Skip Prokop dropped by the studio yesterday to talk about a recording project for his son. My own son and a friend had wandered in to the control room to say hello but it was clear to me that they had little context for Skip’s tremendous achievements in Canadian music. Aside from receiving four Juno awards, Skip also composed and arranged songs that went Gold and Platinum.
I had first met Skip at Master’s Workshop in the early 80’s. We both wound up in London, Ontario for a spell but I have not touched base with him in almost 25 years. I had done some work with one of the former members of Lighthouse last year and, through some other folks, we made contact.