Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – December 2005

Episode #136
Sunday, December 4, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

First up, a set of hockey songs inspired by “Death by Popcorn” the movie about the end of the Winnipeg Jets, which is showing at Cinematheque.

Also, a celebration of the amazing songs of Tom Waits, as his birthday approaches.

Also, a few festive holday tunes to get us into the spirit.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Big Dave McLean – The NHL hockey blues – Hockey Rock: Winnipeg Style! – CDN – WPG
The Pursuit of Happiness – Gretzky rocks – Where’s the Bone? – CDN
Corb Lund Band – Hockey song – Modern Pain – CDN
David Francey – Skating rink – Skating Rink – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Hockey skates – Failer – CDN
D Rangers – Runnin’ back to Saskatoon – Guess Who’s Home: A Tribute – CDN – WPG
The Weakerthans – One great city – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Slaid Cleaves – Quick as dreams – Wishbones

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Joel Fafard – Voodoo Hoodoo – Rocking Horse – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – If you needed me – Legend
Townes Van Zandt – Talkin’ KKK blues – A Gentle Evening with Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs – Acoustic Blue

Tom Waits – Ol’ 55 – Used Songs: 1973 – 1980
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombone – Swordfishtrombones
John Hammond – Clap hands – Wicked Grin

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Johnny Cash – Down there by the train – American Recordings
Mike Plume – Christmas card from a hooker in Minneapolis – recorded live at the Studome – CDN
Shiloh Lindsey – 16 shells from a thirty-ought six – For My Smoke – CDN
Nathan – Temptation – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years Vol. II – CDN – WPG

Swing Soniq – You say you love me (the kids are krazy) – Love Wild – CDN – WPG
Swing Soniq – Our day will come – Love Wild – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Lori McKenna – Falter – The Kitchen Tapes
Fred Eaglesmith – The boy that just went wrong – The Boy that Just Went Wrong – CDN

It’s Christmas time again:
The Handsome Family – So much wine – Live at Schuba’s Tavern
Emmylou Harris – Christmas time’s a comin’ – Light of the Stable
Johnny Cash – Blue Christmas – Christmas with Johnny Cash
The Resentments – I hate Christmas – Big Sweet Life: The Songs of Jon Dee Graham
Buddy Miller – Water when the well is dry – Midnight and Lonesome

Episode #137
Sunday, December 11, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Sometimes this time of year, people (like me) get the blues. Somehow, listening to blues music makes me feel a lot better, so we kicked things off
with some blues that was far from depressing.

Then, some Christmas music that doesn’t suck.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

BB King – Ghetto woman – Why I Sing the Blues
Colin Linden – Easin’ back to Tennessee – Easin’ Back to Tennessee – CDN
Colin Linden – Southern jumbo – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Colin James – Postman’s sack – National Steel
Amos Garrett – I hate myself – Acoustic Album – CDN
Ken Whiteley – Good news – Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright! – CDN
Ray Bonneville – Oxford town – Roll it Down

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Harry Manx – Only then will your house be blessed – Wise and Otherwise – CDN
Eric Bibb – The cape – Friends
Ted Hawkins – Long as I can see the light – The Next Hundred Years
Chris Whitley – Phone call from Leavenworth – Living with the Law
Jackie Greene – About cell block #9 – Sweet Somewhere Bound
Townes Van Zandt – White freightliner blues – Legend

Swing Soniq – I hope I go to Heaven when I die – Love Wild – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Johnston – Dear Santa – Zunior.com Holiday Collection 2005 – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the family – The Party Never Ends:
Songs You Know From the Times You Can’t Remember
Robert Earl Keen – The coldest day of winter – No Kinda Dancer
Alejandro Escovedo – Gift for the crow – CD single

Nathan – I left my station – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Peter Mulvey – Charlie – Kitchen Radio
Redbird – Ships – Redbird

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Lynn Miles – Never coming back – Love Sweet Love – CDN
Neko Case – Buckets of Rain – Sweetheart 2005
Elliot Brood – Back of the lot – Ambassador – CDN
Jory Nash – The conversion of Pearl Hart – Spaz Loves Weezie – CDN
Peter Case – Crooked mile – Who’s Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile
Richard Shindell – Confession – Somewhere Near Paterson
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – digital single – CDN

Episode #138
Sunday, December 18, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

More of the best of 2005, and more Christmas music that doesn’t suck

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Sarah Borges – Daniel Lee – Silver City
Sarah Borges – All this weight – Silver City
Tom Wilson – Because of you – Dog Years – CDN
Tom Wilson – Keep on grinning – Dog Years – CDN
Colin Linden – You can’t get the stuff no more – Easin’ Back to Tennessee – CDN
Colin Linden – Test Song – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Matt Mays & El Torpedo – The plan – Matt Mays & El Torpedo – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Kathleen Edwards – What are you waiting for? – Back to Me – CDN
Tony Furtado – Standing in the rain – Bare Bones
Mark Geary – Beautiful – Ghosts
Calexico – Love will tear us apart – Sweetheart 2005
Calexico / Iron & Wine – He Lays In The Reins – In the Reins
Buddy Miller – Worry too much – Universal United House of Prayer

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Jesse DeNatale – Shangri-La West – Shangri-La West
Eliza Gilkyson – Borderline – Paradise Hotel
Hayes Carll – Take me away – recorded live on UMFM (also on Little Rock)
Rodney Crowell – Ignorance is the enemy – The Outsider

Swank – Christmas is fun – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Go tell it on the mountain – CMT Christmas – CDN
Mike Plume – Merry Christmas to you – recorded live at the Studome – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Shawn Colvin – Christmas time is here – Holiday Songs and Lullabies
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – A winter’s tale – Happy Holidays
Martin Sexton – Little drummer boy – Camp Holiday
Mary Gauthier – Christmas in paradise – Filth & Fire
Taxi Chain – Cheer my baby up for Christmas – Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole – CDN

Episode #139
Sunday, December 25, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

There’s really no choice but to listen to Christmas music on Christmas Day. And usually, your choices range from the tired fare on commercial radio or the tired fare on that cool fireplace channel on Shaw TV. But what those options don’t give you is a real person, playing really good songs.

That’s where we come in. 2 hours of fun and interesting music, with a delicate mix of traditional songs and some more contemporary, fun ones. It’s our Christmas gift to the listeners!

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Melissa McClelland – Oh Holy Night – web site download – CDN
Jill Barber – This Christmas – web site download – CDN
Peter Mulvey – River – Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration
Martin Sexton – I’ll be home for Christmas – Camp Holiday
Fred Eaglesmith – Go tell it on the mountain – CMT Christmas – CDN
Oh Susanna – It came upon a midnight clear – CMT Christmas – CDN
Russell deCarle – Away in a manger – CMT Christmas – CDN
Shawn Colvin – Silent night – Holiday Songs and Lullabies

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – The Christmas waltz – Happy Holidays
Emmylou Harris – Light of the Stable – Light of the Stable
Johnny Cash – Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Christmas with Johnny Cash
Holly Cole, Rebecca Jenkins, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jane Sibbery, & Victoria Williams – Count your blessings – Count Your Blessings – CDN
Paul Kelly – Christmas must be tonight – Won’t You Come Around EP
Roger Miller – Old toy trains – Country Christmas Collection
Burl Ives – A holly jolly Christmas – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
Palooka – Merry Xmas everybody – zunior.com Holiday Collection 2004 – CDN
Swank – Christmas is fun – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
Brent Butt – Corner Gasmas jingle – cornergas.com – CDN
Carlos del Junco & Rich Greenspoon – Jingle bells – Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole – CDN
Odds – Kings of Orient (We three kings) – Singles: Individually Wrapped – CDN
New Kids on the Block – Funky, Funky Xmas – Merry, Merry Christmas
The Razorbacks – Winter wonderland – Reveillon – CDN
Raffi – Must be Santa – Raffi’s Christmas Album – CDN
Tom T Hall – Christmas is – Saturday Morning Songs for Kids of All Ages

