Podcast: August 12, 2018 – Cavalcade of Classic Hits!

Episode #752

Today on the show we revisit some super solid classics that we used to have in heavy rotation years ago, but don’t listen to nearly enough anymore, and boy, are there some great ones! We’re calling this our Cavalcade of Classic Hits for good reason; it’s packed full of great classic songs that you will absolutely love revisiting or hearing for the first time!

The music on this one is soo good that we’re calling it one of our timeless “standby” episodes that you may hear again someday, but the music is so good that you won’t mind a bit!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Shannon Lyon – Since I’m Loving You – Wandered – CDN
Peter Mulvey – Shirt – Kitchen Radio
Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockerill – Second Option – Begonias
Paul Kelly – Won’t You Come Around – Ways & Means
Matt Mays – Where Am I Going? – Matt Mays – CDN
Jason Plumb – Back at Me – Over & Under – CDN
Patrick Park – Here We Are – Everyone’s in Everyone

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Rodney Crowell – Still Learning How to Fly – Fate’s Right Hand
Johnsmith – Don’t Put Me in a Box – Kickin’ this Stone
Iain Matthews – Back of the Bus – Skeleton Key
Rod Picott – Stray Dogs – Stray Dogs
Slaid Cleaves – Broke Down – Broke Down
Dave McCann & The Firehearts – Road to Cain – Dixiebluebird – CDN
Wyckham Porteous – Deep into the Water – 3 a.m. – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Melwood Cutlery – Ballad of the Moonlight Lady – Campfire – CDN
Bob Snider – Talk to Me Babe – Caterwaul & Doggerel – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – My Love Is Not Waiting – Geronimo – CDN
Melissa Payne – Bring Me Back – HIgh and Dry – CDN
Lori McKenna – Pour – Bittertown
Patty Griffin – Making Pies – 1000 Kisses
Richard Shindell – Confession – Somewhere Near Paterson

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Rocky Fortune – Drop Me in the Well – Sway – CDN
The John Henrys – Little One – White Linen – CDN
Joshua Cockerill – Dance with You – The Trick With Your Heart I’m Learning To Do – CDN
The Warped 45s – Grampa Carl – Matador Sunset – CDN
Hoots & Hellmouth – Home for Supper – Hoots & Hellmouth
The Gourds – Lower 48 – Blood of the Ram
Cuff the Duke – Take My Money and Run – Cuff the Duke – CDN

Playlist: Episode #752, August 12, 2018 – Cavalcade of Classic Hits!

Today on the show we revisit some super solid classics that we used to have in heavy rotation years ago, but don’t listen to nearly enough anymore, and boy, are there some great ones! We’re calling this our Cavalcade of Classic Hits for good reason; it’s packed full of great classic songs that you will absolutely love revisiting or hearing for the first time!

The music on this one is soo good that we’re calling it one of our timeless “standby” episodes that you may hear again someday, but the music is so good that you won’t mind a bit!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Shannon Lyon – Since I’m Loving You – Wandered – CDN
Peter Mulvey – Shirt – Kitchen Radio
Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockerill – Second Option – Begonias
Paul Kelly – Won’t You Come Around – Ways & Means
Matt Mays – Where Am I Going? – Matt Mays – CDN
Jason Plumb – Back at Me – Over & Under – CDN
Patrick Park – Here We Are – Everyone’s in Everyone

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Rodney Crowell – Still Learning How to Fly – Fate’s Right Hand
Johnsmith – Don’t Put Me in a Box – Kickin’ this Stone
Iain Matthews – Back of the Bus – Skeleton Key
Rod Picott – Stray Dogs – Stray Dogs
Slaid Cleaves – Broke Down – Broke Down
Dave McCann & The Firehearts – Road to Cain – Dixiebluebird – CDN
Wyckham Porteous – Deep into the Water – 3 a.m. – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Melwood Cutlery – Ballad of the Moonlight Lady – Campfire – CDN
Bob Snider – Talk to Me Babe – Caterwaul & Doggerel – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – My Love Is Not Waiting – Geronimo – CDN
Melissa Payne – Bring Me Back – HIgh and Dry – CDN
Lori McKenna – Pour – Bittertown
Patty Griffin – Making Pies – 1000 Kisses
Richard Shindell – Confession – Somewhere Near Paterson

