Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – July 2006

Episode #166 – Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview
Sunday, July 2, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

It’s my favourite time of the year and time for my favourite show of the year, as we look forward to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Lots of great artists appearing as always, and we’ll tell you where to be and who not to miss.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Willie’s Diamond Joe – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Little Buffalo – From the Paradise Motel – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Milly’s Café – Milly’s Café – CDN
Justin Rutledge & the Junction Forty – 1855 – No Never Alone – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Allison Moorer – One on the House – The Duel
Steve Earle – Poison Lovers – El Corazon
Alejandro Escovedo – Rhapsody – A Man Under the Influence
Alejandro Escovedo – The End – Thirteen Years
Oh Susanna – Alabaster – Johnstown – CDN
Oh Susanna – Home Soon (the Cherry Song) – Johnstown – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
John Rauhouse – River of No Return – Steel Guitar Rodeo
The Sadies – Loved on Look – Tremendous Efforts – CDN
Son Volt – Last Minute Shakedown – Straightaways
Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis – Rex’s Blues – Son Volt: A Retrospective: 1995-2000
Jesse Winchester – Love Is Hard, But Love Is Fair – Live from Mountain Stage
Jesse Winchester – A Showman’s Life – The Best of

3:30pm – 4:00pm

The Wailin’ Jennys – Some Good Thing – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Things That You Know – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
James Keelaghan – Harvest Train – A Few Simple Verses – CDN – WPG
James Keelaghan – Gladys Ridge – Then Again – CDN – WPG
Bruce Cockburn – See You Tomorrow – Life Short Call Now – CDN
Richard Thompson – Let It Blow – Front Parlour Ballads
Two Hours Traffic – Mr. Saturday – Two Hours Traffic – CDN

Episode #167
Sunday, July 9, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

It’s my favourite time of the year and time for my favourite show of the year, as we look forward to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Lots of great artists appearing as always, and we’ll tell you where to be and who not to miss.

I love doing this show and I try to take it as seriously as possible and always work hard for you. I always try to make sure there’s a good show on the air every Sunday (it may or not be mine, but there’s always options ;~)) But this week, the show on sure ain’t gonna be live. Folk Fest is on! You didn’t think I was going to come in on Folk Fest weekend, did you? And since all good listeners should be at Folk Fest anyway (except for Allison and Art, who are excused but who should try to come out some year), I’m not putting together a new show. Instead, we’ll fire up the TTBTGH time machine again and travel way back to May 30, 2004. It’s a good show and it’s all put together right there for me (yeah, I’m lazy.)

Here’s what I had to say about the show at the time:

Pretaped. Part of the second annual Tell the Band to Go Home Invitational Event, where I invite other local music fans to come and program the show. This year, there were twice as many weeks to pretape, so more guests and more fun. I always learn a lot by inviting new people to play songs on the show. Just when I think I know just about everything about singer/songwriters, I’m humbled by the talents of my guests. This week, I was off with my co-hosts on Steel Belted Free Range Radio ( to see Steve Forbert at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. What a road trip.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, through the miracle of modern digital recording, I was joined on the show by Jenny Western, host of Hit the Big Wide Strum, Pal, CKUW 95.9 fm’s weekly bluegrass program. Judging by her appearance this week, she knows a heck of a lot more than just bluegrass.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00 – 3:00

Jim Bryson – Sleeping in Toronto – The North Side Benches – CDN
Steve Forbert – Goin’ down to Laurel – Alive on Arrival
Steve Forbert – January 23-30, 1978 – Jackrabbit Slim
Steve Forbert – Romeo’s tune – Jackrabbit Slim

Flatt & Scruggs – Take me in a lifeboat – The Mercury Sessions Vol. 1
Doug & Jess Reimer – Move to Tennessee – So Long Alone – CDN – WPG
The Kelele Brothers – Why won’t “U” kelele? – Escape from Bover County – CDN
The Creeggan Brothers – Rocking Chair – Sleepyhead – CDN

Carter Monrose – Milwaukee – Demonstration – CDN – WPG
Loretta Lynn – Family tree – Van Lear Rose
Merle Haggard – If I could only fly – If I Could Only Fly
Brothers Cosmoline – Motel 6 – Songs of Work & Freedom – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Uncle Tupelo – Graveyard shift – 89-93 An Anthology
The Guthries – Gather Round – Off Windmill – CDN
Matt Mays – City of Lakes – Matt Mays – CDN
Wilco – Ashes of American flags – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Fred Eaglesmith – Big ass garage sale – Live recording – CDN
Kasey Chambers – If I were you – Barricades and Brickwalls
Paul Kelly – Won’t you come around – Ways & Means
Hayseed Dixie – Dirty deeds done dirt cheap – A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC

Jellyfish – Think about your trouble – For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nillson
Patty Griffin – Top of the world – Impossible Dream

Brigitte Badot – Un jour comme un autre – Putomayo Presents French Café
Baguette Quartette – En douce – Putomayo Presents French Cafe

Episode #168
Sunday, July 16, 2006
2:00-4:30 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, but another Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone. Of course there were some highlights and some celebrity encounters, the tales of which made up much of today’s show.

