Musician’s FAQ

Steve Todd is your host of  Musicians’ FAQ, a program focused on musicians entertaining you around Waterloo region. I’m featuring your favourite local singer, guitar player, or drummer, learning how they got started, influences, funny stories about the past gigs and upcoming performances. You’ll also hear some great recordings of their work. In addition, you’ll be learning about others in the music industry that are helping to maintain the vibrant music scene.

Musicians’ FAQ airs on Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am.


Jay Riehl, Part 2, April 26, 2021

George Lonsbury, Part 1, April 19, 2021

Jay Riehl, Part 1, April 12, 2021

Bill Murray, April 5, 2021

Mike Whaling, March 29, 2021

Darcy John, March 22, 2021

Richard “Dicky” Dugal, Part 2, March 15, 2021

Sohayla Smith, March 8, 2021

Erick Traplin, Part 2, March 1, 2021

Lance Russwurm, Part 3, February 22, 2021

Richard “Dicky” Dugal, Part 1, February 15, 2021

CJ Cooper, February 8, 2021

Erick Traplin, Part 1, February 1, 2021

Lance Russwurm, Part 2, January 25, 2021

Stewart McKie, January 18, 2021

Doug Dietrich, Part 3, January 11, 2021

Lance Russwurm, Part 1, January 4, 2021

Doug Dietrich, Part 2, December 28, 2020

Christmas Music by Local Musicians, Part 3, December 21, 2020

Christmas Music by Local Musicians, Part 2, December 14, 2020

Christmas Music by Local Musicians, Part 1, December 7, 2020

Doug Dietrich, Part 1, November 30, 2020

Greg & Earl Fries, Part 2, November 23, 2020

Greg & Earl Fries, Part 1, November 16, 2020

Grant Heywood, Part 4, November 9, 2020

Mike Kirley, November 2, 2020

Food Bank and CanJam, October 26, 2020

Dianne Ditner, Part 2, October 19, 2020

Grant Heywood, Part 3, October 12, 2020

Lara MacMillan, October 5, 2020

Year In Review, September 28, 2020

Dianne Ditner, Part 1, September 21, 2020

Grant Heywood, Part 2, September 14, 2020

Paul & Marg Weigel, Part 2, September 7, 2020

Tamara Maddalen, Part 2, August 31, 2020

Grant Heywood, Part 1, August 24, 2020

Tamara Maddalen, Part 1, August 17, 2020

Paul & Marg Weigel, Part 1, August 10, 2020

Dan Todd, Part 2, August 3, 2020

Alison King, July 27, 2020

Dan Todd, Part 1, July 20, 2020

8 Second Ride, July 13, 2020

Phil Morgan, July 6, 2020

Kris Douglas, June 29, 2020

Small-Town Strip Club, June 22, 2020

Ken Crawford, June 15, 2020

The Becks, Part 2, June 8, 2020

John Ladds, Part 2, June 1, 2020

Tom Nunn, Part 2, May 25, 2020

The Becks, Part 1, May 18, 2020

Tom Nunn, Part 1, May 11, 2020

John Ladds, Part 1, May 4, 2020

Kevin Westphal, Part 2, April 27, 2020

Dennis Scherer, Part 2, April 20, 2020

Kevin Westphal, Part 1, April 13, 2020

Patrick Campbell, April 6, 2020

Dennis Scherer, Part 1, March 23, 2020

Kelly Smith, March 9, 2020

Bobcat Bartolo, Part 2, March 2, 2020

Bobcat Bartolo, Part 1, February 24, 2020

Dan Badger, February 10, 2020

The MacQueens, February 3, 2020

Jakki & Wayne, January 27, 2020

Gary Moser, January 20, 2020

Elaine Chalmers (The Debus Sisters) January 13, 2020

Bonita Vanderpas, January 6, 2020

Jay Moore, December 30, 2019

The Ridge Christmas Spectacular, Part 2, December 23, 2019

The Ridge Christmas Spectacular, Part 1, December 16, 2019

Cowboy Up! and Preview of the Ridge Christmas Spectacular, December 9, 2019

Gary & Ron Fedy, December 2, 2019

John Stuart, November 25, 2019

Don Maclean and Moonshine, November 18, 2019

Al Widmeyer, Part 2, November 11, 2019

Yvonne Way, Part 2, November 4, 2019

Al Widmeyer, Part 2, October 28, 2019

Yvonne Way, Part 1, October 21, 2019

Jack Cole, October 14, 2019

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14 thoughts on “Musician’s FAQ”

  1. Loving the Doug Dietrich interview so far, I had the same start and experience with the conservatory!Love the music featured, just cannot beat a steel guitar!

    1. thanks alot Stewart for listening to the program! I really enjoy your music, especially your song Blue Eyes In The Morning. I will have to feature you on the show soon.

  2. Steve, great job. Loved the interview with Grant and Dan.
    would love to hear more from both them.
    You definitely have to do more from you cousin Dan.
    Loved them all though, interesting.

  3. Hey Steve I have really been enjoying your interview series with Grant Heywood! Grant is a wonderful singer/songwriter/musician and a good friend. It has been great hearing him tell so many amazing stories. Some that I have heard or heard parts of and some I have been privileged to witness firsthand and many I have never heard before.
    Great hearing the old Hooples songs I was in the studio and on the road with them when many of the songs were written, played live or recorded!
    Grant has had an amazing career that still continues and it is so great that you are here to capture and document the highlights!
    Keep up the great work Steve you are much needed!!

    1. Thanks for your kind words Stewart! I should feature you and your music as well on Musician’s FAQ; if you would like to be on the show please let me know. Steve Todd

  4. Good evening Steve!

    Listened to your interview with Ken Crawford. Nice Job!
    Just wanted to mention in passing that I believe the recording that was aired entitled “Tell Me Why” during Ken’s interview was also performed with Alex Burton who also played rhythm guitar and sang back-up vocals, alongside with Ken.

    On the track “Down by the River” performed by Ragged Glory also features Alex Burton on guitar and back up vocals, along with the very talented Fred Newton on bass guitar and back up vocals.
    Have a great night! Cheers!

    1. Thanks a lot for listening to Musician’s FAQ Maggie! I appreciate you filling me in on the other excellent musicians in the recording. I really enjoyed having Ken over to my place to play some live music, as well as listening to the previously recorded tracks. Thanks again, Steve

  5. Hey Steve – interested in your show. I’m in a group based out of Montreal/Whitehorse/Kitchener. We just put out a record and would love to tell you about the process.

    Give us a shout.

  6. Steve Todd
    James and I listened to your interview with Elaine Chalmers. What a great job you did. It is so much fun to listen to stories told by musicians.
    Mary Lou and James

    1. Thanks so much for listening to the program! If you have any suggestions on future people to interview please let us know. Thanks!

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