The Godfather of Canadian hip hop: Maestro Fresh Wes is a pioneering hip-hop recording artist. His debut album, Symphony in Effect, was the first album by a Black Canadian artist to be certified platinum. “Let Your Backbone Slide” is still one of the most successful and influential Canadian songs of all time.
Erica Ehm was the first woman veejay on Canada’s Much Music. She is also an award-winning songwriter, an author and the founder of Yummy Mummy Club, YMC and Ehm & Co.
Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Raina Douris is the award-winning radio host of CBC Radio 2 in the mornings. In today’s episode we talk about Raina’s career in radio from Ryerson to Q107 to getting fired from Corus and then leading the start-up Indie88 to now being the morning host on CBC Radio2 national morning show.
Jim Creeggan is 1/4 of the Canadian pop-rock band, Barenaked Ladies.
In this episode we talk about:
– his friendship with Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip
– the influence The Hip has had on him and Barenaked Ladies
– How Jim started in music and ended up with BNL
– How Jim almost quit BNL
– Why Steven Page left the band
– Jim’s favourite BNL song and album
– Jim’s new project with his wife called, The Together Project
– Listener questions and so much more!
Intro music by Aafraz Mulji
Two Left Feet is an acoustic guitar duo featuring Neil Haden and Mark Caruana. During their appearance they played:
Thank You – Led Zeppelin
I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles
My Life – Billy Joel
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Neil Haden is founder of the Uncle Neil and Friends Toy Drive. Mark Caruana is a high school teacher in Toronto.
Neil shared stories about meeting Jeff Healey and Rik Emmett and his wildly popular annual Toy Drive.
Mark shared stories about repairing guitars for RUSH and his one of a kind phonograph collection.
Join Neil and Mark on December 11th at The Birchmount in Toronto.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.
Produced by James Khan and Adam Deacon.
In today’s episode I speak former musician and good friend Gregg Tilston. Back on Episode #7 we chatted about Gregg’s career to date. Today, Gregg and I discuss the recently completed Man Machine Poem Tour.
Gregg has a unique perspective on Canada’s favourite band, The Tragically Hip. In the mid to late-80s Gregg was in a new wave pop band called International Boundaries (INB). The management company they signed with also had a new band from Kingston on their roster: The Tragically Hip.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.
Also features music by The Tragically Hip: Last American Exit and Ahead By A Century.
Uncle Neil joined me in Girth Radio studios at Toronto’s Pacific Junction Hotel.
Check out this episode on Girth Radio over here.
Neil ended the show by playing his guitar and singing the classic, Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Just before he finished working with Flight Centre as it’s global head of social media, Gregg Tilston and I sat down to chat about music, touring, Toronto, travel, social media and lots of other things.
You can listen to the show on my Girth Radio page.
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