While in Toronto at the Toronto Jazz Festival (June 2007) Lynn Thompson host of "Living on Purpose" met Brian Blain when they were both hanging out around the media area for the event in Nathan Phillips Square. In this follow-up phone conversation once Lynn was back in B.C. in the radio host chair, you'll find out why Brian was there, plus a wealth of memories, stories and names all in less than an hour!
From www.brianblain.ca: "Brian Blain is a popular mainstay of the Toronto blues and roots community as a player and behind the scenes. He arrived from the hill country of the Province of Quebec in 1990 and brought his unaffected, slow-cooked, country blues sound with a 'relentless groove' (Blues Scene Quarterly) and light-hearted (sometimes bilingual) lyrics that offer a wry commentary on the music scene and modern day life. His current release on NorthernBlues Music, 'Overqualified For The Blues,' includes four tracks with Michael Jerome Browne and guest appearances by Harry Manx, Paul Reddick and members of Downchild."
This conversation includes brief glimpses from "Overqualified for the Blues" with permission from Brian Blain. Enjoy!
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