Carla's Coffee House is a Live Interview show airing on HGB Canada. Twice per week Carla has new guests ranging from the completely unknown artist to Juno and Maple award winning artists. She doesn't stop there! She interviews artists from around the globe. Discover new music you have never heard and rediscover music and artists you already know in a new light! If you hear an artist that you can't get enough of, please let us know! Your interaction is valuable!
Former Punk Rocker, Mississippi Jake had something more to say and moved from Punk to Folk, giving it a bit of an punkish edge in his delivery. Jake is from the Midwest USA and is presently on tour to support his two new projects with full bands. One, a rock project, two a folk band project, while still continuing to push his solo career. We had a blast! You will to!
BeaR E. Awesome, Man Without A Band, is getting ready to go find those members with a cross Canada tour. This project is certainly unusual but has been sparked out of necessity in the words of Bear. If you would like to be a part of this project, get a chance to audition for this once in a life time chance and be a part of a Web Series, you better listen to this! And don't forget to find all things HGB CANADA all in one place! Support the arts! Support this Radio Show!
Satellites in Montreal- An Adult Alternative Sound coming from former member of Ladies of the Canyon! We had so much fun chatting about the music, the industry, social media and anything else that tickled our fancy.
Jasmine Bleile grew up in rural Ontario and got her start playing saxophone in the house jazz band of a local restaurant with supper club aspirations. She began singing after her bandmates encouraged her to give it a try and since then she’s lived enough for two lives. She went to and graduated from the police academy, decided against walking a beat, joined a country-folk band, got a record deal, toured the world, had a son and raised him right, and now she’s back with a new record."
"After years of hiatus, the Montréal-based vocalist and musician is back, both wiser and wizened. She has left her old country-folk sound in the dust; it never quite fit. Today’s sound is smoother and more comfortable. If you said stronger you’d be right; if you said sexier you wouldn’t be wrong. But naming things is for other people. Call it blue-eyed soul. Call it rhythm and blues. Call it whatever you think it should be called
Terry Ferris is an alumni of the Minto Country Music Wall of Fame, known for his TNT Classic Country Music Shows, and has had a top 10 hit on HGB Radio Canada! Carla talks to Terry about his music, what's coming up this music season for him, and showcases some of Terry's originals. We have to say the wifi connection was acting a little funky, and the big surprise at the end of the show explains why! Don't forget to support this podcast through your monthly financial donation!
Connie is definately a song writer with something to say and experiences to share. She will steal your heart and make you think about the legacy we are leaving behind. Blues Rock, Canadiana is her speciality. Come listen to her story. She tells it best And make sure you like her on facebook!
Dolly Dunn was born ( Christina Donahue ) on May 9th 1965 in a small town called Boyds Cove Newfoundland Canada. Her parents were Patrick Donahue of Boyds Cove and Bernadette Lynch of Island Harbour Fogo, both parents were Irish so that makes her all Irish, and she is the youngest girl of 11 siblings. Her love of country music started when she was 7, singing in church and school functions and to anyone who would listen. She received her first guitar at age 12 as a gift from her mother. She taught herself how to play and country was all she wanted to do. She moved to Alberta in her early Twenties with dreams of still singing for anyone who gave her the time. She has been married twice and has one son Rex LeDrew Jr age 24. Now twice divorced and single she still had that dream but not much faith in herself. Until someone told her that she had what it takes so she played at local clubs and did karaoke for years. At age 50 Dolly Dunn is taking steps to make a go of her music career and do what she loves to do and that is write and sing country music the old fashion way. She is a very simple and humble person who would give away her happiness for someone else to smile.....
Keep the alternative rock in the family! Still 18 is a Canadian band consisting of family members Joey Ciotti, Samantha Ciotti, and Karen Ciotti. Coming to us from the Dominica Republic, Samantha fills us in on their new project and exciting news of more music to come! Check out the hilariously fun banana video . You may recognize the voice! Ex front man of Platinum Blonde, dad Joey. Samantha rocks the bass while her mom just one day got up and said she wanted to be part of the fun and got behind the drums. Don't miss this fun show! And if your craving some rock sounds, they promise not to disappoint.
You need inspiration? Come listen to this candid conversation with Molly Johnson and Carla. Molly is a mover and shaker in the Canadian cultural scene and continues to make her home in Toronto, what most Canadian's call the center of the universe tongue in cheek of course. Molly discusses her latest project in music plus takes us through some life wisdom on the arts, business, and trends throughout the world and Canada as well. She is a bit partial to this big lump of land. Here is a quote directly from her webpage
" Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist, who has just released her highly anticipated new album, “Meaning To Tell Ya”. Produced by multiple GRAMMY Award winning Producer, Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones); it is more than a jazz record. It’s funk, it’s soul, it’s groove played by some of Canada’s best musicians. Says Molly: “Working with Larry was magic. When it was finally my turn, I jumped at the opportunity. This is a record I have been wanting to make for years. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!” Says Larry: “Molly has the kind of musical gift that cannot be cultivated by musical education or assiduous practice. She has great natural musical instincts, and an irresistible signature to her voice. She is a rare and wonderful talent.”
