SEA AND BE SCENE… And HEARD Podcast Page

Hey everybody I’m Stephanie Beaumont...

Welcome to SEA AND BE SCENE ... And HEARD!

For seven years now I’ve been celebrating all the people places and things that make the 4 Atlantic Provinces so very special – here on website at seaandbescene.com and on SEA AND BE SCENE TV too..

I’m ever so grateful to the folks at COVE FM in beautiful Hubbards, Nova Scotia for giving me the chance to expand our EAST COAST Celebration to the wonderful world of radio.

Now with each broadcast I want to bring you closer to some of the amazing personalities that make up this corner of the world – they might be native to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland & Labrador – or they may be kindred spirits who simply adore living and working in Atlantic Canada . The only requirement here is that you raise your fun flag and wave it in salute of Canada’s Awesome East Coast.

Our chats will be just that – very conversational, not entirely sensible and with any luck totally enjoyable.

What follows are the downloadable podcasts along with show notes for your references.

AND... if by chance you're interested in sponsoring the show drop me a line [email protected] and we'll make it happen!!!

Ep.35 Aaron C. Lewis - Broadcast Date April 18/18

Now I’ve gotta tell ya I’m so happy to introduce you to today’s guest – Mr.Aaron C. Lewis not only a dear friend and a great guy but he’s a tremendously talented singer a marvelous multi instrumentalist and one of the busiest musicians on Cape Breton Island so we’ll talk about all of that plus get the inside scoop on some of his cool upcoming shows PLUS chat about his forth coming induction into Nova Scotia’s Country Music Hall of Fame! We’ll even play a long overdue round of Insights IN 10 with the man and naturally spins so of his amazing music – so with all that on the go I say lets get to it. Here’s my telephone conversation with the one and only AARON C. LEWIS...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications
Catch up to Aaron on line on his website aaronclewis.com, on Facebookand and on Twitter too @pianoman25
For information on The Carlton Showband click here
You can find Aaron's tour schedule here, and find out more about his bands by clicking on their names - The Pivateers & High Society
We played "I Can't Tell You Why" by the Eagles available on iTunes here
For more on Aaron's debut CD DISCOVERING GOLD click here 
For clarification Aaron's twitter handle is NOT @pianoman27 (even though everybody loves Darryl Sitler) it's @pianoman25
We played David Foster's "Water Fountain" from THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS Soundtrack it's available on iTunes here
We played "Separate Lives", "Silver Wings", "Lost Time" and "Back To Dreaming" from Aaron's CD DISCOVERING GOLD available on iTunes here
Check out the video we shot during the recording session for our duet "Separate Lives" 😉 click here

We played Aaron's single "Put a Little Love on it" available on iTunes here
For more on House of Faith Productions click here
For more on Cape Breton's legendary Savoy Theatre visit savoytheatre.com and for tickets to Aaron's upcoming The LEGENDS 2 shows click here
You can watch some of the fun that we've had at CAPE BRETON CHRISTMAS DADDIES click here
You can find out more about the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame by visiting nscmhf.com
To hear Aaron's favourite song "The Future's Not What It's Meant to Be" by Ronnie Milsap click here
We closed the show with Aaron's single "Warm Beer" available on iTunes here

Ep.34 Patricia Conroy - Broadcast Date April 11/18

Today we’re connecting with a kindred spirit of the finest kind - an award winning singer songwriter who topped the country music charts back in the nineties with hits like "Somebody’s Leaving" and "What Else Can Do?".  With back to back #1’s Patricia Conroy established herself in the CCMA family as a star with true staying power – expanding her career over the years beyond that of a solo touring artist to that of a hit-maker as well. Writing radio smashes with everyone from Michelle Wright, to Jessica Mitchell to our very own Jimmy Rankin and we’ll talk about those collaborations along with her contribution to Reba McEntire’s Grammy Winning CD, her inspirations, her approach to sessions and how she got her start in the music business. Naturally when you’re in that line of work – you hang your hat where the action is – so we’re connecting with the Canadian born Ms.Conroy is Music City, USA. Here’s my conversation with the one and only Patricia Conroy.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications
Catch up to Patricia Conroy online at patricaconroy.net and follow her on Twitter @patriciaconroy and on Instragram @patriciaconroy
We played Patricia Conroy’s “What Else Can I Do” from the CD YOU CAN’T RESIST IT available on iTunes here
Here’s a picture of Patricia Conroy, my uncle Bill Swinimer and myself during 2017 CCMA Week. Thanks so much to our pal Michael Amowitz for sharing the shot
Patricia worked with Makayla Lynn – you can listen to our podcast chat here
For more on the band Zeona Road visit their website zeonaroad.com
for more on Jessica Mitchell hit her site here. We played “Workin’ On Whiskey” available on iTunes here.
For our podcast chat with Lisa Brokop click here
We played Patricia Conroy’s “Ray of Sun” from the CD TALKING TO MYSELF available on iTunes here
We played Reba McEntire’s “God and My Girlfriends” co-written by Patricia Conroy along with Lisa Hentrich and Marcia Ramirez – that’s available on iTunes here
Here’s a sweet (and very rare on line) pic of Patricia and her longtime love – stellar guitar player, amazing producer and husband Bob Funk – for more on the man visit funkdesign.net
You can watch the video for “Mary on the Dashboard” here
We played Jimmy Rankin’s “Here In My Heart” available on iTunes here
Watch SABStv’s Sights & Sounds from CCMA Week 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia here – you’ll see my chat with Patricia at 13:49 and also check out my interview with our mutual pals Tracey Brown and Randall Prescott at 10:46
For more on Kelly Prescott visit kellyprescottmusic.com
For more information on the CP Holiday Train click here
For more on Patricia’s favourite movie PRIDE AND PREJUDICE click here
For more on TEQUILA SUNRISE click here
For the record Jennifer Lawrence is 5ft 9inch
We played Don Henley’s “End of the Innocence” available on iTunes here

Ep.33 ECMA Executive Director Andy McLean - Broadcast Date April 4/18

From May 2 - 6 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia will be the place to be as stellar artists and industry folk gather to salute the best of the best on the Atlantic Canadian Music Scene and celebrate the 30th Annual East Coast Music Week.

Every genre will be showcased – from the star studded award show to the intimate songwriters circle – and every performance in between. It’s going to be 5 days jam packed with everything from killer concerts, to one on one workshops, to meet and greet fan events and to make sure we get the full scoop on all the goings on – our guest today is the Executive Director of the east coast music association Andy McLean.

We’re less than a month a way so needless to say the man is beyond busy – so we headed to his bustling Halifax office for our chat and to play some nominated tunes too.  Here's my conversation with ECMA Executive Director – Andy McLean.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For all the details on the 30th Annual East Coast Music Week visit ecma.com
For more on The East Pointers nominated album WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND click here  and we played the title track and it’s available on iTunes here
We played "Dream Catchers" by City Natives available on iTunes here
We played a track from Maureen Batt ECMA nominated album LADY OF THE LAKE available on iTunes here
We played "Waves" by Jason Benoit available on iTunes here
For tickets and for that crazy laminate thing click here
For a complete list of 2018 ECMA Award Nominees click here
For more on my first album RUMOURS by Fleetwood Mac click here

You can watch my first chat with Andy McLean at the 2015 ECMA in St.John's by clicking here and for part 2 of our SABStv 2015 ECMA Special click here
To watch SABStv's 25th Annual ECMA Week Special back in 2013 click here
For more on Alan Doyle click here. We played “Fall” from his album A WEEK AT THE WAREHOUSE available on iTunes here
For out podcast chat with Makayla Lynn click here
For more info on the Export Buyers program click here
For more on the regional music associations visit their sites musicnovascotia.ca musicnl.ca musicpei.com musicnb.org cbmic.ca
For details on the 2018 ECMA Week Workshops click here

The Once will be releasing their new album TIME ENOUGH on Friday May 11 – we played their first single off the project called “Can’t Live Without You” available on iTunes here
For the complete schedule of 2018 ECMA Week click here
For volunteer applications click here
For more on Allister MacGillivray’s “Song for the Myra” click here and we played Anne Murray’s smash hit version which available on iTunes here
We played “Red Light” Ria Mae’s new album MY LOVE available on iTunes here
We played the title track to David Myles ECMA nominated album REAL LOVE available on iTunes here
We played “Hashtag Jigs” by Coig from their ECMA nominated ROVE available on iTunes here

Ep.32 Naomi Snieckus - Broadcast Date: March 28/18

Well what it a treat it was to connect with today very busy guest - award winning actress, writer, improviser, voice-over artist, director, teacher and without question kindred spirit Naomi Snieckus. I first met this talented lady on the Halifax set of her hit CBC series MR.D. Naomi plays Phys-Ed teacher Bobbi Galka and she’s a riot at it! Naomi and the gang will return to the less-than-hallowed halls of Xavier Academy to film the 8th and final Season of MR.D this summer so we’ll chat with her about that. Plus we talk about her hit made for TV movie Z-O-M-B-I-E-S that just premiere to smash ratings on the Disney Channel and we’ll get the scoop on not one but two cool podcasts she’s got on the go – FIRECRACKER DEPARTMENT that features the brightest female minds in show business and BARAM & SNIECKUS which features the funniest folks around – co-hosts by 2 Canadian comedy greats Naomi and her hilarious husband Matt Baram. She’s got all that and she’s out in LA creating even more if you can believe it. There’s plenty of wonderful stuff to chat about and with plans to squeeze in a round of INsights IN 10 with Ms.S – I say lets get to it – here’ my telephone conversation with the one and only Naomi Snieckus.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Follow Naomi on Twitter: @snieckus and on Instagram: @snieckus
The MR.D clip we played features Naomi along with co-stars Wes Williams (as Paul Dwyer) and Bette MacDonald (as Trudy) - watch it here...

For #SABStv's visit to the MR.D set click here
For more on Matt Baram click here
For the full story on Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz turbulent relationship click here
For more on Second City visit secondcity.com
Doing it with Brian & Darla - To watch that video about Salami Socks click here
For all the information on Z-O-M-B-I-E-S click here and you can watch it on line here
Watch full episodes of Mr.D at cbc.ca/mrd
For our podcast chats with Naomi’s Mr.D co-stars click on their name Bette MacDonald, Jonathan Torrens and Koumbie
You’ve gotta watch the MR.D blooper reel here!
For more on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW click here 


You can watch the entire webseries of THE CASTING ROOM click here
Listen to the TAGGART AND TORRENS podcast click here – oh and here’s a picture of Naomi’s dog Rufus sportin’ one of the coveted TnT hat
You can get Ron Sexsmith’s “Gold In Them Hills” on iTunes here
You can hear it in the movie ABOUT TIME written & directed by Richard Curtis for more on that film click here
For our podcast chat with Greg Hawco click here
For more on Naomi’s comedy idols click on their names Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris
For more on LURE caramels click here
You can see Naomi and Matt along with their 2 dogs – the late great Murphy and Rufas too - by watching this fun video
Here’s that exact quote on marriage from Joanne Woodward - “Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.”
For info on Naomi's favourite movie ANNIE HALL click here
You can watch that porta-potties episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS here
And here's that Tony Morrison's quote –  “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
While you're here check out Naomi's COOL PEOPLE PROFILE and her #SABS7 Birthday Salute here

