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Madison Violet Hops In The Chair While On Tour!

Madison Violet Hops In The Chair While On Tour!

August 7, 2019

Madison Violet Hops In The Chair While On Tour!

Aired Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST

On March 8th 2019, Madison Violet released their latest album “Everything’s Shifting”. The album is a heartfelt examination of how memory can splinter a heart, how loss shapes perspective and how sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t have love without regret. It is an album to be listened to on the open road, with the windows rolled down: a love letter to their fans, from two wanderers who continue to follow the melodies wherever they lead.

We are so excited to have them in the chair and hear the stories around the songs and their career.

THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO “TELL ME” HAS ALREADY HIT 1,000,000 VIEWS!

About Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern

After 20 years together, Juno nominated singer-songwriting duo, Madison Violet, are as much wanderers as they are musicians. It is a career filled with endless roads stretching into the horizon, winding through changing landscapes, each kilometer traveled carrying with it the promise of inspiration. Perhaps that is the secret of what has made Madison Violet such an enduring band. Because with each new town, each new venue, their curiosity grows, their love of music deepens, their desire to push musical boundaries expands.

It is believed that the spark that ignited Madison Violet’s irrepressible curiosity came from an unlikely source; while sitting in Brenley’s grandmother’s kitchen in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, filled to bursting with family, friends, instruments (and maybe even a foe or two), and miles from their adopted home of Toronto, Ontario, two musicians looked at each over the flickering light of the old wood stove and knew that theirs would be an unconventional journey. Inspired by their heritage, emboldened by their vision, Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern decided that they would create a sound that would have it’s roots in their past while continually exploring new sounds. From the beginning, the multi-instrumentalists have carried authenticity with them like a talisman, writing all of their own music and lyrics, believing that the best way to connect to their audiences was to treat them like old friends sharing a secret and a smile. As vocalists they have an innate ability to break your heart, slyly knowing that their soaring harmonies will mend it, often all in the span of one song.

The shared belief in themselves and their fearlessness to follow their dreams did eventually pay off and accolades and awards soon became synonymous with Madison Violet; including a Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year and a Critic’s Choice Award from Country Music People’s Magazine. Their songs have been featured in the notorious music magazine MOJO’s Top 10 Playlist, and received a mass of acclaim from outlets such as the BBC, the CBC, Maverick Magazine and NPR, and have earned the duo the Grand Prize in the Maxell John Lennon Song Writing Contest (which was voted on by a panel of distinguished artists including Elton John, Tim McGraw, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias and Mary J.Blige). Madison Violet were on Germany’s WDR’s list of ‘Best Bands of All Time’ and with a bit of a departure from their rootsy sound, their single ‘These Ships’ was released in 2014 on one of the largest dance labels in the U.S., Ultra Records, garnering over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify. Madison Violet has 9 studio albums to their credit including the new Christmas classic “Sleigh Bells in the Snow” featuring their friend and collaborator Ron Sexsmith, singing on Frosty the Snowman.

For more info, visit: https://www.madisonviolet.com/

Chuck Jackson - Downchild Blues Band

Chuck Jackson - Downchild Blues Band

July 17, 2019

Chuck Jackson – Downchild Blues Band

Aired Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST

Chuck Jackson, lead singer of Downchild Blues Band joins us on a stop on their 50th Anniversary Tour!!!

Radharani - Creating Within Her Calling To Make Art That Heals

Radharani - Creating Within Her Calling To Make Art That Heals

July 3, 2019

Radharani – Creating Within Her Calling To Make Art That Heals

Aired Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST

Radharani’s music is meant to be used for healing, upliftment, remembrance, and encouragement.

It is meant to catapult you into your process and reconnect you with truth.

It is a guide for the liminal states of ritual and rites of passage, both formal and informal, both landmark and quotidian, in sacred space or on the drive home from work.

Join us tomorrow as we enjoy time with Radharani herself and feel the uplifting gift from her music.

Radharani is an internationally recognized producer and vocalist whose latest album of original music topped the New Age Billboard Charts. She has shared a stage with some of today’s best-known sacred music artists, and teaches voice and musicianship to students around the world.

Radharani spent the better part of a decade learning from great spiritual teachers in India and journeying to remote pilgrimage places to engage in lengthy meditation practices. The knowledge and peace she found is conveyed through her music and presence.

She pairs the technology of Breathwork with her music to deepen the effectiveness of the music’s message of peace and awakening.

Contact info:

Website:https://www.radharanimusic.com/

Email: sing@radharanimusic.com‬

Jack de Keyzer - World Class Blues Music

Jack de Keyzer - World Class Blues Music

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!

Gary Stroutsos - A Passion For Sound Travelling

Gary Stroutsos - A Passion For Sound Travelling

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.

Visit: https://whiteswanrecords.bandcamp.com/track/traveller-bass-flute

Debbie Cunningham - A Million Kisses

Debbie Cunningham - A Million Kisses

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

https://theconnectionapp.com/

Donna DeLory - Here In Heaven

Donna DeLory - Here In Heaven

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.

Website: www.donnadelory.com

Behind The Scenes Of Mastering Your Music

Behind The Scenes Of Mastering Your Music

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.

The Spoons and Heather Elaine Whaley - The Never-Ending Storytelling

The Spoons and Heather Elaine Whaley - The Never-Ending Storytelling

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 .

Connect with the Spoons:

Website: spoonsmusic.com

Email: spoonscanada@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook/thespoons.ca

Jason Better and Dale Russell - Writing Songs For The Greats To Sing

Jason Better and Dale Russell - Writing Songs For The Greats To Sing

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.