Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – September 2005

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Bob Dylan – High water – Love and Theft

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

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

Willy Porter interview (July 2005)

Willy Porter – Unconditional – High Wire Live

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Eric Johnson – Song for George – Ah Via Musicom

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

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

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – August 2005

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

4:00pm – 4:30pm

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

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Marti Brom – Seven lonely days – Heartache Numbers

JP Hoe’s bad news report

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

Eliza Gilkyson interview

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

Matt Epp interview

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Joel Kroeker – Endings – Melodrama – CDN

Joel Kroeker interview

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

Darren Day interview

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – July 2005

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

Cara Luft interview

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Wayne Hancock – Big city good time gal – Swing Time

Wayne Hancock interview

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

Jesse DeNatale interview

Jesse DeNatale – Rosie – Shangri-La West

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

A mixed bag today to be certain.

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

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

Then, a few things from the mail bag.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Luke Doucet interview (recorded Aug. 2003)

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm

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

3:00pm – 3:30pm

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

This Week on TTBTGH

Sunday, July 3, 2005:

This is the time that I wait all year for. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is very soon upon us, and it is my favourite weekend of the year. When I first discovered the Folk Festival, it changed my life forever. I had no idea what amazing music there was out there, because I hadn’t been hearing most of it anywhere else. And that’s why I got interested in doing a radio show like TTBTGH, because other than the festival, you just don’t hear great artists like the ones we’ve got on the show today. And with all of the artists and excitement, you won’t get to know many of the festival performers as well as you’d like or as well as you should, so we’ll have a look at the lineup this week on TTBTGH and introduce you to some folks I know you’re going to love, and somehow, we’re going to help each other decide what to see at the festival. It’s not going to be easy.

First up, a dear friend who’s been on the show before, but that I haven’t seen or heard from in quite some time. I first met her when she came on UMFM with two other friends, Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, in 2002, to talk about two shows that they were planning together. I knew it was going to be something special, but the girls had no idea that within a couple of short years, they’d be touring the world and winning a Juno. But before then, Cara “Lovely” Luft was a solo artist with a promising future. The call of that freedom and independence was strong, so in 2004, she decided to focus on her solo career once more. SInce then, she’s been hard at work on new material, and has done some touring on her own. She’ll reconnect with many friends and fans in Winnipeg at The Folk Fest this year, but first, she’ll drop by to sing, chat, and catch up with us this Sunday.

Absolutely the best thing about the Folk Festival is getting to discover amazing new performers that you weren’t familiar with before. I like to think that I’ve got a pretty good sense of what’s going to hit and what’s going to miss at the festival, and this week, I’ve scheduled chats with a couple of the performers that I know are going to be huge hits at this year’s festival.

Whatever happened to country music? When Hank invented country music, he intended it to be something powerful, personal, and genuine. Since then, we’ve seen the sad state of country on radio and TV, but Wayne “The Train” Hancock proves that some folks are making country music as it was intended. Hancock is clearly a disciple of Hank’s tradition, and he displays it well. His brand of country/honky tonk/swing, although schooled in old-tyme tradition, is so refreshing and exciting that I just know Winnipeg Folk Fest attendees are going to eat it up. It will only take one song for you to see what I mean. Tune in this week to hear a little taste of what you’re in for when this amazing performer steps on stage at the festival.

I suspect maybe you’ve heard of a little singer/songwriter named Tom Waits? Yeah, thought so. He’s one of the most unique and influential singer/songwriters of our time, so when he talks, people tend to listen. So when he called our final guest, Jesse DeNatale “a unique and original American voice,” I knew that I had to find out more. When I first heard, DeNatale’s disc, Shangri-La West, it became an instant favourite. His voice is gritty and powerful (it owes much to Waits), his melodies are memorable and inviting, and his lyrics are vivid and powerful. Again, it won’t take long for the whole festival site to be buzzing about this guy, so get the early jump on all of those other folks by hearing his music and stories this Sunday.

We’re surely in for one of the most amazing Winnipeg Folk Festivals in a long, long time, so tune in to this week’s Tell the Band to Go Home for a preview and some help finding your way around the busy schedule.