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Stompin’ Tom Connors – Jingle Jangle Aeroplane – Merry Christmas Everybody – CDN
Nat King Cole and the Children’s Chorus – The happiest Christmas tree – The Magic of Christmas with Children
Ricky Zahndan the Blue Jeaners – (I’m Gettin’) Nuttin’ for Christmas – Silly Songs and other Christmas Classics
A girl called Eddy – The little boy that Santa Claus forgot – promo single
George Jones & Tammy Wynette – Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus – Christmas Party with Eddie G.
Loretta Lynn – To heck with ol’ Santa Claus – A Country Christmas
Michael Johnston – Dear Santa – zunior.com holiday collection 2005 – CDN
Oliver Schroer – Beneath the ice, they heard bells – Stuck on a Cold Steel Pole
The Rocky Fortune – Merry Boxing Day – web site download – CDN

No Depression No More!

November 27, 2005

I’m a nerd. I used to read a lot of music magazines when I was younger and had more money, but these days, I don’t have the time or the money to buy and read many of the darn things anymore. I hear about a lot of great magazines that I should read, but don’t often get around to picking them up, and even less often do I get around to reading the ones I do pick up. One magazine that I’ve been told time and time again that I should pick up, and have often been tempted to pick up, is NO Depression. It’s a magazine that focuses on “The Past, Present, and Future of American Music.” That really means nothing, but when you read the magazine, it makes a little more sense. It focuses on music that’s good, instead of major label crap that they get paid to force down people’s throats. It’s very much got a roots/folk/americana focus, so musically, it’s right up my alley.

Well, I finally got to find out how great the magazine was about a year ago when a dear friend was kind enough to sign me up for a subscription. It was a wonderful gift as I finally found out what I’d been missing for so long. As the magazines arrived, I would sit down and flip through them, looking for a couple of articles and reviews that I had to read, knowing that I didn’t really have time to go through the whole issue in depth. What I found was that the whole darn thing was good, and I ended up spending a lot more time than I really had reading almost everything in each issue. There were a lot of late nights where I probably should have been sleeping, but ended up reading No Depression instead. There were a lot of great articles and reviews and photos, so it was worth staying up late to go over each magazine.

A little while ago, I started getting notices that my time was about up and that I had to renew my subscription. Well, I’m broke as can be, and life is only getting busier, so I haven’t committed to renewing just yet. I was still considering it though. That is, until I read this month’s magazine.

I’ve been very impressed with the amount of great Canadian music that’s been presented in the magazine. There have been articles and reviews of some of my favourite Canadian musicians in the magazine in the past (Jim Bryson!), and the latest issue is no different, there’s a really great article on Blue Rodeo on there (even if it does focus heavily on why they’re not stars in the U.S., which seems a little odd.) I was also pleased to see that there is a review of Corb Lund’s new record, “Hair in my Eyes Like a Highland Steer.” Being a bit of a Lund fan and curious to see what an American magazine would think of Lund’s very Albertacentric writing, I dove right into the review. Almost immediately, it stopped me right in my tracks.

I’ll provide a copy of the review here:

Like ice fishing and snow mobile racing, Corb Lund is huge in Canada (if not so much in Texas). The former frontman for Edmonton punk-rock footnotes the Smalls consistently sells out 1,000-seat venues in the Great White North. Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer leaves no doubt that the country convert bleeds maple syrup and Molson Canadian; the disc’s thirteen rollicking dusters are littered with references to Calgary cowgirls and British Columbia buckaroos.

Musically, The Corb Lund Band is at least partially rooted in American soil. The cowbell-propelled title track hews dangeroulsy close to Nashville-brand new country, and the saloon-boogie shuffler “Always Keep An Edge On Your Knife” sounds like an artifact from the California gold rush.

Lund’s weakness is that too many of his songs play out like novelty tunes. “Hurtin’ Albertan” is a CB radio tribute that won’t make anyone forget about C.W. McCall’s immortal “Convoy”, and “The Truck Got Stuck” could easily be a reject from Jason Ringenberg’s A Day At The Farm With Farmer Jason children’s disc. Everyone suspects Canadians are kind of simple, but Lund doesn’t have to prove it with sing-song rhymes like “It was truck after truck/We all got stuck.”

From No Depression #60 – November/December 2005
written by Mike Usinger

Wow. Now I can take a joke, and can forgive more than my share of bad writing (not everyone can be a perfect writer such as I, after all…), but this pile of literary poo got to me. I did what I felt I had to do, and wrote an email to No Depression expressing my disappointment. It is as follows:

It’s a good thing my subscription is up, because I’d likely want to cancel it after reading the DUMB comments that Mike Usinger made in his sadly misinformed and very insulting review of Corb Lund’s new album. There’s a reason why there is some animosity between Canada and the US, and it’s almost entirely because of ignorance and stereotypes like those spewed forth by Mr. Usinger. “Everyone suspects Canadians are kind of simple, but Lund doesn’t have to prove it…” Wow. I’m not surprised that there’s someone in the US small-minded enough to write such drivel, but I’m really shocked at No Depression for publishing it. What a total lack of respect for your subscribers north of the border.

I should mention that Usinger’s rambling review, while it contains plenty of fairly typical, stupid stereotypes, also contains plenty of factual errors. First, Lund was hardly the “frontman” for The Smalls. As anyone who had done their homework should know, Corby Lund (as he was known) was the bass player, while Mike Caldwell did the singing, thank you (a quick check on allmusic.com, an American site, will show you that) (further, one has to wonder why, if The Smalls are mere “footnotes,” Usinger would bother to mention them at all). Also, while Lund is surely gaining in popularity, he is far from able to sell out 1,000 seat venues in much of “The Great White North.” Sure, in his home of Alberta he may be able to pull that off, but in much of the country he’s playing much, much smaller venues. Most importantly, no matter how much he appears to be gaining steam, he has a long, long way to go before he is as popular as ice fishing or snowmobile (one word, Mr. Usinger) racing.

We Canadians may be simple, but at least we are able to write well informed reviews without insulting an entire nation of people.

Farewell No Depression, and thanks for not making things “too” friendly between the US and Canada; it just means that there will be more maple syrup and Molson products for us, thanks.

Jeff Robson
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Great White North

And those are just a few of the comments that one could make about this awful review.

