By Ted Canova
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Host Ted Canova leads intimate conversations with musicians you know and ones you should know. Explore their music, hear stories they've never shared before, and get inspired.
||CleanNaseem Khuri- Kingsley Flood||Host Ted Canova talks with Naseem Khuri of Kingsley Flood about the inner battles he faces as a musician and a Palestinian-American, the feeling on stage when Kingsley Flood songs reach absolute chaos, the promise of being the next great American band.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Bastoni||Host Ted Canova talks with Lisa Bastoni who reclaims her musical identify after a decade away, a path repeatedly influenced by Bob Dylan, busking on subway platforms, recording an exceptional breakout album, balancing motherhood, and the mysteries of he||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Bromberg||Host Ted Canova talks with David Bromberg who shares his musical history from jamming with Jerry Garcia in a tent at Woodstock to calming 600,000 angry concert goers at the Isle of Wight, of recording with three Beatles and turning down John Lennon twic||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLucy Wainwright Roche||Lucy Wainwright Roche shares her unique path growing up in a famous musical family, developing the discipline to write, how the road brings out the heartache in her songs, plus a quirky connection she had with a radio psychologist.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Wood- The Wood Brothers||Host Ted Canova talks with Chris Wood who shares his musical journey from avant-garde jazz to The Wood Brothers, building an audience, confronting expectations of success, and reaching critical acclaim, plus his philosophy on songwriting leaving us hang||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarc Cohn||Host Ted Canova talks with Marc Cohn who relives his career-changing trip to Memphis and the days writing his breathtaking debut album, candidly reflects on the long breaks in his music, and as a shooting victim, considers his unique voice in the wake o||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Lodge- The Moody Blues||Host Ted Canova talks with John Lodge who pulls back the curtain on musical history, from a boy fascinated with Buddy Holly to playing bass for the legendary Moody Blues to his latest solo work. Plus his advice to all musicians and the long-awaited call||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Finn- The Hold Steady||Host Ted Canova talks with Craig Finn who shares how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars. Plus the strategy of releasing 4 albums in 5 years, feeling scared when he wen||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlejandro Escovedo||Host Ted Canova talks with Alejandro Escovedo who opens up about heartache, death & elusive love, racism in music, and the mystery of songwriting. Plus an amazing “last supper” alongside the immortals Townes Van Zandt and Rick Danko and a come-to-Je||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerry Douglas||Host Ted Canova meets up with Jerry Douglas in NYC's Washington Square Park where Jerry reveals going from being a 5 year old with a squeaky voice to winning 14 Grammys mastering the dobro. And along the way, becoming one of the most recorded musicians||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Helm||Host Ted Canova visits Amy Helm inside Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY where she lets us in on some terrifying musical lessons, the struggle to grieve privately for her Dad while the public was holding tributes, and the challenges and rewards of cov||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Spot on with insight, conversation and production
There is so much going on here. First, Ted knows music and his subjects extremely well. The conversations flow naturally, and bring to mind talking with a good friend. The production and flow between conversation and songs is first rate. Bonus: I don't know every artist Ted brings on the show and therefore I have new great music to discover.
Solid Research, Editing, and Connecting
This podcast is so well researched and produced that it pulls you into each artist Ted covers. The episode on Lisa Bastoni is a perfect example. Ted integrates storyline, music lyric and artist interview into a beautiful movie if you will. It's a movie where you imagine the scenes with the edits being so crisp taking from one phase of the artist's journey to the next. Enjoy.
Great interview. The interviewer really gets Marc Cohen to speak from the heart. It's enlightening to understand the true meaning of some of these songs you have listened to but never really understood,....until now.