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – June 2005

Episode #110
Sunday, June 5, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Rodney Decroo – Rain rain – Blue Rooms – CDN
John Prine – Long Monday – Fair & Square
David Olney – Ace of spade blues – Migration
Robert Earl Keen – Shades of gray – Live from Austin, TX
Clem Snide – Collapse – End of Love
NQ Arbuckle – Angels and devils – The Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Ryan Adams & the Cardinals – If I am a stranger – Cold Roses
Whiskeytown – Excuse me while I break my own heart – Faithless Street
Caitlin Cary & Ryan Adams – The battle – While You Weren’t Looking (bonus EP)
Ryan Adams – My winding wheel – Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams – Firecracker – Gold
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall – Love is Hell Pt. 1

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Kathleen Edwards – 12 Bellevue – Failer – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Just In Case – Beautiful House – CDN
Jim Bryson – Elizabeth – The North Side Benches – CDN
Oh Susanna – Home soon (the cherry song) – Johnstown – CDN
Justin Rutledge and the Junctino Forty – Too sober to sleep – No Never Alone – CDN
Mike O’Neill – Andy – What Happens Now? – CDN
Jenny Whiteley – Soda machine – Jenny Whiteley – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Drive in movie – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN
Jenny Whiteley – I never knew (that you cared) – Hopetown – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Keri Mctighe – When I ride my bike – I’m Somebody Too – CDN – WPG
Jason Ringenberg – A guitar pickin’ chicken – A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason
Greg Macpherson – Electric machines – Somebody Needs a Timeout – CDN – WPG
Rheostatics – Loving arms – The Story of Harmelodia – CDN
Colin Hay – Beautiful world – Going Somewhere
Steve Forbert – So good to feel good again – Mission of the Crossroad Palms

Episode #111
Sunday, June 12, 2005
2:00-5:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Featuring a phone call from our official roving reporter, Mike “The Lost Dog.” This week, Dog’s off at the Fred Eaglesmith Weekend in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and he called in to tell us what a great festival we’re missing out on.
In honour of Lost Dog, his late dog Trina, Bruce, and all of the other great dogs out there, a set of great “dog” songs.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Carolyn Mark & Geoff Berner – It’s all just a matter of (where you draw the line) – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
Carolyn Mark & the Silver Hearts – North country fair – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN

Fred Eaglesmith Weekend performers, 2005:
Willie P Bennett – Willie’s diamond Joe – Trying to Start out Clean – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Your sister cried – Mercy Now
Lynn Miles – Night drive – Love Sweet Love – CDN
The Mammals – Fall on my knees – Rock that Babe

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Chris Whitley – Phone call from Leavenworth – Living with the Law
Chris Whitley – Kick the stones – Living with the Law
Chris Whitley – Poison girl – Living with the Law
Rod Picott – Stray dogs – Stray Dogs
Rod Picott – Gun shy dog – The Girl from Arkansas

Dog Songs:
Bob Snider – Dog – Stealin’ Home – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

John Hiatt – My dog and me – Beneath this Gruff Exterior
Neil Young – Old King – Harvest Moon – CDN
Dave Teichroeb – Dog tales – Dog Tales – CDN
Johnny Cash – Dirty old egg sucking dog – At Folsome Prison
Ron Hynes – A good dog is lost – Get Back Change – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – He’s a good dog – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith and the Flathead Noodlers – I shot your dog – Balin – CDN
Guy Clark – Queenie’s song – The Dark
Harry Manx – Tethered dogs – Wise and Otherwise – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Lost Dog interview

Mike Plume Band – Steel Belted Radio – Steel Belted Radio EP – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Another train song – Born So Long Ago 1997-2002 – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Promise me you’ll never tell – Fools for the Radio – CDN

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Scott Nolan – Clint duty – Postcards – CDN – WPG
Jon Dee Graham – Lonesome valley – The Great Battle
The Cash Brothers – Night shift guru – How Was Tomorrow?
Calexico – Crystal frontier (widescreen version) – Even My Sure Things Fall Through
The Flatlanders – Julia – Now Again
Joe Ely – Me and Billy the kid – Live at Liberty Lunch

4:30pm – 5:00pm

The Swiftys – Misty – The Swiftys – CDN
Shuyler Jansen – Write your will – Hobotron – CDN
The Weakerthans – Plea from a cat named Virtute – Reconstruction Site – CDN – WPG
Rae Spoon – John Henry (vs. the condo association) – Throw Some Dirt on Me – CDN
Tony Furtado – Running down a dream – Bare Bones
Brent Mason – Gloryland – Gloryland – CDN
Peter Verity – Black mountain – High Flyer – CDN
Tannis Slimmon – It’s quite a job – Oak Lake – CDN

Episode #112
Sunday, June 19, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Two themes: One show. Wow.

First up, a set of songs for dad. Fathers day is a great day to check out some great music, and we just happen to have a few songs written by, for, and about dads.

