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  • 01:03

    CM Radio - Apr 29, 2015 - I Mother Earth, Smashing Satellites

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    It's a pleasure having I Mother Earth's Brian Byrne on the show, especially since we get to chat about the band's upcoming appearance at the Unison Jam on May 6th at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The money raised during the initiative, which also features the likes of Finger Eleven, Kim Mitchell, k-os, Jason McCoy, The Trews, and many others, will go to the Unison Benevolent Fund and help those in the music industry during their time of need.


    As for IME, they're currently promoting their hot new single, "The Devil's Engine" at radio. Fans will also have a chance to hear it from the stage during some summer performances, including a slot at WTFest in Brantford, ON on June 13th.


    We also have singer/songwriter/guitarist Salvatore Costa on the show, speaking about his project Smashing Satellites. The band's EP debut, SonicAluzion A-Side, dropped last fall and the buzz has been building quickly. Smashing Satellites is taking part in the May 8th edition of Generation Next Live during Canadian Music Week. We'll chat about the show and the band's impressive success of late.

  • 00:35

    CM Radio - Apr 22, 2015 - Joel Plaskett & More

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    Welcome! We're stoked to have Joel Plaskett back on the show, this time discussing his most recent release, Joel Plaskett & The Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days. There are many moments that draw on previous classic Plaskett, from beloved albums such as Three and Ashtray Rock, right back to his Thrush Hermit days. And there are new sides to his sounds as well – Joel like you’ve never heard him.


    Of course, we'll also have our Canadian Spotlight Song of the Week, which comes to us courtesy of Kaylan Mackinnon. 

  • 01:22

    CM Radio - Mar 25, 2015 - Thomas D'Arcy, Rebel Hero, Luke Nicholson

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    Lots to talk about in this episode, with four - yep, four - interviewees.


    Thomas D'Arcy's latest full-length, Fooled You Twice, dropped in early March and since, it's been getting a lot of positive attention. New Canadian Music, for example, said, "Pop craftsman Thomas D'Arcy is at his melodic and catchy best on second solo record Fooled You Twice." Mike chats with Thomas about the album and a lot more.


    Luke Nicholson's Frantic City is his most poignant album to date. Having written the majority of material for this record while touring away from his new born daughter, one can hear the love, and maturity in both his lyrics and delivery. He's also launched an interesting new contest we'll chat about.


    Mike also catches up with Toronto's Rebel Hero, a funk-rock trio with an impressive resume that's taking part in the April 4, 2015 edition of Generation Next Live at the Phoenix.


    Finally, we speak with musician, engineer, producer, and studio owner Mike Saracino about his new initiative, The Globe Series, which takes him around the world to record on-the-rise musicians and spawn international collaborations.

  • 01:01

    Musician & Artist Don Smith In Madame Perry's Salon

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    About two years ago I was in Biloxi, Mississippi with author Kerry Dunn for a Barnes & Noble event and his second television appearance. At the B&N signing we met musician/artist/coach Don Smith. I'm delighted that Smith will join us at Madame Perry's Salon and recommend that you check out his website , Facebook page, or ReverbNation site before the show.


    Pasagoula native Don Smith's reputation as a singer and songwriter has increased after working with the legendary Nashville producer Doc Holiday who said "Throughout my career as a producer with over 600 career charted records and 112 career #1 records I rarely come across a singer/songwriter tht has as much passion and skill as Mr. Smith.  His songs all magane to tell a unique story that the listener does not have to sit and analyze for an hour to figure out what the story is. His performance in singing is as relaxing as his songs and stories and is always perfection at its highest level."


    Smith's Nashville release Delta Wind is available on iTunes and all other digital outlets. 
     

  • 01:03

    Episode 15: Songwriting 101 with Gandhi, a musician with a mission

    in Writing

    This episode of Behind the Prose is more like Behind the Lyrics. Indiana-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Gandhi takes us on a journey that starts when he taught himself how to play the guitar and write songs. That was 15 years ago. Today, like prose writers, Gandhi says through an process of experimentation and practice, he’s found his voice and is preparing for the release of Rebel On, an EP that reflects the musician with a mission he’s become.


    In this interview, you’ll learn there are many parallels between penning lyrics and writing prose, including a surprising discovery about the role of the producer.


    We listen to some of Gandhi’s song’s, dissect his lyrics, and invite you out to Brooklyn on May 1, where Gandhi will perform a collaboration show with writer and photographer Abigail Ekue. The Darker Side of Lust Private Reading and Concert features Ekue’s erotic poetry and Gandhi’s acoustic melodies and vocals.


    Go ahead. Listen. Learn. Write songs.


    Visit Behind the Prose for links and bios.

