February 12, 2006

Featuring different kinds of love songs as we approach that silliest of greeting card holidays.

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February 5, 2006

Featuring an in-studio visit by JP Hoe, who never ceases to amaze me when he drops by with crop of songs even better than the ones before.

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Episode #145
Sunday, February 5, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring an in-studio visit by JP Hoe, who never ceases to amaze me when he drops by with crop of songs even better than the ones before.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Jim Bryson – Fleetwood – The North Side Benches – CDN
Ox – Truck drivin’ country music promoter – The Upstairs Sound Laboratory EP Vol. 1 – CDN
Elliott BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Elliott BROOD – Second son – Ambassador – CDN
Rodney Crowell – Topsy turvy – The Houston Kid
Chuck Prophet – You did (bomp shooby dooby bomp) – Age of Miracles

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Richard Buckner – Poor old Tom – A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case
Todd Snider – Travelin’ light – A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case
Peter Case – Beyond the blues – A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch with Fats Kaplan – Just like that – You Can’t Save Everybody
Sam Phillips – Fan dance – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 13
Bodeans – Fadeaway – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 13
Natalie Maines with Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – Travelin’ soldier – Songs for Tsunami Relief: Austin to South Asia

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Patty Griffin – Perfect white girls – Silver Bell
JP Hoe – Always – 2006 demo – CDN – WPG

JP Hoe interview

3:30pm – 4:00pm

JP Hoe – Nicest – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – All of a sudden – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Why can’t you say – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Even angels – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – January 2006

Episode #140
Sunday, January 1, 2006
12:00-6:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

What better way to kick off a new year than with a TTBTGH marathon. 6 hours of radio goodness to keep you company on New Year’s Day.

First up, some simple, peaceful tunes to ease things off (in case your head hurts after New Year’s Eve celebrations)

Then, a celebration of the life and music of two of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, who both tragically died too soon on January 1, Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt.

And, a celebration of some of the best and brightest from 2005.

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

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Leonard Cohen – The Future – Is This A Cool World or What? – CDN
Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Simple – 1985-1995 – CDN
Lyle Lovett – Simple song – Pontiac
Greg Brown – Spring wind – If I Had Known
Martyn Joseph – Cardiff Bay – Thunder and rainbows (the best we could find 1988-2000)
Dan Kershaw – All her love – Groovy Mondays – CDN

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Harry Manx – Crazy love – Wise and Otherwise – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The lucky ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Rodney Crowell – This too will pass – Fate’s Right Hand
Jill Barber – In perfect time – Oh Heart – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN

1:00pm – 1:30pm

RIP Hank Williams:
Hank Williams – I’m so lonesome I could cry – The Ultimate Collection
Neko Case – Alone and forsaken – Canadian Amp
Emmylou Harris – You’re gonna change – Roses in the Snow
Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt – Raise the dead – Western Wall: The Tuscon Sessions
Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Rosie Flores – I’ll never get out of this world alive – The Executioner’s Last Songs Volume 1
Hank Williams – Kaw-Liga – The Ultimate Collection
Johnny Cash – Hey good lookin’ – Sings Hank Williams and other Favorite Tunes
Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings – The night Hank Williams came to town – The Legend
Kieran Kane – Ramblin’ man – Dead Reckoning

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Hank Williams – Your cheatin’ heart – The Ultimate Collection
Joe Ely – Honky tonkin’ – Live Shots
The Flatlanders – Settin’ the woods on fire – Live ‘72
Mary Gauthier – Lost highway – Live on the Air 1998-2004
Norah Jones – Cold cold heart – Come Away with Me
Elvis Costello – Why don’t you love me (like you used to do?) – Almost Blue
Camper Van Beethoven – Six more miles to the graveyard – Camper Vantiquities
Clem Snide – Lost on the river – You Were a Diamond
Ryan Adams – Lovesick blues – Timeless
Corb Lund Band – Are you sure Hank done it this way? – Modern Pain – CDN
Slaid Cleaves – 29 – No Angel Knows
Guy Clark – Hank Williams said it best – Dublin Blues

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Townes Van Zandt – Two hands – High, Low and In Between
Townes Van Zandt – Tower song – Delta Momma Blues
Townes Van Zandt – Kathleen – Legend
Steve Earle – Tecumseh Valley – Train a Comin’
Steve Earle – Ft. Worth blues – El Corazon
Townes Van Zandt – Katie Belle – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Townes Van Zandt – A song for – Acoustic Blue

2:30pm – 3:00pm

The Be Good Tanyas – Waitin’ around to die – Chinatown – CDN
Norah Jones – Be here to love me – Feels Like Home
Guy Clark – To live’s to fly – Old Friends
Guy Clark – No deal – Craftsman
Lyle Lovett – Lungs – Step Inside this House
Lyle Lovett – Flyin’ shoes – Step Inside this House

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Robert Earl Keen – Snowin’ on Raton – Gravitational Forces
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho and Lefty – Heartworn Highways DVD
Townes Van Zandt & Emmylou Harris – If I needed you – Legend
Townes Van Zandt – Highway kind – High, Low, and In Between
Townes Van Zandt – Nothin’ – Acoustic Blue

3:30pm – 4:00pm

The Best of 2005:
Rodney Crowell – Glasgow girl – The Outsider
Rodney Crowell – I know love is all I need – The Houston Kid
Rodney Crowell – Riding out the storm – Fate’s Right Hand
Rodney Crowell – Say you love me – The Outsider
Daddy – You made your bed – At the Women’s Club
Daddy – I miss Ronald Reagan – At the Women’s Club
Eliza Gilkyson – Man of God – Paradise Hotel
Eliza Gilkyson – The ballad of Yvonne Johnson – Land of Milk & Honey

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Mary Gauthier – Falling out of love – Mercy Now
Mary Gauthier – Wheel inside the wheel – Season of Mercy EP
NQ Arbuckle – Cheap town – The Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Angels and devils – The Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Fireworks – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Carolyn Mark & Geoff Berner – It’s all just a matter (of where you draw the line) – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
Geoff Berner – The true enemy – Whiskey Rabbi – CDN
Luke Doucet – It’s not the liquor I miss – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Luke Doucet – Vladivostok – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN
Scott Nolan – Postcards – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Darren Day & the Fading Hopes – This woman from Prague – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Waterwheel – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Greg Macpherson – Hotel motel – Night Flares – CDN – WPG
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – If I am a stranger – Cold Roses
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – The hardest part – Jacksonville City Nights
Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – Always on my mind – Jacksonville City Nights (LP bonus track)
Ryan Adams – Carolina rain – 29

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Leeroy Stagger – Beautiful house – Beautiful House – CDN
Justin Rutledge & the Junction Forty – The suffering of Pepe O’Malley (Pt. III) – No Never Alone – CDN
Sarah Harmer – I’m a mountain – I’m a Mountain – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Summerlong – Back to Me – CDN
Lynn Miles – Night drive – Love Sweet Love – CDN

The TTBTGH Artist of the Year:
Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN
Michael Johnston – Stars – Curious Heart – CDN

Episode #141
Sunday, January 8, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

And now for something a little bit different…

The past few weeks have been featuring a lot of the best of 2005, which means that I played a lot of the stuff that we hear a lot on the show anyway. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but 2005 is over, time to start fresh and maybe add some new favourites to the mix, so this show was about music that we either haven’t heard on the show before or don’t hear nearly enough of on the show.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley blues – Time (the Revelator)
Gillian Welch – Caleb Meyer – Hell Among the Yearlings
Ryan Adams – My winding wheel – Heartbreaker
Jim White – Borrowed wings – Drill a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me what You See
Richmond Fontaine – Disappeared – The Fitzgerald
Cry Cry Cry – Fall on me – Cry Cry Cry
Robert Earl Keen – Shades of gray – Live from Austin, TX

2:30pm – 3:00pm

James Keelaghan – Cold Missouri waters – Then Again – CDN – WPG
Ron Sexsmith – Speaking with the angel – Ron Sexsmith – CDN
Lucy Kaplansky – Guinevere – The Tide
Richard Shindell – My love will follow you – Somewhere Near Paterson
Dar Williams – The Christians and the Pagans – Mortal City
John Gorka – A saint’s complaint – Company You Keep

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Terry Tufts – The better fight – The Better Fight – CDN
Terry Tufts – Tearin’ up the tundra – Two Nights Solo – CDN
Terry Tufts – Many miles away from you – Walk On – CDN
Steel Rail – Big sky blues – River Song – CDN
Lynn Miles – One horse town – Coastline of our Dreams: The Songs of Ian Tamblyn – CDN
Lynn Harrison – Rising and falling – Broadview – CDN
Johnathan Rice – Kiss me goodbye – Trouble Is Real

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Ben Folds – Not the same – Live
Andy Stochansky – 22 Steps – Five Star Motel – CDN
John Bottomley – Long way to go – Blackberry – CDN
Johnsmith – Don’t put me in a box – Kickin’ this Stone
Stephen Fearing – Anything you want – Industrial Lullaby – CDN
Nick Lowe – 12-Step program (to quit you babe) – The Impossible Bird
Bobby Bare Jr. – I’ll be around – Young Criminals’ Starvation League

Episode #142
Sunday, January 15, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

The new releases are starting to heat up after the Christmas dead-season. First up, the much anticipated new effort from the amazing Andy Sheppard. It’s a doozy. Also coming out soon is one by a dream pairing for me, Skydiggers and the Cash Brothers. In anticipation of that, we heard some very old Skydiggers, when Josh & Andy were known as West Montrose, and some very new stuff off of the new record.

Also, TTBTGH jumped into the online music piracy business as the website is the only place you can officially get Geoff Berner’s new smash single “Phoney Drawl.” We heard it, some classic Geoff, and some songs by the man who inspired the song.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Andy Sheppard – Beautiful downtown chicken – Andy Sheppard – CDN – WPG
Andy Sheppard – Until next time – Andy Sheppard – CDN – WPG

By request:
Uncle Tupelo – Moonshiner – 89/93: An Anthology
Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis – Rex’s blues – Son Volt: A Retrospective: 1995-2000
EivØr – If I needed you – EivØr

2:30pm – 3:00pm

West Montrose – Shimmy up those words – West Montrose (45 rpm single) – CDN
West Montrose – Well… alright – West Montrose (45 rpm single) – CDN
Skydiggers – At 24 – Skydiggers – CDN
Skydiggers – Accusations – Restless – CDN
Skydiggers – You’ve got a lot of nerve – Road Radio – CDN
The Cash Brothers – Guitar strings and foolish things – How Was Tomorrow? – CDN
Skydiggers/Cash Brothers – Heart a poundin’ – Skydiggers/Cash Brothers – CDN
Skydiggers/Cash Brothers – Maybe someday – Skydiggers/Cash Brothers – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Terror of Tiny Town – High school cruiser – …Cause I’m Worth It – CDN
Geoff Berner – My dad’s a lawyer – Light Enough to Travel EP – CDN
Geoff Berner – We all gotta be a prostitute sometimes – We Shall Not Flag or Fail We Shall Go On to the End – CDN
Geoff Berner – Phoney drawl – www.tellthebandtogohome.com/downloads.htm – CDN
Dar Williams – Wilder than her – What Do You Hear in these Sounds EP
Fred Eaglesmith – White trash – Ralph’s Last Show – CDN
Chris Knight – Love and a .45 – Chris Knight
Rod Picott – Gettin’ to me – Travel Log: Live 2005

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Because of Bob Feldman & Red House:
Greg Brown – ‘Cept you and me babe – These Times We’re Living In: A Redhouse Anthology
John Gorka – Oh Abraham – The Company You Keep
Jimmy Lafave – Shining on through – Blue Nightfall
Eliza Gilkyson – Coast – Hard Times in Babylon
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN

Episode #143
Sunday, January 22, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Some political songs on the eve of a very important election, and then some great, feel-good music to soothe our souls in case the bad guys win.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Jim Bryson – February – The Occasionals – CDN
Lyle Lovett – Election day – My Baby Don’t Tolerate
Bob Dylan – Political world – Oh Mercy
Martyn Joseph – Call it democracy – Run to Cover
Martyn Joseph – Liberal backslider – Thunder and Rainbows (The Best We Could Find) 1988-2000
Iris Dement – Wasteland of the free – The Way I Should

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Stephen Fearing – Blind horses – Blue Line – CDN
Spirit of the West – Political – Up Front! Canadians Live from Mountain Stage – CDN
Greg Macpherson – Wide turn – Maintenance – CDN – WPG
John Prine – Big ol’ goofy world – Concerts for a Landmine Free World
Neko Case – Things that scare me – Blacklisted
Easily Amused – Colleen – acoustic demo – CDN – WPG
Tom Wilson – Keep on grinning – Dog Years – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Colin Linden – The last thought – Big Mouth – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Christabel – No Kinda Dancer
John Wort Hannam – Scottsman’s bluff – Pocket Full of Holes – CDN
Lisa Winn – Mean shot garden – Out from Under – CDN
Jory Nash – The ballad of easy chair – Lo-fi Northern Blues – CDN
Chris Neufeld – Reinventing Miss Exciting – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Steve Forbert – Lay down your weary tune again – Mission of the Crossroad Palms
Tim O’Brien – Kick me when I’m down – When No One’s Around
Bruce Knauer – Allnight breakfast special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Peter Mulvey – Shirt – Kitchen Radio
Vance Gilbert – Don’t leave a trace – One Thru Fourteen
Chuck Prophet – Old friends – No Other Love
Wyckham Porteous – In this world – In This World – CDN

Episode #144
Sunday, January 29, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Tomorrow night, CBC TV is paying tribute to great Canadian music of the past. If I do the same today, will that convince anyone that they were just copying me? Regardless, we looked back at some great classic music from Canada, and just because we’re equally accepting of songwriters from both sides of the border, we snuck in a few American classics as well.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

The Jayhawks – Waiting for the sun – Hollywood Town Hall
Skydiggers Cash Brothers – I know you lie awake – Skydiggers Cash Brothers – CDN
Skydiggers Cash Brothers – Smile me down Skydiggers Cash Brothers – CDN
Andy Sheppard – King Mzi – Andy Sheppard – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Don’t forget – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Hayley Gene – Put a little sweet on me – Hayley Gene – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Lindy – Beautifully undone – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN

Neil Young – Four strong winds – Comes a Time – CDN
Neko Case – Dreaming man – Canadian Amp
Gordon Lightfoot – Alberta bound – Gord’s Gold Volume II – CDN
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – Summer side of life – Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot – CDN
Bill Bourne – Early morning rain – recorded live on UMFM – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bruce Cockburn – Wondering where the lions are – Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002 – CDN
Skydiggers – One day I walk – Kick at the Darkness: Songs of Bruce Cockburn – CDN
Jenny Whiteley – Night in the city – Back to the Garden: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell – CDN
Scott Nolan Band – Guns, guns, guns – Guess Who’s Home: A Tribute – CDN – WPG
Reid Jamieson – Tower of song – website download – CDN
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Way over yonder in the minor key – Mermaid Avenue
Bruce Springsteen – I ain’t got no home – Folkways: A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly
Bob Dylan – Don’t think twice, it’s alright – Greatest Hits Vol. II
Hayes Carll – When I paint my masterpiece – live recording

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Tom T Hall – That’s how I got to Memphis – Greatest Hits
Steve Forbert – Steve Forbert’s midsummer night’s toast – website download
Jeffrey Hatcher & the Big Beat – The man who would be king – Cross Our Hearts – CDN – WPG
Leeroy Stagger – Just in case – Beautiful House – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Slowly sinking – Dear Love – CDN

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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