Ralph Wagner, sound dude…

Ralph is a member of one of the oldest punk bands in the Bad Ragaz area. When he’s not restoring old Ferrari cars or hanging with his family or band, he occupies himself with digital audio recording technology. The follow oozes calm competency and Andy, of course, took full advantage…

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Alex Porter, Drums and Percussion

Doing something as simple and primal as beating sticks on skins, Alex Porter worked for Erin Costello, TripALady, Jack, The Hupman Brothers, Curtis Matheson, Ask Your Sister and all kinds of jazz cats around. He is the mysterious drummer on John Main‘s latest recording, “Blues on Mainstreet“.

Now he’s on a Swiss version of an ole blues song.

John B. Main

Goovin’ the Keys

John B. Main is a 21 year old blues singer/pianist, music therapy student and one of the most interesting new performers and band leaders. He’s already played with a host of award winning “old fellows” and I’ve already heard him hailed as Canada’s best blues pianist. Continue reading John B. Main

Kimberly Matheson (Ruby Throated Records)


Kimberly Matheson

Kimberly Matheson is major force in the Annapolis Valley music scene. Besides her own singer/wongwriter CD’s, she’s produced already several compilation CD’s of Nova Scotian talent.  Continue reading Kimberly Matheson (Ruby Throated Records)

Curtis Matheson

Now here’s a fellow with that Glace Bay, Cape Breton grit and attitude. He’s the lead guitar playing on John B. Main‘s latest disc (Blues on Mainstreet) and has two of his own released as well. I’ve always been impressed with his stage energy and his gutter-snipe confidence. While I often wonder if it’s him or me, who..  Continue reading Curtis Matheson

The Dearlies

DealiesPagePicOh dear, where do I start? Oh my dear! I felt it singing in the distance. Then I went to the “Ides of Night Kitchen”. Awesome show. And then “they” topped it off with three singers and a guitar. Oh my Dear! The Dearlies! Continue reading The Dearlies

Cailun Campbell

CailunWarChildEverybody needs a George. I learned this from Darren Arsenault, who co-wrote the first song on my new CD. If you ain’t got no George, you ain’t got no nuttin. Once when I owned a canoe, it was a George who fixed it, and it was a George who showed me how to pluck it. But heh, I’m “Easily Distracted”… Continue reading Cailun Campbell

Brett Hepburn

AlleyCatYes, he’s the one! Imagine a fellow like this, approaching you late at night, in an alley: “Hey there…. I can make your dreams come true…. Trust me….”. Turns out he’s the father of evil the Sweet Gumbo Horn Collective. And the substances he offered were live horn harmonies, wailing brass and woodwind solos… Continue reading Brett Hepburn

Caleb Miles

If you want to know what he’s got to say for himself, check out calebmiles.net. I met him more than 10 years ago. Been hooked ever since. Guitar player, singer, drummer, producer, you name it. And a skankin’ () force behind the Valley Vibrations…. Continue reading Caleb Miles

Michael Arbou

DrumzBoss! He just called me…. “Boss”… How dare he do that! I asked him, nicely, begged, in fact, for him to work with me. He said: “We have to work on it…”. The double-you word. And we did, I’m happy to claim, work together. He does have a way with words. Last I heard from him, he called me “Boss”. I’m outraged! 🙂 Continue reading Michael Arbou