Ep.31 Mary-Colin Chisholm - Broadcast Date: March 21/18

Well lucky for me today’s show was recorded in the Halifax home of award winning actress, playwright and director Mary-Colin Chisholm – the sun was shining, the tea was flowing and the conversation was a great one. Now close to a hundred roles on the stage and screen we would have needed a week to get it all said so we’ve narrowed it down to her recent TV roles in shows like HAVEN and FORGIVE ME – big screen work in CAST NO SHADOW and the forth coming SPLINTERS and her new play HALF-CRACKED: THE LEGEND OF SUGAR MARY which is on stage now at Neptune Theatre, and we’ll squeeze in as many other productions as we can – plus learn about her hometown of Antigonish, get the scoop on some of her famous friends and co-stars, discover her process for choosing a role and we’ll even play a long overdue round of INsights IN 10. Indeed there’s plenty of ground to cover so let’s get to it! Here’s my conversation with Nova Scotia’s own Mary-Colin Chisholm.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Follow Mary-Colin Chisholm on Twitter @ChishoMC
For more information and tickets to Mary-Colin Chisholm’s new play HALF-CRACKED THE LEGEND OF SUGAR MARY click here
For the full list of Mary-Colin’s roles on big and small screen visit her IMDb page
For more on Viggo Mortensen click here 
For more on Mary-Colin’s hometown of Antigonish visit townofantigonish.ca
St.FX (St.Francis of Xavier University) visit stfx.ca
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau click here 
For more on Thom Fitzgerald click here  you can also check his Cool People Profile here 
For more on the play RUINED click here
You can listen our podcast chat with Bette MacDonald and Maynard Morrison click here
For more informtion on ‘TIS THE SEASON visit www.bettemacdonald.com
For more on the Lunasea Theatre visit lunaseatheatre.ca
Eastern Front Theatre click here
Neptune Theatre visit neptunetheatre.com http://www.neptunetheatre.com/
For more on Geneviève Steele click here and while you’re here check out her Cool People Profile here
For more on Mary-Colin’s partner the talented Christian Murray click here

For more on CAST NO SHADOW click here and to stream/download find it on iTunes here
For more on Percy Hynes White click here
For more on Mary-Colin’s work with Thom Fitzgerald’s productions click on the title CLOUDBURST , FORGIVE ME, SEX & VIOLENCE and SPLINTERS 
To hear our chat with Lisa Rose Snow click here
To watch our red carpet chat with Shelley Thompson click here 
Watch SABStv’s on set special with HAVEN
For more on cinematographer Eric Cayla click here
For more on Jane Maggs' BELLEVUE click here
To hear our chat with Shawn Doyle click here
For more on Mary-Colin’s PIT PONY co-star Ellen Page click here
For more on John Dunsworth click here 
For more on Mary-Colin’s CLOUDBURST co-star Olympia Dukakis click here 
For our chat Billy MacLellan click here
For more on the Proust Questionnaire click here
I really do love LURE Caremels click here for more information on those yummy treats 
I really did love Mary-Colin’s blend of tea – here she is holding the box – (we’re always looking for sponsor hint hint)
For more on Chthonic click here
For more on Aerodrome click here
Mary-Colin’s favourite tune “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash written by written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore.
I couldn’t think of the movie title at the time but that major motion picture about Johnny Cash starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Pheonix but I did on the way home and of course it’s WALK THE LINE 
For more on LOCAL HERO click here - you can find the amazing soundtrack on iTunes here
For more on filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky click here
For more on PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES click here

Ep.30 Greg Hawco - Broadcast Date: March 14/18

I first met this NL fella back in 2014 during a benefit concert for the Company Theatre – but we’d been celebrating the talents of Greg Hawco long before then on SeaAndBeScene.com. The wonderfully talented conductor and composer was already in our Cool People Profiles and we were enjoying his musical contributions to one of our favourite shows – REPUBLIC OF DOYLEGreg was even kind enough to share an amazing photo album feature from his trip to Berlin with us. So naturally when we caught up to him at the company theatre for SEA AND BE SCENE TV -we were keen to get the scoop.  Greg’s been busy with the baton ever since – having conducted both here and overseas many times – in fact he’s formed an awesome new orchestra with a big concert planned for this summer so we’ll get the scoop on that – plus we’ll chat about the killer new music he’s made for CBC’s new series CAUGHT and we’ll talk about his role with the Toronto Company for the Broadway smash COME FROM AWAY and a whole lot more. As you might imagine his new theatre role keeps him close to the stage so we’re catching up to him in TO via telephone - here's my conversation with the one and only Greg Hawco

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For all things Greg Hawco visit greghawco.com and follow him on Twitter @greghawco
For more information on Bell Island click here
For info on Memorial University click here
Maestro (/ˈmstr/; from the Italian maestro [maˈestro; maˈɛstro], meaning "master" or "teacher") is an honorific title of respect (plural: maestri, feminine: maestra). The term is most commonly used in the context of Western classical music and opera, in line with the ubiquitous use of Italian musical terms. source
SEINFELD's "The Maestro" watch here
Greg Hawco’s Cool People Profile click here
Greg Hawco in Berlin click here
To watch the full version of SEA AND BE SCENE TV at the Company Theatre Fundraiser is 2014 click here
Visit www.theurbanorchestra.com
For show info and tickets for COME FROM AWAY visit click here
You can listen to our podcast chat with Greg's brother Allan Hawco click here
For info on Keith Power visit his website www.keithpowermusic.com
For more info on CAUGHT click here
For more on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE click here
STAR WARS Soundtrack
THE CROWN
PEAKY BLINDERS
PENNY DREADFUL
For more on Romano Di Nillo click here
For the theory on "6 Degrees of Separate on Kevin Bacon" click here
For more on Alan Doyle click here
bodhrán drum – click here
Great Big Sea click here
The Original Broadway cast recording for COME FROM AWAY is available on iTunes here
For more on Greg’s favourite word “toutons” click here
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KAHN
EAST COAST Nominees for 2018 JUNOS click here
For more on Amelia Curran’s multi-nominated album WATERSHED click here

Ep.29 Joel Thomas Hynes - Broadcast Date: March 7/18

It was a real treat connecting with today’s guest and here’s why - he’s an honest to goodness renaissance man. He is a novelist, a singer, a songwriter, a musician, an actor, a screenwriter – and on the list goes. He’s also very funny as evidence by his latest series LITTLE DOG – and now that I know what to expect when we connect – I’m not afraid, but for the sake of full transparency – back when I first interviewed Joel Thomas Hynes at the 2014 Atlantic International Film Festival I was... well... nervous. And truthfully that had everything to do with his great acting skills – from his guest starring stint as dark and scary Taylor Gossad on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to his darker and scary turn as Angus in CAST NO SHADOW- buddy had me more than worried but there was nothing to worry about. Our chat back then was a great one and we’ll have more on his award winning feature CAST NO SHADOW coming up in a bit, and we’ll hear from his award winning cos-star too. But we’ve got plenty of new ground to cover with this constantly creating NL fella - from his most recent novel "We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night," to music from his brand new album DEAD MAN’S MELODY (all 9 tracks written by Joel Thomas Hynes), to his just premiered comedy series for CBC called LITTLE DOGJoel created the show which was shot in Newfoundland – and we’ll get the scoop on all of that including production and cast.  And speaking of cast – we’ll catch up to a brilliant member of the LITTLE DOG family – wonderful Irish born actress Ger Ryan who plays Tommy’s oh so passive-aggressive mother Sylvia. We’ll even play a long overdue round of INsight IN 10 with the man – it’s a jam packed show so let’s get to it. Enjoy my telephone conversation with the one and only Joel Thomas Hynes...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For all thing Joel Thomas Hynes visit his website www.joelthomashynes.com
Follow Joel on Twitter @JoelThomasHynes, Instagram @jthynes 
1st Interview watch here 


LITTLE DOG www.cbc.ca/littledog
For more info on the 2018 March Hare Tour click here
“We’ll All Be Burnt In Our Beds Some Night” click here
You can watch Joel’s “Manifesto” click here VIEW DISCRETION IS ADVISED
Listen to Joel’s DEAD MAN’S MELODY click here

For more on CAST NO SHADOW click here and to stream/download find it on iTunes here
CAST NO SHADOW star PERCY HYNES WHITE pre-screening interviewFor the full red carpet interview with Percy Hynes White click here
For info on Percy’s upcoming films just click on the title OUR HOUSE & KOOK
For more on THE GIFTED click here
LITTLE DOG cast - Andy Jones, Ger Ryan, Stephen Oates, Katherine Isabelle, Billy Cochrane (mom Adriana Maggs & Steve Cochrane), Shawna MacDonald, Patricia Isaac, Julia Chan, Dwain Murphy


For more on Ger Ryan visit her IMDb page, follow her on Twitter @TheRealGerRyan
For more THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS click here
For more on Joel's favourite movie THE INDIAN RUNNER click here
The Fall's Mountain Engergie click here
For more Joel's DOWN TO THE DIRT click here

Ep.28 Allan Hawco - Broadcast Date: Feb.21/18

My first interview with today’s guest was in the backseat of a GTO.... wait a second now - it's not that kind of radio show – this was way back in 2010 – I had just launched SEA AND BE SCENE and somehow managed to score an interview with TV’s hottest new detective. They were in Newfoundland filming an episode on location and lucky for me it was pouring rain, and the only dry spot not in use was in Jake Doyle’s car. Talk about timing! And ever since that very first chat Mr.Allan Hawco has given us a ton of projects to cover – from the six seasons of REPUBLIC OF DOYLE to his mini series THE BOOK OF NEGROES to his work on the big screen in films like WEIRDOS, HYENA ROAD and LOVE AND SAVAGERY to his stage productions with his Toronto based Company Theatre, to his St.John’s based production company Take The Shot and on and on the list goes.  In fact right now his horror movie THE CHILD REMAINS is running the North American festival circuit – his period drama FRONTIER for Discovery Channel and Netflix is currently filming season 3 in Newfoundland and he’s just days away from the premiere of a brand new series for CBC – one for which he holds the title of showrunner, executive producer, co-writer and star – that show is CAUGHT!  Adapted from NL author Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel of the same name – Hawco plays David Slaney who’s "locked up after a drug bust and makes a daring escape from a New Brunswick prison to attempt one more drug deal with his former partner. It’s Slaney’s last chance at freedom but in this tale of bravado and betrayal, nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted." Paul Gross, Tori Anderson and Eric Johnson are just a few of Allan’s talented co-stars and we’ll get the scoop on casting for CAUGHT and some cool inside scoop on that show - and so much more including his methods for acting, his ability for multi-tasking and his wonderful family. Plus we play an insightful round of WOULD YOU RATHER and cover a great deal of creative ground – he’s my conversation with the one and only Allan Hawco.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Follow Allan on Twitter: @allanhawco  and on Instagram: @allanhawco
For that first interview with Allan Hawco in the backseat of the GTO click here
Here's that interview when Allan told me the first me about CAUGHT 

Check out our previous articles on CAUGHT Set to Premiere February 26th, Production Begins on CAUGHT, ALLAN HAWCO “Caught” Confirmed on CBC,  Allan Hawco - Keepin' Busy And Then Some.
For more on Paul Gross click here
For more of Eric Johnson click here
We talked about Shawn Doyle – check out his podcast here
We talked about Billy MacLellan – check out his podcast here
For more on Tamara Duarte click here
For more on Roger Cross click here
The "TJ" that Allan refers in the interview is director T.J. Scott
You can grab CAUGHT’s theme song - Creedence Clearwater Revival “Up Around The Bend” on iTunes here
For more on CAUGHT’s Music Supervisor Wayne Warren click here
Here’s a picture Allan and Perry Chafe set me for our #SABS7 Celebration (taken on location in the Dominican Republic)
For more on CAUGHT’s Director of Photography Philip Lanyon click here
For more on Steve McQueen click here - click on the titles for more about the movies - Bullitt  The Getaway
For more on Lisa Moore’s book CAUGHT click here
Watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV’s REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Season 6 Special Part 1 and Part 2
Here’s a great look at Allan Hawco as his FRONTIER character the Scotsman Douglas Brown picture

