[Season 1: Episode 8]

Testing 1, 2, 3 somebodies gotta Pinch Me because today, joining us in the virtual Spill it! studio is the ultra-talented musician extraordinaire…Kevin Hearn!

Kevin is best known as the multi-instrumentalist from Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum selling band he’s played with for over two decades. One of the most respected Toronto musicians of the past 25 years, Kevin has collaborated, recorded, and performed with incredible artists such as Gord Downie, Violent Femmes, Laurie Anderson, Carole Pope, Garth Hudson, The Persuasions, The Cranberries, Ron Sexsmith, and The Rheostatics.

One of his closest relationships, both musical and personal, was with the late, great Lou Reed, for whom Kevin acted as keyboardist and musical director from 2007 up until his passing in 2013.

Never let yourself be taken advantage by other people and never take advantage of other people.

None of us can be Everything to Everyone but, Kevin will tell you when he makes his own records, he follows his heart and curiosity. If that sounds like you or even if it doesn’t…stay tuned as this episode is for you.

Listen as Kevin spills it on…

  • What was the first touring band you were in?

  • How did you get involved with the Barenaked Ladies?

  • If you were to pick 1 funny experience that stands out from all the rest while touring with Barenaked Ladies, what would that be?

  • Would you rather have a sing-off with Michael Bublé or a dance-off with Lady Gaga?

  • How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it?

  • What advice can you offer regarding when collaborating with other people?

  • …and so much more!

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