing his guitar across Canada for close to 50 years. His first band Surrender was formed in 1978 and went on to sign with Capital records . Zappacosta is a two-time Juno Award winner....his first in 1985 as Most Promising Male Vocalist. He won his second Juno and American Music Award for Overload, used in the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing. The song was co-written with keyboardist Marco Luciani...

Duration:01:14:54

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep33 - Mitchell Field - Pt 2

10/5/2021
Mitchell Field began his music career as the drummer for John Lee Hooker. He formed Canadian rock band Hellfield in 1978 after recruiting Dave Hovey on guitar, Jamie Larsen on bass, Steve Coombs on drums and Rick Lamb on keyboards. Locking themselves in a studio, they emerged two month later with new material and a new demo. Hellfield went through a number of changes but stayed together long enough to make an impact on the North American rock scene. The band broke up in 1982. Field released...

Duration:00:45:03

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Mitchell Field - Ep32, Part 1

9/28/2021
Mitchell Field began his music career as the drummer for John Lee Hooker. After approaching CBS as a solo artist, Field was advised to put together a band and try again. That’s exactly what he did. With Dave Hovey on guitar, Jamie Larsen on bass, Steve Coombs on drums and Rick Lamb on keyboards…..Hellfield was born. Locking themselves in a studio, they emerged two month later with new material and a new demo. Residing in Montreal, Field is now working on a new Hellfield album along with the...

Duration:01:04:49

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep31 - Paul DeLong Revisited

9/21/2021
Let me see if I can sum up Paul’s extensive career in music in one paragraph. Paul is a Juno award winning performer and has spent almost 55 years as a working musician, touring and recording with artists Domenic Troiano, Kim Mitchell, Lawrence Gowan, David Clayton Thomas, Rik Emmett, Rodger Hodgson and a host of others. He is an author of two books on drumming and was an educator at Humber College for 33 years. Paul is a member of two tribute bands Brass Transit (the music of Chicago) and...

Duration:01:01:37

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep30 - Pat Blythe

9/14/2021
Author and podcaster of the Pandemic Interviews, this is my 30th podcast and I'm celebrating! May not seem like many to those who have published hundreds or more, but to this neophyte, it's an amazing feat. From going into this blindly and recording conversations with my cell phone, to now interviewing in a professional recording studio, this journey has been, if nothing else, mind blowing and a bit surreal. The past six years have been a whirlwind with massive changes in my life. This...

Duration:00:22:20

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP29 - Cathy Young

9/7/2021
She has been called a Yorkville Legend and a Canadian music icon and is a key part of the story of Toronto’s music history. Multi-talented and multi-faceted, Cathy is a vocalist, songwriter, producer, guitarist, harmonica and kazoo player. She won the Juno in 1974 for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year and was nominated 1975 for Best Female Artist for her second album. She is a founding member of the Spirit of Yorkville Alumni in Toronto. A 70 foot mural on 22-foot building in...

Duration:01:11:32

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep28 - Frank Cosentino

8/17/2021
Frank Cosentino bleeds the blues. Music, particularly the guitar, has been a central part of his life since the age of five. Frank was taken to a Jimi Hendrix concert at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1969 at the extremely young age of seven. Without realizing it at the time, it was a pivotal moment in Frank’s life, influencing and transforming his approach to the guitar and his own future music career. Fifty-two years later and with a collection of over 60 guitars, one is never far from his reach....

Duration:01:03:15

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a Changing Time - Ep27 - The Peptides

8/10/2021
The Peptides are an Ottawa-based, nine-member band…..five vocalists and four instrumentalists, producing a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The Peptides are known for their high energy, extravagant and colourful, live performances…..their music an eclectic mix of funk, soul, folk, gospel, Latin and new wave sound. A snapshot of Canadian diversity, The PepTides is a community of girls and guys, LGBTQ and straight, English and French; black, white and in between, Ukrainian, Mexican,...

Duration:01:02:25

The Pandemic Interviews -Conversations in a changing Time - Ep26 - John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews

8/5/2021
The Trews, formed in Antigonish, Nova Scotia by brothers Colin and John-Angus with good friend, bassist Jack Syperek, are now based in Hamilton, Ontario and are the cusp of celebrating 25 years together. I was joined in the studio by John-Angus, who drove into Toronto from Hamilton to chat about the pandemic and future of music, how he and the band have coped, lessons learned and looking forward to their new album to be released in the fall of 2022. The band perform their own distinctive,...

Duration:01:03:20

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep25, Part2 - Tom Wilson

7/20/2021
TOM WILSON is the bestselling author of Beautiful Scars as well as a five-time Juno winning Canadian musician. His band Junkhouse scored eleven top-ten hits in the 90's, and his iconic, Americana-fuelled Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has performed on stages from The Grand Ol Opry to Massey Hall. Tom’s most recent incarnation, Lee Harvey Osmond, has received extensive praise and airplay throughout the United States and Europe. His art has shown in galleries from New York City to Vancouver. He...

Duration:00:50:01

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - EP24, Part 1 - Tom Wilson

7/13/2021
Tom Wilson is a singer/songwriter/bestselling author/story teller/visual artist and 5x Juno award winner, the most recent Juno win was in 2020 for his latest release Mohawk. His bands Junkhouse, Lee Harvey Osmond and Blackie and The Rodeo Kings; the discovery of his Mohawk heritage; writing his autobiography Beautiful Scars; his recognition as an artist, and the many projects in between, Tom has been on a voyage of discovery his entire life. An extremely busy man, it took us seven months of...

Duration:00:55:42