August 20, 2006

Some days, it’s really good to be me. This day was definitely one of those. This show featured a live, in-studio visit by the great singer/songwriter Bob Schneider from Austin, TX. Bob’s blend of pop, rock, hip-hop, and folk makes him one of my absolute favourites, and a perfect example of what this show is supposed to be all about. It’s diverse, it’s interesting, and best of all, it’s a lot of fun. He came in to chat and even played a few songs live for us. Very cool indeed.

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Episode #173
Sunday, August 20, 2006
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

Bob Snider – Sittin’ in the Kitchen – Caterwaul & Doggerel – CDN
Bob Snider – Radio Song – Words and Pictures – CDN
Bob Schneider – Blue Skies for Everyone – Lonelyland
Bob Schneider – Medicine – I’m Good Now
Bob Schneider – Tarantula – Greatest Hits Live
The Duhks – Four Blue Walls – The Duhks – CDN – WPG
Lynn Miles – Never Coming Back – Love Sweet Love – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Teddy Thompson – I Should Get Up – Separate Ways
David Gray – Babylon II – White Ladder
Greg Brown – Kokomo – The Evening Call
Matt Epp – Untitled Dream – Love In Such Strong Words – CDN – WPG
Bob Schneider – Flowerparts – The Californian

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bob Schneider interview

Bob Schneider – Game Plan – live performance
Bob Schneider – Everything I Have Means Nothing to Me Now – live performance
Bob Schneider – I wish – live performance
Bob Schneider – The Californian – The Californian
Bob Schneider – Come with Me Tonight – I’m Good Now
Bob Schneider – Big Blue Sea – Lonelyland
Bob Schneider – Batman – Greatest Hits Live

3:30pm – 4:00pm

The Duhks – Out of the Rain – Migrations – CDN – WPG
Bruce Knauer – Allnight Breakfast Special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Shuyler Jansen – Write Your Will – Hobotron – CDN
Elliott BROOD – Second Son – Ambassador – CDN
Robbie Fulks – Roots Rock Weirdos – The Very Best of Robbie Fulks

August 13, 2006

This week marks the sad end of summer festival season. I’m off marking the occasion with one of the biggest and best of the season, The Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Big stars and big fun await. While I’m away, a pre-recorded show that should not disappoint. First up I’ll brag about some of the great acts I’m going to see in Edmonton, but then, a whole lot of great new music. Some from the mail bag, some brand new releases, and some that’s just new to me.

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Episode #172
Sunday, August 13, 2006
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

Paul Kelly – Nothing but a Dream – Ways & Means
Greg Brown – Whippoorwill – The Evening Call
Iris DeMent – The Way I Should – The Way I Should
Lynn Miles – 8 Hour Drive – Love Sweet Love – CDN
The Waifs – Lighthouse – Up All Night
Bettye LaVette – Little Sparrow – I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise
Amos Garrett – Always Got Your Hands on that Guitar – Acoustic Album

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Guy Clark – Funny Bone – Workbench Songs
Jeffrey Foucault – One for Sorrow – Ghost Repeater
Peter Mulvey – Lila Blue – The Knuckleball Suite
Johnsmith – Honest Truth – Break Me Open
Kris Demeanor – Backstage in St. Petersberg – Go Away (with Me) – CDN
Kris Demeanor – I Have Seen the Future – Perfect Buzz sampler – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Salt – Not So Bad – Salt – CDN
Romi Mayes – Long Way Home – Sweet Something Steady – CDN – WPG
T. Nile – Silently – At My Table – CDN
The Ginn Sisters – Let It Burn – Blood Oranges
Deborah Holland – Hard Times (Come Again no More) – Bad Girl Once…
Jay Linden – Riding on the North Wind – Satchel – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Julie Miller – Ride the Wind to Me – Broken Things
Shannon McNally – All My Tears – Run for Cover
Richard Shindell – My Love Will Follow You – Somewhere Near Paterson
Buddy Miller – That’s How I Got to Memphis – Your Love and Other Lies
JP Hoe & the Truly Richards – All the Young Dudes – The Live Beta Project – CDN – WPG
The Be Good Tanyas – Light Enough to Travel – Blue Horse – CDN

August 6, 2006 – Kim Beggs & JP Hoe

It’s nice to remember that in summer, there’s more going on than just folk festivals. To remind us of that, we were visited by a couple of great live guests, who dropped by to sing and chat about upcoming non-festival appearances.

