Broadcast Date – October 18, 2017
It’s always a great time hanging out with today’s guest – I should know – I’ve been doing it for the past 4 plus decades or so. You see not only is he an incredibly talented songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and artist manager – I’m proud to say Dan Swinimer is my cousin. My father Jack and Dan’s dad Bill grew up in Gold River, Nova Scotia, so even though he’s based on the west coast now – his EAST Coast roots run deep. There’s no denying his impact on the Canadian Country Music Scene has gone nation wide – and his work and touring schedule is full-tilt busy. Fortunately for me, a radio tour for his artist JoJo Mason has brought him to Halifax allowing for a quick trip down the shore to see the family and pop by my kitchen for a coffee – creaky chairs and all. We’ll talk about his award winning roster, his hit songwriting and how the industry has changed over the years since he started in the biz, we’ll talk about destiny and moonshine and so much more… here’s my conversation with Manicdown Music founder, president and chief creative officer Dan Swinimer!
Here’s a picture of Dan sportin’ that Leafs jersey (from left to right our Aunt Joan Nauss, Dan, Dan’s older sister Jennifer and our Aunt Rae Sawler)
To watch Dan and his band Jet Black Stare perform “Ready to Roll” click here
For info on Brewery Bay in Orillia, Ontario click here
To see SABStv interview with Ron Kitchener you can watch our Dean Brody Special here (advance to 3:57)
For our extensive coverage of Nova Scotia based artist Dean Brody click here and follow all of the links
For information on Rogue Eleven Music Inc. click here
For info on Denny Carr and RGK entertainment click here
For more on Madeline Merlo visit her website here
To watch Mellie Grant and her moonshine in a mason jar on SCANDAL click here.
To see JoJo Mason co-host the 2017 CCMA Awards Pre-Show click here.
Watch Sadie Swinimer perform “I Really Don’t Get Beer” click here.
The axe throwing club in Halifax is called Timber Lounge – click here for details.
“Bad” by U2 was originally released on in 1984 on their CD “The Unforgettable Fire”
For my Top 10 List of all time favourite Christmas Movies – click here.
For more info on Alee visit her website at gottabealee.com