New podcast features only PEI musicians

Islanders looking for one distinct place to hear music from their favourite local artists can now feast their ears on isletunes, a new podcast designed specifically to feature only songs from PEI. 

Writer and one-time DJ Adam-Michael James has developed the radio-style podcast, which will play Island music both present and past, spanning all genres. What’s more, playlists will mix well-established acts with lesser known ones and spotlight BIPOC, Francophone and 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists.

“I’m amazed and thrilled by the sheer diversity of music we have here,” James says. “Fiddle music is naturally the most strongly associated with PEI, but we also have a treasure trove of rock, soul, jazz, hip-hop—there’s even a surprisingly robust punk scene.”

James has partnered with Music PEI, who will curate their own segment of the podcast. He will also explore “rock blocks,” feature regular segments on Island history, announce upcoming gigs, and interview acts ahead of those gigs. So far over 60 PEI artists have contributed their songs to isletunes, including Fiddlers’ Sons, Baha Royalty, The Jive Kings, X-Plycit, Two Hours Traffic and Lefunk.

isletunes premieres August 13, with new hour-long episodes posted every Sunday on podcast providers.