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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 - Ep24, 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

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep23 - Steve York, Mercy Flight

6/29/2021
Singer/songwriter Steve York started singing and playing in a blues band in Toronto as a teen. He began songwriting and fronting a grunge rock band in his twenties. At the same time that Nirvana and Pearl Jam were popularizing grunge music in Seattle, Steve and his band SST were pioneering grunge in Toronto. Steve’s band Mercy Flight is his soul child and an ongoing collaboration with fellow musicians Katey Morley, Dan Miller, Tony Rabalao and Tom McKay.

Duration:00:52:33

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep22 - Davide Di Renzo

6/22/2021
Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Davide Di Renzo is a musician’s musician and has had the good fortune to play with damn near everybody. One of the most versatile and in-demand drummers in Canada, Davide has equally strong profiles in jazz, rock, pop and R&B. An alumnus of U of T’s Jazz Studies program, Davide was nominated as Jazz Drummer of the year at the National Jazz Awards in 2008. He won a Juno in 2007 as a member of Jacksoul for R&B Soul Recording of the Year. Davide has...

Duration:00:50:28

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep21 - David Michael Moote

6/15/2021
Today’s podcast conversation is with David Michael Moote, a multifaceted performer originally from my home town of London, ON. I first met David six years ago as cast member in the production Oh Canada, What A Feeling, based on the book, Oh What A Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music, by author Martin Melhuish. David studied voice and piano from age six and performed professionally in the theatre as a child and teen, studied classical Voice Performance at McGill University and has a...

Duration:00:54:31

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep20 - Marco Argiro

6/8/2021
Marco Argiro is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and owns his own label, Outright Rock Records. Originally from Florida, then New York City and now residing Nashville since 2017, Marco is a former member of the NYC power-pop trio Le Mood, is lead singer and guitarist for the transatlantic band The Killing Floor and is a member of a Nashville group called The Tenders (currently on hiatus). He began his solo act, Marco With Love, while still living in New York and now...

Duration:01:03:08

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep19 - Frank Zirone

6/1/2021
Gigging in cover bands part-time since 1968 and writing his own songs, one of them called You’re on the Radio was the start of it all. Frank formed the band Zero-One, signed a deal with Anthem Records and recorded one album. The band was nominated for a Juno in 1981 for Best New Group before disbanding in 1982. Frank went on to form Hanover Fist in 1984 and his song, Metal of the NIght, was chosen by Eddie Van Halen as the lead song for a new movie. Now writer, producer and director of...

Duration:00:49:48

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep18 - Patricia Silver

5/25/2021
Patricia Silver has combined her passion for music and performance, her sharp entrepreneurial skills, her commitment to community service, and her dedication to her family into a successful career and busy, but happy, lifestyle. She is considered a pioneer and a leader in the music industry. She founded the Sphere Entertainment Agency, is the author of two best-selling children’s books and is one of the founders of Canada's biggest a cappella festival, SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival,...

Duration:00:53:26

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep17 - Mike Celia

5/18/2021
Toronto Indie artist Mike Celia was my very first conversation, and very first recording. Mike, an accomplished guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, was gracious enough to inaugurate the series. At that time I didn’t even have a name for it. The recording is extremely rough around the edges so bear with me on this one.....and my apologies to Mike. A secret guitarist for 10 years, Mike has been performing live for 15 years. He tours with Tanika Charles and Digging Roots and I was fortunate...

Duration:00:36:58

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep16 - Eddie Bullen

5/11/2021
Eddie Bullen is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer. His deep love and passion for music is apparent every time you see him perform, and he loves nothing better than sharing that passion with his audiences. If there is a piano or keyboard anywhere within 500 paces, Eddie will find it and gravitate towards it like magnet. Since his move to Toronto from Grenada in 1980, Eddie has never stopped. His lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards, including a Juno. From his first...

Duration:00:50:05

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep15 - April

5/4/2021
Hamilton, Ontario is the home of gritty, knuckle-baring, driving rock and roll. It is also home of the band April. Don’t let the name fool you. These four guys are full on rock with a punk, in-your-face edge to their music. They are determined to entertain and get you moving. Founded by bassist/songwriter Eric Meloche, April is PJ Reynolds (drums), Evan Bowker (vocals) and guitarist/songwriter/producer Stacy Stray. The band’s name is in remembrance of one of Eric’s sons who’s birth month...