For more on TRUE DETECTIVE click here
For more or these award winning screenwriters click on their names David E. Kelly , David Chase , Shonda Rhimes
For more on CAUGHT visit www.cbc.ca/caught Follow on Twitter @CaughtCBC
For more on the grateful Alan Doyle click here
For more on the superstition around the play MACBETH click here
Here’s the full interview with Allan Hawco at the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival

Allan’s fan club TEAM AWESOME on Twitter @TeamAwesomeROD
For more on THE CHILD REMAINS check out these articles Gala Screening, World Premiere in Japan, Michael Melski’s THE CHILD REMAINS
For more THE CHILD REMAINS visit their website thechildremains.com film on Twitter @TheChildRemains and like on Facebook @thechildremains
For the full version of the “Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Niebuhr click here
For more on The Company Theatre visit companytheatre.ca
for more on Hannah Moskavich click here
Alex Patrick is the President & Executive Producer of Take the Shot Productions for more on the company visit taketheshotproductions.com
For more on FRONTIER’s nominations for 2018 Canadian Screen Awards and to watch SABStv's On Set Special click here
To watch FRONTIER on line in Canada visit https://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Frontier
In Canada watch REPUBLIC OF DOYLE on the CBC player here 
You can find the theme song for REPUBLIC OF DOYLE - “Oh Yeah” by Great Big Sea on iTunes here
And be sure to check a few of our previously posted features and videos on Allan Hawco... FRONTIER On Set Special, 2015 & The Steady Stream of WorkALLAN HAWCO Extended Interview at the #AFF2015 Red Carpet Gala, ALLAN HAWCO Over-Extended #NLFella's Interview, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE in HALIFAX, ALLAN HAWCO Extended Interview
click here for extended chat with ALLAN HAWCO March 2014 a

Ep.27 Jim Cuddy - Broadcast Date Feb.14/18

It’s always an extraordinary pleasure interviewing today’s guest – in fact I have on two previous occasions.  Once back in 2006 when I was working at TV station in Ottawa and he was in town to promote his sophomore solo release, and the second time was just this past September at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Saskatoon. So you can imagine how wonderful it is to report our third and longest chat would be right here in Nova Scotia - just one show into his nation wide tour. Now for the sake of full transparency – I am a HUGE fan of the man and in a lot of ways his music has been the soundtrack to my life – both his solo work and that of his band... and I know I’m not alone in that LOVE.  His list of accomplishments is endless - from his countless SOCAN and JUNO awards, to his place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to his induction into the Order of Canada - Jim Cuddy is a legend to be sure of it.   How awesome that the Blue Rodeo front man sat down for a great chat before his solo CONSTELLATION Tour took to the stage at the Rebecca Cohen Theatre in Halifax - and we talked about everything - from the inspiration behind his music to his early days with the band, from his take on destiny to his feelings on throw pillows and so much more.  We play a brand new game and of course we’ll play some of his amazing music. I couldn’t have asked for a more lovely VALENTINE’S DAY Edition OF SEA AND BE SCENE AND HEARD...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For CONSTELLATION tour dates, tickets, music and more visit jimcuddy.com
Follow Jim on Twitter @JimCuddy
For info on Rebecca Cohn Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia click here
For info on Imperial Theatre Saint John, New Brunswick click here

For more on Barney Bentall visit barneybentall.com
For the record Jim’s talented sons are Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley
For your reference here's a picture of  The Patridge Family Bus and I think it would be awesome if Jim would go from a plain black bus to this baby for the next tour... but that's just me!
We included a smidge of the amazing “These Days” by Jackson Browne for reference – you can grab it for yourself on itunes here.
“While I Waiting You” by Jim Cuddy is from his CONSTELLATION CD and available on iTunes here.
"Try" by Blue Rodeo is from their debut CD OUTSKIRTS and available on iTunes here.
“City Birds” by Jim Cuddy is from his SKYSCRAPER SOUL CD and available on iTunes here.
For more information on Jim’s wife actress Rena Polley click here.
Jim scored the music for FOUR BIRDS written by Rena Polley - for more on the film click here.

For more on Country Singer Gord Bamford visit gordbamford.com
“Ain’t It Grand” by Gord Bamford featuring Jim Cuddy is available on iTunes click here.
For more on Jim's movie pick UNCLE BUCK click here.
Here's that classic scene from THE GODFATHER ("Leave the gun take the cannoli")

For more on Chad Brownlee chadbrownlee.com
For the record - I am sorry for my bad grammar (I probably won't change the game so please consider this my blanket apology moving forward) and for the official ruling on when to use Less vs. Fewer click here.
When I mentioned my friend had a thriving throw pillow business... well her name is Melissa Lloyd and for a lovely look at her DOODLE Lovely pillows click here.
“Ready to Fall” by Jim Cuddy is available on his SKYSCRAPER SOUL CD and available on iTunes here.
Pull Me Through” by Jim Cuddy is available on THE LIGHT THAT GUIDES YOU HOME CD and available on iTunes here.
“You be the Leaver” by Jim Cuddy is available on his CONSTELLATION CD and available on iTunes here.
Jim's Valentine's Day request of “Cry Me a River” by the legendary Etta James is available on iTunes here.

Ep.26 Shawn Doyle - Broadcast Date Feb.7/18

I first met today’s phenomenal guest back in 2011 - just a wee bit south of here in fact, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia where the Labrador born, Toronto based actor was busy shooting the feature film THE DISAPPEARED, and truth be told our coverage has been non stop since. Just do a search on Sea And Be Scene and you’ll see we’ve celebrated his work on the big and small screen with roles in everything from hits like FARGO and HOUSE OF CARDS, to his award winning mini series JOHN A. BIRTH OF A NATION, to his most recent film AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE, and then there’s his currently running shows BELLEVUE, FRONTIER and THE EXPANSE, and a whole lot more - but that’s just for the past 7 years!  You’d have really need to check out his IMDb page to get the full roster of roles – from guest starring on Emmy winning shows like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and LOST, to regular roles like on HBO’s smash BIG LOVE to starring turns in shows like END GAME, to movies like GROWN UP MOVIE STAR and FREQUENCY there’s a ton of it to say the least, and then there’s his stage work.  Yes, it’s fair to say buddy’s been busy, but truth be told it’s his great talents as an actor that keep him in such great demand – so we’ll do our best to cover it all, plus get the scoop on his life in Labrador, his love of baths and a whole lot more! Here's my conversation with the one and only Shawn Doyle...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Check out Shawn Doyle’s IMDb page by clicking here
Watch BELLEVUE in Canada by clicking here  and for information on BELLEVUE in the US visit wgnamerica.com/series/bellevue/
For the scoop on the musical HAMILTON click here
To listen to our Podcast chat with Shawn’s BELLEVUE co-star Billy MacLellan click here
Click here to watch SABStv FRONTIER On Set Special including my chat with Shawn Doyle, Co-creator Rob Blackie, his co-star Greg Bryk, Wardrobe Supervisor Michael Ground and MORE!

For the full scoop on THE EXPANSE visit their official site syfy.com/thexpanse
Follow Shawn on Instagram to keep up with his home reno stories - @shawnydoyle
Stay tuned for the full scoop on Shawn’s forthcoming YouTube series IMPULSE – we’ll keep you posted as soon as details come available. Click on their names for more info on Missi Pyle, Matt Gordon, David James Elliott
For details on Shawn’s theatre work in THE ORANGE DOT click here


For details on Sweeny Todd click here
For details on Shawn’s hometown of Wabush click here
For more on Shawn’s father Jerry Doyle you can find him here
For more on LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE
Watch my first interview with Shawn Doyle here.
For more on GROWN UP MOVIE STAR click here.
For the record St.John’s is mostly lovely (despite their sometimes wild weather) you can find out more about all there is to see and do visit destinationstjohns.com
We’ll keep you posted on Shawn’s forthcoming limited series called UNSPEAKABLE so stay tuned.
For more on RUNAWAY JURY click here.
For more on Shawn’s co-star Jeanne Triplehorn and BIG LOVE click here.
For more on Shawn’s co-star in GROWN UP MOVIE STAR - Tatiana Maslany click here.
For more on Shawn’s co-star in BELLEVUE – Anna Paquin click here.

I referenced BELLEVUE co-creator Jane Maggs click here for my interview with her.
The AMAZING scene from BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY I was talking about click here.
For my podcast chat with the lovely NL trio The Once, loved by both Shawn and myself click here.
The Sawdust City Music Festival visit sawdustcitymusicfestival.com
You can find The Once’s rendition of the Ron Hynes classic “Sonny’s Dream” on their DEPARTURES CD for the full scoop and to get your own copy click here.
For more on LOST click here.
For more on COVERT AFFAIRS click here.


For more Bill Paxton click here and more on Harry Dean Stanton click here.
For your reference the 5 senses are sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch
For more on LAWRENCE OF ARABIA click here.
For more on RAY click here.
For more information on Shawn’s pick for one more day with one more person – John Neville – click here.
For the scoop on Shawn’s show ENDGAME click here.


ELEVENTH HOUR/BURY THE LEAD click here.
For more on Shawn’s recommended app Rehearsal click here.
To watch FRONTIER on line in Canada visit discovery.ca/Shows/Frontier
For more features on Shawn Doyle check out...Returns to the Stage in THE ORANGE DOTShawn Doyle Stars in BELLEVUEFRONTIER On Set Special, AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE, NL's SHAWN DOYLE To Star in BELLEVUE, Catch Shawn Doyle in THE EXPANSE, SABS Happy Birthday "HI 5", ONES TO WATCH 2015, THE EXPANSE, HOUSE OF CARDS ET. AL., SHAWN DOYLE Finds Himself in FARGO, SHAWN DOYLE News - THE DISAPPEARED & More..., SHAWN DOYLE Gets REIGNed IN, SHAWN DOYLE Joins the Cast of LIZZIE BORDEN, THE DISAPPEARED Held Over, What Happens in VEGAS and More, SHAWN DOYLE 1 Week Brings 2 BIG Awards, FRIDAY FAVOURITE FOUR #FFFSHAWN DOYLE Pre-Premiere Chat (video) and Shawn Doyle on 'The Disappeared Et. Al (video) his INsights IN 10 (video) and his Cool People Profile, plus "John A. & Beyond Busy" and "On the 'Set' of THE DISAPPEARED"

Follow Shawn on Twitter: @Shawndoyle

Ep.25 Krystin Pellerin - Broadcast Date Jan.31/18

I first met today’s wonderful guest in St.John’s – she was taking a break from filming a new detective series for CBC and I had just launched SEA AND BE SCENE – it was all early days little did we know the world wide hit we were talking about – REPUBLIC OF DOYLE went on to air for 6 seasons – to millions of people around planet – and to this day as it screens on Netflix in the US and the UK more and more folks are delighting in Doyle and the talents of it’s female lead Krystin Pellerin. Over the years we’ve had plenty of on set chats and red carpet conversations to discuss the Krystin’s on screen work and here on the site we had the exclusive on her theatre world with THE PELLERIN POST in which Krystin had shared her on her many stage productions so it’s fair to say we are HUGE fans of this multi-talented and award winning lady. Since DOYLE’s wrap Krystin went on to stage in the emotional short TOUCH which has garnered tons of accolades and awards on the festival circuit so we’ll be sure to talk about that as well as her recent work on the Stratford stage as none other than Lady Macbeth – a far cry character wise from Sgt. Leslie Bennett – but if we’ve learned anything about Ms.Pellerin over the years it’s that her talents no no limits. And did we mention she can sing – these days she's busy belting out Broadway hits – as Atlantic Light Theatre presents GUYS AND DOLLS – February 1 through the 4th.  As you might imagine we’ve got plenty of ground to cover to let’s get to it – here’s my conversation with the award winning and wonderful Krystin Pellerin.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications
Watch my first chat with Krystin Pellerin back in 2010 here
The Pellerin Post – click here 
For the full scoop on TOUCH click here 
Krystin sang as Sgt. Leslie Bennett “I Will Give My Love An Apple” in REPUBLIC OF DOYLE’s Ep.110 “The Pen is Mightier Than The Doyle” - if you’re in Canada you can watch that episode here


For more information on Krystin Pellerin’s performance in MACBETH with the Stratford Festival including to watchthe production on demand click here.
For more on Krystin’s hometown of Mount Pearl, NL visit mountpearl.ca
Soulpepper.ca 
For more on Krystin in POSSIBLE WORLDS with the Stratford Festival click here.
For informantion on Krystin’s work in THE TUDORS click here
Watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV’s REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Season 6 Special Part 1 and Part 2 – Allan Hawco shares his casting secrets on Krystin Pellerin in part 1. You can watch my interview with Krystin here...