First up, singer/songwriter Kim Beggs came in all the way from the Yukon to appear on the show. Sure, she’s got a concert coming up on Aug. 10 with Christine Fellows and Kim Barlow, but I like to think that I’m the real reason she came to Winnipeg. I’m a dreamer, what can I say.

Then, another visit by one of our most frequent, and definitely one of our favourite guests, JP Hoe. Hoe’s got a show coming up on Aug. 16 at the West End, and he dropped by to plead for people to attend, and he gave his best sales pitch by singing and playing for us. I know I’m going to that show.

Then, my own plea for you to attend an upcoming show featuring one of the world’s great underrated songwriters, Australia’s Paul Kelly. Paul stops by the WECC on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and man, it’s gonna be good.

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Episode #171
Sunday, August 6, 2006
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

Kim Beggs – Old Pal – Streetcar Heart – CDN

Kim Beggs interview

Kim Beggs – When I’m Walking Down to the Station – live performance – CDN
Kim Beggs – Giddyup Cowboy – live performance – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Kim Beggs – Her Big Yellow Backhoe – Streetcar Heart – CDN
Kim Barlow – Butterflies and Drunk Men – luckyburden – CDN
Kim Barlow – Lonely Mountain – luckyburden – CDN
Christine Fellows – Face Down, Feet First – Paper Anniversary – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe and the Truly Richards – You’re Here and I’m Not – The Live Beta Project – CDN – WPG

JP Hoe interview

3:00pm – 3:30pm

JP Hoe – Until You Wait – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Always – live performance – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe and the Truly Richards – Nicest – The Live Beta Project – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe and the Truly Richards – Sing Me a Song – The Live Beta Project – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Paul Kelly concert preview:
Paul Kelly – Won’t You Come Around – Ways & Means
Paul Kelly and the Messengers – Dumb Things – Under the Sun
Paul Kelly – If I Could Start Again Today – Nothing But a Dream
Paul Kelly – I’ll Be Your Lover – Words & Music
Paul Kelly – The Oldest Story in the Book – Ways & Means
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words & Music

July 30, 2006

This week is a pre-recorded show, because I’m off at the 2006 Calgary Folk Festival. Just for fun, we’re rerunning the episode that I put together for when I was attending the 2004 Calgary Folk Festival, so you’ll hear me yapping and bragging about a festival (and upcoming concerts) from 2 years ago! Imagine how confusing that will be for people who just tune in on the radio! HA!

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Episode #170
Sunday, July 30, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

This week is a pre-recorded show, because I’m off at the 2006 Calgary Folk Festival. Just for fun, we’re rerunning the episode that I put together for when I was attending the 2004 Calgary Folk Festival, so you’ll hear me yapping and bragging about a festival (and upcoming concerts) from 2 years ago!

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

Calgary Folk Fest highlights:
Nathan – Bad ideas – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark & Her Gentlemen Callers – A flat miner – Frank Slide: 100 Years from Them – CDN
Corb Lund Band – No roads here – Five Dollar Bill – CDN
Caitlin Cary – The next one – I’m Staying Out
Steve Earle – Fearless heart – Guitar Town
Steve Earle – I ain’t ever satisfied – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle – Ben McCulloch – Train A Comin’
Steve Earle – John Walker’s blues – Jerusalem
Lucinda Williams – Metal firecracker – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams – Those three days – World Without Tears
Martyn Joseph – Working mother – Being There
Taj Mahal – Lovin’ in my baby’s eyes – Phantom Blues

