Colton Eddy is a producer and content programmer on CBC Radio 2’s The Strombo Show. He has also worked as a freelance writer, contributing to Sportsnet‘s Hockey Night In Canada, CBC’s The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, CBC Radio‘s Q, CBC Radio One‘s Here And Now, CBC Music, Huffington Post, CHARTattack, Exclaim!, indie88 and AUX.
In television, he worked on CBC Television’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight for several seasons. After assistant producing the website, he prepared visual research and produced interviews for the award-winning program from transgender lead singer Laura Jane Grace to actor Will Ferrell to Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris. He also curated segments that included the Debrief, Something You Might Not Know About Canada and the tenth and final season’s finale.
On the weekly radio program The Strombo Show, he organizes the content programming and produces intimate conversations and performances from some of the most celebrated names in music that include major international artists like Bjork, Queens of the Stone Age, Loretta Lynn, James Hetfield of Metallica, Patti Smith, Dolly Parton, A.R. Rahman, The National, Maynard James Keenan, Grandmaster Flash, Elvis Costello, Missy Elliott, Moby, Vampire Weekend, Bonnie Raitt, The Cult, Steve Earle, De La Soul, Charles Bradley, Robbie Robertson, Anthrax, Neko Case, MixMaster Mike, Little Stevie Van Zandt, Alice Cooper, and Ani DiFranco; Canadian talent such as Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Peart of RUSH, Blue Rodeo, A Tribe Called Red, Tegan & Sara, Death From Above 1979, Barenaked Ladies, STARS, Alexisonfire, Joel Plaskett, ARKELLS, Coeur de pirate, BadBadNotGood and City And Colour; emerging acts like Courtney Barnett, Leon Bridges, The xx, Jazz Cartier, Dilly Dally, Pussy Riot, Margo Price, The Lemon Twigs, Father John Misty, Lowell and METZ. He also produced The Strombo Show’s HIP 30, a four-hour special honouring The Tragically Hip’s thirtieth anniversary, featuring 50 exclusive covers and conversations with friends, fans and colleagues of the band.
He proudly serves as an ambassador for WWF (World Wide Fund) Canada. He is a juror for Polaris Prize, JUNOs, PRISM Prize and FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), a non-profit that helps develop talent in the Canadian music industry. He is an adjudicator for MusiCounts, which provides funding for school music programs in need of instruments to ensure their sustained growth.
Aside from working within the industry of music, he leads school group tours around North American cities like New York City, Chicago, Washington and Cleveland with Brightspark Travel.
His interest in the exploration of the musical realm began with cold calls to request songs on CFNY, back when covering The Darkness was cool (it still is) and he’ll willingly debate the enduring importance of that town in north Ontario to the checker-board floors of the Horseshoe Tavern, especially if it involves a cold beer and sharing records. He also writes his bios in third person.
Colton D. Eddy
Resume and references available upon request.