Podcast: July 23, 2023 – Love Songs for the Next 25

Episode #998

Today we preview a few exciting upcoming shows in Winnipeg as well as this year’s outstanding Calgary Folk Festival lineup. (upcoming local events: https://tellthebandtogohome.com/upcoming-events/, Calgary Folk Festival: https://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/)

In 2016, I put together a show full of love songs for some dear friends who were getting married. This time, it’s my turn! It’s been a whirlwind of change and joy since the big Tell the Band to Go Home 20th anniversary show at The Park Theatre in October, which is where I was re-introduced to someone who was very significant in my younger life, but I hadn’t really seen in 23 years, Nicole Robson.

On Tuesday, it’ll be the 25th anniversary of our first wedding, which happened on July 25, 1998, and we’re going to celebrate by doing it all over again, but promise to do it right this time! The love and joy and hope that I once wished on others, but secretly thought wasn’t possible for me, has now arrived, and the future looks very bright! My friend Dietmar may claim to be the luckiest man alive, but I’m making a run for the title. The songs in this show help express some of the immense luck and satisfaction that I’m feeling these days.

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

Del Barber – Lucky Prairie Stars – Easy Keeper – CDN – WPG

(upcoming shows in Winnipeg, with Calgary crossover)
Keri Latimer – Kindred Spirit – Crowsfeet and Greyskull – CDN – WPG
The Sadies – All the Good – Colder Streams – CDN
Dinner Belles – Wandering Eye – The River and the Willow – CDN
Terra Lightfoot – Home To You – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild – CDN
Courtney Marie Andrews – Put the Fire Out – Honest Life
Ondara – Lockdown On Date Night Tuesday – Folk n’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation

(Calgary Folk Festival preview)
Sierra Ferrell – In Dreams – Long Time Coming
Alynda Segarra – Drunken Angel – Blaze (Original Soundtrack)
Colleen Brown – I Can’t Wrap My Heart Around It (feat. Major Love) – Seasons Are Circling – CDN
Julia Jacklin – Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You – Crushing
Jim Bryson – The Wishes Pile Up – Where the Bungalows Roam – CDN
Calexico – Not Even Stevie Nicks… – Feast of Wire

(Love Songs for the Next 25, and beyond!)
Danny Michel – I Will Love You for Miles – Valhalla – CDN
Emily Hackett – Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) (feat. Will Anderson) – single
Sarah Harmer – Open Window (The Wedding Song) – You Were Here – CDN
Alejandro Escovedo – Wedding Day – A Man Under the Influence
Bob Dylan – Wedding Song – Planet Waves

Jimmy LaFave – I Walk Along With You – Buffalo Return to the Plains
Jimmy LaFave – Only One Angel – Austin Skyline
Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing – Gossip In The Grain
Van Morrison – Crazy Love – Moondance
The Teskey Brothers – So Caught Up – Run Home Slow

John Bottomley – You Lose And You Gain – Blackberry – CDN
Joy Kills Sorrow – Such Great Heights – Wide Awake

Dennis Bouwman – Dance Me Through the Night – single – CDN
Guy Clark – Anyhow, I Love You – Texas Cookin’
Townes Van Zandt – I’ll Be Here in the Morning – Townes Van Zandt
Lyle Lovett – Just The Morning – I Love Everybody

Lyle Lovett – She’s No Lady – Pontiac
NQ Arbuckle – My Baby – XOK – CDN
John Prine – In Spite of Ourselves (feat. Iris DeMent) – In Spite of Ourselves
Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh – Sundays Loving You – The Barn Birds

David Francey – Come Rain or Come Shine – Skating Rink – CDN
David Myles – I Wouldn’t Dance – In The Nighttime – CDN
Chuck Prophet – Just to See You Smile – Age of Miracles
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – I Love You, I Do – Good Light
The O’Kanes – Will You Travel Down This Road With Me – Imagine That
Buck Owens – Love’s Gonna Live Here (Original Mono Single Version) – Buck ‘Em! The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967)

Foy Vance – If Only You Could See Yourself Like I See You – Hope
Michael Johnston – Stars – Curious Heart – CDN

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