Jenny Ritter and her very cool guitarist Tyler Belluz entertained us with a rich variety of tunes all beautifully sung. She started writing in her early 20’s. Her first band – The Gruff – played for 10 years. Jenny currently leads two rock choirs in Victoria, BC. A History of Happiness was written in crisis. Jenny was looking for happiness in the past and imagined life as Queen of the World. The intriguing song Wolf Wife was written on a dock near North Bay, Ontario. Eschewing the label of “singer songwriter”, Remember the Life, was written to be interpreted by her band.
The very talented Kaleb Hikele stopped by during his tour and played some great tunes, even one written for a wedding.
Some stuff we talked about:
- working on pushing your limits
- playing for weddings
- strategies for lyric writing
- passing chords
Singer songwriter Davie Taylor talks about starting later on in life and discovering that making music is what he’d rather be doing.
Some stuff we talked about
- Producer Kevin Zarnett
- lyrics in the present tense will engage the listener and create more drama.
- Pre chorus variations
- Wheelhouse 4
Its a special Collaborating Show as Northwood Records artist Patrick Ballantyne stops by and we get into all the details about collaborating: how to share the royalties (evenly) and general best practices for successful experiences.
Some things we talked about:
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Andrew Clark discusses his song “Long Shadow, Bright Spark” on the show, in which the title never appears in his song. See his youTube video!