This episode is a listening party/musician’s commentary on Aaron Mangoff’s new EP, You and I. Aaron Mangoff is a young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Orillia. You can download it on Bandcamp or find it on iTunes, or on the Sleeper Records homepage. We are joined on the podcast by Aaron’s Sleeper Records labelmate, Christopher Thompson.
I am launching a new format for this podcast. Think of it like the director’s commentary on a DVD movie but for albums. I will have a conversation with musicians while we listen to one of their albums. The conversation will last for the duration of the album. Enjoy.
Christopher Thompson is a young fingerstyle guitarist from Orillia. He recently released his second EP, La-La on Sleeper Records. Sleeper records was founded by Aaron Howes as a way to promote young Orillia area musicians. You can download it on Bandcamp or find it on iTunes. We are joined on the podcast by Chris’ Sleeper Records labelmate, Aaron Mangoff.
Glen Reid is a veteran of the Canadian Music scene. He began to make a name for himself in the late 1960s, in the folk community in the Yorkville district in Toronto. Throughout tht 70’s he was a session musician and band member on several popular Canadian television shows including Singalong Jubilee, John Allan Cameron’s Let’s Have A Caleigh, The Ryan’s Fancy/Tommy Makem Show, The Harry Hibbs Show, and the George Hamilton IV Show.
In the 80s he moved to Burks Falls Ontario, where he worked as a cabinet maker, raises horses and became a well known luthier.
You can read more of his stories and purchase his albums at glenreid.com.
By the time this is released, the 2011 Mariposa Folk Festival will have passed. This is the last of my interviews recorded at the 2010 edition of Mariposa. I have known Blaise Alleyne for several years, mostly through social media. Blaise is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, Catholic, and programmer from Toronto. He is deeply interested in the Free culture movement who contributes to free software projects, is a regular contributor to Techdirt, and releases his music under Creative Commons Licences. He is in demand as a violin player with many Ontario musicians, including, Mike Celia, Dave Borins and Robyn Dell’Unto.
Next weekend is the 51st annual edition of the Mariposa Folk Festival, and I still find I have 3 shows from last year to release. Last summer, I finally got the chance to interview Suzie Vinnick. I first became aware of Suzie and her amazing voice in the late 80s when I was attending university in Saskatoon. Suzie was a featured performer on a local radio station, C95’s compilation of local musicians, Cityworks 88. Over the years I have seen her perform at numerous festivals, but this is the first time I had a chance to chat with her. You may also recognize her voice from the “Always Tim Horton’s” jingles. Enjoy.
Last summer I sat down with Canadian Folk legend Caitlin Hanford, at the 50 anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival. Caitlynn Hanford is a solo-singer songwriter, she is 1/4 of Quartette with Sylvia Tyson, Gwen Swick and Cindy Church, and she sings in the Marigolds with Gwen Swick and Susie Vinnick. She is also an elementary school music teacher so our conversation steered towards a discussion on teaching music to children.