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From David Gray to The War on Drugs: Dan & Dan Music Podcast talks artist development with A&R vet Steve Ralbovsky

David Gray | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN
David Gray | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN

Meet Dan and Dan! Dan Reed, Music Director and Afternoon Host at WXPN/Philadelphia and Dan DeLuca, Music Critic and Columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer sit down on a bi-weekly basis to talk MUSIC!

It’s part 2 of our conversation with Canvasback Music found Steve Ralbovsky, and this time in person! Steve took the trip to Philadelphia to continue the conversation about the role of a modern-day A&R person in the music industry. Steve gives some insightful advice for young bands and shares unique stories about some of the talented artists he has worked with over his career including Joe Henry and David Gray. Also, the Dan’s remember the late Gord Downie, frontman of the Tragically Hip, and pick new ‘Songs of the Week’. Continue reading →

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NonCOMM Recap: A Dan & Dan Music Podcast Conversation with Dan Auerbach

Dan Reed and Dan Auerbach at NonCOMM | photo by John Vettese

Dan DeLuca couldn’t make it to NonCOMM today, but luckily Dan Auerbach was able to fill his spot for the taping of a Dan & Dan Music Podcast segment. The Black Keys co-founder is prepping the release of his sophomore solo effort Waiting on a Song, the first record he’ll share through his own Easy Eye Sound label. Over the nearly hour long discussion he talked about the inspiration for the LP, what it’s like recording other people’s music, and his knack for meeting cool people.

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