Songs & Stories

City: Atlantic
Genre: Entertainment
Host: Ray Mattie

Songs and Stories takes a musical dive into the careers and compositions of some of Atlantic Canada’s top performing artists. Taking place in Antigonish Nova Scotia, host Ray Mattie discusses the inspiration behind the act’s most popular songs before intimate performances in front of a live audience.

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Episodes

Season 1

Episode 1 - The Ennis Sisters

The Juno winning siblings, The Ennis Sisters, talk about their songs, life in music and latest recording On We Go.

Episode 2 - Neon Dreams

Juno winners Neon Dreams are home in Nova Scotia after a star status whirlwind in South Africa.

Episode 3 - Ocean Playground

Host Ray Mattie invites his ECMA Nominated group Ocean Playground for an East Coast Kitchen Party!

Season 2

Episode 1 - Jimmy Rankin

Juno winner Jimmy Rankin discusses his earliest performances in Cape Breton, and how his lifelong musical journey started when he became an official member of The Rankin Family.

Episode 2 - Good Lovelies

The Juno Award winning trio Good Lovelies bring their unique harmonies, humor and musicality to Crystal Cliffs and reveal the stories behind their most popular songs, and their musical influences.

Episode 3 - Cassie & Maggie

The world travelling and Juno Award nominated sister duo Cassie & Maggie make a home visit to the Crystal Cliffs area where they spent their childhood summers with their extended family.

Season 3

Episode 1 - Joel Plaskett

Halifax musician and Juno Award Winner Joel Plaskett reveals his musical journey from childhood to present day and how these collective experiences inspired him to write songs that are a perennial part of Canada’s national playlist. Whether he is rocking Halifax’s Marquee Clubor touring the country with his father, Joel has forged a reputation as one the nation’s most engaging performers and respected song writers.

Episode 2 - Pretty Archie

Pretty Archie have long been East Coast favourites with a stack of ECMA and Music Nova Scotia nominations to their credit. The group has toured Canada and Europe and recently hit the studio with famed producer Mark Howard. In this episode, they share comical road stories of how their life-long friendship keeps them together and continues to inspire their song writing.

Episode 3 - Campbell & Johnston

A couple both on stage and off, Christine Campbell & Blake Johnston reveal their common love of music, travel and how one of their tiffs inspired one of their recently popular songs Their latest release won Best Blues Album at the 2022 ECMAs, earned a Maple Blues nomination and Campbell just won the Music PEI 2023 Rooted to the Island Award. Their music can also be heard on the popular Canadian shows Hudson & Rex & Sullivan’s Crossing.

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