The Essence of Cool Season 1 w/ Lynne Hanson

Written by on 05/14/2023

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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 awards and has won the Colleen Peterson

Songwriting Award as a solo act and 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards as part of the


On this episode, she makes her case for why the great Buddy Miller, consumate

jazz artist Keith Jarrett, and Americana singer/songwriter Patty Griffin are the

essence of cool.



Bernard Frazer is a Canadian songwriter/musician whose synth pop band Church of Trees has topped independent charts around the world. He is also a former television producer/writer of such shows as Real Life with Erica Ehm (Life Network), The Dini Petty Show (CTV), Miracle at Niagara, and New Year’s Eve Niagara Falls

In Season 2, we’ve scheduled episodes with the great Phil Thornalley (The Cure, Duran Duran, etc), Kevin Hearn (Lou Reed, Barenaked Ladies), Men without Hats’ Ivan Doroschuk, legendary rocker June Millington (Fanny, Earl Slick, Bonnie Raitt), the great Jay Semko of 5-time Juno nominated Northern Pikes, indie star Vicki Brittle, and more.

We’ve also scheduled a series of episodes discussing the life and musical impact of Canadian producer, and songwriter, Tim Thorney (Alanis Morrisette, Cassandra Vasik, etc). For this very special series, we’ll be joined by former Much Music VJ Erica Ehm, Juno award-winner Hill Kourkoutis, ‘drummer to the stars’ Randy Cooke, Tim’s brother Tom, and Tim’s longtime engineer and friend, Adam Fair.

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