June 5, 2019
Jack de Keyzer – World Class Blues Music
Aired Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Famous Canadian Blues Musician brings audiences to their feet over and over again!
Bob Dylan says “If Jack de Keyzer was from Chicago, New York or LA, he’d be famous” And Jeff Healey shares his admiration with saying “The finest blues guitarist in Canada”.
Guitarist, singer, song writer, band leader and producer Jack de Keyzer plays the blues worldwide. His music has taken him from Alert, Nunavut to Puerto Escondido, Mexico; Athens, Greece to Hornby Island, BC and many points in between. A prolific artist and song writer Jack has released 11 CD’s and 1 DVD and played on hundreds of record sessions. An exciting performer, he performs an average of 150 shows per year and has brought audiences to their feet at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals including the Montreal Jazz Fest, Blues Sur Seine (France) The Ottawa Blues Festival and Puerto Blues, (Mexico). One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists, de Keyzer has been nominated for the Juno (Blues Album) 6 X and won the Juno twice in 2003 and 2010. He has also won 7 Maple Blues Awards, (Canada’s national blues awards) placed first in the USA International Song writing Competition and CBC radio’s Great Canadian Blues Award. Always touring with an incredible band of top musicians, de Keyzer will have you rocking to his hot blues, smooth r&b and soul jazz. World class. Jack de Keyzer
Join us today as we enjoy his world class blues music!
May 1, 2019
Gary Stroutsos – A Passion For Sound Travelling
Aired Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Evoking a spirit of place and the voices of the land, Gary’s Stroutsos musical works includes internationally-acclaimed recordings at sacred sites, using the unique acoustics and history of each great space as the starting point for musical exploration:
A shared moment in a timeless place, where flute melodies, ancestral and modern, play off one another and songs come alive, buoying and breathing through the generations.
In over thirty recordings, including a number of recordings made on location from the plains of the Dakotas, to the canyon lands of the Southwest, to the shores of the Pacific Coast, Stroutsos has created a body of work which expresses a passion for sound traveling:
Music without borders.
Gary’s New Album Reflections of the Taj Mahal: A Tribute To Paul Horn is Serene, spacious, and floating, and pays tribute to one of the greats–the highly innovative and jazz-minded improviser Paul Horn, who is often (incorrectly, says Gary!) referred to as “the grandfather of New Age music.” This new album is a perfect soundtrack for yoga, meditation, driving, the healing arts, and more.
April 24, 2019
Debbie Cunningham – A Million Kisses
Aired Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Today our guest, romantic jazz / pop artist, Debbie Cunningham, shares stories behind the songs on her newest album, A Million Kisses, about her own marriage experience through seasons of grief and her daughter’s unexpected health issues, weaving in stories of other couples that have stayed together through infidelity, terminal illness, loss, infertility, addiction, and in an unusual twist- even the journey of an arranged marriage.
“Marriage is a bit like dancing. It’s supposed to be fun but it’s harder than it looks.” -Debbie Cunningham
About Debbie Cunningham
Debbie Cunningham is a romantic jazz/pop artist residing in Franklin,TN. She writes songs about staying in love, pursuing your dreams and living life as a mid-life female. She is passionate about her family, relationships, loving others well, sunsets and dark chocolate!
For more info: https://debbiecunningham.net/
Today’s show is sponsored by:
The Connection App – Making Together Better
April 17, 2019
Donna DeLory – Here In Heaven
Aired Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Today’s Guest, Donna DeLory, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist has released her new album, Here in heaven to acclaimed success!
Donna DeLory is the daughter of renowned session musician, Al DeLory, Producer – arranger, and band member of the Wrecking Crew responsible for countless hits in the 60s and 70s, and has also done several tours with world renowned Madonna! She has embarked on a personal life long journey full of musical experiences that has proven to bring about a very successful recording career.
Today Donna steps out, front and center, on the world stage with her acclaimed Here In Heaven album which we’ll be airing a few of our favourite songs from. We are just so pleased to have her on our show to hear the stories behind each one.
