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May 9, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 160 - Gino Vannelli
A conversation with producer, musician, singer, songwriter, Gino Vannelli - www.ginov.com
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57 min
May 2, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 159 - Arthur Neilson
A conversation with guitarist, Arthur Neilson (Shemekia Copeland, Blue Angel, solo artist) - http://arthurneilson.com/
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55 min
April 25, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 158 - Randy McDonald
A conversation with bassist and road manager of Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, Randy McDonald - http://tommycastro.com/
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41 min
April 20, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 157 - Kevin Lau
A conversation with composer of orchestral, chamber, ballet, and film music, Kevin Lau - http://kevinlaumusic.com.
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86 min
April 13, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 156 - Sean Pinchin
A conversation with singer/songwriter and slide guitarist, Sean Pinchin (solo artist, Dione Taylor) - https://seanpinchin.ca/
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69 min
April 4, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 155 - Lou Pomanti
A conversation with producer, musical director and musician, Lou Pomanti (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Oakland Stroke & The Dexters) - https://loupomanti.com/
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70 min
March 28, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 154 - Leo Valvassori
A conversation with bassist, Leo Valvassori (Sue Foley, Actionsound Band, Alannah Myles and Mel Brown & The Homewreckers).
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81 min
March 23, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 153 - Wayne DeAdder
A conversation with bassist/guitarist Wayne DeAdder (Beat Heathens, Jimmy Bowskill, Johnny Max Band) - https://www.facebook.com/The-Beat-Heathens-109417525784210/
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64 min
March 14, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 152 - Eric Schenkman
A conversation with singer/songwriter and guitarist Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors, Actionsound Band and solo artist) - www.ericschenkman.com.
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50 min
March 7, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 151 - David Vest
A conversation with five time Maple Blues Award winner for Keyboard player of the year, David Vest - www.davidvest.ca.
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79 min
February 28, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 150 - Myles Goodwyn
A conversation with guitarist, singer, songwriter, Myles Goodwyn (April Wine, Myles Goodwyn & Friends of the Blues) - http://mylesgoodwyn.com/
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61 min
February 21, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 149 - Sarah French
A conversation with 2019 Keeping the Blues Alive recipient - publicist, Sarah French - sarahfrenchpublicity.com
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52 min
February 14, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 148 - Pat Carey
A conversation with Saxophonist Pat Carey (Downchild, Jazz Navigators and Maple Blues Revue) - www.patcarey.ca
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56 min
February 7, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 147 - Barney Bentall
A conversation with Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter, Barney Bentall - www.barneybentall.com
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61 min
January 31, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 146 - Bernie LaBarge and Alex Lifeson
A conversation about Domenic Troiano, guitar playing and so much more with Bernie LaBarge (The Dexters) and Alex Lifeson (Rush) - www.bernielabarge.com & www.rush.com/band/alex-lifeson/   Special thanks to Bernie for making this happen and to Gary Vaughan for his help.
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99 min
January 26, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 145 - Amahl Arulanandam
A conversation with cellist Amahl Arulanandam of VC2 - https://www.vc2celloduo.com/
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85 min
January 17, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 144 - Bruce Iglauer
A conversation about his life in music and his new book, "Bitten by the Blues" with the president of Alligator Records, Bruce Iglauer - www.alligator.com
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81 min
January 10, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 143 - Jimmy Johnson
A conversation with Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Jimmy Johnson - https://jimmyjohnsonblues.com
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55 min
January 3, 2019
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 142 - Sari Schorr
A conversation with blues rock vocalist, Sari Schorr - www.sarischorr.com.
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57 min
December 27, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 141 - John Hahn
A conversation with Shemekia Copeland's manager - John Hahn.
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89 min
December 20, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 140 - Bette Sussman
A conversation with pianist/singer/songwriter (Bev Leslies, Beauty and La Biche, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Franks, Ronnie Spector), musical director (Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Carly Simon), composer (One Life to Live, As the World Turns) - Bette Sussman.
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73 min
December 13, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 139 - Rick Fines
A conversation with blues, roots and slide guitarist and songwriter, Rick Fines - www.rickfines.ca.
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57 min
December 6, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 138 - John Dymond
A conversation with bassist, John Dymond (Colin Linden, Blackie & The Rodeo King, Bruce Cockburn, and k.d. Lang to name but a few).