Duration:00:57:33

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep14 - Brandon Gregory, Drop Top Alibi

4/27/2021
Part of Toronto’s vibrant local Indie scene, Drop Top Alibi (DTA) was formed in June of 2016 by Brandon Gregory and Dylan Wykes. In very short order DTA found themselves recording their debut single “Holding the Gun,” at Metalworks Studios with Gilby Clarke (formerly of Guns n’ Roses) producing. They released their self-titled EP in 2017 and later that year supported Gilby during his Canadian fall tour. In the summer of 2019, the band were named 97.7 CHTZ FM’s Rock Search winners, earning...

Duration:00:35:59

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep13 - Cheryl Lescom

4/20/2021
As the late, great Long John Baldry once said, "Cheryl Lescom has one of the best and biggest voices in Canada." A vocal powerhouse, with a voice that has been described as “soulful road weary, yet sweet and sophisticated”. A matter-of-fact, straight shooter, Cheryl Lescom pulls no punches. She can be all rough and tumble on the outside but her heart as is big as her voice……and it’s huge. In her 45 plus year career, Cheryl has performed with the some of the best blues artists in Canada....

Duration:00:54:45

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep12 - Steve Pelletier

4/13/2021
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, bassist Steve Pelletier has remained a "Hamiltonian". He currently performs with Colin James but his career has seen him perform and record with an eclectic and wide range of musical groups including The Julian Taylor Band, Matt Andersen, Jeff Healey, Sass Jordan, Long John Baldry, Sue Foley, Crystal Shawanda, the Shuffle Demons and so many more. In the Summer of 2020, Steve launched his YouTube series called “The Basement Sessions”, a collection of...

Duration:01:01:35

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep11 - Sarah Smith

4/6/2021
Singer/songwriter/performer Sarah Smith is known as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Prior to 2020, Sarah performed over 300 shows per year traveling across Canada, Europe and the U.K. Sarah lives and breathes music....it is her calling. A deeply caring and warm person, Sarah’s depth of passion, her incredible personal magnetism and a voice that oozes emotion. She is one of the very few artists that can have an audience fall in love with her within the first three bars...

Duration:00:42:20

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - E10 - Leon Harrison of The Lazys

3/30/2021
A no-nonsense hard rock combo from Sydney, Australia, The Lazys formed in 2006, earning a solid reputation both for the quality of their music and their strong work ethic, contradictory to their name. In 2015 they made their first appearance in Toronto with a string of shows during Canadian Music Week. The adventure to Canada proved to be a game-changer for the band. They ended up working with a igh-profile booking agent and signed a North American management deal. Leon is currently putting...

Duration:00:31:59

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep9 - Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

3/23/2021
Singer/songwriter Samantha Martin is a petit powerhouse. Never underestimate the exploding force of her bluesy, soulful, new Orleans smoky bar voice. Samantha released her first EP in 2004. Fast forward to 2014 and Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar were born of a need to put together a performance for Folk Alliance Canada that didn’t include bass and drums. The combination of three vocalists and a guitar was created and has expanded from the original quartet to the current 12-piece ensemble....

Duration:00:57:25

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep8 - Ember Swift

3/16/2021
Today’s artist is singer/songwriter Ember Swift. Publicist Jane Harbury reached out to me a few years ago with a recommendation I come and see Ember’s show at Hugh's Room in Toronto. Writing since the age of nine, performing since the age of ten, Ember released her first self-titled album in 1996. Although originally from Toronto, Ember has been a resident of Beijing for 12 years and is fluent in three languages, English, French and Mandarin. With her beautiful, natural vibrato, Ember’s...

Duration:01:02:32

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time Ep7 - Julian Taylor

3/9/2021
A truly gifted singer/songwriter, Julian Taylor is also a born performer, and as a performer, nothing gives him greater joy that being on stage with his band, spreading the music and the happiness. Of West Indian and Mohawk descent, Julian brings a unique perspective to his music. I admire his passion, his depth, his skills at writing both music and lyrics but most of all his humanity.

Duration:00:46:57

The Pandemic Interviews - Conversations in a changing time - Ep6 - Shakura S'Aida

3/2/2021
Shakura S'Aida.....singer, songwriter, mother, actor, play write, world traveler, Maple Blues award winner, Juno nominee, three albums with a fourth in the works, lead singer of the 13-piece world music ensemble Kaleefah, tri-lingual, she is Brooklyn born, raised in Switzerland, but she has chosen to make her home in Canada.

Duration:01:05:49