As a media consultant, podcaster and voice talent, Ira brings a lifelong desire to tell stories, no matter the platform or subject. He has over 20 years of experience working in all facets of media in Canada. He helps clients tell their story, amplify their message and indeed garner results primarily now on digital media platforms though his broadcast experience, particularly in radio is extensive. He has worked on both sides of the microphone, in creative, programming, traffic, and has worked closely with sales departments. Ira is also the host and executive producer of The Sound Podcast. Geared towards Deadheads, Phishheads and the jam band community, The Sound Podcast is all about tunes and interviews. Featuring Jam Bands and more... much more. Rooted in Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Soul but mostly Jam Band music. New episodes of The Sound Podcast are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday (and more if we can). Mondays Ira Haberman tells you about "7 Things You Should Be Listening To". Wednesdays are dedicated to a live music playlist called "LIVEFIVE" powered by Fridays and whenever else we can, Ira Haberman goes one on one with musicians in the jam band and larger music community. When he's not listening to music or enjoying a live concert, you can catch him watching a Toronto Blue Jays, Raptors or Leafs game. Ira is the proud father of two teen girls who hate Dad’s music, and a red eared turtle named Panic, who could careless about anything besides getting fed.
I’ve developed quite the report with many of the artists on the Jam Band scene in Northern California. Many of them aren’t just great musicians, but also great people who inspire all of us with their great music. Zach Gill’s full time gig is playing keyboards and other instruments with ALO but he’s also had a successful career putting out solo records. Cocktail Yoga is his fourth such effort plus the two EPs he’s put out as well. Not to mention his work with Jack Johnson and DJango. This dude is generally very busy, but with COVID-19 he’s had some down time, so when we caught up to talk about Cocktail Yoga the conversation started when I asked what inspired the new record, aside from some down time.  First Song: 00:14: King Dancers Delight Interview Begins: 04:55 Extro Song: 26:48: Thread The NeedleSee for privacy information.
Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Pigeons Playing Ping Ping - 08-21-20 - F.U. - Live Drive In - Citizen’s Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA  2. 19:03 - Big Something - 08-22-20 - Blue Dream - Escape from the Living Room - Winston Salem, NC  3. 25:33 - Lotus - 09-04-20 - Bjorn Gets a Haircut - Live In Drive In - Citizen’s Bank Park - Philadelphia, PA  4. 32:19 - Billy Strings - 09-11-20 - Dust In A Baggie - Mohegan Sun - Wilkes Barre, PA 5. 35:38 - Billy Strings - 09-11-20 - All Time Low - Mohegan Sun - Wilkes Barre, PASee for privacy information.
While the title of the new album for Blitzen Trapper’s 10th release due out September 25th, may suggest something on the lighter side, Holy Smokes Future Jokes is certainly not that. It deals with a great many existential and deep questions about life and death. Because the album is so deep when we hooked up with frontman and lyricist Eric Early I wondered what the most challenging part of making this record may have been. With the future of what Blitzen Trapper will be after this release, somewhat in question, I can assure you, that Holy Smokes Future Jokes is a must tune. After all, this is the 10th album by the band with Eric Earley at the helm in 20 years. That’s some pretty prolific stuff from one of the Northwest’s finest roots/americana band. For more on Blitzen Trapper visit  First Song: 00:14: Dead Billie Jean Interview Begins: 03:53 Extro Song: 23:52: RequiemSee for privacy information.
It’s been six years since Joan Osborne put out a record of original material, but her new 10 song record Trouble and Strife absolutely makes up for the wait. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the Bob Dylan covers record, and all the live playing she did to go along with it, plus her contributions to the first version of Trigger Hippy, but I think we can all agree that Joan has always had a very strong voice for socio-political advocacy in her writing and it’s something that’s been missing from the landscape. By the way, I’ve known since we started this podcast back in 2016 that Joan Osborne was absolutely one of the people we wanted to have on the show, because of her diverse and eclectic background, and because she was such an integral part of the new Jam Band scene in New York in the late 80s and early 90s. Basically I’m an unabashed fan of this woman’s voice, her body of work, and her overall talent. So it was an absolute delight to sit down with her to talk about the new album, and much more, including some of the things mentioned in this intro. Our conversation started though, when I asked what took so long for new Joan Osborne material. First Song: 00:56: What's That You Say Interview Begins: 05:16 Extro Song: 31:10: Boy Dontcha KnowSee for privacy information.
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Apr 27th, 1975
Toronto, ON, Canada
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