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The host of radio shows, loved across Canada since the 1990s, Jeff Woods started up this artist interview & performance podcast from his home studio in 2016. People have called him “the voice of classic rock”, and with good reason, since Woods created and hosted the Legends of Classic Rock radio series, and subsequently the Records & Rockstars Radio Show, but at his heart is sitting down for conversations with today’s musicians, to talk about the songs and about lives spent immersed in music ...
 
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Here's a uniquely voiced songwriter from Toronto who has been working with producer Gavin Brown on his latest songs – Mattie Leon stops in to sing and play and talk, as we get into the want for playing publicly again, the courage of young people facing distance and daunting odds, and he talks about his favourite Beatle with reasons why. This is the…
 
The events at Altamont were a major turning point for the Stones and a prime example of the crazy concert-going zeitgeist of the late 60s and early 70s. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the public's reaction to Altamont, the disturbing lack of security at the venue, whether or not Hunter's killer had racist intentions, and the lesson Altamont…
 
Sunshine personified with guitar and voice and sweet rootsy blues sass all rolled into adventurous original performances both LIVE and on record. Introducing the young and incredibly creative artist Madison Galloway from Southern Ontario, Canada, who barely into her twenties has a full length album out that she co-produced with Ron Hawkins (Lowest …
 
Imagine being on stage at the age of twelve, opening for Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden, or singing solo on a #1 hit alongside Burton Cummings, Neil Young, Geddy Lee, Joni Mitchell and Bryan Adams – that was “Tears are not Enough”. Liberty Silver chats and sings. Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performan…
 
In the tradition of the male/female duo with harmony, these two just fit! The timing and the tone on tone, and the give/take of The Moon and The Sun is pure and sweet. Drew McIvor and Amy Lynn Gaudette chat and sing. Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performance-studio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
Imagine parents so cool that their son, in his early twenties, chooses to be in their band. Introducing Collingwood Ontario based 7 piece, The Mike McCarthy Band tell of their love of the Bakersfield country of Dwight Yoakam, plus stories of encounters with legends like Mike Myers, Robert Redford and John Candy. This trio version of the band also l…
 
Strong original band who sound like they are from 'somewhere else', Future History are Guinness World Record holders, slept where The Tragically Hip slept, and share these stories and brilliant performances including a cool MGMT cover. Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performance-studio See omnystudio.com/list…
 
This time, the extraordinarily charming and creative singer/songwriter Lily Frost, joins Jeff and shares songs from her latest and perhaps finest album Retro Moderne, as well as gems from the past. Lily talks songwriting, Billie Holiday, The Cramps, Hank Williams, and Lily and Jeff also get into tattoos, relationships, nature, and more. https://www…
 
The Franny Wisp & Her Washboard show is a funny, self-deprecating response to a society that is preoccupied with youth, beauty, success and romantic relationships. Her satire and wit are expressed musically through song, spoken word, washboard rhythms and a kick drum. Franny and Jeff get along like a house on fire. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-R…
 
7 piece soul band featuring soul singing powerhouse Samantha Martin play and we chat about touring the world and the ultimate rock and soul male singer. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performance-studio See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
Take an ADHD connoisseur of music, the history of glacially-deposited rock, and growing weed, and give him a guitar and a microphone and that is this. Starring the front man of the band Glacial Erratic. When Dave started out, he simply wrote lyrics that made him laugh out loud.He’s still doing that. And the world is laughing along with. Included: I…
 
When you’ve played 2000 shows, and practiced in your bedroom since you were 14, you get good. That was the age he was in NYC and got the Gibson Les Paul he plays in this episode, including original songs, a Hendrix cover, and we spin his latest from the recording studio. For reference, beyond Jimi, he’s a Jeff Buckley freak too. https://www.audible…
 
A capital ‘R’ rock band featuring rock stars from other bands, like I Mother Earth, and My Darkest Days, I’m joined for a get-to-know the band chat by Sal Costa and Brian Byrne. Note: Since this session, Byrne left the band. That’s a story for another day. We’ll spin a demo and a finished version of the hit “Lights Out”, and more from their debut r…
 
