Special Guests

  • Ashley Cleveland — Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist
    Ashley Cleveland is that rare thing - a woman who sings like a woman. A woman with grit and passion. A woman who’s not afraid to follow her longings into places both light and dark. Yes, she can roar and wail with maximum soul wattage (her voice inspires regular comparisons to locomotives and hurricanes). But she can also be soft, tender, sly, wistful, open-hearted, melancholy, wise, seductive, wry - all those facets that make a vocalist deep and compelling. It’s that emotional connection - a combo of Cleveland’s natural wonder of a voice and fierce songwriting talent - that has been thrilling listeners since her debut in 1991. Blending rock, blues, gospel and folk with her distinct open-tuned guitar playing, she has forged an unmistakable sound that has won her two Grammy Awards, three Dove Awards, a place on countless year-end Top Ten lists and a legion of devoted fans. Beyond her own career, Cleveland is also one of Nashville’s most in-demand session singers, having performed on over three hundred albums, for artists including Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Jars Of Clay, Don Henley, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Delbert McLinton, Etta James, Rodney Crowell, Pam Tillis, Patty Smyth and Michael McDonald.

  • Steve Bell — Juno Award Winning Christian Recording Artist...LIVE IN STUDIO!
    Fifteen albums as a Canadian independent artist, over twenty years of crisscrossing North America (and in the last few years, the globe) offering the gifts of story and song, and a lifetime of chasing what it means to be a person of authentic Christian spirituality, this is Steve Bell. His career has produced multiple JUNO awards and a host of other industry accolades. He has sold over 300,000 units worldwide and gathered thousands of loyal fans. Larry LeBlanc (Billboard Magazine) calls Steve "a Canadian musical treasure."

  • George Olliver — Award Winning Recording Artist...LIVE IN STUDIO
    As lead singer of the legendary R&B band "MANDALA", George Olliver is a Canadian musical institution. He is a prolific writer, producer, and successful recording artist. Olliver's career shot to stardom as the lead singer of MANDALA, with TOP TEN hits like "Opportunity" and "Give and Take". Having performed on tours with such bands as The Who, Rolling Stones, and Cream, George also worked with some of his idols such as Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Sam and Dave, and Martha Reeves.

  • The Toronto Mass Choir — LIVE IN STUDIO!
    Have you ever had a Gospel choir just absolutely drag you into the presence of God like no other worship music could? Get ready for it...

  • James Beverley — Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Tyndale University
    Last week Drew interviewed one of the world’s foremost Satanists. This week, we need to follow up by asking Jim Beverley what he thought of our interview with John Allee, A.K.A. Lord Egan. Dr Beverley is the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, California and a Professor at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Beverley's specialties include studies in World and New Religions, Charismatic Christianity, Roman Catholic Theology, and Christian Ethics.

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
    Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!
    This week on the Counsel Of Many: What would you say to the parents of Brandon Crisp?
    The following is a quote from the November 6 Toronto Sun:

    "Why me? Why me?" wailed his mother, Angelika Crisp, as her friends surrounded her and hugged her as she stepped outside to greet them. "Why did my beautiful son have to die?" "Only God knows the answer to that," said one friend. "I've given up on God," answered the mother, trembling as she sobbed uncontrollably.

    When parents lose a child, especially under the circumstances the Crisps have faced, are there any words that can be offered? What would you say to Brandon's mother?