FRONTIER 
CAUGHT 
For the scoop on the romantic spot where Krystin got engaged visit MallardCottage.ca
You can see Krystin GUYS AND DOLLS February 1 – 4 at the Arts and Culture Centre in St.John,NL for shotimes and tickets click here 


I kinda feel bad about saying HOOK didn’t do well – it really did have everything going for it – great cast Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins - directed by Steven Spielberg – and after an estimated cost of $70+ million it has grossed over $300million to date BUT it was panned by the critics and that did hurt sales at the box office.  So "Didn't do well" is a relative term. You read more about HOOK for yourself here
Krystin Pellerin’s Insights IN 10 click here
MAGNOLIA
LEGENDS OF THE FALL 
For the complete list of of 2018 ECMA Nominees and information on East Coast Music Week and the award show click here
For more information on Rose Cousins and to buy her 8 time nominated album NATURAL CONCLUSION visit rosecousins.com 
While you're here check out our previous posts on Krystin Pellerin - #SABS 7th Birthday SaluteHeading to the Homeland for TOUCH, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Season 6 On Set Special (SABStv), REPUBLIC OF DOYLE On the Road in Halifax (SABStv), REPUBLIC OF DOYLE S5 Premiere Party (SABStv), Season 4 On Set Extended Interview (video), Krystin Pellerin “A Lot of Stuff” (video) ,“Insights IN 10” (video),#FFF (Friday Favourite Four) , Gemini Nominee KRYSTIN PELLERIN
Follow Krystin on Twitter @krystinpellerin  Instagram @krystinpellerin

 

Ep.24 John Michael Swinimer - Broadcast Date Jan.24/18

Well it’s always cool recording the show at the COVE FM studios and it’s truly great to hit the road to meet up with my guests – but between you and me – there’s no place like home. In fact that’s where we recorded my interview with St.John’s born, Brampton based PR guy John Michael Swinimer. He was in town for a family celebration so I capitalized on the occasion and arranged a sit down at my kitchen table to discuss a ton of things including his work as a public relations specialist and his wonderful new website True North Country Comics.  Here’s my interview with NL fella John Michael Swinimer...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For more information about CES, visit the show website cesweb.org

Halt and Catch Fire (streaming now on Netflix) – for more on NL’s Mark O’Brien on the show click here

Be sure to visit TrueNorthCountryComics.com

Watch the Superman Heritage Moment in it’s entirety click here

For more on Nelvana of the Northern Lights click here

Strange Adventures Halifax

DC Comics - http://www.dccomics.com/

Marvel Comics - http://marvel.com/

For more information on DC’s Black Lightning click here

For more on Nova Scotia's Kate Beaton visit her site  harkavagrant.com

For more on Nova Scotia's Andy Brown & Conundrum Press visit conundrumpress.com

Fred Kennedy Chapterhouse Comics visit chapterhouse.ca

For more on Chip Zdarsky and his comics click here

For more on SECRET PATH with Gord Downie & Jeff Lemire click here

TNCC Tools of the Trade Reporting on the tools for comic book makers and fans of makers

Microsoft Surface Pro

For more info on wacom's cintiq click here

For the scoop on Dartmouth Comic Art Festival click here

HAL CON

THE FOUNDER 

Fleetwood Mac RUMOURS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumours_(album)

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

[email protected]

For more info on Superman’s 1000 issue click here

For previous posts John M. Swinimer check out #SABS6 Birthday Salute2016 Outdoor Adventure ShowCES 2016 Highlights, CES UNVEILED New York 2015, NEW APPS For Canada's East Coast, STAR WARS Celebration 2015, Deadshot Return! Arrowheads Rejoice!, MICHAEL ROWE Taking Aim Again on ARROW, The Sights & Sounds of CES 2013, A HANN MADE Salute to Star Trek, SABS CTO @ CES 2012, Hal-Con 2012, 7th Annual SCI-FI On the Rock

Follow John Michael on Twitter @jswinimer

Follow True North Country Comics on Twitter and like them on Facebook & Instagram too!

Ep.23 Dawn Chafe & Alan Doyle - Broadcast Date Jan. 17/18

I always love chatting with today’s guests – both natives of Newfoundland & Labrador – both award winning in their field. Coming up later in the show – I’ll share a quick catch up with the pride of Petty Harbour – Mr.Alan Doyle who's always on the go.  In fact the man just kicked off another North American tour this week – and  between promoting his new book and performing he’s been producing a ton to boot. He's never too busy for a chat though. Check out the links below for everything from one on one interviews to a very hilarious round of INsights IN 10 – from backstage to behind the scenes to the red carpet and the green carpet too! In fact that’s where we last crossed paths in Saskatoon just before the Canadian Country Music Awards. First we’ll connect to school mate of Mr.Doyle’s who I call Madame Editor – she is in fact the Executive Editor of Atlantic Business Magazine - the longest publishing regional business magazine in Atlantic Canada as well as the most award-winning and largest circulation business magazine in the region. As you might imagine it’s a massive endeavour and we’ll talk about her role with ABM and so much more - including her feelings on 'fake news' and her favourite to- dos when you’re in her home province, and her sage advice for upcoming journalists. Enjoy my conversation with the remarkable Dawn Chafe...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For information on the Dawn's magazine visit www.atlanticbusinessmagazine.net

For information on Atlantic Business Magazine’s 2018 Top 50 CEO click here.

If you live in Canada – you can sign up for a FREE subscription here.

For Karl's travel site visit www.takemeawaytpi.ca

For more info on the East Coast Trail click here.

For more on Dawn's restaurant picks just click on the names Mallard Cottage, Raymond's Restaurant, Chafe's Landing

For more info on St.John's Haunted Hike visit www.hauntedhike.com

Follow Dawn Chafe on Twitter @ABM_Editor

While you're here be sure to check out our previously posted videos and posts on Alan Doyle “A Newfoundlander in Canada”, #SABS7 Birthday Salute, Rings In the New Year Right, INsights IN 10 Redux (video), Company Theatre Concert (SABStv), Alan Doyle Extended Feature Interview, BOY ON A BRIDGE The Documentary, Great Big Sea Celebrates 20 Years

For more on Alan Doyle his blog, tour dates, books and more visit www.alandoyle.ca

Follow on Twitter  @alanthomasdoyle

Follow on Instagram @alanthomasdoyle

Ep.22 Jana Stackhouse & Kurt Stoodley - Broadcast Date Jan. 10/18

For today’s show we take to the phones for 2 great calls! First - a quick catch up call with award winning, New Brunswick born filmmaker Jana Stackhouse. I got word that her latest short AWAY HOME has been selected for a very cool film festival hosted by TIFF - Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Jana’s been on the go with her work and busy these days so she promised to come back for the full hour another time – just enough time today to get the scoop on her movie and this weekend’s big festival.

Then another fun phone call with my dear friend and former co-host Kurt Stoodley. The award winning broadcaster is certainly a familiar face on Canada’s East Coast – a native of Newfoundland where he worked in radio and TV, but most remembered for the the 5 years during which Atlantic Canada woke up every morning with the man.  That's when he served as co-host on ATV’s BREAKFAST TELEVISION.  We’ll get the scoop on his 3 plus decade long career and so much more – from his love of live TV to his love of hockey – his advice to anyone hoping to follow in his footsteps to his tips for taking in the nation's capital - which is exactly where we reached him when we called.  Please enjoy my conversation with the one and only Kurt Stoodley.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

If you're in the Toronto area make plans to see AWAY HOME Saturday, January 13th at 2:30pm when it screens as part of TIFF's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival! Jana will be there to introduce her film and answer questions as well.  For tickets and additional information click here.

For more on AWAY HOME like their facebook page

For the scoop on Jana's web series with Rakhee Morzaria NOTE TO SELF for CBC click here.

Follow Jana Stackhouse on Twitter @janastackhouse on Instagram @janastackhouse on Facebook at Jana Stackhouse

For information on beautiful Botwood NL visit their website 

For information on picturesque Point Leamington, NL visit their website 

Watch Kurt and his father, legendary broadcaster Les Stoodley click here.

To watch Kurt hosting BT in Halifax (with his mustache) click here

As we mentioned in the episode - before we co-hosted Breakfast At the New RO and A-Channel Morning, (now CTV Morning Live Ottawa) Kurt woke up Atlantic Canada alongside Liz Rigney and Scott Boyd on Breakfast Television in Halifax .  And for the record - I actually performed as a musical guest on that very show - way, way, way back in the day! Watch that here video.

Watch the goodbye tribute to Kurt on CTV Morning Live Ottawa by clicking here

For Kurt Stoodley Real Estate visit his site kurtstoodley.com

#REDSOX2018 www.redsox.com

While you're here check our our previous features with Kurt - SABS 6th Salute, Cool People Profile, POSTcard – A Monster of a Moment 

AND be sure to check out Kurt & I making a Chocolate Trifle on the morning show back in the day! What a riot....and a great recipe. Click here to view

Follow Kurt Stoodley on Twitter @KurtStoodley On Facebook @kurtstoodley On Instagram @kurtstoodley 

Ep.21 Lisa Brokop & John Dunsworth - Broadcast Date Jan.3,2018

With the New Year upon us – I wanted to take care of a few things undone things before we head full on into 2018.

First up - I want to share my chat with Award Winning Country Recording Artist Lisa Brokop – it was recorded back in September - out in Saskatoon at the tail end of Canadian Country Music Week. The BC born singer/songwriter first burst onto the scene as a teen a back in the 90’s and she’s been busy ever since. While our paths did crossed a lot back in the day – it’s been a while to say the least so it sure was lovely to sit and catch up over coffee just prior to her return to Nashville.

As well - just this past October we lost a legend here on Canada’s EAST Coast – and although his talents were celebrated around the world we proudly claim Mr.John Dunsworth as an incredible Nova Scotian. Ask anyone and they’ll tell ya - the Award Winning actor was a life force – winning over audiences on the big and small screens and on stage as well – always on the go – always up for a chat so in the second half of the show – I’d like to share a very lovely conversation I had with Mr.Dunsworth back in 2013 – when his series HAVEN was shooting right here in Hubbards. By the time the ON SET SPECIAL aired and I included my interviews with the rest of the cast only about 4 minutes of that my time with John made it to the broadcast – so today as a tribute I’ll let you hear all the fun we had – so please stay tuned for that.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Lisa Brokop including the upcoming tour dates for her "Legendary Ladies of Country" show visit lisabrokop.com and be sure to follow Lisa on Twitter @lisabrokop and on Instagram @lisabrokop

To watch the SEA AND BE SCENE TV's On Set Special with HAVEN click here

Watch John Dunsworth as Dave Teagues in the Final season of Haven which is still available to stream at www.showcase.ca

All 5 seasons of HAVEN are available purchase on itunes

Catch Mr.Dunsworth in his Sunnyvale best as Jim Lahey – you can stream all 11 seasons of The Trailer Park Boys Series and along with all the films specials on Netflix.

