Peter McNestry has taken musical collaboration to a different level. In addition to his solo music, he is involved with six other projects, worldwide. His main focus is the “psychedelic shoegaze” project The Pink Elephants, but there’s also Marble Apples, The Red Daggers, Blakkr Nio, Gravity’s Rainbow and Deep Lord. Here’s what he’s been listening to these days.
Dick Cooper has had quite a career. In the 1970s, he co-founded The Cooper Brothers with his brother Brian and their friend Terry King. Three of their singles charted in the Billboard Hot 100 and they toured extensively with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Joe Cocker, and Charlie Daniels. A very busy and creative person, how is Dick Cooper spending his stay-at-home days?
When guitarist Paul Slater moved to Ontario, he left behind B.C. and his days with the stoner metal band Sir Hedgehog. Settling in Ottawa, Paul placed an online musicians wanted ad. He had in mind, for the band that was to become Monobrow, a sound influenced by Black Sabbath, Budgie, Kyuss, Captain Beyond, and Funkadelic.
Jessica Pearson and The East Wind have taken the heartwarming harmonies of their lively “maritime kitchen party” live show to the stages of JunoFest, RBC’s Bluesfest, the NAC, and venues throughout Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Jessica joined us to talk about how she’s spending her stay-at-home days.
Dylan Black is all about Ottawa. His dedication to our community has been recognized with numerous awards including The Max Keeping Humanitarian Award and the Mayor’s City Builder Award. Dylan devotes countless hours to charity with a goal of attending 365 events each year. He tells us about his pandemic days on this edition of Talking Albums.