19 episodes

I have been an alternative musician for thirty years. I have met some amazing people and had some fabulous experiences.

Tamara Williamson Tamara Williamson

    • Music

I have been an alternative musician for thirty years. I have met some amazing people and had some fabulous experiences.

    ONE SONG (4) Mark Sasso. Elliott Brood.

    ONE SONG (4) Mark Sasso. Elliott Brood.

    ONE SONG is an interview series about your favourite artists, favourite song. I ask a songwriter to pick One Song from their whole collection... no mean feat.
    If you enjoy my podcasts please join my patreon for as little as $3 a month.

    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson



     
    Mark Sasso is one of the founding members of ELLIOTT BROOD talking about his One Song "Their Will" released on the album "Days into Years" 2011.
    We have crossed paths many times over the last few years as Stephen Pitkin also helps me with drums and mastering on many of my projects. Please visit Elliott Broods website for details on their new release "KEEPER" released September 2020.
    https://www.elliottbrood.com
     
    Elliott Brood is a Canadian three-piece, alternative country band formed in 2002 in Toronto, consisting of Mark Sasso on lead vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and kazoo, Casey Laforet on guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, bass pedals, keys, and ukulele, and Stephen Pitkin on percussion, sampler, and backing vocals. The band's style has been categorized as "death country", "frontier rock", or "revival music"
     
    Their Will (lyrics)
     
    On waves, we had come
    They planted us on to these shores 
    Now we had never known
    Such sights or the places 
    That we now called home
     
    We were given to this day
    There was silence
    And then came their calls
    Urged us up and over for King and Country
    For God's sake, don't hesitate boys
    Make the distance before they see"

    Then into their fire, we drove our bodies
    Then came the sounds
    Cries of pain emerged from within the clouds

    Our feet, they fell apart
    Our will soon followed, as did our hearts
    With head in hands 
    We traced our paths
    On the remnants of their worn out maps
    And prayed for an end

    By the time 
    We had turned around
    The tides had come
    Reclaimed the broken ground


    We forgot that we were men
    And where we came from
    And where we laid our heads

    And the wounds we had
    We all knew they'd never mend
    And the ones we lost 
    And the ones we couldn't save

    • 24 min
    STILL HERE (2) Streaming. Tamara Williamson podcast

    STILL HERE (2) Streaming. Tamara Williamson podcast

    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS PODCAST. 


    For as little at $3 a month you can help me carry on making music and podcasts. 


     


    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson


     


    tamarawilliamson.bandcamp.com


     


     



    STREAMING.


    This podcast is about the streaming services and a little info on the reality of making music today. During the making of this podcast I asked many friends when's the last time they bought an album. People usually just looked at me.... and then.. well... yeah they can't remember. This is a podcast to inform and I think's its full of amazing facts and stories. As usual I.... errr don't hold back (-:


    In this podcast I interview, label owner, manager and music guru Jeff Rogers. http://www.handsomeboy.com 


    Alternative musician and advocate for BUY MUSIC FRIDAY Selina Martin  http://www.selinamartin.com 


    And my amazing music partner, who helps me almost every day get my music to sound amazing and release it in an organized way Mitch Girio www.mitchgirio.com
    Thanks to Heather Cook and all my friends. 
    My new single White Fox is available on bandcamp First Tuesday in August.
     

    • 27 min
    STILL HERE. The making of... Tamara Williamson podcast.

    STILL HERE. The making of... Tamara Williamson podcast.

    If you would like to become a supporter of these podcasts please join my mailing list or become a patron....THANK YOU!


    www.tamarawilliamson.ca


    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson


     


    This is the making of the single Still Here, my first single in many years released on July 7 2020...


    tamarawilliamson.bandcamp.com


    If you are a music performer or writer I'm sure you will enjoy this podcast.. I show the song in different layers... we talk about writing, recording, mixing and mastering....lots of info and interviews with my amazing team and some other future songs from my new album Blue Skies.


    I'm going to make 3 podcasts in this series .. the next one will be on navigating the ever changing world of releasing it...the reality of social media and music platforms.


    The third one will be the results of our labour...we shall see....


    Thanks for listening.


    I worked with amazing people on this record and highly recommend them.


    Mitchell Girio www.mitchgirio.com


    Stephen Pitkin www.modestheights.com


    Tom Third www.tomthird.com


     


     

    • 29 min
    ONE SONG (3) Great Lake Swimmers. Moving Pictures Silent Films.

    ONE SONG (3) Great Lake Swimmers. Moving Pictures Silent Films.

    ONE SONG (3) Tony Dekker from The Great Lake Swimmers. Moving Pictures Silent Films.


    An interview I did in 2017 with Tony Dekker from The Great Lake Swimmers. Tony and I toured together with an artist called Barzin many years before in France in about 2000. He became my friend and I loved talking with him about this beautiful song.


    PLEASE SUPPORT MY PODCASTS


    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson


     


     

    • 26 min
    ONE SONG (2). Dayna Manning, O SNOW.

    ONE SONG (2). Dayna Manning, O SNOW.

    PLEASE SUPPORT MY PODCASTS


    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson


     


    This is the second of a few interviews I did in 2017 for a series called One Song.


    I asked the artist to pick their favourite song or any song that they felt they wanted to talk about. My mission was to not ask too many questions and to allow the artist to talk about their one song because I felt that maybe in the world of so much... just focusing on one song for a little longer would be inspiring and maybe make us feel more.


    This is Dayna Manning talking about her song O SNOW.


    www.trentsevernband.ca


    https://www.daynamanning.com


     


    To support Tamara Williamson please join her mailing list on her website and make a donation, buy her book on amazon or buy her music.


    www.tamarawilliamson.ca


    https://www.facebook.com/tamarawilliamsonpage


     


     


     


     


     

    • 15 min
    ONE-SONG. The Fare To Get There. Do Make Say Think. Charles Spearin.

    ONE-SONG. The Fare To Get There. Do Make Say Think. Charles Spearin.

    PLEASE SUPPORT MY PODCASTS


    https://www.patreon.com/TamaraWilliamson


     


    This is the first of a few interviews I did in 2017 for a series called One Song.


    I asked the artist to pick their favourite song or any song that they felt they wanted to talk about. My mission was to not ask too many questions and to allow the artist to talk about their one song because I felt that maybe in the world of so much... just focusing on one song for a little longer would be inspiring and maybe make us feel more.


    Charles chose this song "The Fare to Get There". When we recorded this interview I thought maybe this idea was too introspective but listening back to this I see there is a lot of beauty and nostalgia in this short conversation. I listened to this today and just loved listening to Charles and remembering the 90's and a time in music that has maybe past and maybe not.


    https://domakesaythink.com


    To support Tamara Williamson please join her mailing list on her website and make a donation, buy her book on amazon or buy her music.


    www.tamarawilliamson.ca


    https://www.facebook.com/tamarawilliamsonpage


     


     


     

    • 29 min

Top Podcasts In Music