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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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Professional musician/saxophonist Johnny Ferreira has a long association of recording and touring with Colin James and Long John Baldry and has written several courses and books on how to play a saxophone. He has also toured with such heavyweights as The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Robert Plant and others. In this chat with Dan Hare Johnny shares: why …
 
As a producer, session musician, epic keyboard player, writer of film and TV scores, coach, teacher, songwriter, multi-platinum award-winner and multiple Grammy nominee John Capek is well established in the world of music. In this chat with Dan Hare John talks about: the influence of boogie woogie on his piano playing; his formative years living in…
 
Frank Soda, best known as a wild and talented Canadian guitarist/vocalist and songwriter for Frank Soda and The Imps, is also legendary for his high energy live shows with outrageous antics like exploding head gear. In this real, raw chat with host Dan Hare Frank shares: how he got his start in the business; why his band The Imps disbanded; who bro…
 
Liner Notes host Dan Hare continues his chat with Dusty Disc Radio's Lori Dean. In the final episode of a three part series Dan talks to Lori about his interviewing style including: his pre-chat prep practices; why his focus is more on the guest as a person and not as an entertainer; what he considers the most interesting part of his guest chats; h…
 
Liner Notes host Dan Hare continues to be special guest Dan Hare in the second of a three part interview with Dusty Disc Radio's Lori Dean. In part two of their chat Dan and Lori chat about Dan's driving curiosity and focus that led him to: acquire a Master of Divinity degree as well as degrees in English Lit and History; become a martial artist, a…
 
For over 20 years publicist Eric Alper has been at the forefront of the Canadian entertainment industry. He is a 6-time nominee for Publicist of the Year, and has worked with some of the biggest artists of our time including Sinead O’Connor, Ringo Starr, Murray McLauchlan, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Andy Kim and many, MANY others. Eric talk…
 
In this revealing chat harpman, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and consummate blues artist Al Foreman shares engaging details on: his connection to Tommy Chong; his work in the late '68s with the Night Train and their extensive U.S. tour; how he got into Scrubbaloe Caine and the making of the band's only record; forming the Foreman Young Band an…
 
Mitchell Field, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founder of the late '70s band Hellfield, is this week's guest on Liner Notes. Mitchell talks with host Dan Hare about: starting his career as a drummer for John Lee Hooker; touring with Little River Band and Triumph; why the plug was pulled on their U.S radio play and cross-c…
 
Outstanding keyboardist, vocalist and member of the '80s band Boulevard, Andrew Johns is a consummate professional. In this chat he talks with Dan Hare about: the studio project that became the Calgary band Boulevard; signing record deals in Germany and Canada; relocating the band to Vancouver; why the bands promising U.S. exposure stopped before i…
 
Singer-songwriter Murray McLauchlan's accomplishments and skills are extensive. He has won 11 Junos, is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Governor General's Award recipient, a Doctor of Laws, actor, composer, martial artist, pilot, painter and much more. In this chat with Dan Hare Murray shares so much from his life including: what took him to New…
 
Music icon Andy Kim has had numerous hits including 'How'd We Ever Get This Way', 'Baby I Love You' and, of course, 'Rock Me Gently'. In 2018 and 2019 he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame respectively. In this deep and personal chat, Andy shares with host Dan Hare: his journey from the tenements of Montreal…
 
Brian Vollmer is a rock 'n roll soldier who's seen and done it all - recording, touring, producing and performing. He's been the lead singer of the band Helix for over 45 years and the unofficial memorabilia music mogul for the past 50 years. In this chat Brian pulls no punches as he shares: the down side of touring; the ups and downs of Helix's ca…
 
Christopher Ward has written songs for Diana Ross, Wynonna Judd, The Backstreet Boys, and many others. His best-known song is the worldwide #1 hit for Alannah Myles, “Black Velvet," for which he received the Juno award for Songwriter of the Year in 1990. In this chat with Dan Hare Christopher shares: his start in radio; becoming one of the first VJ…
 
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jim Foster founded and fronted the late '70s band Fosterchild but is perhaps best known for his 1986 hit single 'X-ray Eyes'. In this revealing chat with Dan Hare Jim delves into: meeting, and being influenced by, Roger McQuinn of The Byrds; the Fosterchild years; his solo work and awards for 'X-ray Eyes'; co-writing…
 
Winnipeg-born Marty Kramer has done it all and met everyone. He's been an eye-witness to the evolution of rock music, a driving force behind dozens of successful tribute productions and is well respected by his peers. In this chat with his friend Dan Hare Marty shares: meeting Burton Cummings and becoming The Devrons promoter at the age of 14; his …
 
