On the program for Saturday June 18, 2011
On this Saturday's edition of 'Atlantic Airwaves' - A feature on Halifax based songwriter and guitarist Dan Doiron and his long overdue debut album 'Even My Guitar Is In Love With You' - Also a concert from Rose Cousins recorded at the 2011 ECMA weekend held in Charlottetown.
Music has been Dan Doiron's life since his first band in Junior High school, in Port Hood on Cape Breton. He's been involved in the music industry in Atlantic Canada ever since as a musician, music educator, studio owner and recording engineer. After spending 20 years recording other people's music Dan thought it was about time to record an album of his own material. For many years he played in touring cover bands, performing mainly in Atlantic Canada. His first recording was on the Halifax Q104 Homegrown Album in 1990 with his band called "The Issue". After that experience he got the recording bug and built a recording studio in Truro Nova Scotia, where he had settled. Over the next several years he continued to perform, but mainly focused on engineering other artist's recording projects. Dan has been very influenced by great guitar players like Robben Ford and Larry Carlton, who perform with more emotion than flash and who are most interested in the Groove.
Since her first steps into the world of becoming a professional touring musician in 2006, Rose Cousins has stolen more that a few hearts across Canada and The US, winning fans and a small room full of awards along the way. Her voice and lyrics seem to resonate with anyone and everyone who has an opportunity to hear her. They are honest ,emotional and full of conviction. Whether she's speaking to the loss of her grandmother who passed away at 91, dedicating a song to one of her dearest friends or commenting on some of the absurdities of life, it's hard not to love her.
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