These two tag team their way into the hearts of everyone they encounter, through music and sense of humour. Roddy led the band Rebel Emergency with whom he stage surfed, literally. Pat’s played more shows than the Grateful Dead (maybe), including his years leading the acclaimed Walkerviles. Both have done time in NYC and have stories about that and…
 
“HIS VOICE is MAGIC”. A quote from Jake Good’s website. Attributed to some guy named Jeff Woods. But where is Azilda? The answer to that and stories of the evolution of a singer who wins hearts the second he takes the stage. Jake sings in my attic, including his trademark cover of an all-time classic, along with one of his own about being “Tethered…
 
A band of brothers featuring two “Crooks with Nathan Crook on gtr/vocals, Trevor Cook on drums, Jared Craig on bass, and lead singer Noel Johnson. In fact they ALL SING! And come with lots of stories and heart in conversation and performance. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofund…
 
The return of the solo gem known as Sages, aka Racquel Hardy (ex of Falcon Jane, my guests Oct. 2018). She is the epitome of ‘artist’, sitting on my studio floor, with synthesizer between her legs and poetry spilling from her mouth. She had me at Massive Attack and Thom Yorke, among her influences. She performs 3 songs, including 2 originals and we…
 
The guitar virtuoso makes a return visit, with an update and performances, and speaks of guitar hero Frank Marino (update March 2020 – Shane was hand-picked by Marino to be his 2nd guitarist on a 2020 North American tour!) https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-…
 
These four are deadly together. Three lead singers including bassist Devon Richardson, guitarist Tom Ionescu , keyboardist Jeff Giles, and on drums the Levon Helm meets Ringo Starr: Zach Sutton. Our in depth conversation and acoustic performances of songs from their 2019 album “Casual Island” https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiob…
 
Shining star Sky Wallace brings it! Joined by drummer Alfie Vienneau, guitarist/producer Devon Lougheed and bassist Jenna Strautman, Skye delivers live performances of songs from the acclaimed album “Coal”, and more. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-w…
 
It might get loud. 3 piece plugged-in, Sterling & The Birdwatchers are the definition of alt/surf/punk, featuring Duncan Crone on drums, Jack Doris on bass and Kailum “Sterling” MacKenzie on guitar and vocals. 3 live songs including a Metric cover, and we spin one from the studio. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7P…
 
The most unique band I’ve encountered in forever, the Hannah Brothers – Ben (gtr and vocals), and Kyle (bass and vocals) are as kind as they are cerebral, and as creative as they are musically mindful. This episode is an introduction to Mountain Head, complete with acoustic performances and a cut from the studio. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Rec…
 
When you get up and sing with Sting, you’re on the right track. She sings and plays guitar and piano and says “I’m an R&B-jazz-soul singer blooming out of a meta-head child” and “Mainly a writer”, she professes. Introducing Gracie Marino, AKA Gracie Ella. Interview and live performance. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B0…
 
“If I don’t write, then life starts to become distorted”, says James Stephens AKA “Fourth Born”. He’s the sister of past podcast guest, country starlet Rebecca Rain. With his guitar, Fourth Born is accompanied by drummer Sarah Watson, in debuting his new single “Last Cigarette”, and more. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/…
 
Is that a pocket full of kryptonite or are you just happy to see me? This time, what a performer! His talents and hits would land him on the cover of Rolling Stone (Jan 1993), and on stages around the world. Joining me in studio, solo, for a chat and impassioned acoustic performances from his new solo album, Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman. h…
 
His career would begin with an album that would place top 10 in the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time – the 1991 Lowest of the Low album “Shakespeare My Butt”. His songs sound at home alongside Elvis Costello, and Billy Bragg. Songs that are stories, odes, laments, celebrations and revolutions! Ron Hawkins in conversation and acoustic performance…
 
