April Wine are forever etched in the consciences of Canadian music fans.
When original bassist Jim Henman asked his former band-mate from Woody’s Termites to join April Wine; everything changed. For the better.
What followed was one of the great success stories for a Canadian band. Hit after hit turned into one of the best live shows this Country has seen.
Principal singer, songwriter and leader Myles Goodwyn set the bar high for all Canadian songwriters in Rock n Roll. Goodwyn, also set the bar high for Rock ballads as well.
Fittingly, his autobiography is titled “Just Between You and Me’, a mirror name for the video and song which superimposed April Wine onto stages South of the Border and worldwide. The song which made April Wine a household name in North America.
Myles traveled backwards to tell the tale of his years inside and outside of April Wine. Now he is travelling backwards once again.
The Blues were an essential part of Goodwyn’s musical fabric and the sixty-nine year old musician is paying homage to the genre which helped ‘sculpt’ him as a young man growing up in New Brunswick.
Please listen below to Part One of my chat with Myles as we touch on the early days of April Wine and Myles’ new disc;
Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues.
The album is out March 2nd