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – November 2005

Episode #132
Sunday, November 6, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

NQ Arbuckle – Happy birthday – Hanging the Battle Scarred Piñata – CDN

Showcasing some of the best music in the world, and it’s from right here in Winnipeg!:
The Wailin’ Jennys – One voice – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Sunset chaser – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
The Weakerthans – My favourite chords – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG
Christine Fellows – Face down, feet first – Paper Anniversary – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Since you can be – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Easily Amused – Walk away – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG

Just because you don’t live here any more, doesn’t mean you’re not a Winnipegger:
Monica Schroeder – Poison – Orbit – CDN
Lindy – Beautifully undone – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN
Luke Doucet – Emily, please – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Joel Kroeker – Goodbye Jane – Melodrama – CDN

In concert Nov. 19:
Alana Levandoski – Red headed girl – Unsettled Down – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

In concert Nov. 12:
Vance Gilbert – When Jimmy falls in love – Edgewise
Vance Gilbert – Times two – Fugitives
Vance Gilbert – Taking it all to Tennessee – Somerville Live
Vance Gilbert & Ellis Paul – Alone down here – Side of the Road

In concert Nov. 9:
Pieta Brown – Ring of gold – In the Cool

Greg Brown – Wash my eyes – In the Hills of California
Bruce Cockburn – Pacing the cage – The Charity of Night – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Richard Thompson – Let it blow – Front Parlour Ballads
Rod Picott – Tiger Tom Dixon’s blues – Travel Log
Rodney Crowell – Don’t get me started – The Outsider
Tift Merritt – Ain’t looking closely – This Is Americana
Guy Clark – Picasso’s mandolin – Boats to Build

Episode #133
Sunday, November 13, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Another in the much-more-infrequent-than-it-should-be Tell the Band to Go Home Invitational Series, where I turn the programming duties over to someone so that I can sit back, enjoy, and learn like everyone else. I love having new voices, perspectives, and interests on the show from time to time, and this show was particularly enlightening, as loyal listener and good friend Oly Backstrom dropped by to tell us about Greg Brown, Peter Case, Richard Thompson, and a few other artists he thought we’d enjoy. And we did! He taught us a lot, but I’m going to have to teach him a thing or two about Can-Con, it seems.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Vance Gilbert – Unfamiliar Moon – Unfamiliar Moon

Oly’s Picks:
Corin Raymond – That’s life (Loving you right back) – Record Lonesome Night – CDN
Dave Quanbury – No vacancy – No Vacancy – CDN – WPG
Corin Raymond – Three thousand miles – Record Lonesome Night – CDN
Peter Case – Turnin’ blue – Torn Again
Peter Case – I shook his hand – Peter Case

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Peter Case – Blue distance – Flying Saucer Blues
Greg Brown – Help me make it through this funky day – In the Dark with You
Greg Brown – Spring wind – Dream Cafe
Greg Brown – Billy from the hills – Slant 6 Mind
Greg Brown – Milk of the moon – Live at the Black Sheep
Greg Brown – Smell of coffee – Milk of the Moon

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Richard and Linda Thompson – A heart needs a home – Watching the Dark
Richard and Linda Thompson – Dimming of the Day – Watching the Dark
Richard and Linda Thompson – Walking on a wire – Watching the Dark
Richard Thompson – I misunderstood – Rumor and Sigh
Richard Thompson – Beeswing – Mirror Blue

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Richard Thompson – Crawl back (under my stone) – Mock Tudor
Linda Thompson – Dear old man of mine – Fashionably Late
Townes Van Zandt – If I needed you – Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Alejandro Escovedo – Wave – A Man Under the Influence

Alana Levandoski – Prairie sun – Unsettled Down – CDN – WPG

Episode #134
Sunday, November 20, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Another show coming to you from the comfort of my living room. Pre-taped goodness including the regular features and a trip into the TTBTGH mailbag.

From 3-4, I’m turning over the reins to The Boss. No, not Jared, Bruce Springsteen. In honour of the 30th anniversary of his great Born to Run record, we’ll hear a great documentary about the making of the album.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Elliott Brood – Jackson – Ambassador – CDN
Elliott Brood – Wolfgang – Ambassador – CDN
Elliott Brood – Edge of town – Tin Type – CDN
Gerry Griffin – I hate love – Hour Glass – CDN
Tony Furtado – The good stuff – These Chains
Terry Tufts – Black velvet Elvis – the better fight – CDN
Donal Hinley – Adelaide – Giants

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Tim Grimm – The people’s highway – The Back Fields
Kate Campbell – Pans of biscuits – Blues and Lamentations
Michael Laderoute – South train – A River I Know – CDN
Shiloh Lindsey – Diamonds – For My Smoke – CDN
Shannon McNally – All my tears – Run for Cover
Martyn Joseph – Call it democracy – Run to Cover
Clem Snide – Fill me with your light – This Is Americana, Vol 2

3:00pm – 4:00 pm

Bruce Springsteen: The Story of Born to Run Radio Special

Episode #135
Sunday, November 27, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

We start off on a somewhat sad note. It seems that one of my favourite bands of all time, and without a doubt one of the reasons that I’m such a huge music nerd today, The Lowest of the Low, is going on extended hiatus again. They’ll be sadly missed if this is the end, but their amazing music will live on forever.

Bruce Cockburn’s coming to town on Wednesday to accept a big award from the Winnipeg Folk Festival, so we’ll pay him some respect also by playing some of his great music.

Then, I share music and stories from my amazing trip to Minneapolis, where I got to see the amazing Rodney Crowell put on a show that I hope I don’t ever forget. I bought a whack of new CDs to share also, so a few tunes from some of the many new goodies I picked up.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

R.I.P. LOTL?:
The Lowest of the Low – Rosy and grey – Shakespeare My Butt – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Black Monday – Hallucigenia – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Everywhere and nowhere – Sordid Fiction – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Come pick me up – Live in Buffalo, NY – CDN

Bruuuuuuuuuuce:
Bruce Cockburn – Train in the rain – Speechless – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Open – You’ve Never Seen Everything – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Wondering where the lions are – Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002 – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Skydiggers – One day I walk – Kick at the Darkness: Songs of Bruce Cockburn – CDN

The amazing Rodney Crowell:
Blue Rodeo – ‘Til I gain control again – 5 Days in July – CDN
Emmylou Harris – Ain’t livin’ long like this – Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Guy Clark – She’s crazy for leavin’ – Craftsman
Rodney Crowell – Stuff that works – Let the Picture Paint Itself
Rodney Crowell – Still learning how to fly – Fate’s Right Hand
The Notorious Cherry Bombs – Wait a minute – The Notorious Cherry Bombs

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Rodney Crowell – Bluebird wine – Heartworn Highways DVD
Rodney Crowell – The outsider – The Outsider

Hot. New. Stuff:
Daddy – You made your bed – At the Women’s Club
Buddy Miller – Love match – Cruel Moon
Buddy and Julie Miller – Keep your distance – Buddy & Julie Miller
The Resentments – I will walk with you – Switcheroo
Shannon McNally – The worst part of a broken heart – Geronimo
Gillian Welch – Pocahontas – The Revelator Collection DVD

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels – Streets of Baltimore – Live 1973
Townes Van Zandt – Tower song – Delta Momma Blues
Nick Lowe – What’s shaking on the hill – Untouched Takeaway
Nick Lowe – The beast in me – The Impossible Bird
Shannon Lyon – The hobo song – Bound – CDN

Not all Canadians are simple, thanks, No Depression Magazine!
Corb Lund Band – The rodeo’s over – Hair in my Eyes Like a Highland Steer – CDN

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – October 2005

Episode #127
Sunday, October 2, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Another pre-taped show, but it’s still good, don’t worry.

Featuring an interview I did in February of this year with the amazing Martyn Joseph, who makes his return on Oct. 4 at the WECC for what is sure to be another amazing show.

Also, some great new music came in this week, including the great new bluegrass record from Paul Kelly, the new Neil Young, Ryan Adams, and more.