This time a story that begins in South America, with multi-instrumentalist record producer Guillermo Sebauste, the soulful Dan Dwoskin on keyboards/vocals, guitarist Haig Beylarian and drummer Lewis Spring. The Honeyrunners chat and perform. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundm…
 
This blue eyed soul singer alternates between the lower depths of his voice to its falsetto highs. With acoustic performances from his 2018 album “Changer”, Rob Elder ponders tried and true folk and rock themes of love, inequality and social unrest. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www…
 
Not every day a guitarist with a PhD in Biophysics who studied airflow in honeybee hives using 3D computer models, and hydroponics for outer space, drops by. Performing acoustically, his tough-luck inspired soul-healing blues, and telling the story of Swampy & The Note Troll (featuring producer Josh Maitland), is Cody Thompson, with percussionist B…
 
Take a festival creator, and a Beatle, Byrds, Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler fanatic and ‘em together, and you get this: stories and music from a duo featuring singer Chris Scerri and guitar veteran Jon Zaslow. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-pe…
 
When you love old-school legends like Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and June Carter Cash, you get bumped to the front of the line, where I live. Introducing Rebecca Rain. She lives at the intersection of passion and ambition and brings her story and acoustic performances to my Wild Woods attic studio. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-…
 
Sara May is Falcon Jane. Self coined as “Plez rock” (she’ll explain), they come with performances of chill songs about heaven and earth. Joining Sara, is Andrew McArthur, and Racquel Hardy (AKA Sages) https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-perfor…
 
He’s all heart and artist integrity. Very much his own man, with a handful of his own albums and unique takes on other people’s music, David Russell tells the story of how music has moved the mountains of his life, and he performs live. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com…
 
There’s no better remedy for a broken heart than a song. Artists with ready smiles and laughter, sometimes have the deepest wells. Miranda Journey is that. At the beginning of her career, she plays mostly her own songs, and isn’t afraid to bleed from the heart she can’t help to wear on her sleeve. One to watch for. And to listen in these acoustic p…
 
Here’s a guy who you’d want on your team. The opposition would be very afraid, that is until they got to know him. He exemplifies a favourite expression – a rising tide raises all boats. For first appearance on the podcast, the guitar wiz steeped in Lemmy, Sabbath, and Frank Marino –performs acoustically. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Roc…
 
One look at his record collection and you know he didn’t choose to become a musician – it chose him. Dylan, Hank Williams Sr., Leonard Cohen, Buddy Holly, and Byrds, Jerry Leger’s collaborators and contemporaries include Ron Sexsmith and Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies). Get acquainted with this gentle and inquisitive soul, guitar in hand and happy…
 
It appears we’re bringing sexy back with this compelling singer/songwriter and member from the vocal trio The Katherines. “Modern men aren’t modern to me. They lack simplicity, and I don’t belong in this century”. Beyond the sheen of some of the trio’s pop, there’s a depth and darkness to Kate’s writing that I’ve been itching to know about. That, a…
 
Brothers from different mothers this time as we get downright down home with that grinnin’ and pickin’ brand of country, known as bluegrass. Make that, countrygrass, with this Toronto based duo brought together by a love of tucked-in shirts and slicked-back hair. Mandolin player and singer Graham Mansfield and country guitar ace Nichol Robertson jo…
 
Beyond being named one of the “35 best Canadian (jazz) artists under 35” by CBC, this singer’s middle name is ambition. Always fresh from a trip to L.A. or NYC to collaborate in studio, Kristen dropped in to my Toronto studio to chat and sing. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofun…
 
Grounded in self-knowledge and creativity, band leader Ryan Guldemond goes deep, in a tag team of charm and introspect as the Canadian stars open up about the pursuit of the song and peace of mind. https://www.audible.ca/pd/Radio-Records-Rockstars-Audiobook/B07JGF7PS7 Support the show: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-wild-woods-blue-performan…
 
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