  • 01:35

    Goddess Alive Radio welcomes Flash Silvermoon, Priestess, Wise Woman, Musician

    in Spirituality

    Goddess Alive Radio is delighted to welcome Priestess and Wise Woman, Flash Silvermoon, to a special Sunday edition of the show! Flash is nationally known as a Priestess, Psychic, Teacher, Musician, Animal Communicator, and Radio Show Host - a true Spiritual Renaissance Woman!  She is the author and creator of The Wise Woman's Tarot book and deck and the Wise Woman's Festival. Read more about Flash Silvermoon and connect with her at FlashSilvermoon.com.


    Join us on Sunday, April 5 at 8pm eastern!


    Goddess Alive Radio is the weekly Blogtalk Radio show for the MotherHouse of the Goddess and is hosted by Kimberly F. Moore, Founder and Priestess of the MotherHouse of the Goddess. We focus on topics about Women’s Empowerment, Alternative Medicine, and Living Mythology – how the Goddess is moving through our lives today. Priestesses, Practitioners, Healers, and Shamans will be joining us to discuss their practices and experiences with the Goddess. Every month, we hold an online meditation to connect with Goddess energy just prior to the Full Moon and New Moon in our Goddess Moon Meditations.  See the Goddess Alive Radio Show page for archives and the upcoming schedule.

  • 01:05

    CM Radio - Mar 18, 2015 - Danko Jones, Faith Healer, The Globe Series

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    Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Two gold records. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses. A video trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ralph Macchio. A feature- length documentary. An oral-history biography. Personal invites from Lemmy to join Motörhead on the road (and on water, for the 2014 Motörboat cruise). For most bands, that would amount to a hell of a career. For Toronto trio Danko Jones, it’s called “warming up." The band is fresh from the release of Fire Music, produced by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Metric) and featuring 11 fresh tracks, and is now amidst a slew of global dates.


    As for Faith Healer, led by principal songwriter Jessica Jalbert, following the success of 2011’s self-released solo debut, Brother Loyola, the introspective songwriter set to work on penning another collection of inward looking dream pop played with laid back bravado. Engineered under the masterful watch of whip-smart producer—and fellow Mintie—Renny Wilson, the two bonded over their mutual affection for dreamy ‘60s garage rock and swaggering ‘70s singles while in the studio. Hinting at a slightly spacier sound, Cosmic Troubles will arrive March 31st.


    Finally, CM contributor Michael Saracino speaks about his new initiative, The Globe Series, which finds the musician and producer travelling to different cities around the world - from Vancouver to Sydney, New York to London - filming local songwriters and aiding in their long-distance collaborations.

  • 00:47

    CM Radio - Apr 15, 2015 - Suuns, Dilshad Burman & More

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    Montreal's Suuns are dropping their latest project, titled Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart, on April 14th. These seven songs are the result of a seven-day studio stint in which the four members of Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart's Radwan Ghazi Moumneh set out to make and record music with no preconceived notions of what might come out. We speak with Suuns guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush about the collaboration as well as the upcoming release from Suuns themselves, expected early 2016.


    DIlshad Burman is the award-winning host of V-MIX. Airing Tuesdays on Omni 2, V-MIX is Canada’s first national TV show covering contemporary South Asian artists and music videos, while also providing indie Canadian musicians and amateur performers a platform to showcase themselves. Some of the celebrities featured on V-MIX have included Panjabi MC, Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Jon, Karl Wolf, Moby and many more. We'll chat about how bands can make their most of a TV appearance and much more.

  • 01:20

    Amazing lead guitarist/ composer/producer, "Michael Tiffany" joins us!

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    Michael Tiffany is a lead guitarist/ composer/producer and a member of BMI and Sound Exchange Spanning a 30 years in music he has found his way to this point of being an accomplished guitarist and composer. He has been named Artist of The Month in the U.S. , UK and Canada at the same time. His love for music has kept the fire burning and given him the drive to accomplished many of his dreams as a musician. You can also visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-tiffany-guitaristcomposer/119293908147901

  • 00:33

    Composer Lucy Simon

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    We conclude behind-the-scenes week with the talented, Tony-Nominated Composer Lucy Simon. Lucy talks to Host Erika Finn about her childhood, singing with her sister Carly in the duo The Simon Sisters, her passion for Russian literature and theater, and the creative process for composing Broadway's Doctor Zhivago.

  • 00:53

    CM Radio - Apr 8, 2015 - Billy Talent, The Lazys

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    This is a fun one. Mike dropped into Revolution Recording in Toronto, where Billy Talent guitarist Ian D'Sa was in the producer's chair while Australian rockers The Lazys were on the other side of the glass. Mike had a chance to sit down with them between sessions to chat about the project, production work, and get some updates from Billy Talent as well.


    We'll also hear about a great initiative called Guitars 4 VETS. The name is self-explanitory and it's a great cause we can all get behind.


    Of course, we'll also have the usual Canadian music industry round-up and our Canadian Spotlight song of the week, submitted as always via Reverbnation.