Podcast Episode

Deanna Drudge – Killing Time [EP.12]

Deanna Drudge on the Rhythm Changes Podcast

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Deanna Drudge unpacks her new album titled Killing Time.

The music


Rhythm Changes Podcast topics

photo by Arleta Turnbull

  • Why Deanna moved to BC from the Greater Toronto Area
  • How she started playing at the Epidemic Music Group Open Stage with Kevin Ker in Stouffville, ON
  • Recording at Kevin’s home studio
  • What she found hardest about releasing the album while working a full-time job
  • The song that came into the studio still unfinished
  • The case for independent artists having the hardest job in the professional community
  • Being a low-confidence kid
  • The Lights track that impacted Deanna in her early twenties
  • How many songs she wrote before she felt like she had written a good one
  • The first classic rock band that captivated her
  • Her perspective on working with visual artists and planning the next project
  • Finding a band of musicians to work with Deanna
  • Her previous band, Pigeon
  • Why Deanna values the space and stripped-down characteristics of a song

“If i just pictured this person with a guitar singing […] does the song still hold itself?

-Deanna Drudge
  • The difference between the composition and the recording
  • What success means for Deanna on this album
  • Her first gig in Vancouver, summer 2021
  • What makes a great house concert
  • The questions that small artists are asking ourselves these days
  • How Deanna feels about screen time, admin work, and the outdoors

Top highlight

My top moment was when I asked Deanna about participating in a Guinness World Record. Stick around for that!

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William Ross Chernoff—known as Will to friends and colleagues—is a jazz musician, podcaster, YouTuber, and writer. He records and performs under his own name, William Chernoff.