3:00pm – 4:00pm

James Keelaghan – Love what a road – Road – CDN – WPG

Upcoming Shows:
Brandon Folk Festival:
Das Macht Show! – Auxiliary workhouse breakdown – One Night in Berlin – CDN
Das Macht Show! – Smoke that cigarette – One Night in Berlin – CDN
In concert in August:
John Hiatt – Cry love – Walk On
Rory McLeod – India Matea – Travelling Home
John Prine – Pretty good – John Prine
John Prine – Please don’t bury me – Sweet Revenge
Greg Trooper – Real like that – Straight Down Rain

Regina Folk Fest preview:
Mary Gauthier – Good-bye – Filth & Fire
Po’ Girl – I’ve got time – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Serena Ryder – Daydream – Unlikely Emergencies – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Trans Canada lover – All for a Song – CDN

New music!
The Bills – Nowhere to be (and all day to get there) – Let ‘Em Run – CDN

Steel Belted Radio – July 27, 2006

KK and I took off out of town, to catch the Calgary Folk Fest, and we’re giving the old T-Bar a week off. He’s earned it. In our absence, a classic episode from the past. This one is from July 7, 2005, when we were away at the WInnipeg Folk Festival, so you’ll hear me yapping about last year’s festival. The show does, however, feature an interesting interview with Willy Porter, who was at last year’s festival. This is a super-sized show, a full 2 hours of music and pointless yammering! Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 7, 2005
with Kristi Kolbauer, Jeff Robson & Terry Wilson

We’re off at the Folk Fest this week, as all good music lovers should be, but nonetheless, the show must go on. We present some of the best of the Fest, for those of you heading out there and for those unfortunate souls who just need to know what you’re missing out on.

As part of the look at this year’s lineup, we had a chat with Willy Porter, a first time Winnipeg Folk Fest performer, and one that I know folks are going to enjoy.

Emmylou Harris Here I am Stumbling Into Grace
Emmylou Harris Where will I be Wrecking Ball
Emmylou Harris Burn that candle Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Buddy Miller Fire and water Universal United House of Prayer
Daniel Lanois Jolie Louise Acadie CDN
Daniel Lanois Shine Shine CDN
Rae Spoon Your trailer door Your Trailer Door CDN
Feist One evening Let It Die CDN
Feist Gatekeeper CDN
Martha Wainwright These flowers Martha Wainwright CDN
The Be Good Tanyas Light enough to travel Blue Horse CDN
The Be Good Tanyas It’s not happening Chinatown CDN
Catie Curtis Saint Lucy Dreaming in Romance Languages
Nathan Gasoline Jimson Weed CDN/WPG
Willy Porter Paper Airplane High Wire Live
Willy Porter interview
Willy Porter Angry words High Wire Live
Rheostatics Little bird, little bird 2067 CDN
Rheostatics Horses Melville CDN
Rheostatics Dope fiends and boozehounds Whale Music CDN
The Weakerthans Left and leaving Left and Leaving CDN/WPG
The Weakerthans Reconstruction site Reconstruction Site CDN/WPG
Camper Van Beethoven Shut us down Camper Van Beethoven
Camper Van Beethoven When I win the lottery Greatest Hits Played Faster
The Gourds Blankets Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – July 2006

Episode #166 – Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview
Sunday, July 2, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

It’s my favourite time of the year and time for my favourite show of the year, as we look forward to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Lots of great artists appearing as always, and we’ll tell you where to be and who not to miss.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Willie P Bennett – Last Word – Heartstrings – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Willie’s Diamond Joe – Tryin’ to Start Out Clean – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Little Buffalo – From the Paradise Motel – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Milly’s Café – Milly’s Café – CDN
Justin Rutledge & the Junction Forty – 1855 – No Never Alone – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Allison Moorer – One on the House – The Duel
Steve Earle – Poison Lovers – El Corazon
Alejandro Escovedo – Rhapsody – A Man Under the Influence
Alejandro Escovedo – The End – Thirteen Years
Oh Susanna – Alabaster – Johnstown – CDN
Oh Susanna – Home Soon (the Cherry Song) – Johnstown – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Neko Case – The Needle Has Landed – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
John Rauhouse – River of No Return – Steel Guitar Rodeo
The Sadies – Loved on Look – Tremendous Efforts – CDN
Son Volt – Last Minute Shakedown – Straightaways
Jay Farrar & Kelly Willis – Rex’s Blues – Son Volt: A Retrospective: 1995-2000
Jesse Winchester – Love Is Hard, But Love Is Fair – Live from Mountain Stage
Jesse Winchester – A Showman’s Life – The Best of

