The BLUENOSE OPERA HOUSE (inspired by the "Grand Ole Opry") but with the colourfully salty heritage of Atlantic Canada, in reality is a radio program promoting Maritime culture, heritage and great artistic talent. Featured are the most gifted musicians, artists, storytellers, civic leaders, inspiring volunteers; people of all ages with new ideas or who've reinvented their lives to survive and move on.
The show is filled with music of every genre produced not only locally, but with familiar present and past classics that are done by artists from around the globe who tour the Maritimes or are simply beloved by Atlantic Canadians. The ficticious "BLUENOSE OPERA HOUSE" of your imagination is really a thoughtful crossing of "Prairie Home Companion" and "Finkleman's 45's," but with the future possibility to go on the road and appear before "live" audiences; hopefully to raise money for local needs.
The "BOH" has been enthusiastically supported and encouraged by artists throughout the Maritimes, plus internationally-acclaimed talents from across Canada. There is nothing "formatted" nor "state-of-the-art" about the show; just down-home fun with music and conversation with real people, as if you're sitting in the middle of it in your own kitchen!
Regular host Paul Kellogg invites people of all stripes to not just pull up a chair to be interviewed, but to guest co-host telling their own story (as they do it best) and playing the very music that they listened to, were inspired by or those they worked with (or would like to). The BLUENOSE OPERA HOUSE is three-dimensional, imaginative presentation the way radio used to be!
Take a listen to the first show