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68 min
November 29, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 137 - Kyle Wilson & Rikki Lee Wilson
A conversation with Kyle and Rikki Lee Wilson from the Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks tribute band, Rikki Nicks - www.rikkinicks.com
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64 min
November 22, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 136 - Tony McManus & Julia Toaspern
A conversation with Celtic music guitarist, Tony McManus and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Julia Toaspern - www.tonymcmanus.com & www.juliatoaspern.de
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76 min
November 15, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 135 - Tony D.
A conversation with Tony D. (Tony Diteodoro) of MonkeyJunk and the Tony D Band - www.monkeyjunkband.com.
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103 min
November 9, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 134 - David Gogo
A conversation with blues guitarist and singer/songwriter, David Gogo - www.davidgogo.com.
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67 min
November 1, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 133 - Wendell Ferguson
A conversation with Canadian County Music Hall of Fame inductee and winner of the Canadian Country Music Association's "Guitar Player of the Year" (multiple times), Wendell Ferguson - http://wendellferguson.com//
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94 min
October 25, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 132 - Bill Bourne
A conversation with Canadian musician and songwriter, Bill Bourne - www.billbourne.com.
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65 min
October 18, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 131 - Doug MacLeod
A conversation with American blues musician and storyteller, Doug MacLeod - www.doug-macleod.com.
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54 min
October 11, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 130 - Chris "Bad News" Barnes
A conversation with blues musician, actor, comedian and club owner, Chris Barnes - www.chrisbarnesnyc.com.
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78 min
October 7, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 129 - Lester Quitzau
A conversation with Canadian Folk and Blues guitarist, Lester Quitzau - www.lesterq.com.
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41 min
September 27, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 128 - Mike Fitzpatrick
.A conversation with Downchild drummer, Mike Fitzpatrick - www.downchild.com
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84 min
September 20, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 127 - Bryan Holt
A conversation with cellist, Bryan Holt - www.bryanholt.ca.
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62 min
September 13, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 126 - Damhnait Doyle
A conversation with singer / songwriter, Damhnait Doyle (solo artist/Shaye/The Heartbroken) - http://www.dav-net.com
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56 min
September 6, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 125 - Tom Hambridge
A conversation with singer/songwriter, drummer and producer, Tom Hambridge - http://hambridgetunes.com/
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52 min
August 30, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 124- Dave Specter
A conversation with Chicago Blues/Jazz guitarist, Dave Specter - www.davespecter.com.
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46 min
August 22, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 123- Tom Holland
A conversation with Chicago blues guitarist, Tom Holland - http://tomhollandshufflekings.com.
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73 min
August 16, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 122- Jeff Turmes
A conversation with musician, Jeff Turmes (solo artist, bassist for Mavis Staples and Rick Holmstrom Band) - http://jeffturmes.com.
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69 min
August 9, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 121- Morgan Davis
A conversation with blues musician, Morgan Davis - www.morgandavis.com
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54 min
August 2, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 120 - Blaine Pritchett
A conversation with Blaine Pritchett (drummer for Atlantis and former guitar technician for Domenic Troiano).
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68 min
July 26, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 119 - Dave Murphy
A conversation with musician Dave Murphy (Dave Murphy Band/Jeff Healey Band) - www.davemurphyband.com
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73 min
July 19, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 118 - Bernard Purdie
A conversation with legendary drummer. Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - http://www.bernardpurdie.com.
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74 min
July 12, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 117 - Tony Braunagel
A conversation with producer, songwriter and drummer (2018 Blues Music Award Winner), Tony Braunagel -www.tonybraunagel.com.
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47 min
July 5, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 116 - Curtis Salgado
A conversation with singer/songwriter, Curtis Salgado - www.curtissalgado.com. and Jim Pugh of Little Village Foundation (www.littlevillagefoundation.com) joins the conversation towards the end podcast.
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74 min
June 28, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 115 - Chris Cain
A conversation with blues and jazz multi-instrumentalist, Chris Cain - http://www.chriscainmusic.com.
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41 min
June 21, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 114 - Miki Mulvehill
A conversation with Miki Mulvehill of Under The Radar Music Group and Heart and Soul Management (Luther Allison, Otis Clay, Doug MacLeod, Syl Johnson, Beverly McClellan, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd) - http://www.utrmusicgroup.com
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42 min
June 14, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 113 - Paul Benjamin
A conversation with Paul Benjamin of the North Atlantic Blues Festival - http://www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com.
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39 min
June 7, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 112 - Billy Flynn
A conversation with Chicago blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, Billy Flynn - https://www.billyflynn.com.
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43 min
May 31, 2018
Talkin' Blues podcast episode 111 - Bill Wax
A conversation with Radio Host, Bill Wax (Roots and Fruits on WPFW-FM and former host of Bluesville on Sirius XM).