3:30pm – 4:00pm

The Wailin’ Jennys – Some Good Thing – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Things That You Know – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
James Keelaghan – Harvest Train – A Few Simple Verses – CDN – WPG
James Keelaghan – Gladys Ridge – Then Again – CDN – WPG
Bruce Cockburn – See You Tomorrow – Life Short Call Now – CDN
Richard Thompson – Let It Blow – Front Parlour Ballads
Two Hours Traffic – Mr. Saturday – Two Hours Traffic – CDN

Episode #167
Sunday, July 9, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

It’s my favourite time of the year and time for my favourite show of the year, as we look forward to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Lots of great artists appearing as always, and we’ll tell you where to be and who not to miss.

I love doing this show and I try to take it as seriously as possible and always work hard for you. I always try to make sure there’s a good show on the air every Sunday (it may or not be mine, but there’s always options ;~)) But this week, the show on sure ain’t gonna be live. Folk Fest is on! You didn’t think I was going to come in on Folk Fest weekend, did you? And since all good listeners should be at Folk Fest anyway (except for Allison and Art, who are excused but who should try to come out some year), I’m not putting together a new show. Instead, we’ll fire up the TTBTGH time machine again and travel way back to May 30, 2004. It’s a good show and it’s all put together right there for me (yeah, I’m lazy.)

Here’s what I had to say about the show at the time:

Pretaped. Part of the second annual Tell the Band to Go Home Invitational Event, where I invite other local music fans to come and program the show. This year, there were twice as many weeks to pretape, so more guests and more fun. I always learn a lot by inviting new people to play songs on the show. Just when I think I know just about everything about singer/songwriters, I’m humbled by the talents of my guests. This week, I was off with my co-hosts on Steel Belted Free Range Radio (www.steelbeltedradio.com) to see Steve Forbert at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. What a road trip.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, through the miracle of modern digital recording, I was joined on the show by Jenny Western, host of Hit the Big Wide Strum, Pal, CKUW 95.9 fm’s weekly bluegrass program. Judging by her appearance this week, she knows a heck of a lot more than just bluegrass.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Jim Bryson – Sleeping in Toronto – The North Side Benches – CDN
Steve Forbert – Goin’ down to Laurel – Alive on Arrival
Steve Forbert – January 23-30, 1978 – Jackrabbit Slim
Steve Forbert – Romeo’s tune – Jackrabbit Slim

Flatt & Scruggs – Take me in a lifeboat – The Mercury Sessions Vol. 1
Doug & Jess Reimer – Move to Tennessee – So Long Alone – CDN – WPG
The Kelele Brothers – Why won’t “U” kelele? – Escape from Bover County – CDN
The Creeggan Brothers – Rocking Chair – Sleepyhead – CDN

Carter Monrose – Milwaukee – Demonstration – CDN – WPG
Loretta Lynn – Family tree – Van Lear Rose
Merle Haggard – If I could only fly – If I Could Only Fly
Brothers Cosmoline – Motel 6 – Songs of Work & Freedom – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Uncle Tupelo – Graveyard shift – 89-93 An Anthology
The Guthries – Gather Round – Off Windmill – CDN
Matt Mays – City of Lakes – Matt Mays – CDN
Wilco – Ashes of American flags – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Fred Eaglesmith – Big ass garage sale – Live recording – CDN
Kasey Chambers – If I were you – Barricades and Brickwalls
Paul Kelly – Won’t you come around – Ways & Means
Hayseed Dixie – Dirty deeds done dirt cheap – A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC

Jellyfish – Think about your trouble – For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nillson
Patty Griffin – Top of the world – Impossible Dream

Brigitte Badot – Un jour comme un autre – Putomayo Presents French Café
Baguette Quartette – En douce – Putomayo Presents French Cafe

Episode #168
Sunday, July 16, 2006
2:00-4:30 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, but another Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone. Of course there were some highlights and some celebrity encounters, the tales of which made up much of today’s show.

