Andrae Charles Dawnes is an independent artist and producer based in Toronto. Here is his conversation with Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji.
A few weeks ago Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji sat down with the founder and editor of the popular YouTube channel, Rock N’ Roll True Stories.
What is this YouTube channel about? Consider this your one stop shop for all things Rock N’ Roll! They profile cool stories about Rock N’ Roll starting in the 60’s all the way to present. They feature bands like the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and more!
Sass Jordan has one of the most powerful voices in all of rock and roll.
The Canadian JUNO and Billboard Best Female Rock Vocalist award winner Sass Jordan recently released her new album, Rebel Moon Blues.
Rebel Moon Blues charts a new course in Jordan’s musical voyage while tracing her love of the blues back to its source. All killer and no filler, the album features the inimitably raspy rock goddess jubilantly celebrating the songs, sounds and styles of everyone from old masters like Willie Dixon, Elmore James and Freddie King to younger, louder guns like Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher.
A pioneer of powerful, gritty female-fronted rock, Sass Jordan has worked alongside fellow greats like Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and Van Halen, among many more.
She has toured with A Bowie Celebration, the critically acclaimed, one-of-a-kind roving tribute to the late legend, David Bowie, featuring a distinct alumni of former band mates.
Born in Britain and raised in Montreal, Sass Jordan launched her solo career with the single “Tell Somebody” from her 1988 debut of the same name, garnering national acclaim and a JUNO Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist.
Throughout her career, she’s earned three more nominations for Best Female Vocalist thanks to albums like Racine (1992), Rats (1994), Present (1997), Hot Gossip (2000), Get What You Give (2006), From Dusk Til Dawn (2009) and her side project S.U.N.’s album, Something Unto Nothing (2011) — along with singles like “Make You A Believer,” “You Don’t Have to Remind Me,” “Sun’s Gonna Rise” and 1992’s “Trust in Me,” a duet with Joe Cocker from the record-selling Bodyguard soundtrack.
Bob Wiseman is a film composer, songwriter and music teacher. Wiseman discovered or produced many artists including Ron Sexsmith, The Lowest of the Low, Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall, and former Canadian member of parliament Andrew Cash. He is also a founding member of Blue Rodeo with whom he won 5 Juno Awards.
For over 45 years Jay Douglas has been entertaining crowds with his wide-ranging repertoire of Reggae, American Blues, West Indian Rhythms, Jazz Standards combined with fancy footwork and incredible on-stage charisma.
Jay was nominated earlier this year with the 2020 JUNO Award Reggae Recording of the Year, “Jah Children”
Jay was also nominated for “Reggae Recording of the Year” at the 2012 JUNO Awards and was the recipient of the “G98.7 FM Entertainment
Award” at the Harry Jarome awards that same year.
On Tuesday June 2 2020 Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji recorded a special episode in solidarity with #BlackoutTuesday. Thank you for listening.
For over 25 years Eric Alper has been doing what he loves: bringing the stories about the music and the musicians to the world. He also hosts a music show on SiriusXM.
Stephen Fearing is a Canadian roots/folk singer-songwriter. In addition to his solo career, Fearing co-founded Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson. He is one half of the duo Fearing & White, with Irish artist Andy White.
Vin Rock is the co-founder of the legendary Grammy-award winning hip hop group, Naughty By Nature.
Who is Kelsi Mayne? With nearly 1M streams on Spotify alone, a debut album on the way, and the viral response to a recent glimpse of her upcoming music video “As I Go” (1.2M streams in just 24 hours), the former sprint-hurdler (once ranked 3rd in Canada) is now arguably the fastest-rising independent country artist in Canada.