One of my favorite bands from the ’80s has a very humble gifted lead singer.
Chris Tait, Chalk Circle 2022-11-23 by Andrew Applebaum Web player: podcastaddict.com/episode/148889535 Episode: www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdcn.co/e/chtbl.com/track/3932/traffic.megaphone.fm/SOMC7529581520.mp3?updated=1669147556 Chalk Circle’s lead singer & co-founder Chris Tait talks about getting grounded for playing ‘God Save The Queen,’ the band’s friendship with Blue Peter, breaking out with the support of CFNY & MuchMusic, touring with Rush/Crowded House/Tears for Fears, Geddy Lee convincing them to try playing wireless [spoiler: so much fun it was a fail!], Geddy restringing his bass for Brad Hopkins to play upside-down, the Sam the Record Man connection [‘Son of Sam’], risking electrocuting Neil Finn [and themselves] with water guns, the bump from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau adding them to his Best of Summer Playlist, their current status as a ‘laissez-faire rock band,’ and shoutouts to the 2022 Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts…..ARRRRRRRRRRGOOOS! TORONTO LEGENDS is hosted by Andrew Applebaum. TORONTO LEGENDS is powered by the Henderson Brewing Company. a locally-owned, award-winning neighbourhood brewery that celebrates Toronto’s stories and culture…just like this podcast! Take in the aromas of brown sugar and savour the blend of pine, citrus and earthy cereal in Henderson Brewing’s Escape Art West Coast IPA, available now at their taproom & retail store at 128A Sterling Road along the West Toronto rail path, or order now at HendersonBrewing.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Great story about how an American was drawn to Toronto by Rush.
I was a 14-year-old in, of all places, the subdivisions of St. Louis when I learned about Rush.My friend Bret alerted me to this weird Canadian trio. Bret knew about them because his cool older sister
, between her apparent penchant for Zeppelin, Steely Dan and the Moody Blues, got “A Farewell to Kings.”
One of my favorites.
Is there a better Canadian singer than Neil Young?
Spotify got me to listen through some archives of Neil’s.
I don’t think he ever topped Live Rust/Rust Never Sleeps.
No this isn’t the cowardly lion you’re seeing.
It’s Robert Plant, who did an amazing job belting out a few Led Zeppelin signature vocals at his Toronto outdoor show.
Surrounding himself with some outstanding musicians, he seemed most content with the wide ranging musical sounds from his lead guitarists and fantastic fiddler.
The evening ended with opening act Sheryl Crowe doing an upbeat and powerful closing duet with the satisfied septagenerian.
@Ruellemusic you’re my fave find of 2018. Your music reminds me of @Alanis and @guysigsworth. What beautiful pipes and a unique sound you make.