Friday, November 26

Tag: Singer Songwriter

(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene
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(Highlight Reel): An Educator Looks at JON STANCER and his Pedagogy on Climate Change and Toronto Music Scene

Contributor's Note:  Welcome to the brand new Scholastic Perspectives where "We Gon' Learn."  In this "Highlight Reel" edition, we took a few minutes to talk to Toronto artist Jon Stancer about climate change and the Toronto music scene along with a tinge on mental health awareness.  In his work, Jon created a song that will create awareness about the issue of climate change. According to BBC, climate change could cause many areas to be inhabitable. Scientists and politicians around the world are making concerted efforts to combat climate change. We are seeing more extreme weather events, more wildfires and species dying off at a faster rate than at any point in recorded history. Jon Stancer's song "This Cannot Wait(Until Tomorrow)" highlights that.  In today's Highlight Reel with Scholast...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 32):  Rob Morrison of THE BOOKLIGHTS
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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 32): Rob Morrison of THE BOOKLIGHTS

https://open.spotify.com/episode/18EbxFOG9Oa0jnAkWRyBVE?si=de77e9ec59094ce3 Editor's Note:  Rob Morrison of New York based folk/Americana band The Booklights recently appeared on the Madness To Creation Podcast.  We get into how I compared them to The Band and Fleetwood Mac, along with their songs and the stories behind the songs on their latest record "Into A Ball."  It was a meaningful and deep discussion about mental health, music, the creative process and how The Booklights reunited after all these years.  Fans can check out the music video for "My Woman, The Almanac" via YouTube and also check out The Booklights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Check out this episode featuring Rob Morrison of The Booklights via SoundCloud below: https://soundcloud.c...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 306):  Skylar Sarkis of TAKING MEDS/growing stone
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 306): Skylar Sarkis of TAKING MEDS/growing stone

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1whg1iQ62ZVIqVhLnm4KBh?si=2Ht2XT12RNyawZDCsVND9w&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Singer-songwriter/Taking Meds guitarist Skylar Sarkis joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 306th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Skylar gets caught up with The Don & The Grizz and discusses goosebump moments on his project growing stone along with going over a couple of songs from Taking Meds.  They talk about how they coped with the Covid pandemic as well.  Fans can find growing stone on Facebook and Bandcamp.  Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website.   Fans can find this episode featuring Skylar Sarkis of Taking Meds/growing stone via...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 303):  KENT BLAZY
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 303): KENT BLAZY

https://open.spotify.com/show/5BAKLfIn6YDUg3gmnGJnWH?si=SIuGFETUQsqXUzMzytvJdA&dl_branch=1 Contributor's Note:  Esteemed country singer/songwriter Kent Blazy joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 303rd episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they discuss Kent Blazy's latest album entitled "Me and My Guitar", and they discuss iconic songwriters Dan Fogelberg and Dan Seals, and Don talks about a song that he feels Kenny Chesney should pick up from Kent Blazy and it would be a number one country music single.  Kent Blazy has wrote numerous number one singles for Garth Brooks, Chris Young and Patty Loveless and scores of other country music talent.  Fans can find Kent Blazy on Facebook and his official website.  Fans can find The Don's Hit List wit...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 302):  10 Minutes with TAYLON HOPE
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 302): 10 Minutes with TAYLON HOPE

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4ZazCtHg49J5vKovuVp95N?si=e39f554b8db64840 Contributor's Note:  Country singer/songwriter Taylon Hope joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 302nd episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Taylon joins The Don & The Grizz where she talks about anything for ten minutes, hence the name of the episode "10 Minutes with Taylon."  Taylon Hope recently enjoyed a sold out performance at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville.  Taylon Hope currently has music videos out for "Country In Me" and "Could've Been A Country Song."  Fans can find Taylon Hope on Facebook and her official website.  Fans can check out The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can...
(Concert Therapy Reviews) ROYAL BLISS with THE BLACK MOODS Live at Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (8/26/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews) ROYAL BLISS with THE BLACK MOODS Live at Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (8/26/2021)

Off in the distance, the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes, but no love was growing cold as hard rockers Royal Bliss with special guests The Black Moods and Zach Thomas rocked the Chrome Horse Saloon outdoor stage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa recently. Concertgoers and the owners of the Chrome Horse Saloon weren't exactly sure if the show was going to happen, however, it did happen in spite of threats of severe weather activity. The cool thing about this venue is every food item on the menu is biker themed and the outdoor stage is definitely accommodating for a concert, and the atmosphere made a person feel like you got invited to this really cool exclusive block party.  Plus, they were doing raffles for a local charity to help a child battling cancer and they were selling raffle tickets...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 28:  WILL VAN DYKE
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 28: WILL VAN DYKE

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tYBsS4upYVFmV0WYrwX2W?si=3b94eb97678b4251 Editor's Note:  Broadway actor/director and singer/songwriter WILL VAN DYKE(no relation to Dick Van Dyke) joins the Madness To Creation Podcast where #YouFreakingMatter.  In this episode, we discuss a ton about mental health and I also got to pick his brain about being a Broadway director and as someone who directs plays, also picking his brain on how he goes about casting for a play or Broadway production.  Will talks about how his husband keeps him sane and also talks about his EP entitled "The Mayor", which features story telling with major influence from Elton John.  The single "Wasting Time" also features Tamika Lawrence.  Will Van Dyke and Tamika Lawrence share a kindred spirit and a close friendship as th...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 301):  H. JACK WILLIAMS
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 301): H. JACK WILLIAMS

Contributor's Note:  Legendary outlaw country artist/singer-songwriter H. Jack Williams joins The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 301st episode via FAB Radio International.  If you want to learn about his friendship with Kevin Costner and Field of Dreams, then this is for you.  They also get into the goosebump moments into the album "Halfway To Hell", along with the song "One More Day." H. Jack Williams also talks about working with Gary Rossington and Ricky Medlock from Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is the ONLY time that the two members of the legendary southern rock band recorded music outside of Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Fans can find H. Jack Williams on his official website.  Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their ...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 289):  ROB & JACKIE WOLF
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(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 289): ROB & JACKIE WOLF

Contributor's Note:  Montana brother and sister country music duo Rob and Jackie Wolf appeared on the 289th episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they talk about the goosebump moments in their music, including their debut single entitled "Montana" and their music video for "Warmer Weather." They also talk about cutting their teeth in the music scene and they were also recently featured on the popular website Medium.  Fans can find Rob & Jackie Wolf on Facebook and Instagram. Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Fans can check out the single for "Montana" by Rob & Jackie Wolf below: Fans can find this episode featuring...