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40 min
May 24, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 110 - Nick Moss
A conversation with Chicago blues musician, Nick Moss - https://www.nickmossband.com.
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77 min
May 17, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 109 - Ruthie Foster
A conversation with singer/songwriter, Ruthie Foster - www.ruthiefoster.com
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53 min
May 13, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 108 - Raoul Bhaneja
A conversation with actor, musician, writer and producer, Raoul Bhaneja - http://www.raoulbhaneja.com.
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75 min
May 4, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 107 - Samantha Martin
A conversation with singer/songwriter, Samantha Martin - http://samanthamartinmusic.com
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64 min
April 26, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 106 - Mike Ledbetter
A conversation with Chicago blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, Mike Ledbetter - www.mikeledbetterbluesoul.com
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79 min
April 19, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 105 - Kevin Johnson
A conversation with Chicago publicist Kevin Johnson of Proud Papa Promotions & Publicity - https://www.facebook.com/ProudPapaPromotionsPublicity/
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56 min
April 12, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 104 - Mike Wheeler
A conversation with Chicago blues songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, Mike Wheeler - www.mikewheelerband.com.
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32 min
April 5, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 103 - Dick Shurman
A conversation with record producer (Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Albert Collins and many, many more), sound engineer, music journalist and music historian, Dick Shurman.
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74 min
March 31, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 102 - Dan Dufour
A conversation with airline pilot and blues guitarist, Dan Dufour.
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57 min
March 23, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 101 - Mike Daley
A conversation with musician, music historian and lecturer, Mike Daley - https://www.mikedaleymusic.com
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80 min
March 15, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 100 - Shakura S'Aida & Andrew Galloway
Episode 100 features a conversation with Shakura S'Aida and Andrew Galloway - my guests from the first two episodes of this podcast series return to discuss what they've been up to and other things.
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71 min
March 9, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 99 - Eric Alper
A conversation with music correspondent, blogger, radio host and the owner of the music public relations company called That Eric Alper, I speak to that Eric Alper - www.thatericalper.com.
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78 min
March 1, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 98A - Paul James
Part one (of two) of the interview with Juno Award-winning blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Paul James - www.pauljamesband.com.
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63 min
March 1, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 98B - Paul James
Part two of my conversation with musician, Paul James - www.pauljamesband.com
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59 min
February 16, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 97 - Tinsley Ellis
A conversation with American blues and rock musician, Tinsley Ellis - www.tinsleyellis.com.  (Special thanks to Alligator Records, Ross Robinson and the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto for making this happen.)
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38 min
February 9, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 96 - Daniel Champagne
A conversation with Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Daniel Champagne - www.danielchampagnemusic.com
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59 min
February 1, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 95 - Rob Szabo
A conversation with producer, songwriter and musician, Rob Szabo - www.robszabo.com.
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64 min
January 25, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 94 - Larry Weinstein
A conversation with Canadian documentary film director, Larry Weinstein - http://www.larryweinsteinproductions.com.
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69 min
January 19, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 93 - Rob Lutes
A conversation with award winning Montreal-based singer-songwriter, Rob Lutes - www.roblutes.com.
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57 min
January 6, 2018
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 92 - Bill Henderson
From the Talkin' Blues archives - an interview from 2004 with Bill Henderson of Chilliwack - www.gonegonegone.com
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58 min
December 21, 2017
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 91A - Gary Taylor
Part 1 of 2 - of the interview with drummer, songwriter, photographer and painter, Gary Taylor - www.imagesbygarytaylor.com.
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61 min
December 21, 2017
Talkin'Blues podcast episode 91B - Gary Taylor
Part 2 of the interview with musician, songwriter, photographer and painter, Gary Taylor - www.imagesbygarytaylor.com.
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54 min
December 1, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 90 - Ian de Sousa
This episodes features an interview with bassist, composer, and arranger, Ian de Sousa - https://www.facebook.com/peoples.republic.of.i
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81 min
November 25, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 89 - Lance Anderson
A conversation with Juno winning producer, composer, arranger and musician, Lance Anderson - http://makeitrealrecords.com/
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85 min
November 17, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 88 - Kellylee Evans
A conversation with Jazz and Soul music vocalist, Kellylee Evans - www.kellyleeevans.com
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78 min
November 10, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 87 - Kevin Breit
A conversation with guitarist (multi-instrumentalist), vocalist, songwriter and producer, Kevin Breit - www.kevinbreit.com.
