The Mixed Bag – Skype interview with Jont

This past Sunday, 9 December 2012, I had an incredible Skype interview with Halifax, Nova-Scotia based artist Jont. He spoke with me about his early days as a poet and musician, meeting Allen Ginsberg, his career as a Troubador, and his newest album “Hello Halifax”. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, some of the best parts of the interview were cut out, such as his live performance of “Teardrops and Pennies” during the interview, but never fear! There are several ways you can see a similar performance.First, Jont puts on an awesome live concert every week, often inviting guests, on LiveStream called Halifax on Tuesday (H.O.T.-T.V.). For more information and a free copy of Hello Halifax, head over to and click on his face (you’ll get it when you go there) Second, head on over to and become a Torchbearer for his album. A donation of £75.00 will get you a personal 3-song Skype concert, the album Hello Halifax, a second album from his catalogue, and your name in the published Hello Halifax CD booklet. Hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!


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Paul Bates

The Mixed Bag is a weekly student produced radio show featuring an eclectic mix of rock, folk, punk, reggae, alternative, classical, show tunes, and whatever else my listeners are in the mood to hear. I've also got interviews, commentary, and whatever you want to talk about. Tune in every Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (MST) at

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