And a look at one of the greatest Canadian bands of them all, Skydiggers, and some of the projects that those guys have appeared on.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Martyn Joseph – Dolphins make me cry – Being There
Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – Stumbling block – Foggy Highway
Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – You’re learning – Foggy Highway
Neil Young – Far from home – Prairie Wind – CDN
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Dear John – Jacksonville City Nights
Allen Dobb – Rosetown – Rosetown – CDN
Anne Schaefer – Drowning man – Twelve Easy Pieces – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Songs about a topic on everyone’s mind:
Nathan – Gasoline – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Donal Hinley – Gasoline – We Built a Fire
Mark Browning – Gasoline – Years of Sadness – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Water in the fuel – Lipstick Lies & Gasoline – CDN
Danny Michel – The smell of gas – Fibsville – CDN
David Wilcox – Rusty old American dream – How Did You Find Me Here?

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Skydiggers – I will give you everything – Skydiggers – CDN
Paul Macleod – Giants – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN
Tannis Slimmon – Why can’t you read my mind – Oak Lake – CDN
Skydiggers – A penny more – Restless – CDN
Skydiggers – Radio waves – Road Radio – CDN
Sydiggers – Sweet heartache – Bittersweet Harmony – CDN
The Cash Brothers – Nerve – How Was Tomorrow? – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Martyn Joseph – Wake me up – Whoever it Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home

Martyn Joseph interview (taped February 24, 2005)

Martyn Joseph – Whoever it was that brought me here will have to take me home – Whoever it Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home

Episode #128
Sunday, October 9, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and I took some time to show some thanks. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to do this show each and every week, but I’m also grateful for my friends and family and listeners who support me and the show, so I played some special sets for some special folks.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Seasonal songs:
Kings of the Moon – Coming home – Kings of the Moon – CDN – WPG
Kings of the Moon – Leaves – Kings of the Moon – CDN – WPG
Patty Griffin – Making pies – 1,000 Kisses
Jeffrey & Humphrey – Turkey song – Somebody Needs a Time Out – CDN – WPG

Here’s to you, Lucy:
Paul Kelly – How to make gravy – Words & Music
Jimmy Lafave – Only one angel – Austin Skyline
Lyle Lovett – Simple song – Pontiac
Jesse Winchester – That’s what makes you strong – Live from Mountain Stage

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Thanks to you, Kristi:
Eliza Gilkyson – Borderline – Paradise Hotel
NQ Arbuckle – Mixkin dancehall blues – Hanging the Battle Scarred Piñata – CDN
Luke Doucet – It’s not the liquor I miss – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Melissa McClelland – Factory – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN

For my old pal Stu:
Bruce Springsteen – Long time comin’ – Devils & Dust bonus DVD
Mike Plume Band – Promise me you’ll never tell – Fools for the Radio – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Moe Berg – Here’s the story – Summer’s Over – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without piano – The Occasionals – CDN

To Victoria with thanks to Allison:
Jim Bryson – Fleetwood – The North Side Benches – CDN
The Cash Brothers – Night shift guru – How Was Tomorrow? – CDN
Shannon Lyon – Naïve – Wandered – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Two day one night stand – Dear Love – CDN

Totally T-Bar:
Rod Picott – Angels and acrobats – Stray Dogs
Ray Lamontagne – Shelter – Trouble

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Steve Forbert – Lay down your weary tune again – Mission of the Crossroad Palms

A few of my favourite musicians/friends:
Michael Johnston – My curious heart – Curious Heart – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Last day of the year – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Beautiful dawn – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Radiogram – Lost in the park – Unbetween – CDN

Episode #129
Sunday, October 16, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

featuring an interview with Matt Mays

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Matt Mays – So distant – Matt Mays – CDN
Matt Mays – Downtown – Matt Mays – CDN
Matt Mays & El Torpedo – Travellin’ – Matt Mays & El Torpedo – CDN
Matt Mays & El Torpedo – Cocaine cowgirl – Matt Mays & El Torpedo – CDN
Matt Mays & El Torpedo – Ain’t so heavy – Matt Mays & El Torpedo – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Matt Mays interview

Matt Mays & El Torpedo – On the hood – Matt Mays & El Torpedo – CDN
Matt Mays – Lonely highway night – Matt Mays – CDN
Luke Doucet – Vladivostok – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Michael Johnston – Off guard – Curious Heart – CDN
Dave Clark – I love you – Goofus and the Kitty Eat what they Bake – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Johnston – Heart turns blue – Curious Heart – CDN
Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty – 1855 – No Never Alone – CDN
Martha Wainwright – Far away – Martha Wainwright – CDN
Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty – Too sober to sleep – 1855 – No Never Alone – CDN
Martha Wainwright – Factory – Martha Wainwright – CDN
Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty – Special – 1855 – No Never Alone – CDN
Eric Bogle – The band played Waltzing Matilda – By Request

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Steve Slade – (I would) Walk on water – Flying into Inuvik – CDN
Chris Neufeld – Told a joke – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Jim Bryson – 26 Miles by car – The Occasionals – CDN
Lynn Miles – Never coming back – Love Sweet Love – CDN
Jory Nash – The conversion of Pearl Hart – Spaz Loves Weezie – CDN

Episode #129.5
Sunday, October 16, 2005
4:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Yeah, I’m mostly known for my quiet little folk show, but my inner rock child longs to be set free from time to time, and with a little extra time to kill since there’s no 4:00 show anymore, we let the band come back in and rock

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

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Sons of Daughters (now The Rocky Fortune) – Drop me in the well – Sons of Daughters – CDN
Sons of Daughters (now The Rocky Fortune) – Anne-Marie – Sons of Daughters – CDN
Swank – Reverand Pleasant – The Survival Issue – CDN
Cracker – Up against the wall, redneck mother – Countrysides
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League – Your adorable beast – From the End of your Leash
Jon Dee Graham – Laredo (small dark something) – Hooray for the Moon
Matthew Ryan – Guilty – May Day

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Jesse Malin – Riding on the subway – The Fine Art of Self-Destruction
Green on Red – Hair of the dog – Gas Food Lodging/Green on Red
Chuck Prophet – Diamond Jim – The Hurting Business
Two Hours Traffic – Mr. Saturday – Two Hours Traffic – CDN
The Novaks – Doesn’t anybody hear it – The Novaks – CDN

The Battle of the Graphic Designers:
Swank – The incident at Rock Creek – The Survival Issue – CDN
Elliott BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN

Episode #130
Sunday, October 23, 2005
2:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

With so many guests, who’s got time to write some witty episode info? All of my time and energy had to go into keeping track and keeping up with Michael Johnston, Dave Clark, and Luke Doucet, all on the telephone (not at once, silly) and Steve Slade who dropped by for a visit and to play some tunes. (special thanks to Steve as I kept him waiting, and waiting, and waiting… he’s a great sport and an even better guest)

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Guy Clark – Stuff that works – Dublin Blues

Michael Johnston interview

Michael Johnston – Petrazalka (missin’ Manitoba and you) – Curious Heart – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Michael Johnston – The grandmother – Curious Heart – CDN

Dave Clark interview

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Dave Clark – Crowds – Goofus and the Kitty Eat what they Bake – CDN
Rheostatics – Guns – Whale Music – CDN
Harry Manx – Where fools die – Mantras for Madmen – CDN
Harry Manx – It makes no difference – Mantras for Madmen – CDN
Luke Doucet – Broken one – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Mellissa McClelland – Pretty blue – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Sure friends – Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Pieta Brown – #807 – In the Cool
Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – Surely God is a lover – Foggy Highway
Joe West – The combines are coming – The Human Cannonball
Rob Heath – Dear God – Couple of Times Around the Sun – CDN
Kate Maki – Over – Confusion Unlimited – CDN
Ruth Minnikin – Snow day – Ruth Minnikin – CDN

