• Natalie MacMaster

     In this episode of Tobin Tonight,  Tobin chats with the great, Natalie MacMaster.  Natalie has numerous awards under her belt.  She has several Artist of the Year awards from the East Coast Music Association, two Juno Awards for best instrumental album and has won Fiddler of the Year from the Canadian Country Music Association.  She has been honoured with the Order of both Canada and Nova Scotia as well, not to shabby for a girl from Troy, Nova Scotia.   

      Tobin and Natalie talk about how she got into fiddling, the sucess it has brought her, and how its has such a huge impact on the East Coast lifestyle.  Natalie disccuses how she has taken what she has learned through the process and has passed it down to her children as well.  

      Natalie also opens up about having a child with down syndrome and making them feel included and what lessons and memories she wants her kids to have when she is gone.  So check out the episode!

  • Ken Reid

       In Episode 90 of Tobin Tonight, Tobin chats with Sportsnet Central Host, Ken Reid. They talk growing up in the East Coast, Hockey Cards and how Ken came up with the ideas for his books based on them. 

        Ken also tells his "journeyman" story of how he went from the east coast to west coast to landing his job with Sportsnet. The title may be odd, but you'll understand it once you hear the "How Canadian" part of the episode. So Enjoy.

  • Carleton Stone

       In this episode of Tobin Tonight, Tobin chats with Carleton Stone of Port Cities. Carleton explains how the band came together, the departure of Breagh MacKinnon and how it took years of performing at small bars before learning how to own a room.  The two discuss the impact of East Coast Music on the industry and the mark it left on their lives, and Carleton explains the importance of fellow songwriters like Gordan Sampson on his career. 

      Tobin also teases Carleton about creating a new band name, will it go over well? Check out the episode to find out. 

  • Jay Malone

        In Episode 20, Tobin talks to Kentville Comedian and Writer,  Jay Malone. Jay talks about his career  in stand up, and how it started on a dare back in university. That dare  that led him to finding his way to Just For Laughs and eventually to L.A. 

       We also talk to Jay about his other passions such as writing children's book and how that all came to be. He also talks about one book he wrote with a character the world knows all to well about. It's NOT Donald Duck! 

    So sit back, relax and tune in as two east coasters talk comedy and career.

  • Heather Rankin

       Episode One was fun, so we decided to keep it going.  In this episode of Tobin Tonight, we welcome another member of the Rankin Family clan who also decided to try her hand at a solo career.   The One, and Only Heather Rankin. 

        With the Juno's being in Ottawa and Heather nominated for a Juno and an East Coast Music Award, we asked the tough questions like which she prefers the most?  Especially considering this was her first time nominated as a solo act.  She has  won six Juno Awards, three Canadian Country Music Awards, an American Country Music Television Award and fifteen East Coast Music Awards, all with the Rankin Family. 

         Heather also discusses the making of her latest record, A Fine Line and we discuss the loss of her sister Raylene, who she was very close to.  

        All of this and we find out how some of the Rankin's got their nicknames like Cookie, you won't believe what Heathers was/is.  Listen in to find out. 

  • Jimmy Rankin

       In the premiere episode of Tobin Tonight, Tobin welcomes fellow East Coaster Jimmy Rankin to the show.  Rankin has won numerous awards across Canada as a solo artist and as a member of the famous Rankin Family.

       Rankin has a combined,  5 Junos, 27 East Coast Music Awards, 9 SOCAN top radio play Awards, 7 Canadian Country Music Awards, 2 Music NS Awards, and 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards,  not too shabby and not a bad guest to start this podcast with. 

       In this episode Jimmy discusses how he became a musician,  the passing of his brother John Morris and how they was a big factor in why he decided to go solo.  Tobin also reminisces about Jimmy's Followed Her Around song and music video.  Jimmy tells an interesting story you don't want to miss. 

      So Check Out The First Ever Episode of Tobin Tonight and Welcome Aboard! 


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