This segment of the show we explore some of the recent hidden gems that were sent to the station for airplay. We have Sue Foley, Chelsea Stewart, Exco Levi, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Melekai Joe, Nathan Bartgis Band and much more! Discover new to you music today! Tuesday night we have Milly Johnson live on the phone with the Coffee House
John Wheaton was a member of the St Stephen based country group " Running out of Time" He and his band mates hosted a Rogers Cable TV show called Southwest Jubilee which is a big success in New Brunswick. John was a song writer, a father and a good friend to many including me. I was able to speak to him briefly before his passing and I am glad to have had the chance to do so. John and his late wife Debbie traveled to visit my grandparents to make sure they were doing ok when they were both struggling with their own illnesses. His heart was made of pure gold and so was Debbie's. I hope you enjoy the show. It was recorded live in St Stephen, New Brunswick, August 20, 2017 where John and his band calls home under the former title of Carla's Country Mile. He will be missed.
You like Ricky Skaggs? Dan Seals? Or even Steve Goodman? Well then you will LOVE Luke Hendrickson. Luke will be heading out on tour in a couple of weeks and please be sure to check out his webpage and go to a show if he's in your area! I do apologize for the poor quality sound. The wifi was weak this evening and we had to do a lot of dancing to get the show out so you will hear that at times. But listen beyond, because the music is awesome and so its the artist!
Wondering about New Brunswick Culture? Check it out on this crazy show! We have Matt Copeland (creator and writer) and Adam Landry (writer). We discuss the culture of New Brunswick and what goes on when creative comedians get together and want to do .... a tv show. And once that is complete? Well a movie of course! Budget? a few bucks and a beer.
You won't want to miss this episode. I had a blast! You will too. Make sure you get this podcast spread all across the globe, get people listening, and subscribing! Indie is the best, bringing you local .... worldwide! You can now support this podcast directly from this page!
Narrative is nominated for Reggae Recording of the Year. This is Exco Levi’s seventh nomination, with five previous wins.
Pop trivia: did you know five-time JUNO Award-winning Exco Levi sits at the helm of “best winning percentage” in the history of the prize? Compared to Anne Murray (52 nominations : 24 wins) and Celine Dion (72 nominations : 20 wins), Exco has won as many of the coveted Canadian awards as David Foster, Liona Boyd, and Glass Tiger, and more than Joni Mitchell, Kari, Deadmau5, and the Arkells. His five year sweep across six years includes Reggae Recording of the Year for Bleaching Shop (2012), Storms of Life (2013), Strive (2014), Welcome the King (2015) and Siren (2017).
Myles Goodwyn joins Carla on her birthday for a down home chat about all things music, April Wine, the Blues, and whatever else feels right! If your an April Wine fan and a Myles Goodwyn fan, you don't want to miss this down to earth chat.
"Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the band April Wine, Myles Goodwyn’s passion and drive shaped and directed the group from its earliest beginnings. He is the only remaining original member of the group since the inception of April Wine in 1969. Goodwyn grew up poor and is the classic “small-town kid makes good” success story. As a young teen, Goodwyn honed his skills, playing in bands such as East Gate Sanctuary and Woody’s Termites. From the very beginning, Goodwyn plotted the course of the band. His unique but classic rock voice gives April Wine a distinct and immediately recognizable sound. Ranging from hard rock classics to soulful ballads, his vocal range and style can really grab a hold of you. His songwriting skills are prolific.
He has penned virtually every April Wine song. He has a knack with words and seems to have an ability to write a catchy tune at will. Through the ups and downs and changing faces of the band, the one thing that has remained constant is Myles Goodwyn. Even today and with their latest release and shift in direction, his voice is as strong and apparent as ever.
Now in its fourth decade, April Wine continues to charge ahead as one of Canada’s very best rock bands. And as far as rock history goes, Myles Goodwyn is already a living legend (especially in the annals of Canadian rock history), being known as one of the all-time greats.
In Just Between You and Me, Goodwyn shares the story of his upbringing, first at home in rural New Brunswick and then in the music business as the lead singer of one of Canada’s most popular bands ever, April Wine."
Jim and Carla talk about songwriting, the life of rock 'n' roll and many other subjects. Jim was cofounder of the popular Canadian rock icon group April Wine. Jim lives in Nova Scotia and is active in the music scene.
You can grab all Jim's awesome music on Apple Music
Matt Andersen part folk, part blues, all New Brunswicker joins Carla to talk about his new album, his full band tour of Canada, and solo tour coming up in the USA and Europe.
