Podcast: July 16, 2017

Episode #699

Today we’ve got some exciting shows past and present to discuss, as well as some new music and some requests.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Richard Thompson – The Solitary Life – Front Parlour Ballads
The Northern Pikes – Dancing in a Dance Club – Big Blue Sky – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Powerlines – Do the Right Now – CDN
Daniel Romano – When I Learned your Name – Modern Pressure – CDN
Rod Melancon – Lights of Carencro – Southern Gothic

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Mike June – Alright – Alright
John Murry – What Jail Is Like – A short History of Decay
Will Kimbrough – U Can Do Anything (Trump’s Blues) – Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest
Steve Poltz – Hey God – Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest – CDN
Peter Bruntnell – Mr. Sunshine – Nos da Comrade
Stephen Fearing – Blowhard Nation – Every Soul’s a Sailor – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Parker Millsap – Palisade – Palisade
Parker Millsap – Truck Stop Gospel – Parker Millsap
Parker Millsap – Pining – The Very Last Day
Greg Brown – ‘cept you & me babe – Covenant
Greg Brown – Boomtown – The Poet Game
Greg Brown – If I Had Known – If I Had Known

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Richard Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights – Live from Austin, TX
Richard Thompson – Crawl Back (Under my Stone) – Live from Austin, TX
Leaf Rapids – Gravity and the Ladder of Gold – Lucky Stars – CDN – WPG
Kayla Luky – Bottom of a Bottle – Back to Dirt – CDN – MB
Courtney Marie Andrews – Not the End – Honest Life

Playlist: Episode #699, July 16, 2017

Today we’ve got some exciting shows past and present to discuss, as well as some new music and some requests.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Richard Thompson – The Solitary Life – Front Parlour Ballads
The Northern Pikes – Dancing in a Dance Club – Big Blue Sky – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Powerlines – Do the Right Now – CDN
Daniel Romano – When I Learned your Name – Modern Pressure – CDN
Rod Melancon – Lights of Carencro – Southern Gothic

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Mike June – Alright – Alright
John Murry – What Jail Is Like – A short History of Decay
Will Kimbrough – U Can Do Anything (Trump’s Blues) – Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest
Steve Poltz – Hey God – Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest – CDN
Peter Bruntnell – Mr. Sunshine – Nos da Comrade
Stephen Fearing – Blowhard Nation – Every Soul’s a Sailor – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Parker Millsap – Palisade – Palisade
Parker Millsap – Truck Stop Gospel – Parker Millsap
Parker Millsap – Pining – The Very Last Day
Greg Brown – ‘cept you & me babe – Covenant
Greg Brown – Boomtown – The Poet Game
Greg Brown – If I Had Known – If I Had Known

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Richard Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights – Live from Austin, TX
Richard Thompson – Crawl Back (Under my Stone) – Live from Austin, TX
Leaf Rapids – Gravity and the Ladder of Gold – Lucky Stars – CDN – WPG
Kayla Luky – Bottom of a Bottle – Back to Dirt – CDN – MB
Courtney Marie Andrews – Not the End – Honest Life

Podcast: July 9, 2017

Episode #698

Today a journey to the iconic city of New York, New York! There are so many songs about The Big Apple that we could spend a whole day and not get through half of them, but we’ll do our best to pull out some of the gems and tour around the city in song!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Luke Doucet – New York – Aloha, Manitoba – CDN
Ryan Adams – New York, New York – Gold
Butch Walker – The 3 Kids in Brooklyn – Sycamore Meadows
Old 97’s – Manhattan (I’m Done) – The Grand Theatre vol. 2
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs – New York City’s Killing Me – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
The Milk Carton Kids – New York – Prologue
The Damnwells – She’s the NYC Skyline – demo

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Joe Purdy – Brooklyn I’m Calling – Take my Blanket and Go
Dave Rawlings Machine – Bells of Harlem – A Friend of a Friend
Chip Taylor – New York in Between – A Song I can Live with
Wyckham Porteous – Spanish Harlem – 3 a.m. – CDN
Jackie Greene – Prayer for Spanish Harlem – Record Store Day EP
Rheostatics – Ugly Manhattan – The Nightline Sessions – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dave Alvin – Fourth of July – King of California
Joe Purdy – 4th of July – 4th of July
David Francey – Fourth of July – The First Set: Live from Folk Alley – CDN
David Francey – Grim Cathedral – Skating Rink – CDN
Lisa Winn – Cover my Eyes – Out from Under – CDN
Lucy Kaplansky – Land of the Living – The Red Thread

