Podcast: July 14, 2019 – Special Guest Spectacular!

Episode #796

This episode is another one of those timeless standby episodes that you might hear again sometime when I can’t make it down to the station and I’m not able to provide something all-new. Hopefully, you’ll agree that the music in here is so great that you won’t mind revisiting this episode down the road.

This episode is called the Special Guest Spectacular because every song features some kind of special guest sitting in with another artist or band. Every once in a while you catch one artist singing backup or doing a duet or playing a solo on someone else’s song, and this show collects a whole bunch of those. We also dip our toes into the extensive well of special guest appearances by the Canadian and American queens of such appearances!

Note: Unfortunately there are a few little audio hiccups that appeared during recording. Technical difficulties are entirely ours.


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

Cedar Park – What She Tells Me (w/NQ Arbuckle) – Way Back Home – CDN
Willie P Bennett – (Who’s Gonna Get The) Last Word (In) (w/Bruce Cockburn) – Heartstrings – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – White Line (w/Willie P Bennett) – High Or Hurtin’ – CDN
Scott Nolan – Don’t Blame Your Blues on Me (with The Weber Brothers and Paul Reddick) – Willie P Bennett Legacy Project – CDN – WPG
Paul Reddick – Villanelle (w/Colin Linden & Kathleen Edwards) – Revue: The Best of Paul Reddick – CDN
Colin Linden – Test Song (w/Kathleen Edwards) – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Jim Bryson (with Jim Cuddy) – Somewhere Else – Loose 4: Start Your Own Country – CDN
Oh Susanna – Lucky Ones (w/Jim Cuddy) – Soon The Birds – CDN

Jason Plumb – Old Familiar Ring (w/Sarah Harmer) – Under and Over – CDN
Rheostatics – Loving Arms (w/Sarah Harmer) – The Story of Harmelodia – CDN
Luther Wright & The Wrongs – Mother (w/Sarah Harmer) – Rebuild the Wall – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Holding Out (w/Sarah Harmer) – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Michael Johnston – The Country North of Peterborough (w/Andy Maize) – Curious Heart – CDN

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – If I Can’t Have You (w/Lucinda Williams) – Kings & Queens – CDN
Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell – God I’m Missing You (w/Lucinda Williams) – Kin
Kevin Gordon – Down to the Well (w/Lucinda Williams) – Down to the Well
Colin Linden – Don’t Tell Me (w/Lucinda Williams) – Big Mouth – CDN
Matthew Ryan – Devastation (w/Lucinda Williams) – Concussion
Amos Lee – Clear Blue Eyes (w/Lucinda Williams) – Mission Bell
Steve Earle – You’re Still Standin’ There (w/Lucinda Williams) – I Feel Alright

John Prine – In Spite of Ourselves (feat. Iris DeMent) – In Spite of Ourselves
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (w/Natalie Merchant) – Mermaid Avenue
Steven Bowers – Comfortably Sweet (Featuring Christina Martin) – Circadian Anthem – CDN
Matt Epp And The Amorian Assembly – When You Know (Featuring Serena Ryder) – Learning to Lose Control – CDN

Jolene – I Read What You Wrote Today (with Kim Richey) – Hell’s Half Acre
Jason Isbell – Stockholm (w/Kim Richey) – Southeastern
Kim Richey – Breakaway Speed (feat. Jason Isbell) – Thorn In My Heart


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