Show No. 48: A Tribute to Sharon Jones; The Music of Christian Vegh… + Christmas of Course!

Show No. 48: A Tribute to Sharon Jones; The Music of Christian Vegh… + Christmas of Course!

Show Summary

Nancy Duffy
Nancy Duffy

Hi there everyone – I’ve missed you! On today’s show – we start with a little “Life begins at 40” rant, and as we say goodbye to one artist, that being Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, we say hello to a new talent from my neck of the woods here in Windsor, Ontario. Tune in as special guest, gifted guitarist, and singer/songwriter, Christian Vegh joins us on the show.

And later – since I won’t see you on the radio until after the holidays – we’ll have all kinds of Christmas going on! So curl up and tune in!

It’s life, music, talk – all grown up – click on the link above to go to the show!

00:01:26 into the Show

A 40’s Rant + a Tribute to Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings

You’ve heard that old saying – Life begins at 40… But where did that come from – and is it true? In 1932, American psychologist Walter Pitkin wrote, “Life begins at forty. This is the revolutionary outcome of our New Era. Today it is half a truth. Tomorrow it will be an axiom.”

So why the 40’s rant? On my last show, it started with my research for the tribute to Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings who passed away on November 18th, 2016. As I started to read her bio – I read this: “Jones experienced breakthrough success relatively late in life, releasing her first record when she was 40 years old.” Tune in to hear our tribute to Sharon Jones as well as to hear about other examples like hers – late bloomers who became household names – but of course, real success is not limited to fame, and we’ll talk about that as well.

 

00:11:08 into the Show

The Music of Christian Vegh

Christian Vegh | Photo by Kathy Moore
Christian Vegh | Photo by Kathy Moore

Christian Vegh has been referred to as a “young guitar prodigy with an old soul” and the “type of young artist that will shape Canadian music for the next 50 years”.  His awards so far at just 19 include the AFM’s 2016 “Charles McDaniel Award”; He was also named to the “Brotherhood of the Guitar” this year as one of the top 16 guitarists Internationally (21yrs. & under) and recently, Biz X Magazine presented him with the “Artist of the Year” award.

And he’s smart too – was on the honour roll, graduating from the International Baccalaureate Music Program at Assumption and as well attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in the Performance/Songwriting Program.  He’s shared the stage with performers such as Steve Vai, Scott Holt, and Suzie McNeil. Christian stopped by the studio for a chat with me just days before Christmas – tune in to hear our conversation.

00:39:30 into the Show

All Kinds of Christmas going on!

Cozy up next to the fire and unwind with us as we share a few memories and Christmas stories along with some of the season’s best music ranging from Pentatonix, and Tracy Chapman to Lauren Daigle!

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