The Tour with Ted Canova- The Best Music Podcast

welcome to "the tour"

Host Ted Canova leads candid conversations with musicians you know and others you should. Explore their music, hear stories they've never shared before, and get inspired.



Hear what makes "The Tour" among the top music podcasts!


new this week- CRAIG FINN of The Hold Steady

next week- JOHN LODGE of The Moody Blues

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CRAIG FINN of "The Hold steady"

Craig Finn shares with Ted how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars, the strategy of releasing 4 albums in 5 years, feeling scared when he went solo, and the future for The Hold Steady.

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

Alejandro Escovedo opens up to Ted about heartache, death & elusive love, racism in music, the mystery of songwriting, an amazing “last supper” alongside the immortals Townes Van Zandt and Rick Danko, and a come-to-Jesus with his therapist. (Some language may offend some listeners)

JERRY DOUGLAS

Sitting in New York City's historic Washington Square Park, Ted talks with Jerry Douglas who shares how he went from being a 5 year old with a squeaky voice to winning 14 Grammys mastering the dobro and, along the way, becoming one of the most recorded musicians ever.  

AMY HELM

From Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, Ted talks with Amy Helm who opens up about some terrifying musical lessons, the struggle to grieve privately for her Dad while the public was holding tributes, and the challenges & rewards of covering her parents’ hit songs. 

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About Ted

"Music makes it all better." We hear a song and it all comes rushing back. Music transposes us from isolation to mass crowds cheering, from silently spellbound to mesmerizing among the masses.


By day, Ted's an award-winning journalist. By night, he's close to the stage. Together, he brings his curiosity into conversations with musicians who have shaped our life and inspire our future.


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