LM 17-07 “The Clown Prince of Folk

“for the LOVE of Music” with Nathen Aswell and his guest Ish DaFish,  on air from February 14th 


Ish has a genuine way of connecting with his audience young and old alike while sharing his gifts as a family friendly Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Comedian & Balloon Sculpting Artist.
Ish’s shows are positive, upbeat, interactive, age appropriate and feature songs from his four CDs as well as draw on his extensive repertoire of self-penned songs and, off the wall, fun-filled stories everyone will find amusing.
He shares themes we all can relate to; that bounce around from the imaginative, compassionate and thought to provoke, to the joys of friendship, family and the world outside our doors; the environment, to a few of life’s inescapable challenges, love won and lost, parenthood and of course, messages of hope and joy.
Composing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica and melodica Ish’s style is best described as Roots; a combination of thoughtfully written storytelling lyrics played in a Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Soft Rock and Country genre.
Ish has released four wonderfully produced recordings, two for Children and their Families entitled, Never Say Never and Cardboard Wings.
He also released a CD for Grown-ups entitled, Go West on 17 and recently an All Ages CD that’s appropriate for young and old alike entitled, Up Fish Creek.
We are also very proud to say that, Ish’s recording; “Never Say Never” was “Nominated for the Western Canadian Music Awards for Children’s Recording of the Year, 2012.”
Throughout the years Ish has toured across Canada from the Arctic to the east and west coast and everywhere in between and has performed at 1000’s of family friendly events that range from Children’s, Folk & Community Festivals, Country Fairs, Schools, Libraries, Daycares, and Community Theatres.
As well as Seniors Centres, Hospitals, Variety Shows, House Concerts and Special Events. Ish also enjoys donating his time and talent for important good causes too, for that’s what he’s all about.
Ish is available as a Solo Artist as well as in a Duo or Trio format as Ish & Friends and together they contribute their own signature sound, feel and vibe and bring to life Ish’s engaging songs and stories, everyone will enjoy discovering.


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Whether it’s a Concert for Kids, Families or for Grown-ups, Festivals, Fairs and Special Events will often have Ish provide different Concert Sets depending upon the Venue and or ask him to mix it up for All Ages to enjoy.



for the LOVE of Music shows 

Your Host Nathen Aswell