But over the past few weeks there’s been a ton of new CDs that have found their way into my collection, and the rest of the show was made up of some great new arrivals.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Folk Fest Highlights:
Greg Macpherson – Kingston – Sun Beats Down! – CDN – WPG
Crooked Still – Orphan Girl – Hop High
Oh Susanna – Kings Road – Sleepy Little Sailor – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Blackie and the Rodeo King – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – 18 Wheels – Milly’s Café – CDN
Son Volt – 6 String Belief – 6 String Belief DVD
Alejandro Escovedo String Quintet – Rosalie – Room of Songs

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Steve Earle – Comin’ Around – The Revolution Starts Now
Matt Epp – You’ll Find Me Alone – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG
Tannis Slimmon – Falling Together – Oak Lake – CDN

Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – Passed Over – Foggy Highway

New Music:
John Gorka – Writing in the Margins – Writing in the Margins
Martyn Joseph – Can’t Breathe – Deep Blue

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Peter Mulvey – Girl in the Hi-Tops – The Knuckleball Suite
The Audreys – You & Steve McQueen – Between Last Night and Us
The Paperboys – California – The Road to Ellenside – CDN
Jim Byrnes – Lay Me Down Sweet Jesus – House of Refuge – CDN
Johnsmith – Cold Cold Ground – Break Me Open
Slaid Cleaves – Call it Sleep – Unsung

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Ray Lamontagne – Empty – Live from Bonnaroo 2005
Radney Foster – Fools that Dream – This World We Live In
Alejandro Escovedo – Deer Head on the Wall – The Boxing Mirror
Johnny Cash – On the Evening Train – American V: A Hundred Highways
Johnny Cash – Letter Edged in Black – Personal File
Kris Kristofferson – The Last Thing to Go – This Old Road
Kris Kristofferson – Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down – Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco

4:00 – 4:30 – bonus! Super-sized segment!

Todd Hunter Band – Life Is Good – Life Is Good – CDN – WPG
Danny Michel – Into the Flame – Valhalla – CDN
Kristin McCaig – This House – Drive – CDN
Melissa McClelland – You Know I Love You Baby – Thumbelina’s One Night Stand – CDN
Penny Lang – Let Me Fly – Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky – CDN

Episode #169
Sunday, July 23, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

A look ahead to the Calgary Folk Fest, which I’m off to this week, and some great new music!

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Calgary Folk Fest preview:
Elliott BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Elliott BROOD – President (35) – Ambassador
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Dinner Tonight – Party All Night! – CDN
Kris Demeanor – Chocolate and Lust – demo EP – CDN
Robbie Fulks – Roots Rock Weirdos – The Very Best of Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks – Leave it to a Loser – Georgia Hard
Dave Alvin – Between the Cracks – West of the West
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men – Highway 99 – Out in California

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Son Volt – Creosote – Straightaways
Eliza Gilkyson – Dark Side of Town – Land of Milk & Honey
Kathleen Edwards – Money Talks – Live from the Bowery Ballroom – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without Piano – The Occasionals – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Melissa McClelland – Glimpse into Hell – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN
Dan Bern – Jerusalem – Dan Bern
Luke Doucet – Broken One – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN

Upcoming Winnipeg shows:

M. Ward – Radio Campaign – Transistor Radio
Paul Kelly – These Are the Days – Ways & Means
Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – Foggy Highway – Foggy Highway

3:30pm – 4:00pm

New music:
Jesse DeNatale – Lucinda – Soul Parade
Jesse DeNatale – Dreamers’ Holiday – Soul Parade
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Heaven Now – Lost John Dean
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Lost John Dean – Lost John Dean
Eddi Reader – On a Whim – Angels & Electricity
Eddi Reader – California – Angels & Electricity

Episode #170
Sunday, July 30, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

This week is a pre-recorded show, because I’m off at the 2006 Calgary Folk Festival. Just for fun, we’re rerunning the episode that I put together for when I was attending the 2004 Calgary Folk Festival, so you’ll hear me yapping and bragging about a festival (and upcoming concerts) from 2 years ago!

