Weird in Highschool with Bretton Lee John Dec 01, 2023
Ep. 42 Steve Dawson
Owner and operator of the Henhouse Studio in East Nashville, Steve Dawson stops in to chew the fat about making music in a contemporary environment.
Ep. 41 Nick Shoulders
Nick and I sit down at the Twin Cities Saloon and talk about everything.
Ep. 40 - Del Barber
Del Barber is a songwriter from the Manitoba Parkland. Del and I talk farming, touring with Colter Wall and old horses.
Ep. 39 Angela Autumn
Angela Autumn is among the most compelling voices in contemporary alternative country. Angela and I chatted about Nashville, motivation and why Benjamin Tod is the shit. Find Angela Autumn at https://www.angelaautumn.com/
Ep. 38 Eamon McGrath
Edmonton born Eamon McGrath is a founding member of the band July Talk and has had his hands in just about every corner of Canadian alternative rock. Eamon's journey has taken him from legion halls to slinging the six string for Daniel Johnston. A fantastic performer, songwriter and sonic sound shaper in his own right, Eamon can be found playing just about anywhere they'll have him and is more than likely to be playing near you in the not so distant future. Find everything Eamon does at https://eamonmcgrath.ca/
Ep. 37 Susan O'Neill
Susan O'Neill is a unique voice in contemporary music. Susan brings Irish folk traditions forward in soulful and sincere ballads. We got the chance to sit down at Edmonton Folk Festival to chat about life and horses. Find Susan's music and tour dates at https://www.son.ie/
Ep. 36 Anna Tivel
Portland based songwriter/poet/world building extraordinaire Anna Tivel sat down with me at Edmonton Folk Fest to chat about music, escapism and old guitars. Catch Anna's shows at http://www.annativel.com/
Ep. 35 Tré Burt
Tré Burt is a unique voice in folk music today. Tré was kind enough to find some time to chat with me on a residential patio behind Canmore Folk Festival about making your own way and being true to one's self. Find Tré's records, tour dates and merch at treburt.com
Ep. 34 Abigail Lapell
Abigail was kind enough to take the time to chat about music, life in both Montreal and Toronto and songwriting. Abigail is a one of a kind talent and has shows throughout Montana and Alberta in the coming weeks. You can find tickets and information about Abigail on her website abigaillapell.com
Ep. 33 Anthony Simpkins - Gems on VHS
Anthony Simpkins is a modern day folk music tastemaker creating videos in the spirit of Alan Lomax. Anthony was kind enough to have a chat with me about Nashville, old guitars and the ways the emerging artists can make a go of sharing their work nowadays.
Ep. 32 Denver Venoit - Ole Man Kidd
Denver and I chat about folk music, Harleys and Horses.
Ep. 31 Tori Morley
Tori Morley is a compelling young musician making her way in the world. The moment I heard Tori's track "Les and his Excavator" and was reminded of listening to Primus in a Camry with different coloured doors, my faith in youth was restored, yours will be too.
Ep. 30 Joe Wilson
Manitoba Country artist Joe Wilson stops by to chat about life in the Canadian prairies and a connection to land and culture. Joe is young in age but wise beyond it. Find Joe on Instagram @yodelinjoewilson.
Ep. 29 Jolie Blue
Sean Burns, host of Boots & Saddle on CKUW and of the Northern Report podcast has called Jolie a "true voice in Canadian country music" and as you can hear in his inflection, he is indeed. Find a Jolie Blue show near you at thecanadiandrifter.ca
Ep. 28 Chris Acker
Chris Acker is a talented songwriter who takes you on journeys through Craigslist odd-jobs, Playstation, and topical dermatological remedies. Chris has been featured on Gems on VHS and Western AF.
Ep. 27 Zach Bryson
Zach Bryson is a gifted lyricist based in New Orleans. Zach's songs are simultaneously funny and heartbreaking, and in this chat, he mostly rolled with funny. Zach has been featured on Western AF and continues to release "Songs that Will Ruin Your Day".
Ep. 26 Chris Dadge - Lab Coast, Bug Incision
The return no one was waiting for, WIH is back with Chris Dadge to talk all things compact disc.