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Rocky Fortune – Drop Me in the Well – Sway – CDN
The John Henrys – Little One – White Linen – CDN
Joshua Cockerill – Dance with You – The Trick With Your Heart I’m Learning To Do – CDN
The Warped 45s – Grampa Carl – Matador Sunset – CDN
Hoots & Hellmouth – Home for Supper – Hoots & Hellmouth
The Gourds – Lower 48 – Blood of the Ram
Cuff the Duke – Take My Money and Run – Cuff the Duke – CDN

Podcast: August 5, 2018

Episode #751

Today a tribute to one of my favourite summer activities, cycling, even though my trip to the station didn’t go exactly as planned today. We also discuss some great festivals past and future, and play a pile of German listener requests!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Stephen Fearing – One Flat Tire – Yellowjacket – CDN
Amy Rigby – ’til the Wheels Fall Off (w/Todd Snider) – ’til the Wheels Fall Off
Jay Smith – When the Wheels Slow Down – Jay Smith – CDN
Joshua Fletcher – Wheels – Ready, Aim
Keri McTighe – When I Ride My Bike – I’m Somebody Too – CDN – WPG
Joe Satriani – Ride – Flying in a Blue Dream

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Veal – Judy Garland – The Embattled Hearts – CDN
Vetiver – Ride Ride Ride – The Errant Charm
Lucero – Bikeriders – Nobody’s Darlings
Mike Plume Band – Ride (bonus track) – Fools for the Radio – CDN
John Hiatt – Ride Along – Slow Turning
Bob Schneider – Bicycle vs. Car – Lovely Creatures
Christina Martin – The Bike Song – Two Hearts – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Poor Nameless Boy – Atlantic Ocean – Bravery – CDN
Poor Nameless Boy – River & Trees – Bravery – CDN
The Weakerthans – Watermark – Left & Leaving – CDN – WPG
Kathleen Edwards – Six O’Clock News – Failer – CDN
Zachary Lucky – Everywhere a Man Can Be – Everywhere a Man Can Be – CDN
Geoff Berner – Maginot Line – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On to the End – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Kris Demeanor – It’s Got to Be Wild (or not at all) – Go Away (With Me) – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Not a Doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
H.C. McEntire – A Lamb, A Dove – Lionheart
Puss N Boots – Jesus, etc. – No Fools, No Fun
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Dwight Yoakam – Sidelong
Daniel Norgren – Your Love – The Green Stone
Chatham County Line – You Are my Light – Autumn

Playlist: Episode #751, August 5, 2018

Today a tribute to one of my favourite summer activities, cycling, even though my trip to the station didn’t go exactly as planned today. We also discuss some great festivals past and future, and play a pile of German listener requests!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Stephen Fearing – One Flat Tire – Yellowjacket – CDN
Amy Rigby – ’til the Wheels Fall Off (w/Todd Snider) – ’til the Wheels Fall Off
Jay Smith – When the Wheels Slow Down – Jay Smith – CDN
Joshua Fletcher – Wheels – Ready, Aim
Keri McTighe – When I Ride My Bike – I’m Somebody Too – CDN – WPG
Joe Satriani – Ride – Flying in a Blue Dream

