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.