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Geoff Berner – Maginot line – We Shall Not Flag or Fail We Shall Go On to the End – CDN
Luke Doucet – Emily, please – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Luke Doucet – It’s not the liquor I miss – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Steve Slade – Flying into Inuvik – Flying into Inuvik – CDN

Steve Slade interview

Steve Slade – Soul sister – Flying into Inuvik – CDN
Steve Slade – Testifyin’ blues – live performance – CDN
Steve Slade – Whiskey & gasoline – live performance – CDN
Steve Slade – Feels like a good thing – live performance – CDN

Episode #131
“Under the Covers”
Sunday, October 30, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

As the weather grows colder and my hectic schedule makes me feel older, all I want to do some days is stay under the covers. I’ve been to a few great concerts lately and have heard some great cover versions, so on today’s show, we heard some of the originals that were redone so well lately, and played a bunch of other great covers and songs that were covered. Two more hours under the covers sounds pretty good to me.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

The Be Good Tanyas – Light enough to travel – Blue Horse – CDN
Geoff Berner – In spite of ourselves – Live in Oslo – CDN
Kieran Kane – In a town this size – Six Months, No Sun
Carolyn Mark – Edmonton – Party Girl – CDN
Randy Newman – Guilty – Good Old Boys
Geoff Berner – Honey, I’m a big boy now – recorded live on UMFM – CDN

Ray Wilie Hubbard – Freeway Jesus – Big Sweet Life: The Songs of Jon Dee Graham

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Patty Griffin – Faithless – Big Sweet Life: The Songs of Jon Dee Graham (DVD)

The Glory of Gram Pasons:
Lucinda Williams & David Crosby – Return of the grievous angel – Return of
the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
John Doe & Kathleen Edwards – We’ll sweep out the ashes in the morning –
Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons (DVD)
Kasey Chambers – Still feeling blue – Barricades & Brickwalls
Elvis Costello – I’m your toy – Almost Blue
Steve Earle – My uncle – Sidetracks
Gram Parsons – Love hurts – G.P./Grievous Angel

3:00pm – 3:30pm

James Keelaghan – Mirabeau Bridge – Road – CDN – WPG
Tannis Slimmon – There’s a lift – Oak Lake – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Blue – www.reidjamieson.com – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Lace and pretty flowers – Collectibles – CDN
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – White line – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of
Willie P Bennett – CDN
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – 49 tons – Kings of Love – CDN
Todd Snider – Alcohol & pills – East Nashville Skyline

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Mary Gauthier – Your sister cried – Mercy Now
Mary Gauthier – I ain’t got no home – Live on the Air 1998-2004
Oh Susanna – Home soon (the cherry song) – Johnstown – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Alabaster – live recording – CDN
Neko Case – Andy – Canadian Amp

October 23, 2005 – Luke Doucet interview

A conversation with Luke Doucet, recorded October 23, 2005. The first few minutes are a little rough, because Luke’s phone was cutting out badly, but it clears up!

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Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – September 2005

Episode #123
Sunday, September 4, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Although I like to yak a lot on the radio and I tend to be rather long-winded when writing, often I don’t know quite what to say about the world around me, so I love to let the music do the talking. Today was a day to work through a few themes that are on my mind, namely politics, natural disasters, hope/faith, and work (it is Labour Day weekend and my summer job is over and time to get back to reality next week.)

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Drive in movie – Drive In Movie – CDN
Luke Doucet – It’s not the liquor I miss – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN

It’s a political world:
Luke Doucet – Vladivostok – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Eliza Gilkyson – Man of God – Paradise Hotel
Steve Earle – Amerika v. 6.0 – Jerusalem
Iris Dement – Wasteland of the free – The Way I Should

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Stephen Fearing – Blind indifference – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Nick Lowe – What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and understanding – Q107’s Concerts in the Sky: The Campfire Versions

Songs for New Orleans:
Eliza Gilkyson – Requiem – Paradise Hotel
Randy Newman – Louisiana 1927 – Good Old Boys
Mary Gauthier – It ain’t the wind, it’s the rain – Mercy Now
Johnny Cash – The city of New Orleans – Giant Hits
Robert Earl Keen – Hello New Orleans – Gravitational Forces
Willie P Bennett – Storm clouds – Collectibles – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bob Dylan – High water – Love and Theft

But there’s always hope & faith to help us through:
Gram Parsons – In my hour of darkness – G.P./Grievous Angel
Emmylou Harris – Hard times – At the Ryman
Patty Griffin – Love throw a line – Impossible Dream
Ted Hawkins – Long as I can see the light – The Next Hundred Years

Songs of Work & Workers:
David Francey – Working poor – Torn Screen Door – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

David Francey – Mill towns – Far End of Summer – CDN
Danny Michel – Thunder in the mountain – Tales of the Invisible Man – CDN
Greg Macpherson – Company store – Maintenance – CDN – WPG
Stan Rogers – White collar holler – Between the Breaks… Live! – CDN
5 Chinese Brothers – She’s a waitress (and I’m in love) – Singer, Songwriter, Beggarman, Thief
Jim Croce – Workin’ at the car wash blues – Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Elvis Costello – Welcome to the working week – My Aim Is True
Stompin’ Tom Connors – Bud the spud – Souvenirs: 25 of the Best – CDN

Episode #124
Sunday, September 11, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Another pre-taped Tell the Band to Go Home spectacular.

Music in remembrance of Sept. 11, in honour of Kristi’s birthday, and a special set of music recorded live on UMFM in honour of the anniversary of the debut of Steel Belted Free Range Radio.

We also revisit an interview with Willy Porter which was taped just before the Winnipeg Folk Festival, but because of computer problems and because most of us were at the festival, it’s one that not many people heard, so we’ll give you another chance.

We end it off with a tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of them all. Sept. 12 marks the anniversary of the day that the world lost Johnny Cash, so we played some great Johnny & June in remembrance of them both.
Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – WPG=Winnipeg artist

2:00pm – 2:30pm

9/11 songs:
Lisa Winn – Cover my eyes – Out from Under – CDN
David Francey – Grim cathedral – Skating Rink – CDN
David Francey – Fourth of July – The Waking Hour – CDN

Birthday songs for Kristi:
NQ Arbuckle – Happy birthday – Hanging the Battle Scarred Piñata – CDN
Clem Snide – Happy birthday – Soft Spot
The Lowest of the Low – 7th Birthday – Hallucigenia – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Your birthday party – Sordid Fiction – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Celebrating 2 years of Steel Belted Free Range Radio:
Ron Sexsmith – On a whim – recorded live on UMFM (also on Rarities) – CDN
John Wort Hannam – Three cylinders – recorded live on UMFM (also on Dynamite & ‘Dozers) – CDN
Dave Lang – Home for the holidays – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Shuyler Jansen – The blackened prince – recorded live on UMFM (also on Hobotron) – CDN
Todd Hunter – Postcards – recorded live on UMFM (also on Remember) – CDN – WPG
The Welcome Back Carters – Melinda – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Roger Marin Jr. – Backyard mechanic – recorded live on UMFM (also on Roger Marin Jr.) – CDN
Hayes Carll – Hey baby, where you been? – recorded live on UMFM (also on Little Rock)

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Zubot and Dawson – May you never – Chicken Scratch – CDN
Willy Porter – Rita – Dog Eared Dream
Willy Porter – Angry words – Dog Eared Dream

Willy Porter interview (July 2005)