Steve Hickman, Kicking Country artist from Indianapolis Indiana joins the conversation finally after 2 years! You won't want to miss this amazing story teller. I promise you will be hooked on the Hickman!
We talk with music veteran Jim McCormick about his personal music career and the music scene in London Ontario. Then we travel to Quebec City and talk with Simon Henley about the exciting things coming up for his music this summer!
This Country Singer has it going on! Identifying mostly as a songwriter, Angela Harris is no stranger to the commercial and non commercial side of the music biz. You want to know more about how this works? Listen in!
What is more conducive to writing good lyrics to songs that being a writer with inspiration and imagination painting the words onto the canvas of your mind and heart? At the very heart of music there lays poetry. Brenda Lee Ranta is a 4 time published Poet and Author out of Timmins, Ontario.
We cover the creative side of writing, how song writing can be more effective, and how words do impact us and cause us to feel. Join us! You won't regret it
Carla and Wesley kick off the interview with a bit of due seriousness, but this Canadian and American find their groove and start having some " real good fun"! Wesley is a full time entertainer, with great country songs while giving audiences a smorgasborg of musical genres in his LIVE shows. Grab a coffee and come check him out!
"It’s my goal to change the world’s mentality about what they're programmed to think is beautiful.
"A few years ago, I met with a ‘big wig’ in the music industry who said I had to lose 90 pounds, get a space between my legs, and change my hair and my clothes. He told me the way I looked wasn’t accepted in the 'pop music industry’ and it was going to be too hard for me.
"Last I heard he's moved into graphic design and I’m still here releasing this video... Isn’t that funny?!"
And it wasn't an isolated incident – others said similar things to Kay and maybe now they’re learning how misguided they were.
Following this year’s release of her debut full-length album, 11 O’Clock Number, its first single "Weight On My Shoulders" won the Canadian Songwriters Award for Best Adult Contemporary/Pop Song.
It may be her debut solo album, but Kay is no stranger to the scene; in addition to high praise from judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Spice Girl Mel B as an advanced contestant on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, the Cambridge, Ontario-born artist has also performed with Stevie Wonder’s band at a David Foster concert, k.d. lang at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, The Tenors at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Cee Lo Green. She was a member of the award-winning a cappella group, Eh440, and starred in the Broadway National Tour of Godspell.
Stacey's unique and powerful voice paired with a machine-gun rapping style has garnered her online videos millions of views, including one particular viral sensation — over 40 million views when she spontaneously performed one of Busta Rhymes' fastest raps in the aisle at a Walgreens in South Carolina.
The video was shared instantly, and Chris Brown wrote an article about her talents on his website. Kay's covers of hit songs have garnered the respect and recognition from the original artists including Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson, and Mystikal, who have shared her videos on social media.
Recently, Stacey Kay was excited to learn that one of her influences, Fergie, featured her in a Glamour Magazine video. The video shows Fergie watching a Stacey Kay cover of her song You Already Know while raving about Kay's vocal ability and charisma.
“I’ve never been a fan of the saying ‘it’s what’s on the inside that counts’ because then that implies that the outside may not look good. I’ve always thought that so many people of all different shapes and sizes are hot. So why do I think that I have to look different for people to think I’m attractive?
"Just because most people who are famous have a similar look, it doesn’t mean it has to continue being like that," Kay says. "It’s 2018 and humans have made a lot of positive changes, so why not make a change about what we’ve been brainwashed to think is beautiful.
"I’m not here to try and make you cry or feel bad for me," Kay says. "Finding your confidence can be a really fun and exciting thing and it can be both powerful and lighthearted at the same time. That’s why I made this video."
"New Type" and 11 O’Clock Number are available now.
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Toronto Pop Indie Artist, Bree Taylor joins Carla to talk about a secret she's been keeping. You will have to listen to find out what. But! She will also talk to us about her new show Unapologetically Bree now airing on HGB Canada
Carla checks in with Barney Bentall as he is releasing his newest album after a 5 year hiatus!
" The Drifter & The Preacher is the great paradox of a nomadic homebody, and a musical tour de force that could prove to be truly defining for a musician, a songwriter, a friend, a father, a brother, a husband and a son… coming face-to-face with a life lived. Lead single "The Miner," which was co-written and features his son Dustin Bentall, will be immediately available as a download to fans who pre-order the album on iTunes.
Barney Bentall hit the music scene as the lead man for Barney Bentall and The Legendary Hearts back in 1988, with his self-titled debut CD soaring to the top of the charts, reaching platinum status in Canada and establishing Bentall as a must-see as a concert draw.
