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thatdanguy's Podcast

Mar 19, 2019

Oliver The Crow is a critically-acclaimed collaboration between singers/songwriters/musicians Kaitlyn Raitz and Ben Plotnick that has caught the attention of NPR, and others.

In this phone conversation with Mr. Plotnick, I try and cover the background of Oliver The Crow, via his own arching musical career - which has...

Mar 2, 2019

These two gentlemen might be a bit early in their careers as of this interview, but Nick Earle & Joe Coffin are already nabbing top awards, nominations, and prestigious appearances at some of the most impressive blues events in North America.

Earle & Coffin actually have quite a few years in the trenches already, and...

Mar 2, 2019

One of the longer running Canadian trios of comedic songwriters and vocalists, The Arrogant Worms have been combining those elements along with a compelling stage presence to entertain audiences far and wide since 1991.

From a 2013 blog review I wrote after seeing them perform at The Calgary Folk Club, "there's plenty...

Feb 19, 2019

Calgary's alternative bluegrass champions Rotary Park meld timeless Americana (or Canadiana - that's a thing!) sounds with influences from metal and classical music to amazing effect - and have strengthened those musical chops on the road, as well from years of busking around the city.  

As a young band, there have been...

Feb 18, 2019

There aren't many awards that singer/songwriter/artist David Francey HASN'T snapped up in his career so far, but among them you can count numerous JUNO awards and a John Lennon Songwriting Contest win. That is in addition to high praise from reviewers, critics and peers as well.

In this interview we cover his career and...