3:30 – 4:00 pm

John Hiatt – When New York Had her Heart Broke – Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
Alex Dezen – A Little Less like Hell – Alex Dezen
Rose Cousins – One New York Ago – If You Were for Me – CDN
Steve Earle – Down Here Below – Washington Square Serenade
Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues – Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle – One more Night in Brooklyn – Harlem River Blues
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – Harlem by the Sea – Savvy Show Stoppers – CDN
The Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun – The Brooklyn Side

Podcast: July 2, 2017

Episode #697

July 2, 2001 marked the beginning of my hosting career at UMFM when I hosted my very first show, which was a Canada Day special. Since then, Canadian music has always been the backbone of my shows, but it’s always nice to focus exclusively on Canadian music once in a while, especially around Canada Day. So here’s (almost) 2 hours of great Canadian music, as we take a musical road trip with stops in every province and territory!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jason Collett – Love Song to Canada – single – CDN
Del Barber – O Canada – live recording – CDN – WPG
Stompin’ Tom Connors – Canada Day, Up Canada Way – A Truly Proud Canadian – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Oh Canada – Asking for Flowers – CDN
The Wheat Pool – Geographic Centre of Canada – Township – CDN
John K Samson – Longitudinal Centre – Provincial – CDN – WPG
Geoff Berner – Hustle Advisory Canada 150 Remix – single – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The Weakerthans – One Great City! – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Rheostatics – Saskatchewan – Melville – CDN
Elliottt BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Carolyn Mark – The Queen of Vancouver Island – The Queen of Vancouver Island – CDN
Whitehorse – Devil’s Got a Gun – The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss – CDN
Mike Lynch – Dawson City (extended version) – Real to Reel – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dana Sipos – My Beloved – Roll up the Night Sky – CDN
The Jerry Cans – Iqaluit – Nunavuttitut – CDN
Del Barber – Home to Manitoba – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG
Jim Bryson – Ontario – Somewhere We Will Find our Place – CDN
Express and Company – Montreal – Ontario – CDN
Steven Bowers – Labrador – Beothuk Words – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

David Myles – Don’t Drive Through – Live at the Carlton – CDN
Ian & Sylvia – Nova Scotia Farewell – Northern Journey – CDN
The Wicks – Charlottetown – The good Times Are gone – CDN
The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities & Towns – Charlottetown Is the Capital of Prince Edward Island – These Songs Are About Canada Places
Pappa Razzi and the Photogs – The Maniac Genius Piano Song Person Again – The Maniac Genius Piano Song Person Again
The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities & Towns – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, World! – These Songs Are About Canada Places
The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan – Stu Reid of Twang Trust (Thanks Friend) – Unexpected Songs of Joy, and Celebrations of Music Stars
Leeroy Stagger – Saskatoon – Depression River – CDN

Playlist: Episode #698, July 9, 2017

Today a journey to the iconic city of New York, New York! There are so many songs about The Big Apple that we could spend a whole day and not get through half of them, but we’ll do our best to pull out some of the gems and tour around the city in song!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Luke Doucet – New York – Aloha, Manitoba – CDN
Ryan Adams – New York, New York – Gold
Butch Walker – The 3 Kids in Brooklyn – Sycamore Meadows
Old 97’s – Manhattan (I’m Done) – The Grand Theatre vol. 2
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs – New York City’s Killing Me – God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise
The Milk Carton Kids – New York – Prologue
The Damnwells – She’s the NYC Skyline – demo

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Joe Purdy – Brooklyn I’m Calling – Take my Blanket and Go
Dave Rawlings Machine – Bells of Harlem – A Friend of a Friend
Chip Taylor – New York in Between – A Song I can Live with
Wyckham Porteous – Spanish Harlem – 3 a.m. – CDN
Jackie Greene – Prayer for Spanish Harlem – Record Store Day EP
Rheostatics – Ugly Manhattan – The Nightline Sessions – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dave Alvin – Fourth of July – King of California
Joe Purdy – 4th of July – 4th of July
David Francey – Fourth of July – The First Set: Live from Folk Alley – CDN
David Francey – Grim Cathedral – Skating Rink – CDN
Lisa Winn – Cover my Eyes – Out from Under – CDN
Lucy Kaplansky – Land of the Living – The Red Thread

3:30 – 4:00 pm

John Hiatt – When New York Had her Heart Broke – Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
Alex Dezen – A Little Less like Hell – Alex Dezen
Rose Cousins – One New York Ago – If You Were for Me – CDN
Steve Earle – Down Here Below – Washington Square Serenade
Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues – Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle – One more Night in Brooklyn – Harlem River Blues
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – Harlem by the Sea – Savvy Show Stoppers – CDN
The Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun – The Brooklyn Side