April 3, 2019
Behind The Scenes Of Mastering Your Music
Aired Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Co-host Eric Lambier is featured during the first half of the show as he sits at his own piano playing a variety of styles to demonstrate the importance of practice. We then get to hear his newly written song ‘Fat And Happy’ which we feel would be perfect for a Walt Disney Movie!
Co-host Lisa Berry then blasts the airwaves with her song ‘Hands Off DONT Touch’ which offers a fun upbeat rhythm to the important conversation of respecting personal space. Join them as they reveal the story behind each song and give tips on connecting with your music.
March 20, 2019
The Never-Ending Storytelling with The Spoon’s – Musician, Performer, and Author Gordon Deppe and Musician, Artist, and Profession Storyteller – Heather Elaine Whaley
Aired Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Remarkable, Memorable, Iconic; just a few ingredients by the ‘Spoonful’ for successful storytelling. A story that leaves you wanting more. A story with decades of details. A story that brings the old back to life and merges with the passion of the present and the fun of the future.
The Iconic 80’s band, the Spoons who helped define the sounds of Pop and New Wave, release their first album in over 8 years as they lead the Retro 80’s Movement forward. ‘New Day New World’ is truly a story that you’ll want to hear. For the second half of our show we welcome Heather Elaine Whaley and her music which she creatively adapts traditional tunes and makes them her own using her storytelling skills. Reviving and producing other’s stories through music, concerts, and exhibitions are some of the ways Heather delivers her gifts. Hearing her share some valuable creative writing tools is something ever songwriter wont want to miss .
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March 6, 2019
Jason Better and Dale Russell – Writing Songs For The Greats To Sing
Aired Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
The journey a song takes begins with a writer translating a feeling and a story into words.
Magic happens when each musician then delivers those words through sound.
It can be a surprise of who’s ears hear a ‘special something’ that can take words and a melody to a hit.
Our 2 guests today have experienced MANY of those hits.
Each started out with a knowing that music would be in their lives from a very young age and each use their passion and skills to create and collaborate with other musicians from around the world.
Jason Better, songwriter and musician, and Dale Russell, former lead guitarist with The Guess Who, session player and producer, share the success story of the very recent collaboration of newly dropped single ‘Another One More’.
We invite you to join us on Musical Chairs this week as we explore how songs go from being written on paper to how they are produced on albums to being performed on the big stage.
February 20, 2019
Release Your Inner Thriving Artist with Adrienne Lloren
Aired Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 12:00 PM ET
Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur Adrienne Lloren joins us to share how she’s leveled up in leadership, integrity, and being of service through music, ALL IN as a thriving artist.
She’ll share how she started out with Toonie Tuesday’s on YouTube and went on to create The Thriving Artist Masterclass Series where she interviewed 25 music experts in the industry.
Sharing her personal philosophy of ‘job security’ while keeping humanity flourishing she truly inspires us all to share our own gifts to build sustainability.
Join us as we hear some of Adrienne’s own tracks and learn how to MASTER our art in a profitable way.
“Your creative work is a gift that the world needs” – Adrienne Lloren
February 6, 2019
Aired Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 12:00 PM ET
DisArm Your Limiting Beliefs with the Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt
Partner up with The Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt and her favourite songs for helping YOU DisArm limiting beliefs!!!
This Unstoppable is a bestselling author, award-winning leader, honored humanitarian, decorated athlete, #1 International Speaker, Ted X speaker oh did I mention also a four-way amputee …the list goes on!!
We’ve invited #UnstoppableTracy to join us on musical chairs to share what songs keep her dancing to the beat of success! Her successes will ‘WOW’ you as she shares how she does common things in the most uncommon way. Tracy’s Limb-It-Less ( limitless) secrets help you to live a no excuse life. She’s about to share them with us as Tracy is next up … In The Chair!!
Visit Tracy at: https://www.unstoppabletracy.com/