Ray Roper, singer/songwriter, guitar player, sound engineer and founder of the classic Canadian rock band, Stonebolt, chats with Dan Hare about: putting together Stonebolt; recording in the U.S.; the bands biggest hit 'I Will Still Love You'; meeting Wolfman Jack and Dick Clark; why the band "vanished" from the U.S. record charts; how recording has…
 
Record collector and author Robert Lawson has written the definitive comprehensive history on The Guess Who in his new book 'Wheatfield Empire'. In this chat with Dan Hare Robert shares: the two year journey to getting the book written; interviewing Guess Who members; stories of the the bands records, recording sessions, concerts and more; the time…
 
Winnipeg's Joey Gregorash had AM radio hits in the 1970s with 'Jodie' and the Juno award-winning 'Down By The River'. In this chat with Dan Hare Joey reveals; why he continues to live in Winnipeg; Randy Bachman's connection to his early band The Mongrels; winning the JUNO; how he went from selling mens suits to working in radio; creating and hostin…
 
Michael Godin is the host of Treasure Island Oldies show, a former Radio DJ and Program Director, VP of A&R for A&M Records, consultant and much more. In this chat he shares with Dan Hare: covering the John & Yoko bed-in in Montreal; his journey from radio to VP of the A&R department for A&M Records, Canada; signing Bryan Adams, Paul Janz, The Payo…
 
Ken Tobias is a well-known singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer who has written hit songs recorded by others (Stay Awhile by The Bells) and himself, best known for his '70s radio hits I Just Want To Make Music, Fly Me High, Every Bit of Love and New York City. He chats with Dan Hare about everything from: his stints on Music Hop and Singalong…
 
Al Harlow is an icon of the Vancouver music scene and member of the iconic Canadian band Prism. In this chat Al shares with host Dan Hare: his exposure to the late sixties musicians; memories of first human be-in in Vancouver; living in England and being mentored by Long John Baldry; Bryan Adams writing contribution to Prism; touring with Meatloaf;…
 
Craig Zurba is a well-known and accomplished Producer, Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Singer, Keyboardist, Film Composer, Programmer, Video Director, and Sound Designer. Here he chats with Dan Hare about: the ups and downs of his '80s band Agent including their two day record deal and how Heinz ketchup was pivotal in the bands career; songwriting …
 
Ian Thomas' extensive career has earned him a JUNO (for 1973's Painted Ladies), four SOCAN awards, a UNICEF Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award and many other accolades and nominations. Artists such as America, Santana, Bette Midler and even Jon Bon Jovi have covered his songs. In this extensive interview with Dan Hare Ian talks about: his days working a…
 
Les Vogt was the lead singer of the very first rock and roll recording band The Prowlers. In 1960 his record 'The Blamers' was #1 for 11 weeks on the Vancouver charts, knocking Elvis Presley's 'It's Now Or Never' out of top spot. Les opens up to Dan Hare about: the lack of music scene and biz in the '50s and '60s; his biggest regret as a performer;…
 
You know Dan Hare as the host of this podcast but he is also an extremely accomplished entertainer/acoustic guitar player/singer/impersonator and diverse individual. This week Dan moves to the guest side of the microphone to chat with Dusty Disc Radio's Lori Dean about: his early musical experiences and influences; honing his craft of emulating and…
 
Dave Stone is a keyboardist extraordinaire who has played with the bands Symphonic Slam, Ritchie Blackmore's Super band Rainbow, and Max Webster. During this no-holds-barred, personal chat with Dan Hare, Dave talks about: joining the conservatory of music at age 5; his musical influences; the evolution of keyboards and some 'tricks of the trade'; h…
 
Teaze was a hard rockin' band hailing from Windsor, superstars in Japan and poised to make a bigger name for themselves in North America. Then lead singer and bass player Brian Danter pulled the plug. In this real and raw interview Brian shares: how the band was almost called Ontario; the Teaze-mania experienced when the band played in Japan; why h…
 
As a singer, actor, dancer, vocal coach, theatre coach, writer of operas, Patricia Dahlquist has a diverse and distinguished career. In 1976 she won the Juno for most promising female vocalist with her hit song ‘Keep Our Love Alive'. In this revealing chat with her friend Dan Hare Patricia talks about: becoming known as “The Jello Lady”; touring wi…
 
Marc LaFrance has done it all - singing (including jingles), drumming, touring, recording, studio work, management, and artist development. He’s rubbed shoulders with the many of the premier musicians in the world and remains a long-time member of Randy Bachman’s projects, providing drums and vocals. Marc also has his own record label, Delinquent R…
 