While you're here check out John Dunsworth's Favourite Four and catch our Red Carpet interview for the premiere of TPB3: DON'T LEGALIZE IT here.

Ep.20 Jonathan Torrens - Broadcast Date Dec.20,2017

What a treat it was catching up to today’s guest – he is hands down the best! Ask anyone and they’ll tell ya PEI born, Nova Scotia based award winning actor Jonathan Torrens is the finest kind of fella and these days he’s certainly one of the busiest. Having just added author to his ever growing list of accomplishments – he was in the midst of a cross country book tour with his CANADIANITY co-author and Taggart and Torrens Podcast co-host former Our lady Peace drummer Jeremy Taggart. Lucky for me Jonathan was off the road for the weekend and so we met at a not so quiet coffee shop in Truro, Nova Scotia. The hub of Nova Scotia, the home of his long time gig TRAILER PARK BOYS and not too far from his country home. Hard to cover it all of in an hour but we’ll chat about everything from his work on TV, to his best selling book, his lovely family to his growing legions of bahds – we’ll talk Christmas and about his plans for the future and so much more – here’s my conversation with the remarkable Jonathan Torrens.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Thanks and sorry to Jeremy Taggart for allowing me to ruin the cool picture above with your co-host.  I was supposed to take a selfie when Jonathan and I met up but in all the excitement I forgot.  You can see what the picture really looks like by clicking here.

Thanks also to NovelTea Bookstore Cafe in Truro for letting us use your cool spot to chat.

For all things Taggart and Torrens visit their site here.  For the podcast click here and for the full line of merch click here

For the scoop on all things Alan Jackson (including his merch) click here

For the scoop on Jonathan's show STREET CENTS click here

For my interview with Jason Priestley click here and for the word on his show CALL ME FITZ click here

For the record the word "vertently" is not a word, advertently however is and means "unintentional: not attentive; heedless: of, relating to, or characterized by lack of attention." To put it in a sentence... Jeremy inadvertently used Jonathan's mother-in-laws credit card to book the JerBnBs.

To  listen to the Delilah radio show click here - to listen to John Tesh's radio show click here

You can watch some TnT playing hit the post with CBC Q host Tom Power here

For that Hollywood Reporter's Round Table with Amy Adams click here

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND click here

For details on Jonathan's new book CANADIANITY click here

You can check out my chat with Carol Torrens' at her old shop Sugar Daisy by clicking here

For more on Koumbie scroll down to episode #17

For details the Nova Scotia film industry visit screennovascotia.com

To watch The Barra MacNeils perform "O Holy Night" click here

THIS IS US, PARENTHOOD, THIRTYSOMETHING

For details on MASTERS OF FLIP click here - for more on my pal Jason Barry who mixes the show scroll down to episode 9

SCTV

For the details on the taping of the Taggart and Torrens pilot click here

For the scoop on YOUR SPECIAL CANADA click here

To watch Jonathan Torrens' band Miniature Ponies perform with Bette MacDonald click here

To watch Jeremy Taggart perform with his band Our Lady Peace click here

"Funky Cold Medina", "Bust a Move"

For details on Alan Doyle's new book "A Newfoundlander in Canada" and his first book "Where I Belong" click here

Stephanie Beaumont stars in a Lump of ColdFor the scoop on Jonathan's business - Rolling Productions Rentals click here

For all the Hallmark Christmas Movies click here

While you're here check out Jonathan's videos & features... #SABS7 Birthday Salute, Jonathan Torrens Extended Interview Mr.D Back Lot, SABS 6th Birthday Salute, Jonathan Torrens INsights IN 10, SABStv Ep.211 Production Report, SABStv Ep. 216 TPB3 Premiere Party, SABStv Ep.119 On Set With Mr.D, Jonathan Torrens Extended Interview, Plus have a look at these additional features on Jonathan Torrens his...Jonathan Torrens Gets His GAME ON, Cool People Profile, #FFF Friday Favourite Four and his contribution to our special features "The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got Was..." and HOME For the Holidays

Be sure to follow Jonathan on Twitter @TorrensJonathan

For all things #TnT visit taggartntorrens.ca

Ep.19 Susan Kent - Broadcast Date Dec. 13, 2017

(Bonus guests: Shaun Majumder & Jonny Harris)

Today’s show comes complete with a cornucopia of comedy – 3 funny folks who not only hail from the province of Newfoundland & Labrador but who also star in the HATCHING, MATCHING AND DISPATCHING Holiday Special A CHRISTMAS FURY.

Just a few days before the December 3rd premier I popped by the Dartmouth home of Susan Kent to get the full scoop on this amazing reunion of the Fury family – from the top shelf team of talent to first call from the show’s creator Mary Walsh and all kinds of wonderful stuff in between – of course Susan plays Mary’s daughter Darlene in A CHRISTMAS FURY and we’ll have that conversation coming up later in the show.

We’ll also dive into our SEA AND BE SCENE TV archives for a special road trip edition of Insights IN 10 with Corner Brook Comedian Jonny Harris who stars as the always in some type of trouble Troy Fury, and we’ll flashback for our visit to the Halifax, Nova Scotia set of THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES for an interview with Burlington Newfoundland native Shaun Majumder – Shawn just resumed his role as the dim- witted grave digger Cyril in A CHRISTMAS FURY - we talked to him about everything from his hilarious homeland to his mega award winning show so stay tuned for that.

But we'll kick off the show with that time we caught up to Ms. Susan Kent - on the 22 MINUTES set – the show had just received the truly prestigious Icon Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for 23 years of delivering that laughs week after week. We’ll discuss that honour and how she came to be a part of this stellar team.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

You can watch HATCHING, MATCHING AND DISPATCHING Holiday Special A CHRISTMAS FURY click here. Check our our feature on the production and the cast click here and then be sure to like the show on Facebook.

To watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV's On Set Special with THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES click here.

To watch my full interview with Jonny Harris and the SEA AND BE SCENE Road Trip To Toronto Special click here.

For the full scoop on Shaun Majumder's Burlington, NL festival visit thegatheringburlington.com

To watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV's On Set Special with Deanne Foley's RELATIVE HAPPINESS (where Susan said she raked the leaves on Remembrance Day) click here.

For details on HOPELESS ROMANTIC click here.

For more on LADY BIRD click here.

Ep.18 Bette MacDonald - Broadcast Date Dec. 6, 2017

Well it’s hard to find a more festive start to the month of December here on SEA AND BE SCENE...And HEARD than catching up with the award winning and wonderful Bette MacDonald. The oh so funny Cape Breton born lady is on the road with her hit holiday tour  – matter of fact we caught up to here after the opening night of this the eleventh season to talk about well...everything... from the creative process to life on the road, her work on Mr.D and her 'Tis the Season co-stars – speaking of which - in part 2 of this episode we’ll be joined by Jordan Musycsyn one of the newer members of the touring team and in part three Maynard Morrison, Bette’s co-star on and off the stage will jump into the conversation. It was wall to wall talent in Truro that day to be sure of it – so lets get started with the remarkable Bette MacDonald...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For details on Bette's Tis The Season Tour click here

For more on Truro - the Hub of Nova Scotia click here

For info on the Marigold Centre click here

For the record pancakes call for Baking powder NOT Baking soda - please don't write me - I feel bad enough.

For more on Bette's brother Ed MacDonald click here

Get the full scoop on A CHRISTMAS FURY here

You can listen to our podcast with Billy MacLellan where he talks about his love of Cape Breton Island here (see notes on this page below)

For more on Celtic Colours International Festival watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV as we take it all in here

Mary Morrison's Cape Breton Christmas by Bette MacDonaldYou can read all about "MARY MORRISON'S CAPE BRETON CHRISTMAS" book here

For more information on the Cape Breton Summertime Revue click here

You can listen to our podcast with Koumbie where she talks about how things worked on the set of MR.D here (see notes on this page below)

You can watch our chat with Bette MacDonald on the set of Mr.D by clicking here.

For more on Mary-Colin Chisholm's award winning performance in CAST NO SHADOW click here

You can listen to our podcast with John Gracie where he talks about there being no such thing as destiny here (see notes on this page below)

You can see Jordan Musycsyn featured in our 2016 ONES TO WATCH list by clicking here

For more on Jimolly's Bakery Cafe in Truro click here

You can listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing Christmas songs here

For more on A Charlie Brown Christmas (soundtrack) by the Vince Guaraldi Trio click here

Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas featuring Jerry Granelli, and an All New Jazz Spectacular Swing Into The Holidays this Sunday, December 10, 2017 - details in our Event Listings here

You can watch Willie Nelson sing "Pretty Paper" here

For more on The Men of the Deeps new holiday album Christmas in the Mine click here

For more on THE BISHOP'S WIFE click here

To watch the trailer for The MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL click here

If you haven't seen ELF what are you waiting for?!

For more on Fred Lavery click here and for more on our Christmas song "Christmas By The Sea" click here

Watch that episode of Peter MacInnis "Cape Breton Chats" with Natalie MacMaster click here

For more on THE CROWN click here

For more on PEAKY BLINDERS click here

For the record a Loyalist is a person who is loyal; a supporter of the sovereign or of the existing government, especially in time of revolt. A Royalist a supporter or adherent of a king or royal government, especially in times of rebellion or civil war.

See inside Lakewind Sound Studios by clicking here

For more on Stephen Muise click here

While you're here check out our previous posts and videos on Bette & Maynard #SABS7 Birthday Salute, 2017 Screen Nova Scotia Awards, SABStv COOL People Profiles Special, SABStv Entertainment Round Up, Mary Morrison’s Cape Breton Christmas, For everything else visit bettemacdonald.com

Ep.17 - KOUMBIE Airdate Nov.29, 2017

I was so happy when the award winning and wonderful young filmmaker and actress Koumbie popped into the cove fm studios for a chat. The Nova Scotia born phenom has provided a ton stellar stuff to feature on SEA AND BE SCENE over the years.  From her work on screen the small screen in award winning productions like Mr. D and STUDIO BLACK!, to her recent big screen role in BLACK COP to her efforts behind the scenes with both WIFT (Women in film and television) and the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP), to even writing and directing her own films - Koumbie is a force! And at the moment that force is focused on the theatre -  directing a new play about the Halifax Explosion called "Lullaby" and in rehearsals for a role in another called “At this Hour” which will open December 16th. We’ll talk about all of that and so much more including auditions, busy schedules, candy canes and car rides – here’s my conversation with Koumbie...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Catch Koumbie in action with the AQUATEAM - watch episode 1 here

For #SABStv's visit to the MR.D set click here

To see Koumbie in action as Sheila on MR.D watch here

For more on the launch of  YEAA Maritimes click here

Watch the trailer for Cory Bowles award winning BLACK COP click here

You can see Koumbie featured in SABS 2016 ONES TO WATCH Special by clicking here and advancing to 11:01

To see a trailer for Greta Gerwig's LADY BIRD click here

For the full scoop on the Via Rail $150 trip sell out click here

Koumbie and I both love THIS IS US for the scoop on that show click here

If you too missed Lisa Rose Snow's Reykjavik love story - listen to it for yourself here advance to 35:30

