Ages & Icons Podcast with Molly Johnson

Molly Johnson

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Molly Johnson, 59, is one of Canada’s most famous voices, from her time rocking out on Toronto’s Queen Street West with bands Alta Moda and Infidels in the 1980s and 1990s to her turn of the millennium shift to writing and performing award-winning jazz albums. From JUNO accolades to the Order of Canada to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and private audiences with Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Johnson’s done it all and now she’s bringing her legendary voice to Ages & Icons as our first in-studio podcast guest.

Full disclosure: Molly is among my absolute favourite people to interview and this is our fourth time sitting down together – which basically makes us old friends, right? She remains one of the most honest, open, insightful and, yes, funny people I’ve had the pleasure of talking to and we cover a lot of ground, from how she was discovered as a child by Toronto theatre impresario Ed Mirvish to song-writing to balancing her career and motherhood to her rendezvous with the Royal Family and, of course, her fabulous new album of original tunes and covers, Meaning to Tell Ya.

We shared a lot of laughs recording this together in studio so join Molly, my pod-partner Gina Bucci and me by clicking play on the podcast audio above!

And for more Molly, check out her website and the website of her annual Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which takes place this year from Sept. 14-16, at