Henry Small’s voice and his electric violin must be seen and heard to be believed. He is truly one of a kind and a legend in Canadian rock. Henry’s career has spanned more than 40 years and has enjoyed many successes including writing, recording and touring with the likes of John Entwistle of The Who, Burton Cummings of The Guess Who and, of course…
 
Will Millar is the former lead singer for The Irish Rovers and performer with the popular Some Mad Irishmen. The ‘Rovers’ of course are known for their hit songs ‘The Unicorn’, ‘Wasn’t That A Party’ and the Christmas classic ‘Grandma Got Run-over By A Reindeer', as well as their very popular TV show and specials. In this chat with Dan Hare Will sha…
 
In part 2 of her chat with Dan Hare, Susan Jacks reveals: more insights into Terry Jacks’ need for control and why she is finally talking about how he abused her; her experience living in Nashville; the initial embarrassment she felt from being broke and getting “jobs”; the scope of her astonishing vocal range and singing style; why her audience is…
 
Iconic singer/songwriters and record producer Susan Jacks is known for her outstanding vocals and performance style during her years with The Poppy Family and her own solo career. In part one of this extremely personal chat she talks about: her near-death experience; growing up poor; why she quit the popular TV show ‘Music Hop’; the devastation of …
 
In part 2 of Marc's chat with Dan Hare he reveals: the generosity of David Foster; the influence of maritime music on Rhythm Of My Heart; his 20+ year connection with Rod Stewart; what became of Amanda Marshall; things he sacrificed for his career; his challenge with learning; why he wouldn't perform live for so long, and much more.…
 
Marc Jordan is an icon of the Canadian and International music scene. His prolific and enormously successful singing, songwriting and producing career began over 40 years ago and includes his own successes with tunes like 'Marina Del Ray' and hits for many famous names including Diana Ross, Cher and Rod Stewart, who had a mega hit with Marc's song …
 
Peter Foldy continues his chat with Dan Hare, revealing: the void his style filled in the Canadian music scene; how not understanding the business end of music hurt him financially; what selling chocolate by phone has to do with the start of his film career; insights into his extensive film making; of the impact ‘Bondi Junction’ still has on many p…
 
To Toronto via Budapest and Sydney, singer/songwriter, film maker and photographer Peter Foldy exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 1973 with his first single ‘Bondi Junction’ which hit #1 in Canada. In part 1 of 2 Peter chats about: being a child performer on Australian TV; making home movies as a teen with his friends, the Bee Gees; moving t…
 
In part two Queen of Scream Darby Mills: shares highlights from tours with White Snake, ZZ Top and KISS; her final split with the Headpins and why she was sued; the ups and downs of her solo career; her connection to Pete Townshend; the pain of personal loses; the impact of Tae Kwon Do; her musical reinvention and having control over her own musica…
 
Known as The Queen of Scream and Voice of The Headpins, Darby Mills has been a 'belter' throughout her decades-long career. In part 1 of this riveting chat she shares with host Dan Hare: who stirred her passion for singing; the 'ah-ha' moment of her first gig, joining (and leaving and rejoining) the Headpins, the ups and downs of working with Brian…
 
In the second part of his chat with Dan Hare, Robbie Lane reveals his experiences with touring; his thoughts on Canadian artists ‘breaking’ in the U.S.; how he became a DJ; why (and where) the Disciples play gigs on their own terms; his 50 year friendship with Gordon Lightfoot; the passion he’s pursued for the past eight years and his overall outlo…
 
Robbie Lane has been entertaining Canadians for decades and doing it like no other. In part one he tells host Dan Hare of getting into the business when he was just a teenager and how his band, Robbie Lane and The Disciples, became the house band for Ronnie Hawkins and, eventually, for the ‘60s TV show ‘It’s Happening’. Robbie also talks about: the…
 
In part two The Stampeders Kim Berly continues chats about recording and touring in the 1970s, his thoughts on KISS and Santana, the rebirth of the band in 1992, why they are more popular now than ever and shares some real, and even raw, insights into his life and musical career.By Dusty Discs Radio
 
Kim Berly the Juno award-winner, SOCAN lifetime achievement recipient, drummer, singer and songwriter for the Canadian classic rock band The Stampeders. In part one of his chat with Dan Hare he talks about why 6 “cowboys” from Calgary headed to Toronto, how they became a trio of internationally known rockers, why the pop song that made them famous …
 
Canadian Music Makers from the 1960s-1990s chat with fellow musician Dan Hare and they reveal all..song creation, the highs (and lows) of the biz, fans, family, sacrifices and successes, what they're up to now and a life lesson or two learned along the way. In this introductory episode Lori Dean, Program Director for Dusty Disc Radio, talks about t…
 
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