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thatdanguy's Podcast

Mar 26, 2015

Formed in 2011, a number of graduates of the Vancouver Island University Jazz Department connected the musical dots of ska, reggae, punk rock, jazz and hiphop, with ever-increasing success so far.

Dope Soda is about to embark through a tour of Western Canada during the time I caught up with co-vocalist and musician Dave...

Mar 23, 2015

Sweeping through cities in BC & Alberta during March 2015, I caught up with Oliver Swain by phone for this interview.

Swain will be taking the "Spark Tour" to a number of different cities, along with Ben Sollee & Emily Braden.

While Swain and his Big Machine project have been involved with vocalist Braden beforehand, it...

Mar 10, 2015

It's hard to list a blues award that Calgary-based journeyman artist Tim Williams hasn't already either been nominated for, or won. 

Most recently, he walked away with top honours in the 2014 International Blues Challenge as Best Solo or Duo in Memphis in January.

He's been inducted into the Calgary Blues Hall Of Fame.

Mar 9, 2015

Me & The Mrs is a folk duo based out of Rosebud Alberta. Well, a duo that sounds much larger when they play live, with guitar, accordian, drums, percussion, and a mandolin. 

Paul & Heather Zacharias spin tales of life in a more serene setting than in the big cities, and sing from life stories that almost anyone can...

Mar 2, 2015

For over 17 years, three friends from the University of Montreal have been reshaping and redefining the sounds of the classical guitar ensemble, and at the same time maintaining the tradition for new audiences around the world with a fresh take on the art.

I chatted recently over the phone with Marc Morin, who shared...