Playlist: Episode #697, July 2, 2017

July 2, 2001 marked the beginning of my hosting career at UMFM when I hosted my very first show, which was a Canada Day special. Since then, Canadian music has always been the backbone of my shows, but it’s always nice to focus exclusively on Canadian music once in a while, especially around Canada Day. So here’s (almost) 2 hours of great Canadian music, as we take a musical road trip with stops in every province and territory!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jason Collett – Love Song to Canada – single – CDN
Del Barber – O Canada – live recording – CDN – WPG
Stompin’ Tom Connors – Canada Day, Up Canada Way – A Truly Proud Canadian – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Oh Canada – Asking for Flowers – CDN
The Wheat Pool – Geographic Centre of Canada – Township – CDN
John K Samson – Longitudinal Centre – Provincial – CDN – WPG
Geoff Berner – Hustle Advisory Canada 150 Remix – single – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The Weakerthans – One Great City! – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Rheostatics – Saskatchewan – Melville – CDN
Elliottt BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Carolyn Mark – The Queen of Vancouver Island – The Queen of Vancouver Island – CDN
Whitehorse – Devil’s Got a Gun – The Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss – CDN
Mike Lynch – Dawson City (extended version) – Real to Reel – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dana Sipos – My Beloved – Roll up the Night Sky – CDN
The Jerry Cans – Iqaluit – Nunavuttitut – CDN
Del Barber – Home to Manitoba – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG
Jim Bryson – Ontario – Somewhere We Will Find our Place – CDN
Express and Company – Montreal – Ontario – CDN
Steven Bowers – Labrador – Beothuk Words – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

David Myles – Don’t Drive Through – Live at the Carlton – CDN
Ian & Sylvia – Nova Scotia Farewell – Northern Journey – CDN
The Wicks – Charlottetown – The good Times Are gone – CDN
The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities & Towns – Charlottetown Is the Capital of Prince Edward Island – These Songs Are About Canada Places
Pappa Razzi and the Photogs – The Maniac Genius Piano Song Person Again – The Maniac Genius Piano Song Person Again
The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities & Towns – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, World! – These Songs Are About Canada Places
The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan – Stu Reid of Twang Trust (Thanks Friend) – Unexpected Songs of Joy, and Celebrations of Music Stars
Leeroy Stagger – Saskatoon – Depression River – CDN

Podcast: June 25, 2017

Episode #696

On this episode we’ve got plenty of new music and a couple of exciting upcoming shows to preview. We also hear some music introduced to me by my wonderful European friends, and we explore the glory of some much loved and lamented Toronto bands and listen to what their leaders are up to today!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Farm Fresh – My Ex-Girl – Time Is Running out – CDN – MB
Paul Kelly – Firewood and Candles – Life Is Fine
David Myles – Night & Day – Real Love – CDN
Deer Tick – It’s a Whale – Vol. 2
Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds – Vol. 1
Carter Sampson – Highway Rider – Wilder Side
Luke Tuchscherer – When the Dream Dies – Always Be True

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Charlie Whitten – Playwright – Playwright EP
Blue Rose Code – Chasing Sunlight – Chasing Sunlight/Rebecca
The Wynntown Marshals – Odessa – After all these Years
Chris Brown – Margaret – Pacem – CDN
Milky Teeth – Guess Again – Guess Again
Anna Mitchell – Dog Track – single

3:00 – 3:30 pm

The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Ain’t It Better to Ignite – 1985-1995 – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Oklahoma Tape Deck – Geronimo – CDN
The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Be My Witness – 1985-1995 – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Pair of Twos – O Witness – CDN
Blair Packham – Proof – Unpopular Pop – CDN
Blair Packham – Enough Is never Enough – Unpopular Pop – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Jitters – ’til the Fever Breaks – Louder than Words – CDN
Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Buck Owens – Sam’s Place – Buck ’em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)
Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Live from Austin, TX
Richard & Linda Thompson – Walking on a Wire – Shoot Out the Lights

Podcast: June 18, 2017

Episode #695

Today we’ve got a pile of new music, as well as memories of amazing concerts past, including last night’s Corin Raymond show and last weekend’s incredible Static Roots Festival. Lastly we pay a brief tribute to the late, great Paul MacLeod, who left us far too soon, one year ago today; he will not be forgotten.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Jonathan Byrd – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Corin Raymond – I Wish I Was in Love – There Will Always Be a small Time – CDN
Chris Whitley – Well… All Right – On Air
Whitehorse – Die Alone – Panther in the Dollhouse – CDN
The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore – You Don’t Own Me Anymore