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

Calgary Folk Fest highlights:
Nathan – Bad ideas – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Carolyn Mark & Her Gentlemen Callers – A flat miner – Frank Slide: 100 Years from Them – CDN
Corb Lund Band – No roads here – Five Dollar Bill – CDN
Caitlin Cary – The next one – I’m Staying Out
Steve Earle – Fearless heart – Guitar Town
Steve Earle – I ain’t ever satisfied – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle – Ben McCulloch – Train A Comin’
Steve Earle – John Walker’s blues – Jerusalem
Lucinda Williams – Metal firecracker – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Lucinda Williams – Those three days – World Without Tears
Martyn Joseph – Working mother – Being There
Taj Mahal – Lovin’ in my baby’s eyes – Phantom Blues

3:00pm – 4:00pm

James Keelaghan – Love what a road – Road – CDN – WPG

Upcoming Shows:
Brandon Folk Festival:
Das Macht Show! – Auxiliary workhouse breakdown – One Night in Berlin – CDN
Das Macht Show! – Smoke that cigarette – One Night in Berlin – CDN
In concert in August:
John Hiatt – Cry love – Walk On
Rory McLeod – India Matea – Travelling Home
John Prine – Pretty good – John Prine
John Prine – Please don’t bury me – Sweet Revenge
Greg Trooper – Real like that – Straight Down Rain

Regina Folk Fest preview:
Mary Gauthier – Good-bye – Filth & Fire
Po’ Girl – I’ve got time – Vagabond Lullabies – CDN
Serena Ryder – Daydream – Unlikely Emergencies – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Trans Canada lover – All for a Song – CDN

New music!
The Bills – Nowhere to be (and all day to get there) – Let ‘Em Run – CDN

July 23, 2006

A look ahead to the Calgary Folk Fest, which I’m off to this week, and some great new music!

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Episode #169
Sunday, July 23, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

A look ahead to the Calgary Folk Fest, which I’m off to this week, and some great new music!

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Calgary Folk Fest preview:
Elliott BROOD – Oh Alberta – Tin Type – CDN
Elliott BROOD – President (35) – Ambassador
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Dinner Tonight – Party All Night! – CDN
Kris Demeanor – Chocolate and Lust – demo EP – CDN
Robbie Fulks – Roots Rock Weirdos – The Very Best of Robbie Fulks
Robbie Fulks – Leave it to a Loser – Georgia Hard
Dave Alvin – Between the Cracks – West of the West
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men – Highway 99 – Out in California

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Son Volt – Creosote – Straightaways
Eliza Gilkyson – Dark Side of Town – Land of Milk & Honey
Kathleen Edwards – Money Talks – Live from the Bowery Ballroom – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without Piano – The Occasionals – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Melissa McClelland – Glimpse into Hell – Stranded in Suburbia – CDN
Dan Bern – Jerusalem – Dan Bern
Luke Doucet – Broken One – Broken (and other Rogue States) – CDN

Upcoming Winnipeg shows:

M. Ward – Radio Campaign – Transistor Radio
Paul Kelly – These Are the Days – Ways & Means
Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – Foggy Highway – Foggy Highway

3:30pm – 4:00pm

New music:
Jesse DeNatale – Lucinda – Soul Parade
Jesse DeNatale – Dreamers’ Holiday – Soul Parade
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Heaven Now – Lost John Dean
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, & Fats Kaplan – Lost John Dean – Lost John Dean
Eddi Reader – On a Whim – Angels & Electricity
Eddi Reader – California – Angels & Electricity

July 16, 2006

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, but another Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone. Of course there were some highlights and some celebrity encounters, the tales of which made up much of today’s show.

But over the past few weeks there’s been a ton of new CDs that have found their way into my collection, and the rest of the show was made up of some great new arrivals.

