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Liner Notes: Revealing Chats With Canada's Retro Music Makers

  • Liona Boyd, Officer of the Order of Canada, Five Time Juno winner, world-wider performer

    8 NOV. 2023 · Liona Boyd, “The First Lady of The Guitar”, is a five time Juno Award winner, recipient of several Lifetime Achievement awards and an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has recorded 29 albums, many of which are Gold and Platinum, and has performed around world with her solo classical guitar and in orchestral concerts. In this raw and revealing chat with Dan Hare, Liona talks about: the love of classical guitar and single-minded focus on her career; her famous friends including Gordon Lightfoot and Olivia Newton John; the member of the Royal Family who was her “pen pal”; surviving fires, earthquakes, and unwanted sexual advances from the likes of Henry Kissinger; jet setting around the world on the concord; TV appearances and specials: writing 2 autobiographies and a children’s book; her new album https://lionaboyd.com/musicreleased in Dolby Atmos immersive audio, and much MUCH more. Find out all about Liona’s amazing life and career @https://lionaboyd.com/
    43m 51s
  • Earl Johnson, guitar player and songwriter for Moxy

    1 NOV. 2023 · Earl Johnson, co-founder, guitar player and songwriter for Moxy, founder of the band TRIBZ. In this raw and revealing chat with host Dan Hare Earl shares: experiences from the early days of Moxy, including why he was kicked out of the recording session for the bands first album; internal band pressures and record company problems; the beautiful song he wrote for his late wife; what he discovered during the pandemic; forming the band TRIBZ and why that is important to him, and much more. Find out about Earl and TRIBZ @https://tribzmusic.com
    1h 14s
  • Errol Starr Francis, Juno award-winning singer/songwriter for the hit song 'Angel'

    25 OCT. 2023 · Errol Starr Francis is a Juno award-winning singer/songwriter, sound engineer, producer, SOCAN songwriter of the year recipient, multi award-winner for TV and radio production, founder of Spa Music Stream and Peace Troubador. Errol may be best know for his 1989 hit song ‘Angel’, and in this chat with host Dan Hare, he talks about this and other hits songs from the ‘80s plus much more about his multifaceted 35 year music career including details on an upcoming documentary and his current band TRIBZ. Check out Errol @https://errolstarrfrancis.com/, https://spamusicstream.com/and https://tribzmusic.com/
    1h 22m 51s
  • Guest Glimpses with Lenny Solomon, Keith Brown, Frank Troiano & Mark Doble, Bob Buckley

    18 OCT. 2023 · This is the 21st episode of our special series ‘Guest Glimpses’, short bits from longer conversations with previous guests. You’ll hear about 10 minutes of each guest’s 60+ minute chat with show host Dan Hare. Featured guests this week are: LENNY SOLOMON - Jazz, pop, violinist, composer and studio musician who may be best known as the co-founder of the Juno award-winning folk-pop music group Myles and Lenny. In this short bit Lenny talks about: his use of the violin in pop music and why that was unique in the ‘70s; hanging out with Mick Jagger; creating albums, and more. KEITH BROWN - author of the book 'Truly Unfamous', former president of Aquarius Records, and former tour manager for Donald K. Donald Productions. In this clip Keith shares tales from his book; unravels the mystic of Donald K. Donald; talks about life on the road with some famous Canadian bands, and more. FRANK TROIANO AND MARK DOBLE - Frank, brother of the late Dominic Troiano and his former road manager, and Mark, author and Canadian music expert are co-authors of the book ‘ Domenic Troiano - His Life & Music!’. In this bit the two discuss: how and why the book was written; how beloved Dom was as a person and musician; the close connection between Dom and Frank, and more. BOB BUCKLEY - composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. He and his band Straight Lines had a number one single with ‘Letting Go’ which also won him a gold record. In this clip Bob talks about: teaching himself to write for orchestras when he was just 12 years old; combining orchestral music with contemporary rock and roll music; the formation of Straight Lines and the recording of the song, and more. LISTEN to the full interview with each guest @http://linernotes.ca/.
    41m 24s
  • Sylvia Tyson, music legend and Order of Canada recipient

    11 OCT. 2023 · Sylvia Tyson is a legend in the Canadian music scene. She is a singer, songwriter, novelist, Order of Canada recipient, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee and seven time Juno nominee. She was part of the duo Ian and Sylvia ('Four Strong Winds') with her then husband Ian Tyson but has also had a successful career as a solo artist and as a member of the group Quartette’. In this chat with host Dan Hare Sylvia talks about: her legendary career including the huge success of her first song 'You Were On My Mind' for the band We Five; her ‘play it as it lays’ approach to life and songwriting; her new album and final album 'https://stonyplainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-end-of-the-day (coming Nov. 3rd), and much, much more. Find out more about Sylvia https://quartette.com/tyson.html.
    44m 3s
  • RayMan Ramsay, Promo Man and author, Part 2

