Ep. 47 The Storytelling Music of James Keelaghan – And That’s So Culinary with Chef Daniele Palanca

Show Summary

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Last week we had to say goodbye to Leonard Cohen, this week – we bid farewell to Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. It seems like each year we say goodbye to the greats nearing the holiday season… It prompted me to think about my past within this industry – and about celebrating the present.

So today I’m looking at some of the things that I’ve done InRetrospect – we’ll take a look at some of the artists I’ve done interviews within the past, before my official radio days – and I’ll play some of my favorite songs from that timeframe. And later, we visit an interview with singer/songwriter, James Keelaghan – one of the greatest Canadian storytellers I’ve had the pleasure of talking to…

Plus, later in the show, it’s – “That’s so Culinary!” Join us as Chef Daniele Palanca shares on how best to impress your guests – with a great American Thanksgiving dinner.

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

00:01:55 into the Show

A Retro-spective: Celebrating Artists of My Past and Present

inretromagazine-stack-05So maybe something you didn’t know about me: Before doing this show, I was editor and publisher of InRetro Magazine, and as well launched a web radio station called InRetro Radio. It was a great ride and I had the pleasure of meeting so many amazing people along the way.

During this segment, I talk about some of the artists I featured in my both my publication and shows over the years – beginning with Jill Barber, Divine Brown, The Archers, Diane Panton, Poor Angus, and Annabelle Chvostek.

00:34:55 into the Show

The Music and Storytelling of James Keelaghan: An Interview

This segment begins with the song, Cold Missouri Waters, written and recorded by Canadian singer/songwriter James Keelaghan. It’s a real-life story put to music and lyrics about the Mann Gulch fire of 1949.  A team of firefighters parachuted in near the upper Missouri River, where a fire blazed a mountainside forest in Montana. As the team approached the fire, the winds changed suddenly; and the fire expanded just as fast – It would claim the lives of 13 firefighters. Sounds a lot like what happened in 2013 with The Yarnell Hill Fire in, Arizona, which killed 19 firefighters, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

James Keelaghan
Singer/Songwriter, James Keelaghan

About James

James Keelaghan has been credited as being one of the finest singer-songwriters in Canada. His masterful storytelling has, over the course of nine recordings, been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards – including a Juno Award – and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.

Canadian folk singer, David Francey once said that “James Keelaghan is a voice in contemporary Canadian songwriting that has helped us define who we are as a people.”

We interviewed James in 2014 – shortly after the launch of his most recent album: History, The First 25 Years.

00:47:55 into the Show

That’s So Culinary: Turkey Talk with Chef Daniele Palanca

Executive Chef, Daniele Palanca
Executive Chef, Daniele Palanca

Feeling grateful? You should be – because It’s the American Thanksgiving season… And it’s also the “That’s so Culinary” segment of the show because, If you’re American… you have some cooking to do… and today Chef Daniele Palanca joins us to tell us how best to impress your guests with a great American Thanksgiving dinner. And in case you’re wondering who is this giving me food advice… you’re in good hands. ?

Daniele Palanca is the Executive Chef at Ambassador Golf Club – he’s born and raised in Windsor, Ontario – a bit of a food prodigy who started his culinary career at just 14. He was formally trained in Rome, Italy under Executive Chef Massimo Bitto, returning home as the youngest Head Chef in Windsor running a 210-seat fine dining restaurant at just 21. He later ventured to one of the finest restaurants in the province headlining Spago Ristorante for nine years, at which time he was featured on The Food Network and The Discovery Channel – and so much more!

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