But over the past few weeks there’s been a ton of new CDs that have found their way into my collection, and the rest of the show was made up of some great new arrivals.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Folk Fest Highlights:
Greg Macpherson – Kingston – Sun Beats Down! – CDN – WPG
Crooked Still – Orphan Girl – Hop High
Oh Susanna – Kings Road – Sleepy Little Sailor – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Blackie and the Rodeo King – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – 18 Wheels – Milly’s Café – CDN
Son Volt – 6 String Belief – 6 String Belief DVD
Alejandro Escovedo String Quintet – Rosalie – Room of Songs

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Steve Earle – Comin’ Around – The Revolution Starts Now
Matt Epp – You’ll Find Me Alone – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG
Tannis Slimmon – Falling Together – Oak Lake – CDN

Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – Passed Over – Foggy Highway

New Music:
John Gorka – Writing in the Margins – Writing in the Margins
Martyn Joseph – Can’t Breathe – Deep Blue

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Peter Mulvey – Girl in the Hi-Tops – The Knuckleball Suite
The Audreys – You & Steve McQueen – Between Last Night and Us
The Paperboys – California – The Road to Ellenside – CDN
Jim Byrnes – Lay Me Down Sweet Jesus – House of Refuge – CDN
Johnsmith – Cold Cold Ground – Break Me Open
Slaid Cleaves – Call it Sleep – Unsung

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Ray Lamontagne – Empty – Live from Bonnaroo 2005
Radney Foster – Fools that Dream – This World We Live In
Alejandro Escovedo – Deer Head on the Wall – The Boxing Mirror
Johnny Cash – On the Evening Train – American V: A Hundred Highways
Johnny Cash – Letter Edged in Black – Personal File
Kris Kristofferson – The Last Thing to Go – This Old Road
Kris Kristofferson – Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down – Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco

4:00 – 4:30 – bonus! Super-sized segment!

Todd Hunter Band – Life Is Good – Life Is Good – CDN – WPG
Danny Michel – Into the Flame – Valhalla – CDN
Kristin McCaig – This House – Drive – CDN
Melissa McClelland – You Know I Love You Baby – Thumbelina’s One Night Stand – CDN
Penny Lang – Let Me Fly – Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky – CDN

Episode #169
Sunday, July 23, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

A look ahead to the Calgary Folk Fest, which I’m off to this week, and some great new music!

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Calgary Folk Fest preview:
Elliott BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Elliott BROOD – President (35) – Ambassador
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Dinner Tonight – Party All Night! – CDN
Kris Demeanor – Chocolate and Lust – demo EP – CDN
Robbie Fulks – Roots Rock Weirdos – The Very Best of Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks – Leave it to a Loser – Georgia Hard
Dave Alvin – Between the Cracks – West of the West
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men – Highway 99 – Out in California

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Son Volt – Creosote – Straightaways
Eliza Gilkyson – Dark Side of Town – Land of Milk & Honey
Kathleen Edwards – Money Talks – Live from the Bowery Ballroom – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without Piano – The Occasionals – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Melissa McClelland – Glimpse into Hell – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN
Dan Bern – Jerusalem – Dan Bern
Luke Doucet – Broken One – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN

Upcoming Winnipeg shows:

M. Ward – Radio Campaign – Transistor Radio
Paul Kelly – These Are the Days – Ways & Means
Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – Foggy Highway – Foggy Highway

3:30pm – 4:00pm

New music:
Jesse DeNatale – Lucinda – Soul Parade
Jesse DeNatale – Dreamers’ Holiday – Soul Parade
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Heaven Now – Lost John Dean
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Lost John Dean – Lost John Dean
Eddi Reader – On a Whim – Angels & Electricity
Eddi Reader – California – Angels & Electricity

Episode #170
Sunday, July 30, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba

This week is a pre-recorded show, because I’m off at the 2006 Calgary Folk Festival. Just for fun, we’re rerunning the episode that I put together for when I was attending the 2004 Calgary Folk Festival, so you’ll hear me yapping and bragging about a festival (and upcoming concerts) from 2 years ago!

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

Calgary Folk Fest highlights:
Nathan – Bad ideas – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark & Her Gentlemen Callers – A flat miner – Frank Slide: 100 Years from Them – CDN
Corb Lund Band – No roads here – Five Dollar Bill – CDN
Caitlin Cary – The next one – I’m Staying Out
Steve Earle – Fearless heart – Guitar Town
Steve Earle – I ain’t ever satisfied – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle – Ben McCulloch – Train A Comin’
Steve Earle – John Walker’s blues – Jerusalem
Lucinda Williams – Metal firecracker – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams – Those three days – World Without Tears
Martyn Joseph – Working mother – Being There
Taj Mahal – Lovin’ in my baby’s eyes – Phantom Blues

3:00pm – 4:00pm

James Keelaghan – Love what a road – Road – CDN – WPG

Upcoming Shows:
Brandon Folk Festival:
Das Macht Show! – Auxiliary workhouse breakdown – One Night in Berlin – CDN
Das Macht Show! – Smoke that cigarette – One Night in Berlin – CDN
In concert in August:
John Hiatt – Cry love – Walk On
Rory McLeod – India Matea – Travelling Home
John Prine – Pretty good – John Prine
John Prine – Please don’t bury me – Sweet Revenge
Greg Trooper – Real like that – Straight Down Rain

Regina Folk Fest preview:
Mary Gauthier – Good-bye – Filth & Fire
Po’ Girl – I’ve got time – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Serena Ryder – Daydream – Unlikely Emergencies – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Trans Canada lover – All for a Song – CDN

New music!
The Bills – Nowhere to be (and all day to get there) – Let ‘Em Run – CDN

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