Willy Porter – Unconditional – High Wire Live

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Johnny Cash – When I’ve learned – Live Recordings from the Louisiana Hayride
Johnny Cash – Cold cold heart – Sings Hank Williams … and other Favorite Tunes
Johnny Cash – When I’m grey – The Legend
Johnny Cash & June Carter – It ain’t me babe – Live Recordings from the Louisiana Hayride
June Carter Cash – Tiffany Anastasia Lowe – Press On
Johnny Cash – The caretaker – Unearthed

Episode #125
Sunday, September 18, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Eric Johnson – Song for George – Ah Via Musicom

In honour of Terry Fox:
David Leask – Run Fox run – www.davidleask.com – CDN
Lynne Harrison – When I walk (I run) – Learning Curve – CDN
Blue Rose Café – Long way to travel – A Reunion Tribute to Pat Long
Steve Earle – Down the road – Guitar Town
Jimmy Lafave – The open road – Highway Trance
Mike Plume – There’s a road – Table for One – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – The road goes on forever – Live from Austin, TX

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Chris Knight – Me and this road – The Jealous Kind
Wayne Hancock – Life on the road – That’s what Daddy Wants
Melwood Cutlery – Long lonesome road – Campfire – CDN

Cancer survivors:
Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle – The good one – H-Wing – CDN
John Prine – I hate it when that happens to me – Fair & Square

Songs of strength and to remind us not to worry so much (I’m convinced that worry is the #1 cause of cancer):
Willy Porter – Breathe – High Wire Live

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Buddy Miller – Worry too much – Universal United House of Prayer
Martyn Joseph – Walk down the mountain – Whoever it Was that Brought Me Here Will Have to Take Me Home
Willie P Bennett – Push on – Take My Own Advice – CDN

Hankfest: In honour of Hank’s birthday, September 17:
Hank Williams – I’m so lonesome I could cry – The Greatest Country Singer of All Time
Fred Eaglesmith – Alcohol & pills – Lipstick Lies & Gasoline – CDN
Corb Lund Band – Are you sure Hank done it this way – Modern Pain – CDN
Neko Case – Alone and forsaken – Canadian Amp

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Camper Van Beethoven – Six more miles to the graveyard – Camper Vantiquities
Clem Snide – Lost on the river – You Were a Diamond
Sarah Harmer – Your cheatin’ heart – Songs for Clem – CDN
Stephen Fearing – (I heard that) lonesome whistle – The Assassin’s Apprentice – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – Honky tonkin’ – High, Low and in between
Hank Williams – Cold, cold heart – The Greatest Country Singer of All Time

By request:
The Handsome Family – My sister’s tiny hands – Live at Schuba’s Tavern
NQ Arbuckle – Huntsville affair – summer digital single – CDN

Episode #126
Sunday, September 25, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Some good things are named Katrina and Rita:
Steve Forbert – Song for Katrina – What Kinda Guy?
Willy Porter – Rita – Dog Eared Dream

It’s new. It’s good.
Chris Mills – Dancing on the head of a pin – The Wall to Wall Sessions
Elliott BROOD – Jackson – Ambassador – CDN
Radiogram – Something to forget – Seven Sketches (acoustic demos) – CDN
Luke Doucet – Broken one – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Calexico/Iron and Wine – A history of lovers – In the Reins

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Iron and Wine and Calexico are good:
Iron and Wine – Sunset soon forgotten – Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron and Wine – Freedom hangs like Heaven – Woman King
Calexico – Crystal frontier (acoustic version) – Even My Sure Things Fall Through
Calexico – Quattro (world drifts in) – Feast of Wire

Submissions that are also good:
Shiloh Lindsay – For my smoke – For My Smoke – CDN
Colin Brooks – Blood in the water – Blood and Water
Jeff Black – Easy on me – Tin Lily

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Greg Winkler – Still Ann – Laugh a Little Larger
Nathan Caswell – Naked cowboy – Pulp Town – CDN

Bob Snider is very, very good at writing, performing, and now writing:
Bob Snider – Talk to me babe – Caterwaul & Doggerel – CDN
Bob Snider – Radio song – Words and Pictures – CDN
Bob Snider – Dog – Stealin’ Home – CDN
Bob Snider – If I sang it pretty – The Street Takes You In – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Upcoming Bob Dylan documentary looks pretty good:
Jimmy Lafave – Emotionally yours – Texoma
Wyckham Porteous – Jimmy Lafave goes to Hibbing, Minnesota – In this World
Neko Case – Buckets of Rain – Sweetheart 2005
Oh Susanna – I’ll keep it with mine – Oh Susanna – CDN
Buddy and Julie Miller – Wallflower – Love Snuck Up
Emmylou Harris – Every grain of sand – Wrecking Ball
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – I threw it all away – Kerouac’s Last Dream
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – August 2005

Episode #119
Sunday, August 7, 2005
2:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Music makes me feel alright. Usually. I was tired and kind of grumpy before the show began today, but a whole lot of great music made all of the difference in the world. John Prentice didn’t make it in today, so that meant three hours of the best therapy money can’t buy. Late in hour 3, things turned for the worse again, when we got a call from our old pal, talented local singer/songwriter JP Hoe, who had all of his guitars stolen after his gig at The Fringe Festival recently. The fact that they were stolen from backstage, right behind JP’s back infuriated me more than these stories usually do, so I had to put him on the air and find out what happened. We’re gonna help this future star get back on his feet one way or another. Stay tuned for details…

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Mary Gauthier – Camelot motel – Filth & Fire
Mary Gauthier – Goodbye – Live on the Air 1998-2004
Eliza Gilkyson – When you walk on – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – Not lonely – Land of Milk and Honey
Hayes Carll – Take me away – recorded live on UMFM (also on Little Rock)
Hayes Carll – Down the road tonight – Little Rock
The Gourds – Lower 48 – Blood of the Ram

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Oh Susanna – You’ll always be – Johnstown – CDN
David Francey – Wind in the wires – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – Torn Screen Door – Torn Screen Door – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels – Little buffalo – From the Paradise Motel – CDN
Martin Sexton – Black sheep – Black Sheep
Tom Waits – Chocolate Jesus – Mule Variations

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Chris Neufeld – Waterwheel – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – This woman from Prague – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Alana Levandoski – Prairie sun – Unsettled Down – CDN – WPG
Steve Young – Lonesome, on’ry & mean – Country Outlaws: Renegade Country Music
Townes Van Zandt – Waitin’ round to die – Country Outlaws: Renegade Country Music
Guy Clark – The Indian cowboy – Old Friends
Lyle Lovett – Walk through the bottomland – Pontiac

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Scott Nolan – Rosie – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Water or gasoline – BARK – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Huntsville affair – digital single – CDN
Jim Bryson – Soupy sayles – The Occasionals – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Whiskeytown – Too drunk to dream – Faithless Street
Justin Rutledge & the Junction Forty – Too sober to sleep – No Never Alone – CDN

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Shuyler Jansen – Whipping boy – Hobotron – CDN
AA Sound System – Prairie whole – Lily Plain…You’re Hardly Poor – CDN
Danny Michel – Thunder in the mountain – Tales from the Invisible Man – CDN
Kris Demeanor – This old house – Lark – CDN
Janine Stoll – Lament of the lazy lover – This Is Where We Bury It – CDN
Adam Carroll – Far away blues – Far Away Blues

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Marti Brom – Seven lonely days – Heartache Numbers

JP Hoe’s bad news report

Snoovy – Never the pain – Twenty/Twenty – CDN
JP Hoe – Fine – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Dream on – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG

Episode #120
Sunday, August 14, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

It’s been a busy weekend. Moving day is today. My Mom “Lucy” moves out of the house we’ve been in for 28 years. Man do we have a lot of crap. In honour of the big day, a set of “house” music.