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Veal – Judy Garland – The Embattled Hearts – CDN
Vetiver – Ride Ride Ride – The Errant Charm
Lucero – Bikeriders – Nobody’s Darlings
Mike Plume Band – Ride (bonus track) – Fools for the Radio – CDN
John Hiatt – Ride Along – Slow Turning
Bob Schneider – Bicycle vs. Car – Lovely Creatures
Christina Martin – The Bike Song – Two Hearts – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Poor Nameless Boy – Atlantic Ocean – Bravery – CDN
Poor Nameless Boy – River & Trees – Bravery – CDN
The Weakerthans – Watermark – Left & Leaving – CDN – WPG
Kathleen Edwards – Six O’Clock News – Failer – CDN
Zachary Lucky – Everywhere a Man Can Be – Everywhere a Man Can Be – CDN
Geoff Berner – Maginot Line – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On to the End – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Kris Demeanor – It’s Got to Be Wild (or not at all) – Go Away (With Me) – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Not a Doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
H.C. McEntire – A Lamb, A Dove – Lionheart
Puss N Boots – Jesus, etc. – No Fools, No Fun
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Dwight Yoakam – Sidelong
Daniel Norgren – Your Love – The Green Stone
Chatham County Line – You Are my Light – Autumn

The Last Songwriter – MUST SEE film

By now you’ve surely heard about the difficult reality facing performers in the “new” music industry, based largely on streaming sites. Maybe you’ve even heard about how little performers are earning for those streams. But have you stopped to think about the talented songwriters hidden behind the scenes creating many of the songs that you know and love? This film lays it all out. The first half is all about those songwriters and how they create hit songs in Nashville. The last half is the bitter truth: they’re being forced out. It’s a painful, terribly sad, but important message.

I have no doubt that talented, hardworking indie singer/songwriters will always be out there creating great music and they’ll find a way for us to hear it. Music isn’t going to die. But it is getting more difficult and requires more and more sacrifice, and that will surely be a barrier for many. I wouldn’t wish the stress and uncertainty of a music career on anyone, but I’m so grateful every day that so many people are still crazy enough to give it a go. I need those people.

But like it or not, we also need a larger music industry that creates hit songs like the ones discussed in this film. You may not necessarily like those songs, but after watching this, you should have a whole new appreciation for where they come from, and hopefully you’ll have some understanding of the necessity of this industry, as well as the bleak future in front of it.

Watch this. If you care about songs, it’ll inspire you and then break your damn heart. It’s not an easy message, but it’s one that needs to be heard.

(of course, I realize all-too-well the irony of encouraging you to stream this wonderful piece of art for free…)

The Last Songwriter from Mark Barger Elliott on Vimeo.

Podcast: July 29, 2018

Episode #750

Well would you look at that? Episode #750! That sounds like reason enough to abandon the usual format and just have some fun, wouldn’t you say? Today we rock out and even veer off into some 80s inspired synth pop. Don’t worry, it’ll make just as much sense as this show usually does. We also talk about a couple of exciting upcoming festivals, spin some great new music, and more!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find Our Place – CDN
Jim Bryson – Cut Bait – Tired of Waiting – CDN
Frightened Rabbit – Get Out – Ping of a Panic Attack
Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes – More Adventurous
Wild Moccasins – Temporary Vase – Look Together

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Amanda Shires – Parking Lot Pirouette – To The Sunset
Colter Wall – Plain to See Plainsman – Songs of the Plains – CDN
Rayland Baxter – Without Me – Wide Awake
Andrew Combs – Reptilia – 5 Covers & A Song
The Glorious Sons – S.O.S. (An Open Letter) – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – CDN
The Glorious Sons – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons – Born Again – Death Won’t Send a Letter
The Vegabonds – Everything I Need – single
The Artisinals – Angel 42 (radio edit) – single
Terra Lightfoot – Paradise – New Mistakes – CDN
Carolyn Mark – It’s All Just a Matter (Of Where you Draw the Line) w/Geoff Berner – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
Kris Demeanor & His Crack Bandq – Airborne Bastard – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Ridley Bent – Suicidewinder – Blam! – CDN – WPG
Murder Murder – Where the Water Runs Black – From the Stillhouse – CDN
Sean Burns – Don’t Let the Highway Get You Lost – Music for Taverns, Bars, And Honky Tonks – CDN – WPG
Matt Epp – Ready in Time – Ready in Time – CDN
Del Barber – Louise – live recording – CDN – WPG
NQ Arbuckle – In Another Time – Hanging The Battle-Scarred Pinata – CDN

