Stephen Stanley is not just a gifted musician and singer/songwriter, but also a wonderful storyteller. His song introductions are almost legendary, and for anyone who witnessed his facebook live shows during the height of the pandemic, you'll know how skilled he is at not just playing and singing, but also communicating with an audience, even when the audience is invisible.
Stephen honed his craft through the 90s and early 00s as co-founder of the much-loved alt-rock band Lowest of the Low, and continues now to perform and record with his own group, The Stephen Stanley Band.
Stephen's new album—Before the Collapse of the Hive—is a musically rich and dynamic album from which springs a myriad of stories, memories, and perspectives. Partly truth and partly interpretation, each song is delivered with humanity, heart, and vibrancy. Produced by Hugh Christopher Brown (Wolfe Island Records), the album is dedicated to Stephen's dear friend Dave Bookman, a much-loved Toronto-based radio personality, who passed away in 2019.
In this conversation, Stephen and Jane delve into the album track by track, story by story.
THE MUSIC BUDDY SESSION: NO LOVE LOST, by Stephen Stanley
Performed by Stephen Stanley, Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely
Recorded by Tim Vesely and Jane Gowan
Mixed/Mastered by Tim Vesely
Learn more about Stephen at stephenstanleyband.com
Listen to Stephen’s radio show Northern Wish
All the song samples in this episode are from Before the Collapse of the Hive.
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MUSIC BUDDY IS:
Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor)
Tim Vesely (co-producer/co-host)
The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk
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