Radio | 2022-05-02

97 South Song Sessions and Stingray Announce Storytellers Podcast Focused on Songwriters


Penticton, British Columbia, May 3, 2022 – 97 South Song Sessions, the Penticton, British Columbia based songwriters festival, entering its fourth season and founded by award winning music publishing executive and ole founder, Robert Ott, is partnering with Stingray to launch a podcast entitled Storytellers on the Stingray Podcast Network.  

Starting on May 16, the show will feature well-known media host, Paul McGuire, in conversations with top songwriters about the creation of their hit songs and the art, craft and career of songwriting. Storytellers episodes will target program lengths of thirty minutes with guests such as Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams), Kim Mitchell, Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Marc Jordan (Rod Stewart) and Corb Lund.  

Additionally, the podcast will be accompanied by a 97 South Song Sessions vibes channel on Stingray Music that will offer an eclectic mix of songs written by the songwriters who have performed at the annual festival or joined the podcast. 

“97 South Song Sessions is excited to partner with Stingray to draw the curtain back on the art of songwriting and the fascinating stories behind the hits,” said Robert Ott, 97 South Director. “We look forward to entertaining audiences and also to relating valuable insights to those embarking on a career in music.”        

“The Stingray Podcast Network is a collection of amazing storytellers from Canada and around the world,” said Devin McNeil, Team Lead for the Stingray Podcast Network. “We’re thrilled to partner with 97 South Song Sessions and launch Storytellers, a podcast dedicated to songwriters and their stories”.  

Weekly episodes of Storytellers will be available at and on all major podcasting platforms. 


About Stingray 
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: 

About 97 South Song Sessions 
97 South Song Sessions takes place July 21-23, 2022 in Penticton, British Columbia, and is an acoustic, bluebird-style, songwriters in the round acoustic music performance show where four artists per show perform their hit songs and relate tales about the inspiration behind their creation and a life in music. This year’s lineup includes songwriters from rock, pop and country genres from Canada and the US including; Kim Mitchell, Alan Frew, Neil Osborne, Jeff Trott, Chris DeStefano, Tim Nichols, Marc Jordan, Teigen Gayse, Maddison Krebs and Jessi Alexander. For more information: 

For more information, please contact: 

Frédérique Gagnier 
Public Relations Manager 
1 514 664-1244, ext 2689