To watch Allan Hawco's INsights IN 10 (filmed in the back of the GTO I might add) click here

To listen to Koumbie's catchy fave "Cassonova" by Allie X click here

To watch the trailer for SLIDING DOORS click here

For more on Koumbie's award winning film HUSTLE & HEART click here

For the scoop on AFCOOP click here

For more on PARENTHOOD click here

For more on the stage play "SLUT" click here

For show times and tickets for the play Koumbie is directing "LULLABY: Inside the Halifax Explosion" running now until December 10th click here

For showtimes and tickets for the play in which Koumbie will next act Zuppa Theatre's "AT THIS HOUR" opening Dec.16th click here

Be sure to follow Koumbie on Twitter @koumbie and to keep up with all the news on THE BYSTANDER EFFECT and other Afro Viking Pictures productions like on Facebook here

While you're here be sure to check out these other posts and videos featuring Koubmie - #SABS7 Birthday Salute, 2016 ONES TO WATCH LIST, 2017 Screen Nova Scotia Awards, 2016 Atlantic Film Festival Winners, #AFF2016 Atlantic Canadian Program, 1KWAVEATLANTIC Filmmakers 2016, 2015 Wishes, Goals & Resolutions, Cool People Profile

ps - for more on Susan Kent's upcoming HATCHING, MATCHING, AND DISPATCHING holiday special A CHRISTMAS FURY click here

Ep.17 - JOHN GRACIE Airdate Nov.22, 2017

I sure had a great time catching up with Cape Breton’s own John Gracie – who’s just released a new CD entitled HOLLOW STREET – the project a blend of originals and covers is a poignant one and we’ll talk about that and so much more – including growing up in Glace Bay, his time on TV, his take on horoscopes and his stance on dancing. Here’s my conversation with award winning entertainer John Gracie...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For more information on John’s new album HOLLOW STREET and release party click here

Discover the Atlantica Oak Island (Oak Island Resort) by clicking here

For Andree Gracie’s Cool People Profile click here

For more on Mount Allison University in New Brunswick click here

For the scoop on the Amazing Randy’s $1million bond click here

For more on Pascal’s Wager click here

To see John perform Gene MacLellan’s The Call click here

To see Paul Williams do his rendition of “The Rainbow Connection” click here

For more on DOG DAY AFTERNOON click here

For more on LIFE OF BRIAN click here

We included John’s daughter Samantha Gracie in our ONES TO WATCH in 2015 you can watch that episode of SABStv here

To watch the music video I filmed in Tofino “Already In Way Over My Heart” click here

You can catch John Gracie live...

CD Launch for Hollow Street- November 29th (Wednesday evening) 7-9pm.  Compass Room, Casino NS Halifax

Dec 1- Christmas Concert in Charlottetown - Trinity United Church 7pm

Dec 12 - Private Christmas show in Bear River First Nation

Dec 15- Christmas Concert, Bella Rose Arts Centre, Halifax, 7pm

Dec 23rd- Wentworth Park Sydney presented by Glace Bay Y’s Men and Women Club

For more on John Gracie’s Christmas album Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas click here and Simply Christmas click here

While you're here be sure to WATCH our special interview with John - we chat while he cooks - REALLY! For John's Cool People Profile click here. For everything else visit www.johngracie.ca

Ep.16 - LATONIA HARTERY Airdate Nov.15, 2017

Today’s guest came by way of lovely happen stance.  What was meant to be a behind the scenes – sites and sounds show from the Nova Scotia film set of HOPELESS ROMANTIC allowed for a great sit down chat with one of the movie’s producers and directors - Latonia Hartery. We’ll have that on set special for you in a few weeks time, but today’s show will provide us with some truly cool inside scoop on this exciting new romantic comedy, as well as some wonderful insights into this Newfoundland born filmmaker. Now, as for where we recorded today’s show – imagine a very large main floor common room in a residence at Halifax’s historic Dalhousie University – a busy spot with a ceiling as high its students expectations – so background hubbub aside... here’s my conversation with HOPELESS ROMANTIC's Latonia Hartery.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

You can find out about Latonia’s film SADIE by clicking here

For information on Latonia’s hometown Milltown, Bay D’Espoir, NL click here

For the scoop on HOPELESS ROMANTIC click here

For information on Emily Bridger click here

For a look at Wayne’s World check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BustEdWyqzk

For the full scoop on all that Lynda Boyd's got on the go click here

To see SEA AND BE SCENE TV on set with Deanne Foley in Hubbards, Nova Scotia for RELATIVE HAPPINESS click here.

For information of Ruth Lawrence click here

“XX” is the more Latonia was talking about that includes four short horror films that are directed and written by women. Click here for details

We looked everywhere for audio/video about Latonia’s band KARUMBA and sadly could find nothing... our imagination runs wild.

For information on Halifax’s Dalhousie University visit www.dal.ca 

For information on St.John’s Memorial University visit www.mun.ca 

For Latonia’s Cool People’s Profile click here

Fore more on the movie THE SHAWSHANK REMPTON click here

St.John’s International Womens’ Film Festival click here

For the lastest post on Mark O’Brien click here

Oh and BTW - Mark and his wife Georgian Reilly welcomed their baby girl Penelope Florence O’Brien on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 and are currently over the moon!!! Click here to see the Proud Papa's announcement

For details on Alfred Hitchcock click here

For details on Tarkovsky and his films click here

For details on Katheryn Bigelow click here

Fore more on the movie STRANGE DAYS click here

For more on NL actress Joanne Kelly  click here and for the scoop on her movie AWAY FROM EVERYWHERE click here

Find Latonia Hartery on-line on Twitter @HartLatonia on Facebook @LatoniaHartery  and on Instagram @latonia_hart

While you're here be sure to enter our GREAT TICKET GIVEAWAY - to see the advance screening of THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS in Halifax on November 20th.

Click here for details!

Ep.15 - JANICE LANDRY Airdate Nov.8, 2017

I so enjoyed meeting today’s guest way back when SEA AND BE SCENE had just launched and we were both booked to be a part of the broadcast team for the Christmas Daddies telethon in Cape Breton.  Of course Janice Landry was familiar face to CTV viewers long before then – as reporter and anchor who would go on to helm her own production company and author three books with a fourth set for release this month. Ask anyone who’s lucky enough to cross her path and they’ll tell you she is a force – excelling at all that she sets her mind to do and that as you’ll soon hear that's a tremendous amount. Here’s my conversation with the remarkable Janice Landry.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For the scoop on Purcell’s Cove, Nova Scotia click here

If you don’t know "Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom" you must be a whippersnapper... at any rate – you can watch episodes here

For details on one of Janice’s favourite spots to stay The Quarterdeck click here

For the scoop on all of Janice’s books just click here

For information on the Temma Conter’s Memorial Trust visit tema.ca

Find out more about the Port Bickerton Lighthouse by clicking here

Writing is better for retaining information... it’s true! Check this out

For information on Mount Saint Vincent University click here

If you don’t know about "American Bandstand" - well you’re just a wee thing... at any rate – you can check it out here

For event details on the launch of THE LEGACY LETTERS in Halifax on November 30th click here

The Crime stoppers tip number is 1-800-222-8477 and for online information visit www.canadiancrimestoppers.org

For info on “Where Evil Dwells” by Vernon Oikle click here

For more SABS posts featuring Janice Landry check out her 1st Book "From the Ground Up", her 2nd book “The Sixty Second Story”, and her 3rd "The Price We Pay"  her Cool People Profile, 2012 Mother's Day Salutes & Tributes, The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got and Behind the Scenes at Cape Breton Christmas Daddies.

Keep up with Janice on line website janicelandry.ca  on Twitter @JtheCanadian  and on InstaGram @jthecanadian

While you're here be sure to enter our GREAT TICKET GIVEAWAY - to see the advance screening of LADY BIRD in Halifax on November 15th.

Click here for details!

 

Ep.14 - NIKI JABBOUR Airdate Nov.1,2017

It's ALWAYS wonderful spending time with today’s guest – as our resident EAST COAST EXPERT when it comes to all things gardening – Nova Scotia’s Niki Jabbour has graciously shared her infinite wisdom with SEA AND BE SCENE over the years.  Her wealth of information and her passion for produce have made her a North American celebrity with a work schedule that won’t quit. Fortunately for us she’s carved out an hour of time to chat about all the amazing things she’s got on the go – including her prolific new garden, her award winning website, her forthcoming book and so much more. Here’s my conversation with the Year Round Vegetable Gardener herself – Niki Jabbour.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

Agriculture Campus of Dalhousie University in Truro, NS click here

For more info on okra click here

For info on Snake Gourds click here

We checked and at last count there are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom or heritage tomatoes in active cultivation worldwide and more than 15,000 known varieties. THAT’S A LOT OF TOMATOES!!!

Halifax Seed Company Inc., Canada's oldest continuously operating family owned seed company, was established in 1866. For more click here

For info on the book “The Year Round Vegetable Gardener” click here

For info on the book “Groundbreaking Food Gardens” click here

For info on the book “Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix” click here

For more info on growing zones in Canada click here

For information on the amazing wine region of Nova Scotia click here

Watch SEA AND BE SCENE TV at Nova Scotia’s Winter Wine Festival by clicking here

For information on High Bush Blueberries click here

For lots of fun with Neville McKay check out our segment from the SABStv Spring Special by clicking here

For more information on Seattle's Northwest Flower & Garden Show click here

Check out Niki's award winning blog at SavvyGardening.com

For info on the Garden Writers Symposium click here

Fargo is indeed in North Dakota, Minnesota is a boarding state. For the record I’m the worst at geography.  I was thinking about the movie FARGO and how cold it was... remember

Be sure to follow Niki on instagram @nikijabbour  so you’ll never miss a manure pic again 🙂

As for all those Netflix suggestions – The Mindy Project, This Is Us, The Crown, The Good Place

To hear Joel Plaskett’s “Nowhere With You” click here

To hear Joels’ “Through and Through and Through” click here

For information on Joel’s tour with his father click here

For info on Niki’s radio show “The Weekend Gardener” click here

For that article “Six Reasons Not to Clean Up Your Garden This Fall” click here

While you're here check out these videos and story features on Niki Jabbour... SABS7th Birthday Salute, Great Food Gardening With Niki Jabbour, Seeding 101, Cool People Profile, Home For the Holidays, SABStv's Spring Special 2016, SABStv's Spring Special 2015, SABStv's Spring Special 2014

For more information on Niki Jabbour follow her... Twitter: @NikiJabbour Facebook: @NikiJabbour Instagram: @nikijabbour and visit nikijabbour.com

Ep.13 - MALLORY JOHNSON Airdate Oct.25,2017

Well back in early September I was in SASKATOON for Canadian Country Music Week to shoot a special at the CCMA Awards, catch up with old friends and meet new country artists. One of those fresh faces - from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador was Mallory Johnson. Who arrived at the annual gathering after winning the association’s nation wide competition - the 2017 CCMA Spotlight. We sat down to chat about that opportunity, her stellar Nashville ties, here deep country roots, her great love of the homeland and so much more...here’s my conversation with NL recording artist Mallory Johnson.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

To find Mallory Johnson on-line check out her website malloryjohnsonmusic.com, follow on Twitter @maljohnsonmusic and like on Facebook @malloryjohnsonmusic and Instagram @maljohnsonmusic

Nova Scotia's Hank Snow with "Fool Such As I"

Here's a look at Mallory's beautiful dress from the 2017 CCMA Legends Show (standing with Mallory Canadian Country Music Legend Ian Tyson)

For the full scoop on Mallory's winning the 2017 CCMA Spotlight Contest click here

For all things Sammy Kershaw visit sammykershaw.com

Find out more about Mallory's home town of CBS by visiting conceptionbaysouth.ca

For more on Nova Scotia native (Mallory's pal in Toronto) Andrea England check out her Cool People Profile here

For more on NL's Damhnait Doyle watch her interview with SABStv on our Songwriters Special by clicking here and going to 9:28.

