Playlist: Episode #676, January 8, 2017

2017 started off not much better than 2016, when the sad news of one of Canada’s iconic music venues, Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, has closed. We played some songs in honour of Hugh’s shows past and uncertain future. That, and the end-of-holidays return to work, gave us a little taste of The Darkness, which was soon resolved by an exciting upcoming concert and a review of some great stuff from 2016, and more!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Steve Forbert – Romeo’s Tune – Jackrabbit Slim
Steve Forbert – Song for Katrina – Little Stevie Orbit
Jory Nash – Luger – The Many Hats of – CDN
Gordon Lightfoot – The Way I Feel – Songbook – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Sundown – Dream It all Away Tour EP – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Mike June – The Darkness – Poor Man’s Bible
Rose Cousins – The Darkness – We Have Made a Spark – CDN
Blue Rodeo – In the Darkness – In our Nature – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Eternal Fatalist – Shakespeare my Butt – CDN
Ron Hawkins – Chrome – Spit Sputter Sparkle – CDN
Blue Rodeo – Disappear – Live at Massey Hall – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Blue Rodeo – ’til I Gain Control Again – Five Days in July – CDN
Blue Rodeo – 5 Will Get You Six – Outskirts – CDN
Lucinda Williams – Hickory Wind – The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris
Holly Williams – Settle Down – Southern Family
Harrow Fair – Told a Lie to my Heart – Call to Arms – CDN
Amanda Rheuaume – Blood from a Stone – Holding Patterns – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The High Bar Gang – Long Lonesome Highway Blues – Someday the Heart will Trouble the Mind – CDN
Amanda Shires – The Way It Dimmed – My Piece of Land
Rob Waddell – Gloria – Everything Is from now On – CDN
Trevor Alguire – My Sweet Rosetta – Perish the Light – CDN
Shannon Lyon – I Might just Stay Home – My Throat Is Soar – CDN
Rodney Crowell – It ain’t Over yet – Close Ties
Rodney Crowell – Still Learning How to Fly – Fate’s Right Hand


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