Broadcast Date: November 6, 2019
When it comes to East Coast bands… well, musical groups of any kind really – making it to a milestone of 30 years together is more often than not – a rarity, but that’s exactly what the multi-award winning Celtic crew Rawlins Cross have achieved.
NL brothers Dave and Geoff Panting together with Nova Scotia sons Ian McKinnon and Brian Bourne, plus PEI’s Joey Kitson and Ontario-based Howie Southwood complete the signature sound you here in grand style on stage and most certainly on their latest release their 10th studio recording FLYING COLOURS.
Indeed the boys are back at it and marking 3 decades of music making with marvelous maritime tour. In fact it was just a few days before the start that I sat down for a cup of tea and a chat with founding member Ian McKinnon to talk about it all – from the early days, to how they’ve managed to make it this far, from the small clubs to world wide stages, and the tried and true fans who flock to their shows… oh we’ve got some ground to cover and then some plus we’ll play as many of their great tunes as we can squeeze into the hour – so without further ado – here’s my conversation with the one and only Ian McKinnon.
Get the scoop on Ian’s music company at groundswellmusic.ca
Here’s the ECMA East Coast Music Trivia Game I talked about off the top – watch for Ian to compete against NB’s own Jeff Liberty AND you can also see Sean Panting competing here too!
For more on the Stanfields visit their site at thestanfields.ca
You can read all about The Black Top Ball here
Here’s the video for “I Wonder” featuring the amazing Nina and Hubbards legendary Shore Club
For more on the late great Émile Benoit click here
For more on Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling – Tour Challenge click here
For more on Brad Gushue and his Team Gushue visit teamgushue.ca
So even though Ian decided Ben Affleck should plan him – I still think Mark Harmon would be a good fit! Just sayin’