Playlist: Episode #750, July 29, 2018

Well would you look at that? Episode #750! That sounds like reason enough to abandon the usual format and just have some fun, wouldn’t you say? Today we rock out and even veer off into some 80s inspired synth pop. Don’t worry, it’ll make just as much sense as this show usually does. We also talk about a couple of exciting upcoming festivals, spin some great new music, and more!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find Our Place – CDN
Jim Bryson – Cut Bait – Tired of Waiting – CDN
Frightened Rabbit – Get Out – Ping of a Panic Attack
Rilo Kiley – Portions for Foxes – More Adventurous
Wild Moccasins – Temporary Vase – Look Together

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Amanda Shires – Parking Lot Pirouette – To The Sunset
Colter Wall – Plain to See Plainsman – Songs of the Plains – CDN
Rayland Baxter – Without Me – Wide Awake
Andrew Combs – Reptilia – 5 Covers & A Song
The Glorious Sons – S.O.S. (An Open Letter) – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – CDN
The Glorious Sons – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons – Born Again – Death Won’t Send a Letter
The Vegabonds – Everything I Need – single
The Artisinals – Angel 42 (radio edit) – single
Terra Lightfoot – Paradise – New Mistakes – CDN
Carolyn Mark – It’s All Just a Matter (Of Where you Draw the Line) w/Geoff Berner – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
Kris Demeanor & His Crack Bandq – Airborne Bastard – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Ridley Bent – Suicidewinder – Blam! – CDN – WPG
Murder Murder – Where the Water Runs Black – From the Stillhouse – CDN
Sean Burns – Don’t Let the Highway Get You Lost – Music for Taverns, Bars, And Honky Tonks – CDN – WPG
Matt Epp – Ready in Time – Ready in Time – CDN
Del Barber – Louise – live recording – CDN – WPG
NQ Arbuckle – In Another Time – Hanging The Battle-Scarred Pinata – CDN

Podcast: July 22, 2018

Episode #749

Back live after 2 glorious weeks in Europe and still floating on a wave of peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll after the almighty Static Roots Festival. We’ve got plenty of highlights to look back on today, as well as some great new music and some exciting events coming up a little closer to home.

NOTE: the gremlins got hold of this recording so there are some gaps & skipping noticeable. Technical difficulties are ours. Hopefully they don’t ruin your listening experience. We’ll have things straightened out next week!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

John Wort Hannam – Ain’t Enough – Acres of Elbow Room – CDN
John Wort Hannam – Only Love – Acres of Elbow Room – CDN
Jimmy Lafave – My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away) – Peace Town
Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests – The Tree
The Jayhawks – Need You Tonight – Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Lera Lynn – What Is Love (w/Dylan Leblanc) – Plays Well with Others
Charlie Crockett – Ain’t Gotta Worry Child – Lonesome as a Shadow

2:30 – 3:00 pm

John Oates – Arkansas – Arkansas
Ags Connolly – How About Now – How About Now
Ags Connolly – I Hope You’re Unhappy – Nothin’ Unexpected
Cambell Woods – Picture of You – single – CDN
Campbell Woods – Teardrops on the Table (Ink Stains on your Hands) – Oxford Street – CDN
Corin Raymond – Morning Glories – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Anna Tivel – Dark Chandelier – Small Believer
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Hannah Aldridge – Aftermath – live recording
The Stephen Stanley Band – Things I Wish I’d Never Seen – live recording – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Stars Over Dakota – New Mistakes – CDN
Susto – Gay in the South – & I’m Fine Today
Anthony da Costa & The Sentimentals – This Time – live recording
Hadley McCall Thackston – Brass in Pocket – live recording – CDN
Charlie Whitten – Virginia – Playwrite
Cordovas – This Town’s a Drag – single