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Courtney Marie Andrews – Rookie Dreaming – Honest Life
John Moreland – Latchkey Kid – Big Bad Luv
Colter Wall – Me and Big Dave – Colter Wall – CDN
Steve Earle & the Dukes – Ain’t no God in Mexico – So You Wanna Be an Outlaw (Deluxe Edition)
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – White Man’s World – The Nashville Sound
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Anxiety – The Nashville Sound

3:00 – 3:30 pm

David Corley – Take Me Down Some – live recording
Peter Bruntnell – By the Time my Head Gets to Phoenix – live recording
John Blek & the Rats – Don’t Let It Bring You Down – live recording
Nadine Khouri – Bird on a Wire – live recording

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Jack Marks – Maggie’s Hardware Store – Blues Like These – CDN
Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles – Old Games – Playing Old Games EP
David Ford – Pour a little Poison – Charge
Torpus & the Art Directors – Big Jet Plane – Being Discovered
Danny & the Champions of the World – (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket – Stay True
Paul MacLeod – Giants – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Lies – Bright Eyes Fade – CDN

Playlist: Episode #696, June 25, 2017

On this episode we’ve got plenty of new music and a couple of exciting upcoming shows to preview. We also hear some music introduced to me by my wonderful European friends, and we explore the glory of some much loved and lamented Toronto bands and listen to what their leaders are up to today!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Farm Fresh – My Ex-Girl – Time Is Running out – CDN – MB
Paul Kelly – Firewood and Candles – Life Is Fine
David Myles – Night & Day – Real Love – CDN
Deer Tick – It’s a Whale – Vol. 2
Deer Tick – Sea of Clouds – Vol. 1
Carter Sampson – Highway Rider – Wilder Side
Luke Tuchscherer – When the Dream Dies – Always Be True

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Charlie Whitten – Playwright – Playwright EP
Blue Rose Code – Chasing Sunlight – Chasing Sunlight/Rebecca
The Wynntown Marshals – Odessa – After all these Years
Chris Brown – Margaret – Pacem – CDN
Milky Teeth – Guess Again – Guess Again
Anna Mitchell – Dog Track – single

3:00 – 3:30 pm

The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Ain’t It Better to Ignite – 1985-1995 – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Oklahoma Tape Deck – Geronimo – CDN
The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Be My Witness – 1985-1995 – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Pair of Twos – O Witness – CDN
Blair Packham – Proof – Unpopular Pop – CDN
Blair Packham – Enough Is never Enough – Unpopular Pop – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Jitters – ’til the Fever Breaks – Louder than Words – CDN
Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Buck Owens – Sam’s Place – Buck ’em! The Music of Buck Owens (1955-1967)
Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent Black Lightning – Live from Austin, TX
Richard & Linda Thompson – Walking on a Wire – Shoot Out the Lights

Playlist: Episode #695, June 18, 2017

Today we’ve got a pile of new music, as well as memories of amazing concerts past, including last night’s Corin Raymond show and last weekend’s incredible Static Roots Festival. Lastly we pay a brief tribute to the late, great Paul MacLeod, who left us far too soon, one year ago today; he will not be forgotten.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Jonathan Byrd – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Corin Raymond – I Wish I Was in Love – There Will Always Be a small Time – CDN
Chris Whitley – Well… All Right – On Air
Whitehorse – Die Alone – Panther in the Dollhouse – CDN
The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore – You Don’t Own Me Anymore

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Courtney Marie Andrews – Rookie Dreaming – Honest Life
John Moreland – Latchkey Kid – Big Bad Luv
Colter Wall – Me and Big Dave – Colter Wall – CDN
Steve Earle & the Dukes – Ain’t no God in Mexico – So You Wanna Be an Outlaw (Deluxe Edition)
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – White Man’s World – The Nashville Sound
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Anxiety – The Nashville Sound

3:00 – 3:30 pm

David Corley – Take Me Down Some – live recording
Peter Bruntnell – By the Time my Head Gets to Phoenix – live recording
John Blek & the Rats – Don’t Let It Bring You Down – live recording
Nadine Khouri – Bird on a Wire – live recording

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Jack Marks – Maggie’s Hardware Store – Blues Like These – CDN
Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles – Old Games – Playing Old Games EP
David Ford – Pour a little Poison – Charge
Torpus & the Art Directors – Big Jet Plane – Being Discovered
Danny & the Champions of the World – (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket – Stay True
Paul MacLeod – Giants – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Lies – Bright Eyes Fade – CDN