    4 OCT. 2023 · RayMan Ramsay worked for decades as a promo man for top record companies such as Quality Records, RCA, and is a BCCMA Hall of Fame inductee. In part 2 of this chat with Dan Hare, RayMan shares tales from his second book https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1525599674/?coliid=I34QE5866KRZD5&colid=34NTL8WX6IN1B&psc=0&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_its including: experiences with artists such as Sammy Davis Jr., Charlie Pride, The Stampeders, The Tragically Hip and many others; the unique promotion he staged for Crash Test Dummies; the challenges and rewards of his job; which band proved to be “a bit of a train wreck”, and much more. Check out RayMan on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070255634104.
    1h 11m 2s
  • RayMan Ramsay, Promo Man and author, Part 1

    27 SEP. 2023 · RayMan Ramsay worked for decades as a promo man for top record companies such as Quality Records, RCA, and BMG. He is the author and subject of the book “https://www.amazon.ca/Promo-Monkey-BellHop-Waldorf-Hysteria/dp/1525599704/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1VEZEQIXRVBNX&keywords=Promo+Monkey&qid=1694193361&sprefix=promo+monkey%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1” and in part 1 of a 2 part interview, RayMan talks about: getting his start in the music business; his connections to some of the biggest artists around such as Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston and many others; why the band Kiss “lights up a room when they leave it”; which superstar left him star struck, and much more. Check out RayMan on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100070255634104.
    1h 14m 56s
  • Peter Foldy, multi-faceted musician, filmmaker, photographer

    20 SEP. 2023 · Peter Foldy, is a musician, songwriter, photographer, screenwriter, film director, producer, and much more who exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 1973 with his first single ‘Bondi Junction’ which hit #1 in Canada and earned him Juno nominations. In this return visit with Dan Hare, Peter discusses filmmaking and why he prefers directing; how he got shots of famous celebrities including Tom Cruise, Paul McCartney and others; the theatrical productions he’s written; the music business then and now, and much, much more. Listen to his new song, Jump Like This, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRCF5Yx3hWI and find out all about Peter @https://www.peterfoldy.com/
    51m 17s
  • Kim Berly of The Stampeders RETURNS!

    13 SEP. 2023 · Kim Berly is the Juno award-winner, SOCAN lifetime achievement recipient, drummer, singer and songwriter for the Canadian classic rock band The Stampeders. In this return visit with Dan Hare Kim shares: insights into his band mates and the ongoing success of their live performances; the impetus for his 'Chat & Song' Facebook series; details on the song he's recorded that was written by his friend Gary MacArther, and more. Listen to Kim’s new song ‘Let There Be Light @https://soundcloud.com/search?q=kimball%20meyer and find out about The Stampeders @https://thestampeders.com/
    54m 13s
  • Guest Glimpses with Gil Moore, Graham Shaw, Tom Lavin, Bob Klanac & Nick Panaseiko

    6 SEP. 2023 · This is the 20th episode of our special series ‘Guest Glimpses’, short bits from longer conversations with previous guests. You’ll hear about 10 minutes of each guest’s 60+ minute chat with show host Dan Hare. Featured guests this week are: GIL MOORE - drummer/singer and co-founder of the award-winning and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee band, Triumph. In this clip Gil talks drumming, the athleticism of Triumph as a ‘power trio’, the tool Triumph used to enjoy the ride, and more. GRAHAM SHAW - composer, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Juno award-winner and founder of the band The Sincere Serenaders. In this bit Graham talks about replacing Burton Cummings in The Devron’s, how living in L.A. is like being at an exhibition, and more. TOM LAVIN - guitarist, vocalist, front man and founding member of the Juno award-winning and legendary Powder Blues Band. In this clip Tom shares why he moved from Chicago to Canada, the early Chicago music scene, and more. BOB KLANAC & NICK PANASEIKO - journalist Bob Klanac, author of ‘Promo Man: Backstage Tales From the Vinyl Jungle’ and Nick Panaseiko, the promo man himself. In this bit Bob and Nick share how Nick created the term ‘promo man, Nick’s ‘tricks’ to promoting Kiss songs on radio and more. Listen to the full interview with each guest @https://www.dustydiscsradio.com/podcast
    40m 28s

Real, Raw, Relevant...Canadian Music Makers from the 1960s-1990s share it all...song creation, the highs (and lows) of the biz, fans, family, what they're up to now and a life lesson...

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Real, Raw, Relevant...Canadian Music Makers from the 1960s-1990s share it all...song creation, the highs (and lows) of the biz, fans, family, what they're up to now and a life lesson or two learned along the way. Here's your 'fly on the wall' moment, a chance to catch revealing insights into the person behind the music in a casual, laid back manner. Also, the audio quality sometimes gets rough around the edges. Nothing over produced here. Just real, raw engaging talk. .
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