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Episode #168
Sunday, July 16, 2006
2:00-4:30 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, but another Winnipeg Folk Festival has come and gone. Of course there were some highlights and some celebrity encounters, the tales of which made up much of today’s show.

But over the past few weeks there’s been a ton of new CDs that have found their way into my collection, and the rest of the show was made up of some great new arrivals.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Folk Fest Highlights:
Greg Macpherson – Kingston – Sun Beats Down! – CDN – WPG
Crooked Still – Orphan Girl – Hop High
Oh Susanna – Kings Road – Sleepy Little Sailor – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Blackie and the Rodeo King – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – 18 Wheels – Milly’s Café – CDN
Son Volt – 6 String Belief – 6 String Belief DVD
Alejandro Escovedo String Quintet – Rosalie – Room of Songs

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Steve Earle – Comin’ Around – The Revolution Starts Now
Matt Epp – You’ll Find Me Alone – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG
Tannis Slimmon – Falling Together – Oak Lake – CDN

Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – Passed Over – Foggy Highway

New Music:
John Gorka – Writing in the Margins – Writing in the Margins
Martyn Joseph – Can’t Breathe – Deep Blue

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Peter Mulvey – Girl in the Hi-Tops – The Knuckleball Suite
The Audreys – You & Steve McQueen – Between Last Night and Us
The Paperboys – California – The Road to Ellenside – CDN
Jim Byrnes – Lay Me Down Sweet Jesus – House of Refuge – CDN
Johnsmith – Cold Cold Ground – Break Me Open
Slaid Cleaves – Call it Sleep – Unsung

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Ray Lamontagne – Empty – Live from Bonnaroo 2005
Radney Foster – Fools that Dream – This World We Live In
Alejandro Escovedo – Deer Head on the Wall – The Boxing Mirror
Johnny Cash – On the Evening Train – American V: A Hundred Highways
Johnny Cash – Letter Edged in Black – Personal File
Kris Kristofferson – The Last Thing to Go – This Old Road
Kris Kristofferson – Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down – Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco

4:00 – 4:30 – bonus! Super-sized segment!

Todd Hunter Band – Life Is Good – Life Is Good – CDN – WPG
Danny Michel – Into the Flame – Valhalla – CDN
Kristin McCaig – This House – Drive – CDN
Melissa McClelland – You Know I Love You Baby – Thumbelina’s One Night Stand – CDN
Penny Lang – Let Me Fly – Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky – CDN

Steel Belted Radio – July 13, 2006

Nobody tells a good Folk Fest story like our pal T-Bar, and boy did we have some stories to tell this year. And just to prove that they were true for a change, we finally called upon Terry’s wife, Terry (Corky) to back him up.

Also, we spoke to former Canadian Idol contestant Keith Macpherson of Easily Amused to chat about that silly little contest. He’ll always be our Canadian Idol.

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Folk Fest Wrap Up
Thursday, July 13th, 2006
Artist Title
Richard Thompson A Solitary Life
Neko Case Maybe Sparrow
Son Volt Windfall
Alejandro Escovedo Wave
Easily Amused All Need Love
Mia Dyson Choose
Donovan Frankenreiter Everytime
Willie Nile Streets of New York
Barney Bentall A Man Is
Ron Sexsmith Ship of Fools
The Wailin’ Jennys Firecracker
Chris Neufeld Told a Joke

July 9, 2006

I love doing this show and I try to take it as seriously as possible and always work hard for you. I always try to make sure there’s a good show on the air every Sunday (it may or not be mine, but there’s always options ;~)) But this week, the show on sure ain’t gonna be live. Folk Fest is on! You didn’t think I was going to come in on Folk Fest weekend, did you? And since all good listeners should be at Folk Fest anyway (except for Allison and Art, who are excused but who should try to come out some year), I’m not putting together a new show. Instead, we’ll fire up the TTBTGH time machine again and travel way back to May 30, 2004. It’s a good show and it’s all put together right there for me (yeah, I’m lazy.)

Here’s what I had to say about the show at the time:

Pretaped. Part of the second annual Tell the Band to Go Home Invitational Event, where I invite other local music fans to come and program the show. This year, there were twice as many weeks to pretape, so more guests and more fun. I always learn a lot by inviting new people to play songs on the show. Just when I think I know just about everything about singer/songwriters, I’m humbled by the talents of my guests. This week, I was off with my co-hosts on Steel Belted Free Range Radio (www.steelbeltedradio.com) to see Steve Forbert at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. What a road trip.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, through the miracle of modern digital recording, I was joined on the show by Jenny Western, host of Hit the Big Wide Strum, Pal, CKUW 95.9 fm’s weekly bluegrass program. Judging by her appearance this week, she knows a heck of a lot more than just bluegrass.

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Episode #167
Sunday, July 9, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

It’s my favourite time of the year and time for my favourite show of the year, as we look forward to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Lots of great artists appearing as always, and we’ll tell you where to be and who not to miss.

I love doing this show and I try to take it as seriously as possible and always work hard for you. I always try to make sure there’s a good show on the air every Sunday (it may or not be mine, but there’s always options ;~)) But this week, the show on sure ain’t gonna be live. Folk Fest is on! You didn’t think I was going to come in on Folk Fest weekend, did you? And since all good listeners should be at Folk Fest anyway (except for Allison and Art, who are excused but who should try to come out some year), I’m not putting together a new show. Instead, we’ll fire up the TTBTGH time machine again and travel way back to May 30, 2004. It’s a good show and it’s all put together right there for me (yeah, I’m lazy.)

Here’s what I had to say about the show at the time:

Pretaped. Part of the second annual Tell the Band to Go Home Invitational Event, where I invite other local music fans to come and program the show. This year, there were twice as many weeks to pretape, so more guests and more fun. I always learn a lot by inviting new people to play songs on the show. Just when I think I know just about everything about singer/songwriters, I’m humbled by the talents of my guests. This week, I was off with my co-hosts on Steel Belted Free Range Radio (www.steelbeltedradio.com) to see Steve Forbert at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. What a road trip.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, through the miracle of modern digital recording, I was joined on the show by Jenny Western, host of Hit the Big Wide Strum, Pal, CKUW 95.9 fm’s weekly bluegrass program. Judging by her appearance this week, she knows a heck of a lot more than just bluegrass.

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

2:00 – 3:00

Jim Bryson – Sleeping in Toronto – The North Side Benches – CDN
Steve Forbert – Goin’ down to Laurel – Alive on Arrival
Steve Forbert – January 23-30, 1978 – Jackrabbit Slim
Steve Forbert – Romeo’s tune – Jackrabbit Slim

Flatt & Scruggs – Take me in a lifeboat – The Mercury Sessions Vol. 1
Doug & Jess Reimer – Move to Tennessee – So Long Alone – CDN – WPG
The Kelele Brothers – Why won’t “U” kelele? – Escape from Bover County – CDN
The Creeggan Brothers – Rocking Chair – Sleepyhead – CDN

Carter Monrose – Milwaukee – Demonstration – CDN – WPG
Loretta Lynn – Family tree – Van Lear Rose
Merle Haggard – If I could only fly – If I Could Only Fly
Brothers Cosmoline – Motel 6 – Songs of Work & Freedom – CDN

3:00 – 4:00

Uncle Tupelo – Graveyard shift – 89-93 An Anthology
The Guthries – Gather Round – Off Windmill – CDN
Matt Mays – City of Lakes – Matt Mays – CDN
Wilco – Ashes of American flags – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Fred Eaglesmith – Big ass garage sale – Live recording – CDN
Kasey Chambers – If I were you – Barricades and Brickwalls
Paul Kelly – Won’t you come around – Ways & Means
Hayseed Dixie – Dirty deeds done dirt cheap – A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC

Jellyfish – Think about your trouble – For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nillson
Patty Griffin – Top of the world – Impossible Dream

Brigitte Badot – Un jour comme un autre – Putomayo Presents French Café
Baguette Quartette – En douce – Putomayo Presents French Cafe