With her unique voice, inventive phrasing, and heart-centred lyrics, Christine Gaidies filled our little studio with music and conversation about “love and life”. From endings (My Hear is in the West) to sexy middles (Love 101) and the frustrations of searching for love (All I Ever Really Wanted).her songs weave a spell. Listen to the sweet vocal harmonies and the powerhouse band and join the fan club!
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
Neel and Peter talk about their collaborative approach of jamming out songs, Neel on piano/keys and Peter with either pre-written or spontaneous lyrics. Neel’s funky and evocative keyboard parts and thoughtful arrangements combined with Peter’s compelling, intense lyrics and unique singing style has resulted in some eclectic music.
Producer extraordinaire (Sinead O’Connor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Mel Brooks, Siedah Garrett, Steve Earle, Ali Amran, Alain Chamfort, René Lacaille, Talitha Mac Kenzie, etc) and songwriter guitarist Chris Birkett talks about his searching for the ins and outs of the creative process.
Ana Morales returns to Song Talk with some new songs. We talk about how she got that amazing acoustic guitar sound in her recordings, honesty in songwriting and keeping lyrics general enough for multiple interpretations.
Dom talks with the Song Talk Radio team about his ideas, working with producers, and the release of his latest CD. He also performs “The Autumn Wind” live with a poetry reading and song with acoustic guitar and voice.
Abeena talks about “walking the talk” and spirituality in her songs. She also performs “Cry” live in the studio.
Award-winner singer-songwriter Patrick Ballantyne shares songs from his album “Days of Rain” and talks about his process. Patrick also performed two songs live in the studio!
Gary Woods is an instrumental songwriter, using unique tunings on his guitar and an innovative way to use capos to create beautiful pieces of music. Check out the video from this episode of Gary explaining his custom guitar techniques.