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

July 2, 2006

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.

Note: this show was pre-recorded at home, and I experienced some strange technical difficulties. There are occasional skips & glitches when I speak (not to mention the stutters and mistakes that you’ve come to expect.) They’re pretty minor but just in case you were wondering, your record player doesn’t need a new needle, it’s just my silly computer acting up for unknown reasons.

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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

Steel Belted Radio – June 29, 2006

The usual silliness & great music. Also featuring an interview with Canadian Idol contestant, Keith Macpherson of Easily Amused.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2006
Artist Title
Scott Nolan No Bourbon & Bad Radio
D. Rangers Trois Rivieres
Wailin’ Jennys This Heart of Mine
Wailin’ Jennys Swallow
Alejandro Escovedo Arizona
Gerry Wall Winter Grass
Easily Amused No One’s Fool
Easily Amused Colleen
Easily Amused Predictable
James Hunter People Gonna Talk
Bob Schneider Round and Round
M. Ward Here Comes The Sun Again
Vic Chesnutt The Garden
Drive-By Truckers Space City
Slaid Cleaves Road Too Long
Slaid Cleaves Drinkin’ Days

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – June 2006

Episode #162
Sunday, June 4, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Convocation day at the poor man’s university, so I’m downtown picking up a hell of an expensive piece of paper, which means that I’m not here doing what I’d much rather be doing, playing music for you. Instead, I’ve prepared some fine, pre-recorded singer/songwriter action, featuring more new and undiscovered music than you can shake a stick at (although I recommend shaking a stick every now and again anyway, it feels pretty good, so long as you don’t hit yourself or anyone else.)

My friends Easily Amused recently had some bad luck when their gear got stolen, but they’re playing in town tonight, so to try and remember happier times and hopefully to convince some folks to come check them out, we take another trip in the TTBTGH Time Machine, to revisit a live in-studio visit from February, 2004.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Chris Isaak – Graduation Day – Forever Blue
John Hiatt – Graduated – Little Head
Finlayson/Maize – Bitter Beauty – Dark Hollow – CDN
Finlayson/Maize – What Man Would? – Dark Hollow – CDN
Serena Ryder – Lovesick Blues – Live in Oz – CDN
Lori Cullen – I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Calling for Rain – CDN
Lori Cullen – Railroad – Calling for Rain – CDN
The Damnwells – I Will Keep the Bad Things from You – Bastards of the Beat
The Damnwells – Soundtrack – myspace download
The Damnwells – She’s the NYC Skyline – myspace download

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Ann Vriend – Same Thing for You – Modes of Transport – CDN
Amelia White – How Far Is Down – Black Doves
Mark Erelli – Here & Now – Hope & Other Casualties
Stephen Fearing – One Flat Tire – Yellowjacket – CDN
Peter Verity – The Healing Rain – Sometimes a Journey – CDN
Peter Verity – Not a Thing – High Flyer – CDN
Bruce Holmes – Life’s an Intelligence Test – Life’s an Intelligence Test

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Easily Amused interview (February, 2004)
Easily Amused – No One’s Fool – live performance – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Simple Stuff – live performance – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – All Need Love – live performance – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Dustin Bentall – Streets with No Lights – Streets with No Lights – CDN
Tony Gilkyson – Man About Town – Goodbye Guitar
Jon Dee Graham – O Dearest One – Full

Episode #163
Sunday, June 11, 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

Greg Macpherson – Slow Stroke – Maintenance – CDN – WPG
The Weakerthans – One Great City! – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Tom Waits – I Hope that I Don’t Fall in Love with You – Closing Time
The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG
Kathleen Edwards – 12 Bellevue – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Soupy Sayles – The Occasionals – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Westby – Failer – CDN
Jim Bryson – Feel Much Better – The North Side Benches – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Rodney Crowell – Still Learning How to Fly – Fate’s Right Hand
Rodney Crowell – Earthbound – Fate’s Right Hand
Camper Van Beethoven – Sweethearts – Key Lime Pie
Cracker – Darling We’re Out of Time – Greenland
JP Hoe & the Truly Richards – Always – The Live Beta Project – CDN – WPG
Elliott BROOD – President (35) – Ambassador – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Cat Jahnke – Theme Song – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Colleen – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Serena Ryder – Skin Crawl – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Gillian Welch – One More Dollar – Revival
Kris Kristofferson – New Mr. Me – The Life & Hard Times of Guy Terrifico DVD
John Prine – Angel from Montgomery – John Prine
Johnny Cash – Sam Stone – Live from Austin, TX DVD

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Peter Case – Beyond the Blues – Six Pack of Love
James McMurtry – Old Part of Town – A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case
Buddy Miller – Does My Ring Burn Your Finger – Cruel Moon
Matt Epp – Kissing & Drinking Wine – You’ll Find Me Alone – CDN – WPG
Fired Help – Woman I Marry – Live in Winnipeg – CDN – WPG

Episode #164
Sunday, June 18, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring a bunch of eagerly awaited new music from the likes of Danny Michel, The Wailin’ Jennys, and more.

Plus! Guests-a-plenty! Local singer/songwriter Romi Mayes has assmbled an all-star cast to record her new album, and she brought a few friends down to the studio to chat and play for us, including Chris Carmichael, Scott Nolan, and singer/songwriter/producer/God Gurf Morlix!