Re: "Grit and Grace" a la  Meryl Streep's salute to Hillary Clinton watch here

Here's that moment when Mallory met Gordie Sampson in the lobby of our hotel in Saskatoon.

Watch the video for "Tupelo" here

Watch the video for "Good Mistake to Make" here

For information on Memorial University (MUN) in St.John's, NL click here

Watch Dolly Parton sing Mallory's favourite song "Coat of Many Colors" click here.

And starring in Mallory's future biopic Alexis Bledel and Chris Hemsworth

For information on the Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner & Show click here

The more on the folklore surrounding that scary stuff known as 'the hag' click here.

Ep.12 - DAN SWINIMER Airdate Oct.18,2017

It’s always a great time hanging out with today’s guest - I should know - I’ve been doing it for the past 4 plus decades or so.  You see not only is he an incredibly talented songwriter, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and artist manager – I’m proud to say Dan Swinimer is my cousin. My father Jack and Dan’s dad Bill grew up in Gold River, Nova Scotia, so even though he’s based on the west coast now - his EAST Coast roots run deep. There’s no denying his impact on the Canadian Country Music Scene has gone nation wide – and his work and touring schedule is full-tilt busy. Fortunately for me, a radio tour for his artist JoJo Mason has brought him to Halifax allowing for a quick trip down the shore to see the family and pop by my kitchen for a coffee - creaky chairs and all. We’ll talk about his award winning roster, his hit songwriting and how the industry has changed over the years since he started in the biz, we’ll talk about destiny and moonshine and so much more... here’s my conversation with Manicdown Music founder, president and chief creative officer Dan Swinimer.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

To find Dan On-Line check out his website manicdownmusic.com, on Facebook Dan Swinimer, on Twitter @Manicdown

Here's a picture of Dan sportin' that Leafs jersey (from left to right our Aunt Joan Nauss, Dan, Dan's older sister Jennifer and our Aunt Rae Sawler)

To watch Dan and his band Jet Black Stare perform "Ready to Roll" click here

For info on Brewery Bay in Orillia, Ontario click here

To see SABStv interview with Ron Kitchener you can watch our Dean Brody Special here (advance to 3:57)

For our extensive coverage of Nova Scotia based artist Dean Brody click here and follow all of the links

For information on Rogue Eleven Music Inc. click here

For info on Denny Carr and RGK entertainment click here

For more on Madeline Merlo visit her website here

Watch JoJo Mason sing click on the title "It's All Good",  "Good Kinda Love" and "Something to Wrap My Heart Around"

To watch Mellie Grant and her moonshine in a mason jar on SCANDAL click here.

To see JoJo Mason co-host the 2017 CCMA Awards Pre-Show click here.

Watch Sadie Swinimer perform "I Really Don't Get Beer" click here.

The axe throwing club in Halifax is called Timber Lounge - click here for details.

"Bad" by U2 was originally released on in 1984 on their CD "The Unforgettable Fire"

To watch the trailer for THE FAMILY MAN click here.

For my Top 10 List of all time favourite Christmas Movies - click here.

For more info on Alee visit her website at gottabealee.com

While you're here check out SABStv's interview with Dan Swinimer and JoJo Mason during 2015 CCMA Week in Halifax click here and check out Dan's Cool People Profile here,

Ep.11 - LENNIE GALLANT Airdate Oct.11, 2017

It was totally enjoyable and then some when mega award-,winning singer/songwriter Lennie Gallant stopped by the studio. After packing in audiences for 4 smash seasons on PEI – Lennie’s taken his critically acclaimed multi-media musical production SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT on the road... beginning right here in Nova Scotia. We’ll talk about that show and so much more, including how he got his first guitar, the model and make of his first car, family, ghosts, inspiration and growing up on the Gentle Island.  Here’s my conversation with Lennie Gallant.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and clarifications

For show dates and tickets to Lennie’s Searching for Abegweit Tour click here 

For details on the Searching for Abegweit cast click here

For info on The Atlantic String Machine click here 

For info on Ten Strings and a Goat Skin click here 

Here’s a picture from 2004 when Lennie Gallant was awarded his Order of Canada medal

For more on Karen Gallant’s artwork visit her site karengallant.com 

For more information on the Abegweit Ferry click here 

You can watch Tim Chaisson and his group The East Pointers perform "82 Fires" live here

To see an example of the 22 Minutes gang with a whole bunch of Gallants in a sketch click here

For information on Baie Sainte-Marie Nova Scotia click here

The beach book I mentioned is titled "A Day With You In Paradise" written by Lennie Gallant and Illustrated by Patsy MacKinnon for more info and purchase click here 

The book that Lennie gave me in studio is titled "Peter's Dream" with song lyrics by Lennie Gallant and paintings by Karen Gallant for more info and purchase click here

For more info on "Peter’s Dream" making CBC's TOP 10 East Coast Songs of All Time click here

See Lennie performing "Peter’s Dream" at the house party in Chester click here

Ferry Schedule from PEI to Nova Scotia click here 

To watch Lennie perform "Man of Steel" click here

For information on the Confederation Bridge click here

Ep. 10 - LISA ROSE SNOW Airdate Oct.4, 2017

What a treat it was to sit down with today’s guest – this Nova Scotia born actress, writer, director is always on the go - steadily sporting more and more hats in the entertainment industry - and oh how lovely it’s been watching her rise to each and every challenge. We’ll talk about her ever growing number of projects and job descriptions and the fantastic team of folks who have been with her along the way. We’ll also talk about life and love and serendipity and so much more... here’s my conversation with Lisa Rose Snow.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections

Lisa Rose Snow’s IMDb page click here
Click here for info on Neptune Theatre School
ALL THE WRONG REASONS
To watch my interview with Lisa Rose Snow at the Atlantic Film Festival circa 2013 click here (20:05)
TWO PENNY ROAD KILL
WHEN FISH FLY
Organic Water Productions
LITTLE DOG
Joel Thomas Hynes
Sherry White
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY
FRONTIER
GHOST WALK 
Thom Fitzgerald
THE CHILD REMAINS
MEET MAURICE CROSBY
Percy Hynes White – interview, CAST NO SHADOW, THE GIFTED
BE SURE TO FOLLOW Lisa on Instagram @lisarosesnow
For the scoop on that spot where Lisa met Neil click on Apotek Hotel
SYNCHONICITY is the name of the 1983 album release from The Police, and there are actually 2 songs titled Synchronicity on that album – I played Synchronicity II listen to it here.
For more on THE PROPOSAL with the dream Ryan Reynolds click here.

ps - Just to be clear (before you judge me unfairly) I have nothing against subtitled movies - it's just so rarely I actually sit and only watch a movie - usually my viewing happens at 3am on Netflix while I'm folding laundry etc. so I don't often have the screen focus required for subtitles... I do however look forward to such a luxury before too long.

Ep. 9 - JASON BARRY Airdate Sept.27,2017

Just a few weeks ago I was in Saskatoon for Canadian Country Music Week, to shoot a special at the CCMA Awards, and to catch up with old colleagues and new country artists. Lucky for me I had a chance to sit down for a chat with a great friend who just happens to be a mega award winning musician, producer, songwriter and studio owner.  He’s also a native of Newcastle, New Brunswick and one of the sweetest guys I know. Now, I should tell you quiet spots during CCMA week are few and far between – so you just might hear some hustle and bustle in the background and a hiccup or two in my portable studio system but you’re guaranteed to be amazed at what this guy's got on the go!  Here’s my conversation with Jason Barry....

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections

For more information on Björn Borg click here

Here’s a picture of Jason with his favourite guitar and Justin Trudeau... and for the record Justin Trudeau is 45 years old.

For more on Whispering Bill Anderson click here

The Mayor of Miramichi, New Brunswick is Adam Lordon click here for more on him

OCL in Alberta actually stands for Owen Constuction Ltd., which is the name of owner Dan Owen's first company. For more info visit oclstudios.com

For information on Jason’s studio visit barrytonestudios.com

To see Jason on SABStv’s Maritimes in a Day Special click here (and advance to 6:50)

To see our feature on THE BRODEO in SABStv’s Dean Brody Special click here (fyi - Jason video bombed my intro)

For more on Nova Scotia Rapper Shevy Price click here

To watch Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” click here

Jason talked about Amanda & Tyler (Small Town Pistols) and producer David Kalmusky.  You can find out more about Small Town Pistols click here and on David Kalmusky watch this

To watch “Strawberry Blonde” by Ron Sexsmith click here

To watch "Mama Don’t Forget to Play for Me" by Diamond Rio click here

To watch Dean Brody’s “Bob Marley” click here

As inserted my choice for the actor to play Jason Barry in THE JASON BARRY STORY is the awesome Golden Globe Winning Actor Jeremy Piven for more on that fella click here

For the scoop on Jason’s phenomenal song “Yes I Can” for Special Hockey International (written and performed Jason Barry) click here

While you’re here check out previous videos and features with Jason Barry: #SABS7 Birthday Salute, SABStv Maritimes In A Day Pt2, SABStv Dean Brody Special, It'll Always Be The Music, CCMA Nominations Include Awesome Altantic Canadians, Barry Much Deserved and Jason's Cool People Profile

Find Jason Barry on line...
Website: barrytonestudios.com  Twitter: @woodsterb  Facebook: @woodster.b

EP. 8 - MEAGHAN SMITH Airdate Sept.20,2017

You know how I always warn "our chats will be very conversational, not entirely sensible and with any luck totally enjoyable."

Well enjoyable may not go far enough for today’s guest. All I know is the hour sure flew by when Juno award winning singer/songwriter Meaghan Smith dropped by the station. The Ontario born, Nova Scotia based artist is in the midst of a wonderful new project – called OUR SONG. We talked about that and so much more like all the lovely twists and turns her career path has taken – we talked about juggling life and whether or not there are ghosts, we played "INsights IN 10" and of course we played some of her incredible music too. Here is my conversation with Meaghan Smith...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections

For more information on OUR SONG Project visit www.oursongmusic.com

To watch the video for "Can't Imagine" click here.

To watch the video of "The One" click here.

To watch the story behind "Good, Good Heart" click here.

"Good Golly Miss Molly" was released by Little Richard back in 1958 listen to it here.

To see the story behind "Can't Imagine" click here.

Randy Newman's "You've Got a Friend In Me" from TOY STORY was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe but it was "Colors of the Wind" from POCAHONTAS that took home the awards for Best Original Song in both cases.  You can check out the video for that great song here

The version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE that Meaghan loves with Colin Firth as Mr.Darcy was actually a 6 part mini-series back in 1995.  The lead actress in the role of Elizabeth Bennet was Jennifer Ehle - and it turns out she's not British at all just really great at the accent.  Ms.Ehle hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

For more information on Meaghan Smith and #OurSong, visit: meaghansmith.com, like Facebook: meaghansmith follow on Twitter: meaghansmith, Instagram: themeaghansmith and YouTube: meaghansmithmusic.