Playlist: Episode #749, July 22, 2018

Back live after 2 glorious weeks in Europe and still floating on a wave of peace, love, and rock ‘n’ roll after the almighty Static Roots Festival. We’ve got plenty of highlights to look back on today, as well as some great new music and some exciting events coming up a little closer to home.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

John Wort Hannam – Ain’t Enough – Acres of Elbow Room – CDN
John Wort Hannam – Only Love – Acres of Elbow Room – CDN
Jimmy Lafave – My Oklahoma Home (It Blowed Away) – Peace Town
Lori McKenna – A Mother Never Rests – The Tree
The Jayhawks – Need You Tonight – Back Roads and Abandoned Motels
Lera Lynn – What Is Love (w/Dylan Leblanc) – Plays Well with Others
Charlie Crockett – Ain’t Gotta Worry Child – Lonesome as a Shadow

2:30 – 3:00 pm

John Oates – Arkansas – Arkansas
Ags Connolly – How About Now – How About Now
Ags Connolly – I Hope You’re Unhappy – Nothin’ Unexpected
Cambell Woods – Picture of You – single – CDN
Campbell Woods – Teardrops on the Table (Ink Stains on your Hands) – Oxford Street – CDN
Corin Raymond – Morning Glories – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Anna Tivel – Dark Chandelier – Small Believer
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Hannah Aldridge – Aftermath – live recording
The Stephen Stanley Band – Things I Wish I’d Never Seen – live recording – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Stars Over Dakota – New Mistakes – CDN
Susto – Gay in the South – & I’m Fine Today
Anthony da Costa & The Sentimentals – This Time – live recording
Hadley McCall Thackston – Brass in Pocket – live recording – CDN
Charlie Whitten – Virginia – Playwrite
Cordovas – This Town’s a Drag – single

Podcast: July 15, 2018 – A Tribute to Tributes

Episode #748

On this episode, I go through my large collection of tribute albums, both single-artist and various, and pull out some gems, as well as play some great listener suggestions.

This is one of those timeless “standby” episodes that you may hear again someday, but the music is so good that you won’t mind a bit!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Eliza Gilkyson – Sleeper – Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – Lace and Pretty Flowers – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P Bennett – CDN
Harry Manx – Long Black Veil – Johnny’s Blues – CDN
Jesse Winchester – Sundown – Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot
Scott Nolan Band – Guns Guns Guns – Guess Who’s Home: A Tribute – CDN – WPG
The Philosopher Kings – Coupe de Ville – Borrowed Tunes: A Tribute to Neil Young – CDN
Blue Rodeo – Four Strong Winds – The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Wendy Bird – Deliver Me – Natural Wonder – CDN
Clem Snide – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on your Grieveience – The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
Kathleen Edwards – All of my Memories – The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver – CDN
James McMurtry – Cold Dog Soup – This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Lucinda Williams – Nothin’ – Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Gurf Morlix – Clay Pigeons – Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream
Martyn Joseph – One Step Up – Tires Rushing By in the Rain
Catherine MacLellan – Faces – If It’s Alright With You – The Songs of Gene MacLellan – CDN
Butcher Holler – Fist City – Eilen Jewell Presents A Tribute To Loretta Lynn
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – My Baby’s Gone – Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Norah Jones – Wurlitzer Prize (I Don’t Want to Get Over You) – Lonesome, On’ry & Mean: A Tribute To Waylon Jennings
Buddy Miller & Julie Miller – Paper Thin – The Songs Of John Hiatt: It’ll Come To You

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Sadies – The Shape I’m In – Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of the Band – CDN
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Cracking Up – Labour Of Love: The Music Of Nick Lowe
Jon Dee Graham – Helpless – Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo
Steve Earle – Dirty Old Town – Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl
Kelly Willis – That’s How I Got to Memphis – Real: The Tom T Hall Project
Neko Case – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits
Mary Gauthier – Your Sister Cried – Eaglesmith: The Songs Of Fred Eaglesmith: A Tribute