What could I possibly say about my special guest on this show that wouldn’t sound like gushing? No sense in trying. She’s a legend in the making, a real inspiration, and one of the finest people and songwriters I’ve ever run across. It’s truly an honour to speak with Eliza Gilkyson. Sure, we had a bit of trouble connecting in the beginning, but that just meant extra time to enjoy some of her amazing work.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Easily Amused – Colleen – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Lyle Lovett – Step inside this house – Step Inside this House
Kris Demeanor – This old house – recorded live on UMFM (also on Lark) – CDN
Ryan Adams – This house is not for sale – Love Is Hell Part 1
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach – This house is empty now – Painted from Memory
David Francey – Torn Screen Door – Torn Screen Door
Tom Waits – House where nobody lives – Mule Variations

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Shawn Colvin – Get out of this house – A Few Small Repairs
Eliza Gilkyson – Wonderland – Land of Milk and Honey
Stephen Fearing – The upside down – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Lynn Miles – Black flowers – Unravel – CDN
Jesse Winchester – Eulalie – Live from Mountain Stage – CDN
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Fireworks – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Eliza Gilkyson – Paradise hotel – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – Borderline – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – Think about you – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – Hiway 9 – Land of Milk and Honey
Eliza Gilkyson – Coast – Hard Times in Babylon
Eliza Gilkyson – Requiem – Paradise Hotel

Eliza Gilkyson interview

Eliza Gilkyson – The Ballad of Yvonne Johnson – Land of Milk and Honey

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Eliza Gilkyson – Man of God – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – Tender mercies – Land of Milk and Honey
David Francey – Working poor – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – Sorrows of the sailor – Torn Screen Door – CDN

Episode #121
Sunday, August 21, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Local singer/songwriter Matt Epp stops by to chat about his new record “You’ll Find Me Alone,” which will be released at The West End on Sept. 1, and play us a few songs live.

I always love a new Ron Sexsmith record, but his new one, “Destination Unknown”, which is an album of beautiful harmony duets with his longtime drummer Don Kerr, is so grand that it’s got me thinking about some other great harmonies and pulling out some of the best for the show. Love them harmonies. Yup.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Dan Frechette – Where the water tastes like wine – Lucky Day – CDN – WPG
Joel Kroeker – The smallest room – Melodrama – CDN
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Reinventing Miss Exciting – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Since you could be – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Richard Buckner – Mud – Bloomed
Adam Carroll – All the way – Far Away Blues

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Matt Epp – Boy you oughta be in New York – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG

Matt Epp interview

Matt Epp – We can be in love – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG
Matt EppYou’ll find me alone – live performance (also on You’ll Find Me Alone) – CDN – WPG
Matt EppYou’re a feather – live performance (also on You’ll Find Me Alone) – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr – Raindrops in my coffee – Destination Unknown – CDN
Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr – Chasing forever – Destination Unknown – CDN
Whiskeytown – Don’t be sad – Pneumonia
Tres Chicas – In a while – Sweetwater
Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell – Two different things – Begonias
The Wailin’ Jennys – One voice – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
The Ladybird Sideshow – Similar likeness – Live at the Orange Lounge – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Josh Ritter & Blake Hazard – Tonight you belong to me – Sweetheart: Love Songs
Kathleen Edwards – Somewhere else – Back to Me – CDN
Gram Parsons – Love hurts – G.P./Grievous Angel
Chris Hillman & Steve Earle – High fashion queen – Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – My baby’s gone – Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’: Songs of The Louvin Brothers
Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris & Waylon Jennings – As long as I live – Water from the Wells of Home
The Blue Shadows – If I were you – On the Floor of Heaven – CDN
The Blue Shadows – I know – Lucky to Me – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Eres tu – Escape from Bover County – CDN

Episode #122
Sunday, August 28, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring a telephone interview with Joel Kroeker and an in-studio visit from Darren Day.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Matt Mays – So distant – Matt Mays – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Imaginary lifestyle – The Noise in my Chest – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Nick Lowe – All men are liars – Party of One
Mary Gauthier – Drag queens in limousines – Drag Queens in Limousines
Jim Lauderdale – I know better now – The Hummingbirds
Joel Kroeker – Goodbye Jane – Melodrama – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Joel Kroeker – Endings – Melodrama – CDN

Joel Kroeker interview

Joel Kroeker – The wind – Melodrama – CDN
Joel Kroeker – Nothing special – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Row him home – The Wailin’ Jennys – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Wailin’ Jennys – Heaven when we’re home
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – ? – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG

Darren Day interview

Darren Day – Power world – live performance – CDN – WPG
Darren Day – Run and hide – live performance – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – This woman from Prague – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Told a joke – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Dan Goldman – The Pacific – Through a Revolution – CDN
The Brooks Sisters – I must go – The Carport Sessions – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Tie me at the crossroads – BARK – CDN

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – July 2005

Episode #114
Sunday, July 3, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Some kids get all excited and can’t sleep a week before Christmas. Me, I have no use for that over-commercialized holiday, it’s The Winnipeg Folk Fest that gets visions of new CDs and Whales’ Tails dancing in my head! I’ve been talking about the festival for months it seems, and in a few short days it’ll be here. So what else could we talk about on the show today but Folk Fest, Folk Fest, and more Folk Fest!

First up, a live in-studio visit from a dear friend who’s playing at Folk Fest this year, Cara “Lovely” Luft. She dropped by to chat about life after the Wailin’ Jennys and the many things that are keeping her busy and excited these days.

Then, conversations with two first-time performers that I know are going to find many new fans next weekend, Wayne “The Train” Hancock and Jesse DeNatale.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

The Handsome Family – So much wine – Live at Schuba’s Tavern
Buddy Miller – Worry too much – Universal United House of Prayer
Cara Luft – The light – demos ’05 – CDN – WPG

Cara Luft interview

Cara Luft – Down to the river – live performance – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Cara Luft – Untitled – demos ’05 – CDN – WPG
Cara Luft – There’s a train – live performance – CDN – WPG
Cara LuftNo friend of mine – live performance – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Wayne Hancock – Big city good time gal – Swing Time

Wayne Hancock interview

Wayne Hancock – Thunderstorms & neon signs – Swing Time
Jason Ringenberg – Bible and a gun – All Over Creation
Camper Van Beethoven – Sweethearts – Greatest Hits Played Faster

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Daniel Lanois – The Maker – Acadie – CDN
Jackie Greene – Honey I been thinking about you – Sweet Somewhere Bound
Jesse DeNatale – Twilight king – Shangri-La West

Jesse DeNatale interview

Jesse DeNatale – Rosie – Shangri-La West

Episode #115
Sunday, July 10, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

A mixed bag today to be certain.

First up, a long list of requests from one of our most dedicated listeners, Allison in Victoria. She sent in a list of requests that was so good, it made up the first hour of the show.

Then, a listen back to an interview that I did on Free Range Radio back in August of 2003. Winnipeg’s own Luke Doucet dropped by to talk about his many, many projects and play us some new songs. Since I’m off at the Winnipeg Folk Festival this week enjoying Luke and many others, it seemed like the perfect chat to revisit.

