"What is it about Canada that has produced so many of the great singer songwriters over the past 50 years?
In compiling the writers who have left their mark on me, so many of them hail from Canada, so that’s where I’ll be starting my “turning points” exploration. Join me for two hours of Canada’s finest!" - Lior
One of the artists Lior focuses on in his show is the great Joni Mitchell. He focuses on her classic 1971 album Blue.
"I just love the simplicity of the arrangement on that album," he says. "Joni went on to create so many albums with so many collaborators and really delved into such sophisticated music, particularly throughout her jazz period.
"But, for me, I always just love it when her voice and her unique style of playing guitar shone through. Though I should mention something else that makes that album so magical is James Taylor's guitar playing. He's always been one of my favourite guitarists."
Lior recently went back and looked at the response that Blue received.
"I always find it interesting what reviewers say about these classic albums at the time. Particularly when they feel they need to slag off an album that later becomes a masterpiece. I wonder how they would feel about what they said.
"But the New York Times said that Blue is one of the 25 albums that represented turning points and pinnacles in 21st century popular music."