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100 min
November 3, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 86 - Mike Francis
An interview with guitarist, producer and studio musician, Mike "Pepe" Francis.
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96 min
October 26, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 85 - Ian Gilchrist
An interview with the London based proprietor of Divergent Media, formerly of Rounder Records and Rykodisc amongst others, Ian Gilchrist - https://www.facebook.com/divergentmediauk/
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67 min
October 19, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 84 - Tonky de la Peña
An interview which took place in Spain with the father of Madrid Blues, Tonky de la Peña - https://www.facebook.com/tonkyjuan  (Special thanks to Enrico Crivellaro for making this interview happen and to Gary Vaughan for his help with the post audio).
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60 min
October 1, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 83 - Roger Costa
A conversation with Co-Administrator/Archivist of the Estate of Jeff Healey, Roger Costa - www.jeffhealey.com.
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67 min
September 22, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 82 - Al Lerman
An interview with blues musician, Al Lerman - www.allermanmusic.com
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59 min
September 15, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 81 - Bobby Radcliff
An interview with American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and painter, Bobby Radcliff - www.bobbyradcliffblues.com.
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71 min
September 10, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 80 - Joe Louis Walker
An interview with guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer as well as a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Joe Louis Walker - www.joelouiswalker.com.
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45 min
September 5, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 79 - Chuck D. Keeping
A conversation with Big Wreck drummer, Chuck D. Keeping - www.bigwreckmusic.com
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73 min
August 25, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 78 - Rico Ferrara
An interview with promoter (and generalist) Rico Ferrara of Blues for a Big Town - www.bluesforabigtown.com
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76 min
August 18, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 77 - Rick Estrin
An interview with the brilliant singer, songwriter and harmonica player, Rick Estrin - www.rickestrin.com.
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77 min
July 27, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 76 - Snooky Pryor
From the Talkin' Blues Archives...an interview with Bluesman Snooky Pryor from November 3rd, 2001.  This interview took place thanks to the help of Andrew Galloway of Electro-Fi Records.  Assisting me in the recording of this interview and someone who is heard at the latter part of the interview is David Rotundo.
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58 min
July 21, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 75 - Chris Antonik
A conversation with guitarist, singer, songwriter, Chris Antonik - www.chrisantonik.com.
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52 min
July 14, 2017
The Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 74: Shawn Kellerman
An interview with Canadian Blues Guitarist, Shawn Kellerman (Lucky Peterson, Godboogie, Shawn Kellerman Band) - www.shawnkellerman.com.
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68 min
July 6, 2017
The Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 73: Dr. Marie Trout
An interview with author of "The Blues - Why It Still Hurts So Good" and Manager and Wife of Walter Trout, Dr. Marie Trout - www.marietrout.com.
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59 min
June 30, 2017
The Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 72: David Rotundo
An interview with Canadian Blues Harp player, David Rotundo - www.davidrotundo.com.
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62 min
June 23, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 71 - Don Ross
An interview with Canadian Fingerstyle Guitarist, Don Ross - www.donrossonline.com.
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64 min
June 15, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 70 - Thornetta Davis
An interview with the Detroit's Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis - http://thornettadavis.com/
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43 min
June 9, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 69 - Willy Bearden
An interview with the producer of the Blues Music Awards and storyteller (author, filmmaker and public speaker), Willy Bearden - http://www.willybearden.com.
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74 min
June 2, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 68 - Jay Sieleman
An interview with former President and CEO of the Blues Foundation, Jay Sieleman.
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62 min
May 26, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 67 - Johnny Rawls
An interview with American soul blues singer, guitarist, arranger, songwriter and record producer, Johnny Rawls - www.johnnyrawlsblues.com.
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32 min
May 20, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 66 - Jostein Forsberg
An interview with the General Manager of the Notodden Blues Festival and singer/songwriter/harmonica player in Spoonful of Blues, Jostein Forsberg from Notodden, Norway - www.bluesfest.no.
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68 min
May 14, 2017
Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 65 - Mark Hummel
An interview with award winning, Grammy nominated blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, Mark Hummel - www.markhummel.com.
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44 min
April 5, 2017
The Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 64: Rockin' Johnny Burgin
An interview with Chicago Blues musician, Rockin' Johnny Burgin - www.rockinjohnnyburgin.com.
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52 min
March 24, 2017
The Talkin'Blues Podcast Episode 63A: Gary Kendall
An interview with multiple award winner, bassist for Downchild, and musical director of the Maple Blues Awards (just to name a few things he does), Gary Kendall - www.garykendall.com.  This is part one of two of my interview with Gary.
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55 min
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