Then, a few things from the mail bag.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Jim Bryson – Without piano – The Occasionals – CDN
Shannon Lyon – Barcelona – Bound – CDN
Lucinda Williams – Righteously – World Without Tears
The Cash Brothers – Nebraska – Raceway – CDN
Neko Case – Guided by wire – Furnace Room Lullaby
Ox – Trans am – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Matt Mays & el Torpedo – On the hood – Matt Mays & el Torpedo – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Neal Casal – Fremont row – Leaving Traces: Songs 1994-2004
Tift Merritt – Plainest thing – Tambourine
Richard Buckner – Firsts – Dents and Shells
The Sadies – Story’s often told – Stories Often Told – CDN
Christine Fellows – Face down, feet first – Paper Anniversary – CDN – WPG
Wilco – Jesus, etc. – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Justin Rutledge – Lay me down sweet Jesus – No Never Alone – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Luke Doucet interview (recorded Aug. 2003)

Luke Doucet – Blazing a new trail – live performance – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Luke Doucet – You’ve gotta have a heart to have a broken one – live performance – CDN
Luke Doucet – Outlaws – Aloha Manitoba – CDN
Don Bray – Saddle song – Chosen – CDN
Bill Culp – Last hurtin’ song – Roots ‘N’ Roll – CDN
Amy Campbell – This day would come – Architecture: Live at the Opera House – CDN
Melwood Cutlery – Jimmy’s room – Campfire – CDN

Episode #116
Sunday, July 17, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Coming up this week on SBFRR:
Serena Ryder – Rust looks like wood – Live – CDN
Winnipeg Folk Festival highlights:
Willy Porter – Breathe – High Wire Live
Jesse DeNatale – Nightingale – 2005 rough mixes
Martha Wainwright – Factory – Martha Wainwright – CDN
Cracker & Leftover Salmon – Eurotrash girl – O Cracker, Where Art Thou
Jason Ringenberg – Honky tonk maniac from Mars – All Over Creation
Buddy Miller – Wide river to cross – Universal United House of Prayer

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Looking ahead to Hillside Festival next weekend!:
Eliza Gilkyson – Coast – Hard Times in Babylon
Eliza Gilkyson – Dark side of town – Land of Milk & Honey
Kelly Joe Phelps – Beggar’s oil – Sky Like a Broken Clock
Po’ Girl – Corner talk – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Mellissa McClelland – Blue farewell – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Geoff Berner – Volcano god – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On To the End – CDN
Geoff Berner & Carolyn Mark – It’s all just a matter (of where you draw the line) – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Subversives – Shakespeare My Butt – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Come pick me up – Live in Buffalo, NY – CDN
In concert at WECC July 23 (Evan Dando):
The Lemonheads – Mrs. Robinson – It’s a Shame About Ray
The Lemonheads – It’s about time – The Best of the Lemonheads: The Atlantic Years

3:30pm – 4:00pm

New Music!:
Jason Collett – We all lose one another – Idols of Exile – CDN
Scott Nolan Band – Sad story/beautiful song – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
Darrell Scott – East of Gary – Theatre of the Unheard
Hayes Carll – Hey baby where you been – Little Rock
Steve Slade – Virginia – Sampler – CDN
Alana Levandoski – Red headed girl – Unsettled Down – CDN – WPG
Matthew Barber – Soft one – Sweet Nothing – CDN

Episode #117
Sunday, July 24, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

I’m off at the Hillside Festival in Guelph this week, so plenty of pre-taped goodness on the show.

Hour 1 is almost entirely devoted to trying to convince you to join me at The Regina Folk Fest next weekend. It should be a great time, and if I can’t convince you, an hour of great tunes should do.

After 3, we feature a whole bunch of great new CDs that were generously sent in by Red House Records. They’re a fine roots label and put out a lot of great things that I know you’ll love, as proven by over a half hour of music.

Then, a listen back to one of my favourite live guests, Josh Ritter, who dropped by last October for a visit. He’s in Guelph this weekend and so am I, so I figured it was a good time to revisit the interview. He came in and chatted and played a bunch of songs live. If you missed it the first time, tune in again. If you heard it before, well, it was that good that you should tune in again.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Lewis Melville – 9,999 – Truck Songs – CDN
Tannis Slimmon – What to do – Oak Lake – CDN

Regina Folk Fest preview:
AA Sound System – 40 oz to 40 days – Lily Plain… You’re Hardly Poor – CDN
Shuyler Jansen – Write your will – Hobotron – CDN
The Sadies – Loved on look – Tremendous Efforts – CDN
Danny Michel – Whale of a tale – Fibsville – CDN
Danny Michel – Toledo – In the Belly of a Whale – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Oh Susanna – Alabaster – Johnstown – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Home soon (the cherry song) – Sweetheart: Love Songs – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Lodestar – You Were Here – CDN
Christine Fellows – Phantom pains – Paper Anniversary – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stranger – Stranger – CDN – WPG
Kris Demeanor – Practice – 2004 demo EP – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Jimmy Lafave – Revival – Blue Nightfall
Jimmy Lafave – Gotta ramble – Blue Nightfall
Guy Davis – Rolling in my sweet baby’s arms – Legacy
Bill Staines – Rompin’ rovin’ days – Journey Home
Suzzy & Maggie Roche – I don’t have you – Why the Long Face
Greg Brown – Say a little prayer – In the Hills of California
Greg Brown – Your town now – In the Hills of California

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Josh Ritter – Snow is gone – Hello Starling
Josh Ritter – Wings – live performance
Josh Ritter – Kathleen – live performance (also on Hello Starling)
Josh Ritter – What would I do without you – live performance
Josh Ritter – Bad actress – Hello Starling

Episode #118
Sunday, July 31, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

I’ve picked up TONS of new stuff on my travels as of late, and have been lucky enough to receive some great new releases from some fine labels and artists, so it’s time to go through a bunch of it and play it on the show. A lot of wonderful and diverse music stretched over 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon sounds pretty darned good to me!

The show is pretaped (again) this week, as I’m off at the Regina Folk Fest, no doubt stocking up on more music to play on upcoming shows.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Lewis Melville – Red – Noah’s Work – CDN
Lewis Melville – Berkeley kids – Not Really a Bluegrass Album – CDN
Lewis Melville – Travelling wave – Niagara – CDN
Benji – These wheels – Hillside Festival Volume 1: 1999 – CDN
The Hoofbeats – Long hard kiss – Have You Herd? – CDN
Needy fingers – He knows – The Trials of This Lonely Man – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Dave Clark – Same old bullshit – Goofus and the Kitty Eat What They Bake – CDN
Dave Clark – Go for soda – Sketchbook #2 – CDN
John Gorka – Cypress trees – Hillside Festival Volume 1: 1999
Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt – 1917 – Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions
Guy Clark – Immigrant eyes – Old Friends
Robert Earl Keen – I’m comin’ home – Gringo Honeymoon
Chris Knight – Blame me – A Pretty Good Guy

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Richard Thompson – A solitary life – Front Parlour Ballads
Bruce Cockburn – Shipwrecked at the stable door – Big Circumstance – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Up on the hillside – Sunwheel Dance – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Mama just wants to barrelhouse all night long – Circles in the Stream – CDN
Blind Willie McTell – Delia – The Devil Can’t Hide from Me
Fats Waller – The spider and the fly – Happy Birthday Fats
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart – Oh, well – S&M Communion Bread
Janine Stoll – Disappearing act – This Is Where We Bury It – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell – Two different things – Begonias
John Doe – My offering – Meet John Doe
Camper Van Beethoven – Sweethearts – Key Lime Pie
Garrison Starr – Clearer – Eighteen Over Me
Buddy Miller – When it comes to you – Midnight and Lonesome
Nickel Creek – Somebody more like you – Why Should the Fire Die?