Ep. 25 Amy Nelson
Amy Nelson is among a small group of musicians who have the intangible ability to win over just about any room her voice fills. Amy stops by to talk creative inspiration, artistic integrity and maintaining humanity when the option to fall in to hype presents itself.
Ep. 24 Deep Covers
Dan stops by to talk creative process, collaboration and artistic diversity.
Ep. 23 Laura Hickli - 36?, Time Boy
Laura shares her magic on topics of Dan Mangan, US touring and artistic integrity.
Ep. 22 Zoe Sundstrom - Music Director
Zoe Sundstrom stops by for couples therapy and to discuss her role as a music director in community radio.
Ep. 21 Mark Janz - Dextress, R Planet Magazine
Mark stops by to talk starting bands, big dreams and Montreal's finer entertainment establishments.
Ep. 20 Highschool Dropout Special W/ Callum MG
My highschool bestfriend Callum comes back to discuss my poor life choices.
Ep. 19 Josie Charlene Veness
Insightful Calgary spoken word artist Josie Charlene Veness stops by to talk Skins, Wallowing, Love and Inspiration.
Ep. 18 Sarah Gargano
New York based, self proclaimed anti-folk musician Sarah Gargano stops by to talk songwriting, aesthetics and connecting to lyrics.
Ep. 17 Matthew Rederburg
Matt talks recording, hip hop and the unique space his studio occupies.
Ep. 16 Hunter Hansen - NIKU
NIKU is one of the most exciting bands in the Calgary scene today, Hunter was kind enough to stop by and talk about why this project is focused on having fun making music.
Ep. 15 Andrew Douglas
Born in Ontario, Andrew made his way to Alberta with no shortage of heartache, soul searching and writing it all down.
Ep. 14 Edward Sayers
Eddie stops by to talk touring, songwriting and influence.
Ep. 13 Tanner James
Tanner talks busking, southern Alberta and multiple mediums in the first episode of the new year.
Highschool Holiday Special w/ Callum MG
I talk to my long time friend Callum to spread holiday cheer.
Ep. 11 Von Bieker
Von Bieker stops by to talk inspiration, goal setting and revered Toronto troubadour: Hayden who was a mutual source of inspiration.
Ep. 10 I Am the Mountain
Colton stops by to talk process, inspiration and the future of music festivals.
Ep. 9 Sean Burns
Winnipeg purveyor of honky-tonk stops by to talk the lifestyle of a performer, life in Winnipeg and how he's keeping busy.
Ep. 8 Fox Opera
Cait stops by to talk living in different countries, why the Calgary music scene has always felt like home and getting creative with chords.
Ep. 7 TAYLR - Kodae, Dear Friend
TAYLR stops by to talk inspiration, working hard and staying up in strange times. Instagram: @officialtaylrmusic
Ep. 6 Noah Michael - If I Look Strong; You Look Strong, Fox Opera, Websites, Young Neighbours
Noah stops by to talk about musical creativity and playing in enough bands to have a self-festival.
Ep. 5 Connor of Jonnor
Half of Calgary rock duo Jonnor stops by to talk obscure soviet microphones, recording their new record and the possibility that the multi-effects pedal you had when you were 8 might become a coveted piece of vintage gear.
Ep. 4 Cale Michael - Cale Michael & the Lost Lonely Souls, Risky Endeavor
Cale stops by to chat recording his new project and Jethro Tull among other things.
Ep. 3 Skinny Dyck
Skinny Dyck takes some time while watering his plants to talk his new record: Get to Know Lonesome, which is riding a wave of unexpected popularity.
Ep. 2 Andrew Wedderburn - Novelist, Hot Little Rocket, Night Committee
Veteran of the Canadian independent rock scene, Andrew talks Steve Albini, wakeboard festivals in Kelowna and Calgary's legendary Sundae Sound studio.
Ep. 1 Jeff Macleod - Florida BC, The Cape May
Jeff Macleod is a mainstay of the Canadian indie rock scene, he talks touring, Calgary and Florida BC's new record Salt Breaker Sand.