Ontario’s Scotty Kipfer recently released a new single “Wading In The Water” from his Taking My Time album. He’s here to share that song & some others. Plus, he’ll chat with me about his music career, including the artist & song that influenced his music the most. Scotty will also talk about his engagement (he is now married!), the WSA and much more. Scotty was born into a musical family and grew up in small-town Milverton, Ontario, surrounded by musicians who always encouraged him to play. By three years old, he was tagging along with his dad to perform with the Milverton Legion Band at local nursing homes, with a plastic saxophone in tow. At seven, he was playing fiddle in a family band. He […]
Such a pleasure to have Alli Walker on the podcast to chat about her new single “Country Music” written by Alli, Dustin Bird & Brian John Harwood. Originally from PEI, Alli moved to Toronto at age 19 in search of more music opportunities. She released her debut album The Basement Sessions: What I’ve Learned So Far in 2019 and called her sound “Conscious Country” and “Mindful Music”. In 2021, after having over a Million views on TikTok of the “Country Music” demo and endless posts raving about it, Alli knew she had to record and release the song. “I wanted the production, storytelling and emotion of this song to feel as nostalgic as it does when listening to some of the songs we mention in […]
CMAOntario Male Artist Of The Year Aaron Allen – who also won Album Of The Year for Highway Mile – joins me on the latest In The Country episode to chat about his big wins, his music career. writing songs from the heart, recording music with his wife Aimee (current release “Just Getting By”) & much more!
Ontario’s Bree Taylor – recently nominated for a 2021 Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY) in the Music: Solo Vocalist — Emerging category – began writing her own songs when she was a teen and found early success with her pop debut EP Unbreakable. Shortly after, she found herself drawn to the country genre – and her fans came along for the ride. Bree’s 2020 single “Cry” gained an impressive 70,000+ organic streams, and her most recent single, “Burning Bridges” soared to #1 on the Canadian Indie Charts in October of last year (#17 of 50 in Indie Songs ranked overall for 2020). Bree’s new single “Kryptonite” has her looking truthfully at the relationships that draw us in regardless of the heartbreaking consequences. Written by Bree and […]
Tecumseh, Ontario’s Carson Janik comes from a long line of diverse musical family members including accredited guitar, piano, drum, brass, and string players, as well as seasoned recording artists, vocal, stage, choir, and opera performers that span just about every genre. Carson is the first in his family to pursue Country music. Carson started showing musical talent at the age of 3, when he proved that he couldn’t keep quiet and needed to constantly sing along with the radio. Initially drawn to pop music and playing the piano/singing along to the likes of Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars, Carson had little interest in the guitar or a different genre – that is until he heard his first Luke Combs song. Tune in to hear my […]
Elyse Saunders joins me on this episode of In The Country (Video Edition) to chat about her successful music career and her latest single “Sunshine State Of Mind”! It’s a great follow up to her two past singles “Free” & “Wine Down”. These songs will all be featured on her next album due out this Fall. There is a lot of momentum with her career right now. Elyse is nominated for Female Artist & Rising Star at this year’s CMAOntario Awards Drive In Show. She’s currently in the Top 8 in the Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. And she recently placed in the Top 5 of CBC Music’s Toyota Searchlight Contest. Check out our conversation on the show & be treated to an acoustic […]
CCMA, Juno & CMAOntario winner Meghan Patrick visits the show to chat about her new album Heart On My Glass – available June 25th – featuring “My First Car”, “Never Giving Up On You” & “Mama Prayed For”. Meghan also talks about her debut album Grace & Grit released 5 years ago, her vow to always be an authentic artist, winning a Juno (for Album of the Year) during a pandemic, the story behind her #1 song “Walls Come Down”, working on a US music career, what whiskey she prefers and so much more! This year, Meghan has 5 CMAOntario nominations heading into the September 5th Drive In Awards show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. You can pre-save/pre-add the upcoming album here: MeghanPatrick.lnk.to/HeartOnMyGlass Get the latest […]
Dave chats with CMAOntario nominee Owen Barney (Song Of The Year “Thank Her For That”, Songwriter Of The Year along with his co-writers for “Thank Her For That”) about his music career & his new EP Tough Times featuring the lead single “You Make Me Wanna (Brown Eyed Girl)”.