Foothills Famous features personal conversations with Calgary's artists, entertainers and socialites. Host Jonathan Stoddart (Ricca Razor Sharp) conducts fun and inspirational interviews with an array of YYC's most interesting characters.
Taylor Cochrane and Laura Hickli
Taylor Cochrane is the driving force behind Calgary's acclaimed '36?'. Along with his partner, singer/songwriter Laura Hickli, he was touring the United States until the COVID-19 shutdown forced a return to Calgary. I spoke with the power couple via Facebook video chat. The wide ranging interview was fun, reflective and enlightening. Enjoy!
DJ Roofeo & DJ Goodword
Roofeo and Goodword are two of Calgary's finest DJs. We chat about their inspiration, greatest gigs, the art of stealing and what they've learned about music from their kids.
Episode 38: Stu & Stef from Freak Motif
Talented, Dedicated and Fun: Freak Motif are one of Calgary's favourite bands. Even vast Canadian geography cannot prevent this funk tribe from bringing their talents to stages and record. I talk to Stu Wershof (in Montreal) and Stef Haynes (in Toronto) for some interprovincial good vibes.
Danny Vacon is on Calgary’s rock n roll Mt. Rushmore, and the personification of RadTown. The Dudes and High Kicks frontman discusses his music, writing process and philosophies for leading a fulfilling life.
Hangin' On the Telephone
Today I pick up the telephone and check in on good friends Spencer Streichert, Christina Ray, Nate Reno and Iron Lion. We talk creativity, remote working and government conspiracy as the world deals with the Covid-19 shutdown.
A great chat with Matt Berry, the music director for Calgary's alternative radio station, X92.9. Matt talks about his start in radio, and his journey to his current role. He also gives us some fascinating stories about his job, as well as insight into the music and radio industries.