The last couple of years have seen Barney Bentall translate his tremendous ability and deep introspection into his 10th studio album, which is an ambitious effort accomplished by one of the greatest storytellers of our time. "This was written for my father-in-law. Bar none, one of the most interesting and intelligent people I have met,” says Bentall. “He taught me many valuable things and gave me the best friend I have. He died with his boots on at the age of ninety-three. I wrote this at my ranch shortly after on a star-studded night.”
While plenty of musicians have told stories of their family, Bentall possesses the emotion and interpretive skills to reveal an eclectic range that few could muster, and no more so than in the first single, “The Miner.” Says Bentall, “My son Dustin is a travelling musician. ‘The Miner’ marks the first time we wrote a song together… It started out as a story about Dustin’s grandfather and as a continuation of ‘The Drifter‘. Songs often have a mind of their own and… ‘Life goes where it goes’. When the dust had settled, we ended up with a story loosely based on a good friend of ours. He, much like the two of us, is driving down the road less travelled.”
The Drifter & The Preacher also features a collaboration with Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo on "Won’t Change The World." Bentall says, “Sometimes a song is the only tool in the chest when you are trying to get back into someone’s favour. My good friend Jim Cuddy jumped in on this one. I swear, that boy gets behind an old tube microphone in a recording studio and puts on a clinic every time.”
Inspiration set in not only from his family, but good friends, too. “The Ocean and You (A song for John Mann)” is a stirring song paying tribute to the Spirit Of The West singer. “Around the time we were forming the Legendary Hearts, we had this rustic studio in a millwork shop in the False Creek area in Vancouver. It was a sketchy part of town at the time, but heaven to us. Back in the day, that studio was our Clubhouse. We wrote and demoed ‘Something To Live For’ there, among many other songs. The founding members of Spirit Of The West -- Geoffrey Kelly and John Mann -- became lifelong friends of mine in the early ‘80s. We made their first record in that studio and had a wonderful party or two. Along with our partners/wives, it was an unforgettable and cherished circle. I wrote this song about John and his ongoing courageous fight with early onset Alzheimer’s. It is also about the equally courageous role of John’s partner Jill. God bless ya, Johnny.”
Catch Barney Bentall live at the following Canadian tour stops:
July 20 – Toronto, ON – Live on the Patio at Roy Thomson Hall
July 21 - Mission, BC - Mission Folk Music Festival
July 26 - 30 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival
August 4 – Minnedosa, MB – Rockin’ The Fields of Minnedosa Festival
August 6 – Comox, BC – The Filberg Festival
August 18 – Saskatoon, SK – Rock The River Festival
August 19 – Wainwright, AB – Come By The Hills Music F
I'm not only an artist, a radio station owner, but I'm also a fan of music. I have picked my favorite Indie Music that has come across my " desk" this year. Hopefully you will enjoy these picks as well and add them into your collection of awesome music. There's a good mix in there and many songs I didn't get a chance to play :( Maybe next time!
Newfoundland sensation, Stephen B. Lawrence, joins me on the phone while he awaits to board the ferry to the mainland Nova Scotia. We talk about the changes that have happened in his career, where he wants to go from here, and what it means to be finally on a tour with his own music! Stephen latest single Only You is racing up the HGB Canada charts!
16 year old, Toronto Pop Sensation ZOELLY joins Carla to talk about her music and future plans to continue once finishing high school. Zoelly's mature vocals and well produced tracks will have you convinced she is already on the top 40!
Free To Grow is an eclectic band with heavy influences from Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd and a lot of Jeff Patch and Joe Bonnell mixed in! The band is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada, and Carla catches up with Jeff on what the band has been doing since this time last year
Thank you for your patience as the issue with the sound is now fixed and you may hear a bit of variance in this program which will not be there on following programs. Windows loves HGB!
(Note) Mic clips at the beginning but straightens out about 2-3 minutes in, please be patient
In Part One, Nancy and talk about the accident that nearly took her life and how she died on the operating table which transformed her life forever. Are you wondering what comes after death? Nancy shares how she as an atheist, and scientist, was unraveled when she came into a divine experience and lived to tell about it. Nancy will return in Part 2 during the New Year to discuss more
"We did have discussions related to her experience in the operating room, and she sticks out in my mind because I could not come up with any other explanation other than a real near death experience [NDE]— I remember her seeing this as a life changing blessing.
~ Dr. Christopher Trojanovich
Carla chit chats with lead singer of the growing in popularity indigenous band Midnight Shine from the land of Northern Ontario Cree. Finding out her next guest is a " next door neighbour" inspires the conversation regarding the psychology of being a song writer as a solo performer
Carla chats it up with Michael Lee of the Industrial/Electronic group Cyphier from London Ontario. They catch up on life after touring together and what the new sound of Cyphier means to them and their fans
Sept 17 2018 featuring music from Atlantic Canada Indie as well as some well known and loved tracks. A short discussion on the ramp up for October as HGB Canada goes full out.
Some songs contain strong language.