Pause on the sport for a second. Last month I had the chance to interview Juno nominee Dan Mangan. Four nominations! Songwriter of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year. Oh so good for the Vancity product. (The Junos are April 1 in Ottawa BTW)
We were both hobbling around the ball hockey court for a damn good cause, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.
While Dan definitely has some actual hockey skills, I’m more of the talkative type, so we had a quick chat after the event.
I wanted to ask him how his community work makes him a better musician, and human being. Not to mention, why it’s so important.
It was an awesome interview, ever the songwriter, he delivers some unique quotes. And for a Canadian artist going up against acts like Drake and Feist it was super clear that all his talent and creativity will never eclipse one thing, his humility.
My interview with Dan Mangan: