Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – January 2005

89 Sunday, January 2, 2005
2:00 – 6:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

2004 was such a good year for music that I couldn’t possibly fit the best of the year into 2 hours. This week, the show was super-sized, with an extra two hours to fill, and I still couldn’t get through all of the best of the year.

Complicating matters somewhat was a blizzard that got me thinking all about snow for a while, but more importantly, Jan. 1 is the anniversary of the deaths of two of the greatest songwriters of all time, Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, and any good singer/songwriter program MUST pay tribute to those two legends. I decided to do like the good shows do and pay my own tribute.

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

2:00 – 2:30

The Winnipeg blizzard blues:
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Driftin’ snow – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Snow – Other People’s Heavens – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Cumberland county – Falling Stars and Broken Hearts – CDN
Emmylou Harris – Roses in the snow – Roses in the Snow
Anne Louise Genest – In Canada the winters are long – Big Dream – CDN
Lynn Harrison – Yes it’s cold in Winnipeg – Learning Curve – CDN
Mike O’Neill – Wintertime – Owl – CDN

(Some of) The Best of 2004:
Luke Doucet – Judy Garland – Outlaws: Live & Unreleased – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Luke Doucet – Gun St. girl – Outlaws: Live & Unreleased – CDN
Michelle Rasky – Into the new – Your Love’s Like Spring – CDN
Po’ Girl – Movin’ on – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Po’ Girl – Driving – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Neko Case – Soulful shade of blue – The Tigers Have Spoken
Neko Case – Rated X – The Tigers Have Spoken

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Loretta Lynn – High on a mountain top – Van Lear Rose
Nathan – I left my station – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Ten mile stilts – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Beautiful dawn – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Predictable – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Song for Belfast – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Chuck Prophet – Pin a rose on me – Age of Miracles
Chuck Prophet – You did (bomp shooby dooby bomp) – Age of Miracles
Ben Arnold – Calico kid – Calico
Ben Arnold – House of cards – Calico
Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Grass & dirt – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Michael Johnston – Katie – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Feist – Mushaboom – Let It Die – CDN
Feist – Gatekeeper – Let It Die – CDN
Johnsmith – Friend of the coyote – Kickin’ This Stone
Johnsmith – Don’t put me in a box – Kickin’ This Stone
Ray Lamontagne – Hannah – Trouble

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Iron & Wine – Naked as we came – Our Endless Numbered Days
Kim Barlow – Slim pickins – luckyburden – CDN
Kevin Fox – By & by – Come Alive – CDN
Jory Nash – Waiting for animals to come – Spaz Loves Weezie – CDN
Joel Kroeker – The smallest room – Melodrama – CDN
Paul Kelly – These are the days – Ways & Means

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Nathan Wiley – Best that I can do – High Low – CDN
Kelly Joe Phelps – I am the light of the world – Tap the Red Cane Whirlwind

A Tribute to Hank & Townes:
Emmylou Harris – Alone and forsaken – Timeless
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho & Lefty – Legend
Townes Van Zandt – If I needed you – Legend
Steve Earle – Tecumseh Valley – Train a Comin’

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Guy Clark – To live’s to fly – Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
The Be Good Tanyas – Waiting around to die – Chinatown – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – White freightliner blues – Legend
Townes Van Zandt – No lonesome tune – Legend
Robert Earl Keen – Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold – Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt – Fraulein – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt – Honky tonkin’ – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

90 Sunday, January 9, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

First off, another lengthy trip down memory lane, as we listened to the sounds of one of my favourite bands of all time, Skydiggers. We heard some of their stuff and some related artists.

Also on the show, a look ahead to a great upcoming show at The West End on Jan. 19 and Mary Gauthier’s new album, which comes out in February.

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

2:00 – 2:30

Skydiggers – Desmond’s hip city – Desmond’s Hip City – CDN
Skydiggers – At 24 – Skydiggers – CDN
Skydiggers – Feel you closer – Restless – CDN
Skydiggers – A penny more – Restless – CDN
Skydiggers – 80 Odd hours – Just Over this Mountain – CDN
Skydiggers – Radio waves – Road Radio – CDN
Skydiggers – What do you see? – Road Radio – CDN
Skydiggers – Dear Henry – Desmond’s Hip City – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Skydiggers – Just before the rain – There and Back – CDN
Skydiggers – Sweet heartache – Bittersweet Harmony – CDN
Skydiggers – Even when you fall – Road Radio
SkydiggersBiloxi – There and Back – CDN
Paul Macleod – Giants – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Paul Macleod – Ghosts – Close and Play – CDN
Paul Macleod – Cruelty – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Cash Brothers – Nebraska – How Was Tomorrow? – CDN
The Cash Brothers – Give me your hips – A Brand New Night – CDN
Tannis Slimmon – Why can’t you read my mind – Oak Lake – CDN
Hawksley Workman – Anger as beauty – Lover/Fighter – CDN
Serena Ryder – Just another day – Unlikely Emergency – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

JP Hoe – Lady bliss – The Here in Review – CDN – WPG
Kate Maki – Old guitar – The Sun Will Find Us – CDN
Ruth Minnikin – Snow day – Ruth Minnikin – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Your sister cried – Eaglesmith: A Tribute to Fred Eaglesmith
Mary Gauthier – I drink – Drag Queens in Limousines
Peter Case – Coulda shoulda woulda – Flying Saucer Blues

91 Sunday, January 16, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Plenty going on, as usual. New (to my collection, anyway) music from Alejandro Escovedo and Radney Foster had me looking back on the incredible work those gents have put out thus far.

In hour 2, we took at and a listen to a great show rolling through town on Wednesday the 19th, featuring Kate Maki, Ruth Minnikin, Dale Murray, Nathan Lawr, and Ryan Bishops. I had planned to speak with Kate Maki about her new disc, but a broken windsheild wiper blade kept her busy (I guess she’s in charge of wiper blades on the tour), so we spoke with Nathan Lawr instead.

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

2:00 – 2:30

The Guthries – Season to leave – Off Windmill – CDN
Buddy Miller – Worry too much – Universal United House of Prayer
Calexico – Wave – Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo
Alejandro Escovedo – Rhapsody – A Man Under the Influence
Alejandro Escovedo – Thirteen years – Thirteen Years
Alejandro Escovedo – Gift for the crow – CD single

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Radney Foster – Never gonna fly – And Then There’s Me (the Back Porch Sessions)
Radney Foster – I’ve got a picture – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 8
Radney Foster – Folding money – See What You Want to See
Radney Foster – A fine line – Del Rio, TX 1959
Dixie Chicks – Never say die – Wide Open Spaces
Patty Griffin – Let him fly – Living with Ghosts
The Gourds – On time – Blood of the Ram

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Nathan Lawr – We go down – Minotaur Orchestra – CDN
Nathan Lawr interview
Nathan Lawr – Bite your tongue – Minotaur Orchestra – CDN
Kate Maki – Defend the end – The Sun Will Find Us – CDN
Ruth Minnikin – Old faithful – Marooned & Blue – CDN
Ryan Bishops – Civilization – Silver Spooned & Hammered – CDN
The Guthries – We know what we’re doing – The Guthries – CDN
Kate Maki – Forever blue – The Sun Will Find Us – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Jill Barber – In perfect time – Oh Heart – CDN
Jessy Bell-Smith – Johnny – Kitchen Music – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Don’t get your back up – You Were Here – CDN
JP Hoe – Fine – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Sing me a song – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Reid Jamieson – Imaginary lifestyle – The Noise in my Chest – CDN

92 Sunday, January 23, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Today, a surprise visit from Dan Frechette, who’s having a CD release party at The West End Cultural Centre on January 28.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Jason & the Scorchers – Cry by night operator – A Blazing Grace
Cracker – Sinola cowboy – Countrysides
Calexico – Corona – Convict Pool
The Sadies – Pass the chutney – Tremendous Efforts – CDN
Neko Case – In California – Canadian Amp
Gillian Welch – Annabelle – Revival
Ryan Adams – My winding wheel – Heartbreaker

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Geoff Berner – Whiskey rabbi – Whiskey Rabbi – CDN
Geoff Berner – The traveller’s curse – Whiskey Rabbi – CDN
Jeff Daniels – If I weren’t so stupid, you wouldn’t be so smart – Live and Unplugged to Benefit the Purple Rose Theater
Raisins in the Sun – Candy from a stranger – Raisins in the Sun
Steve Thrower – How’s Ernie? – 20 Odd Hollers 2
Fred Eaglesmith – Steam – Hobo Stew – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – When the rains came – Hobo Too – CDN
Jackie Greene – Honey I been thinking about you – Sweet Somewhere Bound

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Shannon Lyon – The hobo song – Bound – CDN
Blair Packham – The opportunists – Could’ve Been King – CDN
Blair Packham – Crying a river for you – Everything That’s Good – CDN
The Jitters – ‘Til the fever breaks – Louder than Words – CDN
Jon Dee Graham – E. 11th St. – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 12
Damien Rice – Volcano – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 12

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Dan Frechette – The horse & buggy rag – live in-studio (also on Lucky Day) – CDN – WPG

Dan Frechette interview

Dan Frechette – Grandpa worked a porn store – live in-studio – CDN – WPG
Dan Frechette – Lucky day – live in-studio (also on Lucky Day) – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – No one’s fool – recorded live on UMFM (also on Simple Stuff) – CDN – WPG
Jason Plumb – Wide open – recorded live on UMFM (also on Under and Over) – CDN

93 Sunday, January 30, 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

2:00 – 3:00

Iron & Wine – Naked as we came – Our Endless Numbered Days
My Morning Jacket – Bermuda highway – Acoustic Citsuoca Live!
Nick Lowe – What’s shaking on the hill – Party of One
Dale Murray – On our way – A Midwinter Night’s Dream – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – February – The Occasionals – CDN
Jim Bryson – Somewhere else – The North Side Benches – CDN
Ox – Miss Idaho – IPX No. 6 – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Leeroy Stagger – Beautiful house – Beautiful House – CDN
Neko Case – Things that scare me – Blacklisted
Andy Stochansky – House of gold – Shine EP – CDN
Jason Plumb – Bring everything – Under and Over – CDN
Waltons – Colder than you – Liv – CDN
Alex Murdoch – Headspins – Polyphonic – CDN
Darren Day & the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Only a girl – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Don’t forget – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Greg Brown – ‘Cept you and me babe – Covenant
Mary Gauthier – Good-bye – Filth & Fire
Jon Dee Graham – Lonesome valley – The Great Battle
FortyTwenty – Sober and stupid – Sober and Stupid

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Remedy – Kings of Love – CDN
Bobby Bare’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League – Borrow your girl – From the End of your Leash
Nels Andrews – Central avenue romance – Sunday Shoes
Scott Nolan – Rosie – headinthesandrecordsandfriends – CDN – WPG
Chris Knight – Framed – Chris Knight
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – Year of the shark – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – December 2004

Sunday, December 5, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

I always have fun doing this show, but rarely so much fun as I did hanging out with two truly great people who play truly great music. I’ve been a fan of Michael Johnston and Reid Jamieson on their own, but seeing and hearing them perform together live is an experience unto itself, and one that I won’t soon forget. They came in for a set of originals and fabulous covers and lots of fun.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Michael Johnston – My curious heart – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – live performance (also on The Unavoidable Truth) – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Last day of the year – live performance (also on The Unavoidable Truth) – CDN
Michael Johnston – Katie – live performance (also on Curious Heart) – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Michael Johnston & Reid Jamieson – Twilight – live performance – CDN
Reid Jamieson & Michael Johnston – I still miss someone – live performance – CDN
Michael Johnston – Petrazalka (Missin’ Manitoba and you) – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Reid Jamieson – The sum of your parts – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Melissa McClelland & Lisa Winn – O holy night – CDN
The Ladybird Sideshow – That train – Live at the Orange Lounge – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Arlington – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Tres Chicas – In a while – Sweetwater
Mike Plume – Dancing on the wind – Rock and Roll Recordings Vol. 1 – CDN
Mike Plume Band – If there ever was a fool – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Mike Plume – One of those days – Rock and Roll Recordings Vol. 1 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Rodeo boy – 50 Odd Dollars – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Todd Snider – Alcohol and pills – East Nashville Skyline
Fred Eaglesmith – Hallelujah – CMT Christmas – CDN
Jason Plumb – Satellite – Under and Over – CDN
Ox – Miss Idaho – IPX No. 6 – CDN
Ox – She shot me down – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Barry Mclaughlin – Am I the one for you? – Pieces – CDN
Susan Crowe – Whippoorwill – Book of Days – CDN

Sunday, December 12, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

The best of 2004 continues, as we planned to speak with a couple of great acts that call BC home. It’s always great to introduce Winnipeg to great artists, and I’m so glad that we got to hear some of the great music of Bruce Knauer and Swank. We were supposed to do interviews with both, but those pesky time zones got in the way, and we got our wires a bit crossed. I called Bruce and got him out of the shower to do an interview, but Swank was MIA. We’ll try again next week!

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

2:00 – 3:00

The Populars – Deep end – Five – CDN
Mike Plume – Christmas in prison – recorded live at the Studome – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the family – No. 2 Live Dinner
Swank – Santa Claus is out on bail – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
John Guliak – The little ease – 7 Stories and 13 Songs – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Carolyn Mark – Not a doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Neko Case – Wayfaring stranger – The Tigers Have Spoken
Colin Linden – Skeleton key – recorded live on UMFM (also on Big Mouth) – CDN
Tony Furtado – These chains – These Chains
Ben Arnold – Calico kid – Calico
Peter Mulvey – Charlie – Kitchen Music
Jeffrey Foucault – 4&20 Blues – Stripping Cane
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Jersey devil – You Can’t Save Everybody

3:00pm – 3:30pm

David Francey – Highway 95 – The Waking Hour – CDN
Neal Casal – Maybe California – Leaving Traces: Songs 1994 – 2004
Bruce Knauer – Allnight breakfast special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Bruce Knauer – Feeling good – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
My Morning Jacket – Bermuda highway – Acoustic Citsuoca Live! at the Startime Pavilion
Lynn Miles – Black flowers – Unravel – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Bruce Knauer interview

Bruce Knauer – Dancing in my head – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Ross – Radical heart – Radical Heart
Swank – Christmas is fun – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
Doug & Jess Reimer – I’m knockin’ – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG

(81 – 88) Sunday, December 19, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Even Desmond Howl gets in the Christmas spirit once in a while, and so we enjoyed a rare afternoon of Christmas favourites. Not all Christmas music is cheesy, as we proved today.

Also, we finally caught up with Vancouver roots-rockers Swank, who gathered around a speakerphone for a wild and entertaining interview.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Dave Bidini – Little black snowflake – The First Christmas – CDN
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Baby, it’s cold outside – Happy Holidays from Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Swank – How do we do – The Survival Issue – CDN

Swank interview

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Swank – Blackflies – The Survival Issue – CDN
Paper Moon – Your attitude towards cuttlefish – Somebody Needs a Timeout – CDN – WPG
Pop Addiction Foundation – Vegetables – Somebody Needs a Timeout – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Sun’s gonna rise – The Wailin’ Jennys – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Paul Kelly – How to make gravy – Words & Music
Universal Honey – Little Christmas tree – Can’t Stop Thinking about Christmas – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
Mike Plume – Merry Christmas to you – recorded live at the Studome – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the family – No. 2 Live Dinner
John Prine – Christmas in prison – Sweet Revenge
Mary Gauthier – Christmas in paradise – Filth & Fire

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Steve Earle – Nothing but a child – Copperhead Road
Fred Eaglesmith – Go tell it on the mountain – CMT Christmas – CDN
The Skydiggers – Good king Wenceslas – Still Restless – CDN
Oh Susanna – It came upon a midnight clear – CMT Christmas – CDN
Lyle Lovett – Christmas morning – The Road to Ensenada
Shawn Colvin – Silent night – Holiday Songs and Lullabies
Reid Jamieson – The last day of the year – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – November 2004

(75) Sunday, November 6, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Today a visit from Winnipeg’s own JP Hoe. He’s far too humble and modest to admit it (right, JP? He’s telling me what to write.) but he’s well on his way to becoming a big star some day. His perfectly crafted pop songs belong on radios everywhere. Truly a world class songwriter and performer with a great attitude and an amazing voice.
The truth is, I keep inviting him on the show only so that when he becomes a big rock star, I can make money selling these live appearances on ebay!

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

2:00 – 3:00

The Wailin’ Jennys – Something to hold on to – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Kim Barlow – Slim pickins – Lucky Burden – CDN
Kris Demeanor – Practice – Chocolate and Lust/Soul Food/Practice EP – CDN
Kim Barlow – Lonely Mountain – Lucky Burden – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – City full of cowards – Hallucigenia – CDN
Scott Nolan – This time – Postcards
Lindy – Witness – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN
Matt Mays – Where am I going? – Matt Mays – CDN
The Swiftys – Find another fool – The Swifty’s [it pains me to put that apostrophe there]
Jim Byrnes – East Virginia – Fresh Horses – CDN
Michael Johnston – Katie – Michael Johnston EP – CDN – WPG
Reid Jamieson – Grass & dirt – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Jacob Two-Two – Something new – The Elastic Heart of Youth – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Rise – Posing as human – Posing As Human
Jen Foster – Sleeping – Acoustic Rainbow Vol. 20 (also on Everybody’s Girl)
Charlie Mars – Gather the horses – Charlie Mars
JP Hoe – Lady bliss – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG

JP Hoe interview

JP Hoe – Sing me a song – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – My head is in your hands – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Completely – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Since you could be everywhere – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Fine – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG

Sunday, November 14, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Today, a visit from local favourite Scott Nolan, to discuss his show with JP Hoe at the West End Cultural Centre, November 15.

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

2:00 – 3:00

JP Hoe – Don’t forget – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Rosie – headinthesandrecordsandfriends – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Settle down – live performance – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Scott Nolan – The heart goes on – Postcards – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Daytime moon – live performance – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Everything to everybody – Dog Years (forthcoming) – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan – Girl from West Virginia – Postcards – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Zubot & Dawson – May you never – Chicken Scratch – CDN
Jim Byrnes – 12 Questions – Fresh Horses – CDN
Dave Lang – 42 Below Zero – Live and in Quonset – CDN
Matt Mays – Downtown – Matt Mays – CDN
Lindy – Picture of you – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN
Serena Ryder – At last – Unlikely Emergencies – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Charlie Mars – How could you – Charlie Mars
Cara Luft – Full circle round – Tragedy of the Commons – CDN – WPG
Paul Thorn – If I can get over her – Are You With Me?
Paul Thorn – That’s a lie! – Are You With Me?
Paul Thorn – It’s a great day to whoop somebody’s ass – www.paulthorn.com
Nathan – Glorious exhaust – Stranger – CDN – WPG

Sunday, November 21, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Seems like no shortage of amazing shows going on in Winnipeg these days. Almost every night there’s something I’m dying to see. And even though I try to have interviews with some of my favourites coming to town each time, I can’t fit them all in. Would have loved to talk to Stephen Fearing or Ken Whiteley, both of whom will be in town this week. Instead, we were introduced to a couple of new favourites on the show. In town tonight opening for Serena Ryder is a Winnipeg boy named Lindy. He stopped by for a few live songs and some conversation. Almost a week ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing a very promising young singer/songwriter named Charlie Mars, when he opened for R.E.M. at The Concert Hall. We heard that brief chat on the show today.

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

2:00 – 3:00

The Minus5 – Retrieval of you – Down with Wilco
Wilco – Say you miss me – Being There
Wilco – She’s a jar – Summerteeth
R.E.M. – Strange currencies – Monster
Charlie Mars – Simple things – Charlie Mars

Charlie Mars interview

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Charlie Mars – Close to home – Charlie Mars
John Wort Hannam – Scottsman’s bluff – Pocket Full of Holes – CDN
John Wort Hannam – 50 Miles – Dynamite and ‘Dozers – CDN
Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley – Walking down the line – Sitting on a Rainbow – CDN
Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley – Lady be good – Sitting on a Rainbow – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Jackie Washington – BARK – CDN
Stephen Fearing – Black silk gown – That’s How I Walk – CDN
Stephen Fearing – The longest road – recorded live on UMFM (also on The Assassin’s Apprentice) – CDN
The Weakerthans – One great city – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Serena Ryder – Hiding place – Groovy Mondays: Live at Holy Joe’s – CDN
Serena Ryder – Again by you – Unlikely Emergency – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Lindy – Say that you’ll be – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN

Lindy interview

Lindy – Beautifully undone – live performance (also on Suspension of Disbelief) – CDN
Lindy – Lake Winnipeg – live performance – CDN
Lindy – Lover sister – live performance – CDN
Lindy – Picture of you – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN

Sunday, November 28, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

A couple of interviews with a couple of guys who are planning a whole string of shows in Winnipeg this upcoming week.

First up, Michael Johnston, who’s from Toronto but wisely makes Winnipeg his home now. He has a great new disc called “Curious Heart,” and he dropped by to share that with us, and discuss “Boys Play Girls,” the amazing fundraising event that he’s hosted for the past couple of years.

Michael is also responsible for bringing to Winnipeg one of my favourite new discoveries of 2004, Reid Jamieson. He’ll be in town for shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and as if he weren’t going to get enough of Winnipeg, he took time to chat on the phone with little old me.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Paul Kelly – How to make gravy – Words & Music
James Keelaghan – Turn of the wheel – Then Again – CDN – WPG
Stephen Fearing – That’s how I walk – That’s How I Walk – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – The parting glass – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Rod Picott – Girl from Arkansas – Girl from Arkansas
Neko Case – Andy – Canadian Amp
Mike O’Neill – Are we waiting? – What Happens Now? – CDN
Darren Day – Anne – headinthesandrecordsandfriends – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Monica Schroeder – Poison – Orbit – CDN – WPG
Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG

Michael Johnston interview

Michael Johnston – Apology – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Michael Johnston – Off guard – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Reid Jamieson – The last day of the year – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Holding out – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN

Reid Jamieson interview

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Tom Dean – Change of heart – Pennies

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – October 2004

Sunday, October 3, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

The Fred Eaglesmith “Will He or Won’t He” Show

Listeners to this show know that one of my favourite singer/songwriters of all time is undoubtedly Fred J Eaglesmith. And he’s a fascinating guy, too. So I’ve always wanted to have a long talk with him and get him on the show. Well, for one reason or another, whenever I’ve tried to connect with Fred in the past, it hasn’t happened. This time, he was in Winnipeg on a Sunday, so I wasn’t about to let him get away so easily. I thought I had it all lined up. But, did he or didn’t he show?

Also on the program was a special live in-studio visit by American singer/songwriter Josh Ritter. He’s currently on tour with Sarah Harmer, and he was nice enough to stop by the studio to talk, perform live, and play some songs from his great new album “Hello Starling.”

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

2:00 – 3:00

Fred Eaglesmith – Livin’ out on the road – From the Paradise Motel – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Greeting card aisle – All of Our Names – CDN
Josh Ritter – Snow is gone – Hello Starling

Josh Ritter interview

Josh Ritter – Wings – live performance (also on Hello Starling)
Josh Ritter – Kathleen – live performance (also on Hello Starling)
Josh Ritter – Don’t deceive me – live performance
Josh Ritter – Bad actress – Hello Starling
Sarah Harmer – Pendulums – All of Our Names – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Ship – Dusty – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Do you love me now? – Balin – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Soft on my shoulder – Falling Stars and Broken Hearts – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Carter – 50 Odd Dollars – CDN

Fred Eaglesmith interview (he did show!)

Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – Dusty – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – White ash & black ash – Things Is Changin’ – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Willie’s diamond Joe – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Lace and pretty flowers – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Willie P Bennett – White line – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Mike O’Neill – Mr. Carvery – The Owl – CDN
Mike O’Neill – Stay with me – The Owl – CDN
Jory Nash – Waiting for animals to come – Spaz Loves Weezie – CDN

Sunday, October 10, 2004
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

2:00 – 3:00

Willie P Bennett – The last word – Heartstrings – CDN
Willie P Bennett – One vessel – Heartstrings – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – White rose – Drive-in Movie – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Lucille – Live at the Iron Horse – CDN
Ox – Civilization (demo) – The Upstairs Sound Laboratory EP Vol. 1 – CDN
Ox – Miss Idaho – The Upstairs Sound Laboratory EP Vol. 1 – CDN
Gillian Welch – Look at Miss Ohio – Soul Journey
Rod Picott – Wrecking ball – The Girl from Arkansas
Slaid Cleaves – Below – Wishbones
Eliza Gilkyson – Wonderland – The Land of Milk & Honey
Alejandro Escovedo – Velvet guitar – A Man Under the Influence
Mike Plume Band – Rattle the cage – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – 12 Bellevue – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Feel much better – The North Side Benches – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Jim Bryson – Captain finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Nathan Wiley – Best that I can do – High Low – CDN
Chuck Prophet – Lucky – The Hurting Business
The Guthries – Better part of an hour – Off Windmill – CDN
Lori McKenna – Pour – Bittertown
Tom Waits – Rain – Real Gone
Tom Waits – Metro – Real Gone
Tom Waits – Ol’ ’55 – Used Songs (1973-1980)
Mae Moore and Lester Quitzau – Hold on – Oh My – CDN
Tom Waits – (Looking for) The heart of Saturday night – Used Songs (1973-1980)
Lorrie Matheson – Gun metal grey – A Dime at a Time – CDN

Sunday, October 17, 2004
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

2:00 – 3:00

Martin Tielli – Voices from the wilderness – We Didn’t Even Suspect That He Was the Poppy Salesman – CDN
Rheostatics – Power ballad for Ozzy Osbourne – 2067 – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Beautiful house – Beautiful House – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – In the night – Beautiful House – CDN
Chuck Prophet – Old friends – No Other Love
Chuck Prophet – Pin a rose on me – Age of Miracles
David Francey – Highway 95 – The Waking Hour – CDN
Jory Nash – The conversion of Pearl Hart – Spaz Loves Weezie – CDN
Xavier Rudd – G.B.A. – Solace
Xavier Rudd – To let – Live at the Grid
Rodney DeCroo and the Killers – Can’t find my way out of here – Rodney DeCroo and the Killers – CDN
Herald Nix – I watch for you – What a World – CDN
The Bills – Hello – Let ‘Em Run – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

A tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Townes Van Zandt:

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Pancho & Lefty – Live at the Acoustic Stage
Guy Clark – To live’s to fly – Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Lyle Lovett – Lungs – Step Inside this House
Steve Earle – Tecumseh Valley – Train A Comin’
Townes Van Zandt – Katie belle – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Townes Van Zandt & Guy Clark – No lonesome tune – Live at the Cactus Cafe
Norah Jones – Be here to love me – Feels Like Home – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – If I needed you – High, Low, and Inbetween

Melissa McClelland – Rooftop – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN

Sunday, October 24, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

For the most part, the same show that you know and love (I hope); new releases, upcoming shows, the best shows of the past week, etc.

In the last half hour, however, one more valiant attempt at converting a whole new crop of Rheostatics nerds. Can’t wait to see that band again, October 30 at The West End. Of course, some small-minded folks can’t wait ’til then because it means I’ll stop playing so much Rheostatics on the show. Small minds probably don’t deserve to be enlightened, but I try!

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

2:00 – 3:00

Last week’s concerts:

Mike Plume Band – Graveyard shift – Simplify – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Dimaggio – Fools for the Radio – CDN
Xavier Rudd – Solace – Solace

Upcoming concerts:

Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, and Cindy Church – Painted ladies – Lunch at Allen’s – CDN
Marc Jordan – Marina Del Ray – Live Now & Then – CDN
The Boomers – I love you too much – What We Do – CDN
Marc Jordan – Little lambs – Reckless Valentine – CDN
Marc Jordan – Runaway heart – Live Now & Then – CDN
Oh Susanna – You’ll always be – Johnstown – CDN
Oh Susanna – The one – Oh Susanna – CDN
Kim Barlow – Give me a kiss you dirty old bugger – Gingerbread – CDN

New Music:

Peter Mulvey – Shirt – Kitchen Radio

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Peter Mulvey – Charlie – Kitchen Radio
Sarah Harmer – Peanut butter toast – For the Kids Too! – CDN
Robyn Hitchcock – I often dream of trains – For the Kids Too!
Nathan – My favorite things – For the Kids Too! – CDN – WPG
Ray Lamontagne – How come – Trouble
Ray Lamontagne – Trouble – Trouble
Johnsmith – What is – Before Their Time Vol. III

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Revelling in the Rheostatics:

Rheostatics – Little bird, little bird – 2067 – CDN
Rheostatics – Mumbletypeg – Night of the Shooting Stars – CDN
Rheostatics – I fab thee – The Story of Harmelodia – CDN
Rheostatics – Claire – Introducing Happiness – CDN
Rheostatics – Dope fiends and boozehounds – Whale Music – CDN
Rheostatics – Horses – Melville – CDN

Sunday, October 31, 2004
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

2:00 – 3:00

The Wailin’ Jennys – One voice – 40 Days – CDN – WPG

In concert Nov. 6:
Kris Demeanor – This old house – Lark – CDN
Wendy McNeill – Such a common bird – Such a Common Bird – CDN
Kim Barlow – Garage sale – Gingerbread – CDN
Rodney DeCroo & the Killers – Song of roses – Rodney DeCroo & the Killers – CDN

Rodney DeCroo interview

Rodney DeCroo & the Killers – Ginger Goodwin – Rodney DeCroo & the Killers – CDN

In concert Nov. 4:
Jackie Greene – Down in the valley – Gone Wanderin’
Jackie Greene – Gone wanderin’ – Gone Wanderin’

In concert Nov. 3:
Nathan – Gasoline – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ron Sexsmith – Wishing wells – Retriever – CDN
Ron Sexsmith – The idiot boy – Whereabouts – CDN
Ron Sexsmith – Former glory – Cobblestone Runway – CDN

In concert Nov. 4:
The Lowest of the Low – Subversives – Shakespeare My Butt – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Black Monday – Hallucigenia – CDN
The Lowest of the LowBloodline – Shakespeare My Butt – CDN

In concert Nov. 26/27:
The Weakerthans – My favourite chords – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG

Sad songs, for Shane, by request:

Beth Neilson Chapman – Sand and water – Before Their Time Vol. II
Guy Clark – Let him roll – Old #1
Slaid Cleaves – Lydia – Broke Down
Tim Grimm – Sam Stone – Names
Gillian Welch – Orphan girl – Revival
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN

On the next TTBTGH

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Whenever there’s an artist that I’m a fan of in Winnipeg on a Sunday, I do everything I can to get them live in the studio. And I must say, I’ve been pretty darn successful in the past. Past guests include Stephen Fearing, Eric Bogle, Luke Doucet, and a whole lot more. Of course, not everybody is in town on a Sunday and not everyone can make it down to the studio, so I often line up phone interviews as well.

But sometimes… artists, no matter how good my instructions and no matter how much they promise to be there, sometimes… well… sometimes they just don’t call or show up. It’s a part of life. Usually there’s a good excuse. Sometimes, however, the artist just forgets, screws up the time, needs dental work, or just plain doesn’t feel like talking to me. I can’t blame ’em, really.

And nobody has been a no-show more times than Fred Eaglesmith. I don’t know what it is, but Fred and I just can’t seem to connect. In 2002, I went for weeks at a time trying to talk to Fred. WEEKS! Every week, his wonderful publicist would tell me “he’ll be there this time.” Every week I had numbers where I could contact Fred if he didn’t call (I’ve heard his answering machine message many, many times. I’ve also spoken to band-members, ex-wives, children, publicists, etc…) but no matter what the situation, no Fred. (I should mention that I did FINALLY get to speak to Fred (briefly) on December 23, 2002, but he phoned almost two hours late, with only a few minutes left in my show, from a pay phone in Port Dover. It was Christmas, so I forgave him.)

If you’ve been a listener for a while, you may remember “The Fred Eaglesmith Clause,” which I used to enact whenever I had an interview scheduled. It said that although I’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that the interview will happen, I will not be held responsible for musicians who fail to call or show up for whatever reason. It ain’t my fault, folks.

Now, I LOVE Fred. I really do. Look back at my playlists. I play his music every week. I’ve written articles about him, and I go see him whenever he’s anywhere near here. Just this week, I’m going to see him in Clearwater Manitoba at The Harvest Moon Festival on October 2, The West End Cultural Centre on October 3, and at The Gimli Rec Centre in Gimli, Manitoba on October 9. And I’m excited to see Fred that many times. I’m a Fredhead, and I’m fine with that.

Well, this Sunday, Fred will be in Winnipeg. For weeks, I’ve been working on getting him in the studio, and I thought I had it all lined up. All of the Ts were dotted and the Is were crossed (or something like that), or so I thought. Well, I have reason to doubt that old Fred isn’t going to make it. But there’s always hope, brothers and sisters. So, with that hope (but a strong sense of reality) in mind, I proudly present:

The Fred Eaglesmith “Will He or Won’t He” Show

We’ll hear classic Fred. New Fred. Fred tributes. Fred covers. Fred co-writes. Past Fred interviews.

And maybe, just maybe, if we’re really good Fredheads, we’ll hear from the man himself.

Will he be live in the studio?
Will he call?

Will I have to hear his answering machine message again?

Tune in this Sunday, October 3, 2-5 pm central to find out.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. For years now, I’ve been dying to see Willie P Bennett perform live. We see him all the time as part of Fred’s band, but I’ve never heard him sing one of his own amazing songs live. Well, with him in Winnipeg, I just HAD to try and get him in the studio, also, so I could finally see him perform. I’m doing everything I can to make that happen. Tune in…

Also in town on that SAME NIGHT!

Sarah Harmer

Josh Ritter

I can’t make any promises about Fred, but it looks like we do have one very exciting special guest all lined up. Opening for Sarah Harmer on Sunday at Pantages Playhouse Theatre will be American singer/songwriter Josh Ritter. This guy is a pretty big deal in The States and Europe, but is just starting to get noticed in Canada.

His new album Hello Starling should go a long way toward introducing this talented musician in our country. It’s a wonderful collection of beautiful story songs. I can’t wait to hear more from this guy after hearing this album. And it looks like I’ll get my chance.

Live in-studio visit from Josh Ritter

Of course, we’ll try to coax some live performances out of him, also.

On the next TTBTGH

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Why is it that in Winnipeg we can go for weeks at a time with nothing much going on, and then all of a sudden it’s non-stop action? Just when I’m back to school and actually have to be up in the morning and all of that, I’ve got two amazing shows, two days in a row that’ll keep me up late. I’m not complaining, believe me.

Monday, September 20 at Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club, I just have to go and see Geoff Berner, Carolyn Mark, and Ford Pier. That’s an amazing lineup, don’t you think? You’ve heard Geoff Berner on the show before, so I don’t have to tell you how great he is. Recently, I saw Carolyn Mark in concert for the first time and was blown away. She’s been called the most entertaining woman in Canada, and I will not argue. Onstage, she’s wild, wacky, exciting, interesting, sexy, and smart. This week, we’ll get to find out a bit more about her as Carolyn joins us live via the telephone. Once we’ve learned all there is to know about Carolyn, she’ll pass the phone over to her pal Ford Pier. You might have seen Ford as part of Martin Tielli’s backup band. He’s an accomplished songwriter and performer in his own right, and he’s got a great new album to introduce us to.

Tuesday, September 21 at the West End Cultural Centre, my old friend David Francey returns with Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch. I’ve been going on and on about this show for weeks, and for good reason. This is bound to be the most solid night of entertainment this year. With three amazing singer/songwriters being joined by virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplan, this is bound to be a stellar night of music. We’ll catch up with David Francey via the telephone to talk about the new album and touring with those fine folks.

Music & conversation with Carolyn Mark, Ford Pier, and David Francey, this Sunday.

Plus, whatever new music we’ve got time for.

Should be a great show, hope you can tune in!

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – September 2004

Sunday, September 5, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

This week, I’m all giddy with glee about being the cool kid on the block with all of the hot new releases, most of ’em before anyone else. Sometimes being a radio weasel has its perks. But don’t worry, I’m not one of those mean kids who picks on others who are less fortunate; no, in fact I couldn’t wait to share these new releases with the listeners.

Last week we had hoped to hear from Kevin Welch to discuss his great new album with Kieran Kane and his work on the new David Francey CD, but it was not meant to be. This week, we got our act together and connected for a fascinating talk.

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

2:00 – 3:00

New! New! Hot! Hot!

Rheostatics – The Tarleks – 2067 – CDN
Rheostatics – Power ballad for Ozzy Osbourne – 2067 – CDN
Rheostatics – Little bird, little bird – 2067 – CDN
Rheostatics – Marginalized – 2067 – CDN
Geoff Berner – Lucky goddam Jew – Live in Oslo – CDN
Geoff Berner – We all gotta be a prostitute sometimes – Live in Oslo – CDN
Geoff Berner – Letter from an occupant – Live in Oslo – CDN
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN
David Francey – Tonight in my dreams – The Waking Hour – CDN
David Francey – Over you – The Waking Hour – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Ship – Dusty – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Rainbows – Dusty – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Flycatcher Jack and the whippoorwill’s song – You Can’t Save Everybody

Kevin Welch interview

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Just like that – You Can’t Save Everybody
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – A prayer like any other (for Nikke) – You Can’t Save Everybody
David Francey – Wishing wells – The Waking Hour – CDN
Jacob Moon – Back to you – Landing – CDN
Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle – Nightlight – Night Light – CDN
Los Lobos – Jockey full of bourbon – Ride This
Johnny Cash – Engine one-forty-three – The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of The Carter Family
Andy White – If I catch you crying – Boy 40

Sunday, September 12, 2004
2:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00 – 3:00

September 11 songs

Ladybird Sideshow – Cover my eyes – Demo – CDN
David Francey – Grim Cathedral – Skating Rink – CDN
David Francey – Fourth of July – The Waking Hour – CDN

In memory of Johnny Cash: February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash – Hurt – American IV: The Man Comes Around
Johnny Cash – Ring of fire – Love
Johnny Cash – I’m so lonesome I could cry – American IV: The Man Comes Around
Harry Manx – Long black veil – Johnny’s Blues – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Folsom prison blues – Johnny’s Blues – CDN

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Has anyone seen my baby tonight? – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – 49 tons – Kings of Love – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Time to get a gun – Lipstick Lies & Gasoline – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Carter – 50 Odd Dollars – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Hey baby – Dusty – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Colin Linden – The last thought – Big Mouth – CDN
Ben Arnold – Blacklight – Calico
Keller Williams – Love handles – Home
Rheostatics – Polar bears and trees – 2067 – CDN
Bruce Knauer – Allnight breakfast special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Bob Kemmis – Freak luck – Arena Ready – CDN
Geoff Berner – That’s what keeps the rent down, baby – Live in Oslo – CDN
Tim Hus – Dangerous Dave’s tractor show – Alberta Crude – CDN
Jenny Whiteley – Halls of Folsom – Hopetown – CDN
Radiogram – Slide – Unbetween – CDN
Ox – Stolen car – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Jim Byrnes – Just a pilgrim – Fresh Horses – CDN

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Bonus! Overtime!

Michael Pickett – Blues is a friend of mine – Solo – CDN
Amos Garrett – I hate myself – Acoustic Album – CDN
Kieran Kane – Return to me – Find My Way Home
The Brothers Cosmoline – Motel 6 – Songs of Work & Freedom – CDN
Colin Linden – Skeleton key – Recorded live on UMFM (also on Big Mouth) – CDN
Rod Picott – Coulda been the king – Stray Dogs
Johnny Cash – Time of the preacher – Twisted Willie
Darrell Scott – River take me – Theatre of the Unheard (also on Acoustic Rainbow Volume 19)
Donnie Courville – Rodeo boy – 20 Odd Hollers 2
Jason Wilber – King for a day – King for a Day
Evalyn Parry – Canada dreams of California – Unreasonable – CDN

And, scoring the winning goal at 4:52 of the overtime period to end the game and give Canada the win:

Luke Doucet – Vanessa – Aloha Manitoba – CDN – WPG
Luke Doucet – Mitzi’s – Aloha Manitoba – CDN – WPG

Sunday, September 19, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

There’s a bountiful treasure of interviews waiting to behold, on this International Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys.

First up, we set our sights on the good ship David Francey, who sails these seas on Tuesday with his good crew, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, and Fats Kaplan. That land lubber was wantin’ ta talk about his new CD, The Waking Hour, too. Well worth following a treasure map for.

Next, we spotted some scurvy dogs setting sail for Winnipeg’s muddy waters tomorrow night. Carolyn Mark & Ford Pier were aboard to wager a peace treaty. At ye old High & Lonesome Club, they’ll hitch their boat and unload a big chest o’ golden songs along with their crewmate Geoff Berner.

Recently, our crew pillaged a bounty of new music, including CDs from the likes of Mike Plume, Nathan Wiley, Luke Doucet, Chuck Prophet, and more. We’ll be crackin’ a big bottle o’ rum and sharin’ some chanteys from them salty dogs, too.

Well, blow me down! If that ain’t a richly rewarding sail on the good ship TTBTGH, methinks I’ll just have to walk the plank!

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

2:00 – 3:00

Mike Plume – Ride – Rock & Roll Recordings Volume 1 – CDN
Mike PlumeShreveport to L.A. – Rock & Roll Recordings Volume 1 – CDN
Nathan Wiley – Bride on fire – High Low – CDN
Chuck Prophet – You did (bomp shooby dooby bomp) – Age of Miracles
Luke Doucet – Spiderman – Outlaws: Live & Unreleased – CDN
David Francey – The waking hour – The Waking Hour – CDN
David Francey – Highway 95 – The Waking Hour – CDN
David Francey – Astabula – The Waking Hour – CDN
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Somewhere in the middle – You Can’t Save Everybody
David Francey – Tonight in my dreams – The Waking Hour – CDN

David Francey interview

David Francey – Ankle tattoo – The Waking Hour – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

The Wailin’ Jennys – One voice – 40 Days – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark – 2 Days smug and sober – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN

Ford Pier interview
Carolyn Mark interview

Ford Pier – Why on Earth – Pier-ic Victory – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Not a doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Geoff Berner – Light enough to travel – Light Enough to Travel EP – CDN

Ted Hawkins – Long as I can see the light – – The Next Hundred Years
Jory Nash – The ballad of easy chair – Lo-fi Northern Blues – CDN
Jory Nash – Prisoner’s lament – Tangle with the Ghost – CDN

Sunday, September 26, 2004
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

2:00 – 3:00

Willie P Bennett – Come on train – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – I like trains – Drive-in Movie – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Weakened state – You Were Here – CDN
Josh Ritter – Kathleen – Hello Starling
Joel Kroeker – Endings – Melodrama – CDN
Joel Kroeker – Nothing special – Recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Luke Doucet – New York – Aloha Manitoba – CDN
Danny Michel – Perfect – Tales from the Invisible Man – CDN
Danny Michel – Ashes to ashes – Loving the Alien: Danny Michel Sings the Songs of David Bowie – CDN
Danny Michel – DJ – Loving the Alien: Danny Michel Sings the Songs of David Bowie – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Just in case – Beautiful House – CDN
Ox – She shot me down – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Blue Rose Café – Long way to travel – A Reunion & Tribute to Pat Long
Mae Moore & Lester Quitzau – Don’t miss my misery – Oh My – CDN
Gregory Hoskins – In the fashion of the broken hearted – King of Good Intentions – CDN
Kasey Chambers – Like a river – Wayward Angel
The Notorious Cherry Bombs – Dangerous curves – The Notorious Cherry Bombs
Mike Plume – Dancing on the wind – Rock & Roll Music Volume 1 – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Promise me you’ll never tell – Fools for the Radio – CDN
Elvis Costello – Either side of the same town – The Delivery Man
Elvis Costello – Distorted angel – All This Useless Beauty
Elvis Costello – This town (demo) – Spike
Elvis Costello – Deep dark truthful mirror (demo) – Spike
Elvis Costello – Running out of angels – This Year’s Model
Elvis Costello – Blame it on Cain (demo) – My Aim Is True
Elvis Costello – Don’t let me be misunderstood – King of America

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – August 2004

Sunday, August 1, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

August Long Weekend, fun in the sun!
Sunday, August 1st, 2004 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Host(s): Jeff Robson
What’s this? Another pre-recorded show? This is becoming a bit of a habit, Robson.
Why, yes, I’m not in the studio live this week for TTBTGH, but I’ve prepared a dynomite show in my absense. I’ll tell you all about my excuse for missing the show, the great lineup of music in Gimli this weekend, and of course relive some of the great memories of last week’s Calgary Folk Fest. We’ll also look forward to the reason I’ll likely pre-record next week as well, The Brandon Folk Fest. Yippee.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Jim Bryson – Without piano – The Occasionals – CDN
Gimli Icelandic Festival:
Ox – LA City – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Lindy – Florence Street – Lindy – CDN
Brandon Folk Fest:
Lester Quitzau – Home on the range – So Here We Are – CDN
The Perpetrators – 12,000 Miles – The Perpetrators – CDN – WPG
Das Macht Show! – Gone Gone Gone – Four Legs Good – CDN – WPG
Brandy Zdan – I’m going forth – 2003 Demo EP – CDN – WPG
Calgary Folk Fest:
Lucinda Williams – Concrete and barbed wire – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Caitlin Cary – Pony – While You Weren’t Looking
Caitlin Cary – The battle – While You Weren’t Looking bonus EP
Paul Kelly – Nothing but a dream – Ways & Means
Ruthie Foster – Another rain song – Stages
Martin Simpson – Lillies of the field – Bootleg USA

3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Weakerthans – One Great City – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Blair Packham – One hit wonder – Could’ve Been King – CDN
Arlene Bishop – Metaphor for your life – Cut a Man’s Heart Out – CDN
Susan Crowe – Whipporwill – Book of Days – CDN
Scott Merritt – Beautiful mess – The Detour Home – CDN
Rae Spoon – All washed up – Throw Some Dirt on Me – CDN
In concert August 4:
Rory McLeod – Laredo – Lullabies for Big Babies
John Hiatt – Trudy and Dave – Slow Turning
Rory McLeod – Learning to walk again – Mouth to Mouth
John Hiatt – Dust down a country road – Walk On
Rory McLeod – Black, brown, white – Traveling Home
John Hiatt – Crossing muddy waters – Crossing Muddy Waters
New music:
Nels Andrews – Big oaks sway – Sunday Shoes

Sunday, August 8, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

What’s this? Another pre-recorded show? Yup, this week I’m off in Brandon checking out their great folk festival and getting away from all of the things I have to do here. But, the show must go on, and I’ve got a lot planned for TTBTGH while I’m away.

I love telling you about upcoming and recent concerts in town, and there are a TON to discuss this week. Today’s special guest interview is with a guy who’s playing at the Collective on Wednesday, a rockin’ young singer/songwriter from Victoria named Leeroy Stagger. He’s an interesting guy and has a great CD to boot.

And, looking ahead to next week, what’s that on the horizon, another pre-record? Yup, next week I’m off to that hot vacation spot, Regina to see their great folk festival. I’ll tell you what’s in store in case you want to call the travel agent and meet me at the resort.

Don’t worry, I’ll do another live show, someday.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Recent shows:
John Hiatt – Is anybody there? – Slow Turning
Jon Dee Graham – One moment – Hooray for the Moon
Elliott BROOD – Cadillac dust – Tin Type – CDN
Upcoming shows:
Jim Bryson – Travelled by land – The Occasionals – CDN
Jim Bryson – Somewhere else – The North Side Benches – CDN
Jill Barber – In perfect time – Oh Heart – CDN
Regina Folk Festival, August 13-15:
Dave Lang – 42 below zero – Live and in Quonset – CDN
The Corn Sisters – She’s leaving town – The Other Women – CDN
Mary Gauthier – I drink – Drag Queens in Limousines
Po’ Girl- Tell me a story – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Rae Spoon – Tin shack – Throw Some Dirt on Me – CDN
Nathan – Discarded debris – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Leeroy Stagger – Broke and broken hearted – Dear Love – CDN
Leeroy Stagger interview
Leeroy Stagger – Two day one night stand – Dear Love – CDN

In concert August 13:
Greg Trooper – Real like that – Straight Down Rain
John Prine – Donald and Lydia – Great Days
John Prine – All the best – Great Days
John Prine – Dear Abby – Great Days
Bonnie Raitt & John Prine – Angel from Montgomery – Great Days
John Prine – Please don’t bury me – Great Days
John Prine – Sabu visits the twin cities alone – Great Days

Sunday, August 15, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Well, just one more pre-recorded show for now, I promise. I’ll be back in the studio live next Sunday, but this Sunday I have another great excuse for missing the show, the Regina Folk Fest. I’ve told you all about how great the lineup is, so you’ll excuse me for not being here live this week, especially after you hear the show I’ve got planned out. It’s a good one. Lots of great music, of course.

One of our favourite bands around these parts is the mighty Nathan. They’ve got a brand new record coming out and it’s a fine one. The CD release party will be on August 26 at the West End. Looking forward to that, we’ll hear some brand new Nathan. In fact, we’ll go back in time to July 6, 2003, when Nathan was live in the studio playing some brand new songs and chatting and having fun. If you missed it the first time ’round, you’ll want to hear this. Even if you heard it, you’ll want to relive the memories. It was a great show, I know you’ll enjoy it.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Leeroy Stagger – Hide the knives – Dear Love – CDN
Ryan Adams – La Cienga just smiled – Gold
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall – Love is Hell Part 1
Ryan Adams – Hotel chelsea nights – Love is Hell Part 2
Leeroy Stagger – Slowly sinking – Dear Love – CDN
Danny Michel – Newton’s apple – In the Belly of a Whale – CDN

Amos Garrett – I hate myself – Acoustic Album – CDN
Ken Whiteley – In your hands – Gospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright – CDN
Chris Whitley – Poison girl – Living With the Law
Jenny Whiteley – Gloria – Jenny Whiteley – CDN
Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley – Lazy river – Sitting on a Rainbow – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Jackie Washington – BARK – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Matt Mays – St. George’s Lane – Radio Free for All: The Best of CKDU Live – CDN
Greg MacPherson – Back flow – Recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Greg MacPherson – Kingston – Recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Since you can be – Recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Alana Levandoski – Sorry doesn’t cut it with you – Recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG

Nathan interview (recorded July 6, 2003)
Nathan – Sunset Chaser – Live performance (also on Jimson Weed) – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Home with me – Live performance (also on Jimson Weed) – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Glorious exhaust – Stranger – CDN – WPG

Sunday, August 22, 2004
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

2:00 – 3:00

Regina Folk Fest Remembrances:
Johnny Cash – Sam Hall – American IV: The Man Comes Around
The Sadies – 1000 cities falling (part 1) – Favourite Colours – CDN
Scott Nolan – Dark and lonely – Postcards – CDN – WPG
Greg Macpherson – Churchill – Balanced on a Pin – CDN – WPG
Spirit of the West – July – Star Trails – CDN
Serena Ryder – Hiding place – Live EP – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Mercy now
Nathan – Amelina – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark – Slept all afternoon – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN

Upcoming Shows:
Nathan – Pick me up Suzie – Stranger – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark – Not a doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Geoff Berner – Volcano god – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On to the End – CDN

New Releases:
Anne Louise Genest – The south side of town – Big Dream – CDN
Anne Louise Genest – Wallflower blossom – Big Dream – CDN

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Flycatcher Jack and the whippoorwill’s song – You Can’t Save Everybody
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – You can’t save everybody – You Can’t Save Everybody

The “Mail Bag:” CD Submissions
Johnsmith – Friend of the coyote – Kickin’ this Stone
Jason Wilber – In her veins – King for a Day
Nels Andrews – Meadowlake – Sunday Shoes
Michael Johnathan – America – Homestead
Donal Hinley – These are the days – We Built a Fire
Terry Kitchen – I’ll make it right – That’s How it Used to Be
John Flynn – Minnie Lou – Dragon
Steve Coffey & the Lokels – Vinyl soul – 32 Below Sessions – CDN
Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty – Special – No Never Alone – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Grass & dirt – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Michael Johnston – Katie – Michael Johnston (EP) – CDN – WPG
Jory Nash – Blackbird – Lo-fi Northern Blues – CDN

Sunday, August 29, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

We were expecting a call from Kevin Welch to discuss his fantastic new disc with Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplan and the upcoming collaboration with David Francey, but he was a no-show, so instead we just listened to a whole bunch of music from these amazing artists.

In hour 2, we heard stuff. Yeah, that’s right, stuff.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Nathan – Gasoline – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Just like that – You Can’t Save Everybody
Kevin Welch – Early summer rain – The Best of Mountain Stage: Volume 5
Kevin Welch & the Fairfield Four – Life down here on Earth – Live from Mountain Stage
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Til’ I’m too old to die young – You Can’t Save Everybody
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch – Everybody’s working for the man again – You Can’t Save Everybody
Kevin Welch – Train to Birmingham – Western Beat
Kieran Kane – He never knew what hit him – Dead Reckoning
Kieran Kane – Shut up – Shadows on the Ground
David Francey – Border line – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – February morning drive – The Far End of Summer – CDN
David Francey – Broken glass – Skating Rink – CDN
David Francey – Torn screen door – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – Fishing seasons – All for a Song – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Neko Case – In California – Canadian Amp
Neko Case – Look for me (I’ll be around) – Blacklisted
Sarah Harmer – Lodestar – You Were Here – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Sunflowers – From the Paradise Motel – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Alcohol & pills – Ralph’s Last Show – CDN
Willie P Bennett – The lucky ones – The Lucky Ones – CDN
Steve Earle – Condi, Condi – The Revolution Starts Now
James Talley – Sometimes I think about Suzanne – Journey
John K Samson – Utilities – CBC Radio 3 Sessions Vol. 1 – CDN – WPG
Ted Hawkins – As long as I can see the light – The Next Hundred Years
Paul Kelly – How to make gravy – Words & Music
Paul Kelly – Careless – So Much Water So Close to Home