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Greg Machpherson – Churchill – Balanced on a Pin – CDN – WPG
Danny Michel – Midnight Train – Valhalla – CDN
Danny Michel – It’s Not the End of the World – Valhalla – CDN
Jackie Greene – I’m So Gone – American Myth
Serena Ryder – And Some Money Too – Live in Oz – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Apocalypse Lullaby – Firecracker – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Begin – Firecracker – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Easily Amused – Superstar – Novice – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Proud to Be Me – acoustic demo – CDN – WPG
The Blue Shadows – I Believe – On the Floor of Heaven – CDN
The Blue Shadows – I Know – Lucky to Me – CDN
Jeffrey Hatcher & the Big Beat – Man Who Would Be King – Cross Our Hearts – CDN – WPG
The Fuse – My Elizabeth – Trying Must Count for Something – CDN – WPG
Gurf Morlix – Dan Blocker – Toad of Titicaca

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Romi Mayes & the Temporarily Employed – Styx and BTO – The Living Room Sessions Vol. 1 – CDN – WPG

Romi Mayes & Gurf Morlix interview

Gurf Morlix – Killing Time in Texas – live performance
Gurf Morlix – Blanket – live performance

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Romi Mayes – Smoke More than I Drink – live performance – CDN – WPG
Romi MayesSweet Something Steady – live performance – CDN – WPG
Gurf Morlix – Fishin’ in the Muddy – Fishin’ in the Muddy

Episode #165
Sunday, June 25, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring a set of train songs, because I spent way too much time on a train this week.

Also, a look at some of the many amazing albums that last week’s guest Gurf Morlix has been part of, and a look at some upcoming shows including Dauphin Countryfest and Wilco next weekend.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Play Another Train Song!:
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – 49 Tons – Kings of Love – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – I Like Trains – Drive In Movie – CDN
David Francey – St. Johns Train – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – Brakeman’s Daughter – Far End of Summer – CDN
Chris Smither – Train Home – Train Home
Guy Clark – Desperados Waiting for a Train – Old #1
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Engine 143 – I Stand Alone
Stephen Fearing – The Station – The Assassin’s Apprentice – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Scott Nolan – This Train – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
The Glory of Gurf:
Gurf Morlix – Wild Things – Toad of Titicaca
Gurf Morlix – I’m hungry and I’m Cold – Fishin’ in the Muddy
Lucinda Williams – Pineola – Sweet Old World
Robert Earl Keen – Think It Over One Time – Gringo Honeymoon
Robert Earl Keen – Not a Drop of Rain – Gravitational Forces

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now – Mercy Now
Slaid Cleaves – Broke Down – Broke Down
Dauphin Countryfest:
Slaid Cleaves – Quick as Dreams – Wishbones
Adam Carroll – Low in the Mountains – Far Away Blues
In Concert July 1:
Elliott BROOD – Second Son – Ambassador – CDN
Wilco – Box Full of Letters – A.M.
Wilco – Far, Far Away – Being There

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Wilco – Monday – Being There
Wilco – She’s a Jar – Summerteeth
Wilco – Jesus, Etc. – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
In concert June 29:
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – This Woman from Prague – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Cool CanCon Filler:
Ox – She Shot Me Down – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Different When It Comes to You – Life Short Call Now – CDN

June 25, 2006

Featuring a set of train songs, because I spent way too much time on a train this week.

Also, a look at some of the many amazing albums that last week’s guest Gurf Morlix has been part of, and a look at some upcoming shows including Dauphin Countryfest and Wilco next weekend.

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Episode #165
Sunday, June 25, 2006
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring a set of train songs, because I spent way too much time on a train this week.

Also, a look at some of the many amazing albums that last week’s guest Gurf Morlix has been part of, and a look at some upcoming shows including Dauphin Countryfest and Wilco next weekend.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Play Another Train Song!:
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – 49 Tons – Kings of Love – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – I Like Trains – Drive In Movie – CDN
David Francey – St. Johns Train – Torn Screen Door – CDN
David Francey – Brakeman’s Daughter – Far End of Summer – CDN
Chris Smither – Train Home – Train Home
Guy Clark – Desperados Waiting for a Train – Old #1
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Engine 143 – I Stand Alone
Stephen Fearing – The Station – The Assassin’s Apprentice – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Scott Nolan – This Train – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
The Glory of Gurf:
Gurf Morlix – Wild Things – Toad of Titicaca
Gurf Morlix – I’m hungry and I’m Cold – Fishin’ in the Muddy
Lucinda Williams – Pineola – Sweet Old World
Robert Earl Keen – Think It Over One Time – Gringo Honeymoon
Robert Earl Keen – Not a Drop of Rain – Gravitational Forces

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now – Mercy Now
Slaid Cleaves – Broke Down – Broke Down
Dauphin Countryfest:
Slaid Cleaves – Quick as Dreams – Wishbones
Adam Carroll – Low in the Mountains – Far Away Blues
In Concert July 1:
Elliott BROOD – Second Son – Ambassador – CDN
Wilco – Box Full of Letters – A.M.
Wilco – Far, Far Away – Being There

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Wilco – Monday – Being There
Wilco – She’s a Jar – Summerteeth
Wilco – Jesus, Etc. – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
In concert June 29:
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – This Woman from Prague – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Cool CanCon Filler:
Ox – She Shot Me Down – Dust Bowl Revival – CDN
Bruce Cockburn – Different When It Comes to You – Life Short Call Now – CDN