 

EP. 7 - WAYNE CARTER Airdate Sept.6,2017

Today we’re catching up with a very busy New Brunswick born, Nova Scotia based gentleman by the name of Wayne Carter at his bustling Halifax office - although very busy might be an understatement because in just a week's time thousands of filmmakers, industry folk and movie fans will meet up and hunker down for the 2017 Atlantic International Film Festival. As Executive Director of the 8 day festival Wayne’s time is in demand so we're grateful to get a smidge of the man's time.  I’ll let you know you’re bound to hear the ringing of phones, chiming of texts and all sorts of excitement on my part as we chat about FIN. That’s the new brand for the festival – which we’ll discuss along with all the movies, events and star sightings in store for this year’s bigger than ever event. Here’s my conversation with Atlantic International Film Festival’s Executive Director WAYNE CARTER...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections

For info on FIN 2017 visit finfestival.ca

For more on Miramichi, New Brunswick click here

MOONLIGHT

Movie Nights Across Canada click here

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

For info on the Berlinale film festival click here

LONG TIME RUNNING

THE GRAND SEDUCTION

HYENA ROAD

MAUDIE

THE CHILD REMAINS

To listen to the FINCAST podcast with Michael Melski click here

BREATHE

For info on Strategic Partners click here and for the Script Development program click here

To see Wayne in action as a Harbour Hopper Tour Guide at the FIN launch click here

For more on the Halifax's Lord Nelson Hotel click here

For Wayne's #SABS7 Birthday Salute click here

OUT OF SIGHT

For more on Vanessa Redgrave in THE DEVILS

Marlon Brando

APOCALYPSE NOW

THE ACT OF KILLING/THE LOOK OF SILENCE

David Fincher

ZODIAC

SUSPIRIA

For the full scoop on FIN 2017's Red Carpet Gala Screening of Longtime Running click here

For details on 2017 Atlantic International Film Festival click here

Follow Wayne on twitter @NotWayneCarter

EP. 6 - THE ONCE Airdate Aug.30,2017

What a delight to welcome multi-award-winning and truly amazing trio THE ONCE. They’re always on the go it seems – across the country and around the world - entertaining audiences with their three part harmonies and one of kind sound - capturing the hearts of a growing legion of fans wherever they perform. Lucky for us the threesome comprised of Geraldine Hollett, Phillip Churchill and Andrew Dale are off the road to make some new magic in recording their next album here in Nova Scotia. Here’s my conversation with Newfoundland’s own - THE ONCE...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

For info on Dan Ledwell's Lake Echo studio visit danielledwell.com

For more on Bruce Lee & his Wing Chun visit brucelee.com

For info on the Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity, NL click here

To hear The Voice Squad sing "Parting Glass" click here

For more on Geraldine's hometown of Burin, NL click here

For more on Phil's hometown of Corner Brook, NL click here

For more on Andrew's hometown of Coley's Point, NL click here

To watch Gordon Pinsent as The Codfather click here

For info on the Art and Culture Centres in Newfoundland & Labrador click here

To hear the song I think The ONCE should put on their next album click here

For more on Ireland's Sleeping Giant click here

For more on the Titanic's outline in Belfast click here

To watch Gordon Pinsent read from Justin Bieber's biography click here

And finally the official score of our "One, Twice, Three Times, A Lady" Trivia Game was as follows

Phil Churchill - 5 points (4 plus 1 bonus point for the Meryl Streep's movie title)

Andrew Dale - 4 points

Geraldine Hollett - 2 points

...fingers crossed we'll have a rematch!!!

While you're here be sure to check out our previous videos and features on The ONCE...WE WIN SOME WE LOSE, SABS6 Salute, ONES TO WATCH 2016SABStv CANADA DAY 2014, THE ONCE – 2013 Extended Interview,  GERALDINE HOLLETT #FFF Friday Favourite Four, Juno Nominees Head East, Your ECMA Group of the Year (video), Our 1st feature Part 1 – The Interview, Part 2 – “Coming Back to You” acapella, Part 3 – How Well Do You Know Your Homeland – NL Trivia, Artist Play lists for - Geraldine Hollett and Andrew Dale 

Follow The Once on Twitter @theonceband
For everything else visit www.theonce.ca

EP. 5 - BILLY MacLELLAN Airdate Aug. 23, 2017

Sooooo happy to finally meet this guy and say - "today my guest is award winning and wonderful, Nova Scotia born actor Billy MacLellan." With over 50 credits from the big and small screen, Billy is busy to say the least – from his series BELLEVUE for CBC to his feature film MAUDIE, his multiple guest starring roles, his upcoming movies and series work, etc. etc. - the man is always on the go.  And in his smidge of spare time he’s always travelling to places unknown - fortunately for us he took a break to come home – to see family, host a fundraiser and enjoy his favourite place on the planet. Here’s my conversation with Cape Breton son BILLY MacLELLAN.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

The Donald Marshall movie Billy refers to is JUSTICE DENIED (1989)

For information on CAUGHT click here

For information on MAUDIE click here

For more on Billy's friend and co-star Shawn Doyle click here

For more info on Jana Stackhouse click here

To watch full episodes of BELLEVUE click here

Hear The West Wing Weekly Podcast by clicking here

For more info on Billy's movie BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS & THE SHORE click here and you can watch the trailer here

To hear John Allan Cameron perform "Four Marys" click here

For more info on cinematographer Guy Godfree click here

The actress who starred in WET BUM that I interviewed was Julia Sarah Stone - that interview was on the Nova Scotia set of WEIRDOS back in 2015 - you can click here for that.

For more on Maud Lewis' real home at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia click here

According to his page on IMDb.com Ethan Hawke's height is actually 5' 10¾"

Here are links to those songs that Billy loves...

"Old Ways" by Gordie Sampson click here

"Sing Me to Sleep" Steven MacDougal click here

"She Comes Down" Matt Andersen click here

"The 1st Time" Donavon Woods click here

"Time Served" Joey Lendreth click here

For information on Billy's "the best movie you've never seen" THE FALL click here

For more on information on AWAY HOME click here

For more information on ICE BLUE click here

To WATCH Billy & Shawn's #SABS7 Birthday Salute click here

While you're here check out our previous posts & video features on Billy MacLellan...On Duty in BELLEVUE, BILLY MacLELLAN The Expanse, Maudie & More, SABStv ONES TO WATCH 2015, Viola's Christmas Ginger Molasses Cookies and Billy's Cool People Profile by clicking here

Follow Billy on Twitter: @billymaclellan and on Instagram: @billy_maclellan

EP. 4 - MAKAYLA LYNN Airdate Aug. 16, 2017

What pleasure to welcome Nova Scotia born singer songwriter – Makayla Lynn to our studio. The award winning teenager is in the midst of another busy summer – touring with her new CD ON A DARE AND A PRAYER – a tour that brings her to the south shore this week – for a show with Lisa Brokop in LiverPool tomorrow night and then to White Point Lodge for solo shows on Friday and Saturday.  We first interviewed Miss Makayla back in 2013 she had just hit double digits, but She was poised, and well spoken, and - heeding the advice of her grandmother - she was "following her dreams" – she sure has been a joy to watch over the years – it’s wonderful to see her growing up and seeing those dreams come true – here’s my conversation with East Coast Country Music artist MAKAYLA LYNN

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

The Bluebird Cafe Nashville, TN bluebirdcafe.com

WATCH Makayla's "Joyride" video here

For details on Makayla's live dates click here.

While you're here check out our previous features and videos with Makayla Lynn - #SABS7 Birthday Salute, My FAVOURITE Christmas Ever Was…, East Coast Artists Contenders 2016 CCMA SPOTLIGHT Performance, SABStv ONES TO WATCH 2015, SABS TV ECMA Special, The Best Christmas Present I Ever Got Was…, Pictures to Prove It: Makayla Lynn Meets Paul Brandt, HOME for the Holidays…Sharing East Coast Traditions & Memories, Makayla Lynn's Cool People Profile
For all things Makayla Lynn visit makaylalynnmusic.com
Facebook: musicalmakayla Twitter: @musicalmakayla  
Instagram: @makaylynmusic

EPISODE 3 - RON JAMES Airdate Aug. 9, 2017

How amazing it was to have this fella find his way to the studio in Hubbards.  Nova Scotia born/ Toronto Based comedian Ron James has returned to the homeland for a a number of reasons - including a show at the Lunenburg Opera House on Saturday, August 19th. We’ll talk about that and... well... everything!  From how he got started, to his work in Television, to his love of Stand Up, from his many projects on the go, to his great love of Canada's Ocean Playground. Hang on to something – here’s my great conversation with the award winning wonderful - Ron James...

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

For information on Ron's show at the Lunenburg Opera House on Saturday, August 19th click here.

For information on

LOGAN'S RUN

you can visit the movie's

IMDb page by clicking here.

For the record...

I didn't see the movie

but I did watch the 1977

TV series and you can find

info on that here

.
For information on Second City and it's history www.secondcity.com

Check out Ron's Cool People Profile by clicking here

Watch #SABStv's interview with Ron James in Toronto by clicking here.

For the scoop on Ron's last tour see RON JAMES 2016 Pedal to the Metal Tour

For all things Ron James visit www.ronjames.ca

Follow Ron on twitter: @TheRonJamesShow and like him on Facebook: @RonJamesComedy

EPISODE 2 - MELISSA LLOYD Airdate Aug. 2, 2017

I'm joined by Nova Scotia born artist and designer Melissa Lloyd, who just last fall a launched a brand new company called DOODLE LOVELY – with the goal encouraging people to stop, and explore their own creative spirit – her products are designed to be inspiring and supportive and ideally take people on a progressive wander to a place of more calm, clarity, creativity, and confidence. Calm.... I hear calm is great. Booking Melissa for the show – with the goal of getting some pointers on... finding a break brought back to mind a telephone interview I did with Canadian Icon, Spring Hill Nova Scotia’s own Anne Murray two summers ago. I was writing a feature for Atlantic Business Magazine at the time and while Ms.Murray had stepped away from public life back around 2009 – a mutual friend had arranged for us to chat. We'll flash back to a smidge of our call first - then our in-studio chat with artist, author and entrepreneur Melissa Lloyd.

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

For information on the Anne Murray Centre in Spring Hill, NS visit annemurraycentre.com

To watch my interview with Anne Murray in Spring Hill click here.

For more information on Melissa Lloyd and DOODLE Lovely, where to find products and to shop on line visit doodlelovely.com

You can like them on Facebook at DOODLELovely and follow them on Instagram @doodlelovely

EPISODE 1 -  CYRIL LUNNEY Airdate July 26, 2017

When it came time to choosing my first guest of the series I knew exactly who to get. For about a decade and a half now he’s be broadcasting every weekday into homes around Atlantic Canada – so hopefully he’ll be no stranger to you. He’s always good for a laugh and making folks feel welcome. I was so happy to welcome him to the CoveFM studios! Here’s my conversation with CTV morning personality Cyril Lunney

Show Notes - For the purposes of links, omissions and corrections.

Grand Pre 2017 August 10 - 13 visit their facebook page 

CHOP CHOP in Uptown Saint John, NB - click here for SABStv CHOP CHOP show and visit chopchopsj.com for everything else.

Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Cavendish Beach PEI - click here to WATCH SABStv Cavendish Beach Music Festival for everything else visit www.cavendishbeachmusic.com 

"God, Your Mama, and Me" was co-written by Cape Breton's Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey & Josh Kear.

For information on Gordie Sampson's Songcamp click here.

For information on Hubbard's famous SHORE CLUB visit their website shoreclub.ca

The hotel formerly know as Skydome Hotel is now known as Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel at The Rogers Centre.

To watch Peter Luckett sing "IN THE AIR TONIGHT" - watch SABStv 5 Years of Fun Episode advance to 13:48

The current pop song about "I was holding your hair back etc. etc." is called "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur.

The Canadian Idol contestant from Nova Scotia to which Cyril referred was Chad Doucette

Sadly we can find no photos or videos of Cyril on Media Idol.  We'll just have to leave that one up to your imagination.

 

 

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