The Essence of Cool

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Tony Stuart On the final episode of season one, we chat with musician, podcaster, music teacher, Tony Stuart. Tony is a multi-instrumentalist currently performing with the jazz duo The Somerset Combo (with Ric Denis). He is the producer and co-host of a fascinating music podcast called the Way […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Anne-Marie Brugger On Episode 13, we chat with Anne Marie Brugger who is a Canadian arts reporter, radio broadcaster, public speaker, and event emcee, who has been part of the music landscape in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, for over 20 years. She can be heard on 2 radio stations […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Aaron Badgley On this episode, we catch up with radio personality, podcaster, and music journalist, Aaron Badgley. Aaron is known for his massive love of the Beatles, which is evident by his longrunning radio show Beatles Universe. He has also written, produced, and hosted many other radio shows […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Lynne Hanson On this episode, we chat with Canadian singer/songwriter, Lynne Hanson. She has released 5 albums and has toured Canada and around the world as a solo act and as one half of The LYNNeS (alongside Juno award-winner Lynn Miles). Lynne has been nominated for numerous music […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Gerry Young On today’s show, we talk to Gerry Young, owner of the Canadian independent record label and managament company, Current Records. Gerry’s journey in the music business started as a promoter when he hired master bluesman Johnny Winter and legendary rockers The Kinks to play his university. […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST David Yazbeck On today’s episode, we chat with Radio DJ and amateur musicologist, David Yazbeck. If you live in Canada’s capital city Ottawa, you’ll know David from his long-running radio show Thursday Special Blend on CKCU-FM. A veritable institution, David’s show has been on the air for 16 […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Christopher Ward On this episode of the Essence of Cool, we chat with singer, songwriter, podcaster, blogger, and author, Christopher Ward. Chris has written songs for Diana Ross, Hilary Duff, Wynonna Judd, The Backstreet Boys, and many others. But his best-known song is the worldwide #1 hit for […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST On this final episode of Season 2, we finish our series on Canadian producer, singer/songwriter Tim Thorney by chatting with his long-time song writing partner, former Much Music VJ, Erica Ehm. Erica talks to us about how Tim’s leap of faith helped to transform her from a tv […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST On Part 2 of our series celebrating the life and legacy of Canadian producer, singer, songwriter Tim Thorney, we catch up with drummer to the stars Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Alanis Morissette etc) who discusses his 20-plus year history with Tim, working on jingles, Alanis Morissette […]

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST Tim Thorney isn’t a household name, but perhaps he should be. The late singer/songwriter/producer worked with the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Lisa Dalbello, Burton Cummings, Jimmy Rankin and more. He also wrote some of the most memorable beer and car jingles, the type that got stuck in your […]

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