It’s been an amazing Season 4 here at Hidden Track. We’ve had visits with an astounding array of inspired artists, ranging from local heroes to global greats; from a reigning Polaris Prize winner to a newly minted Grammy Award winner; from hip-hop to hardcore punk to homespun folk.It’s been such a wild 2023! So wild, in fact, that we felt the need to do a special episode to wrap up the season.
Given the daunting task of summarizing such an incredible season, Grant decided to call in a little help! For this year-end episode, Grant Stovel is joined by Hidden Track producer Scott Zielsdorf to help share some great stories and songs from amongst this season’s 21 episodes.
In particular, this collection of magical moments zeroes in on the idea of connecting to something larger through music — whether that’s connecting with family and friends, with community, with humanity at large, connecting with your own inner sense of humanity, even connecting with your true artistic self. That yearning to connect is often the catalyst that compels musicians to create, to express, to be part of something.
Music can be a vector for connection in amazing ways — as we hear in this episode! With memorable stories and songs from the likes of William Prince, Tanika Charles, Arlo Maverick, Wendy McNeill, Dan Mangan, F*cked Up, Young Fathers, Aysanabee, Andy Shauf, Kid Koala & Leilani, Alex Cuba, and July Talk.
Thank you for being with us in 2023! And we thank all of our guests for being so generous with their time and their hearts. All the best for 2024, and we can’t wait to share Hidden Track Season 5 with you!
Host: Grant Stovel |Recording: Duke Paetz | Producer: Scott Zielsdorf | Graphics: Craig Taffs | Music: Doug Hoyer
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