Next up, a celebration of the season that we were beginning to think would never come. Summer songs make you feel good. Well, they should, anyway.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Chris Neufeld – Told a joke – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Reinventing Miss Exciting – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Leeroy Stagger – Two day one night stand – Dear Love – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Beautiful house – Beautiful House – CDN
Tracy Grammar – Hey ho – Flower of Avalon
Jesse DeNatale – Twilight king – Shangri-La West

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Songs for Dad:
Guy Clark – The Randall knife – Together at the Bluebird Cafe
Five Chinese Brothers – My dad’s face – Singer, Songwriter, Beggarman, Thief
Jim Henry – Pals forever dad – Jacksonville
Merle Haggard – Daddy Frank (the guitar man) – 16 Biggest Hits
Johnny Cash – A boy named Sue – At San Quentin
Audrey Auld Mezera – My father – Texas
Derrick Mccandless – D.A.D. – Standing There – CDN – WPG
Chloe and Luke – So far away – I’m Somebody Too – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Songs for Summer!
Chuck Prophet – Summertime thing – No Other Love
Radiogram – Summer song summer – All the Way Home – CDN
Clem Snide – All green – Soft Spot
Bottleneck – Summer days – Late Nights, Early Mornings – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Summertime – Songs for Clem – CDN
David Francey – Far end of summer – Far End of Summer – CDN
David Francey – Torn screen door – Torn Screen Door – CDN
The Weakerthans – Everything must go! – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 4:00pm

The Flatlanders – South wind of summer – Now Again
Spirit of the West – July – Star Trails – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Not a drop of rain – Gravitational Forces
Guy Clark – Homegrown tomatoes – Craftsman
Reid Jamieson – Grass & dirt – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Paul Kelly – Roll on summer – Nothing But a Dream

Episode #113
Sunday, June 26, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

Today a long overdue visit from local singer/songwriter Chris Neufeld. He’s releasing his first CD “Colorado Low” on Wednesday, so he stopped by to chat and play us some songs off of the new CD.

We were also expecting a visit from Victoria, BC singer/songwriter Leeroy Stagger, but, well, sometimes things don’t work out as planned.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Darren Day & the Fading Hopes – Anne – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Told a joke – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG

Chris Neufeld interview

Chris Neufeld – Waterwheel – live performance (also on Colorado Low) – CDN – WPG
Chris Neufeld – Stranger – live performance (also on Colorado Low) – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Chris Neufeld – Reinventing miss exciting – Colorado Low – CDN – WPG
Nathan – I left my station – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Greg Macpherson – Wide turn – Maintenance – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Tannis Slimmon – There’s a lift – Oak Lake – CDN
Tannis Slimmon – What to do – Oak Lake – CDN
Carolyn Mark – Not a doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Fireworks – Just Married: An Album of Duets – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Punk rocker – Hanging the Battle Scarred Piñata – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Sure friends – The Last Supper in a Cheap Town – CDN

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Hayes Carll – Rivertown – Little Rock
Hayes Carll – Wish I hadn’t stayed so long – Little Rock
Steve Forbert – Song for Katrina – What Kinda Guy? The Best of Steve Forbert
Leeroy Stagger – Hide the knives – Dear Love – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – I break hearts – Beautiful House – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Paint a Picture – Dear Love – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Beautiful House – Beautiful House – CDN

Playlists: Tell the Band to Go Home – May 2005

Episode #105
Sunday, May 1, 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

Pre-recorded.

There’s something so powerful about the way different voices can blend into one sweet sound. And today, TTBTGH presents some of the sweetest harmonies around.

First up, a visit by my good friends, the internationally renowned, Juno award winning Wailin’ Jennys. They’ve come a long way in a short time, and I’ve been along for the ride every step of the way. I’ve had the pleasure of having the girls in a number of times, but this was the first time with the new Jenny, Annabelle. We chatted about the Juno, the past, the future, and even Disco Grover. It’s always a bit silly when the girls stop by, and this was certainly no exception, but it was also very interesting and enlightening also.

In hour 2, a look back at one of my favourite in-studio interviews of all time. Last December Michael Johnston and Reid Jamieson came in and totally wowed me. I was already a big fan of them individually, so there was no reason to expect anything to improve upon my already high opinion of them, but hearing the way their voices blended was pure magic. In my eyes, this is a combo that deserves to be recorded and heard by all, and even if they don’t make it onto CD in the near future, at least I have a recording of their great live visit where they sang and played and talked for almost a full hour, and in honour of Reid’s upcoming visit to Winnipeg, we took a listen back to this magical appearance.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Willie P Bennett – One vessel – Heartstrings – CDN
The Corn Sisters – Not a doll – The Other Women – CDN
The Ladybird Sideshow – Encanitas rainstorm – Live at the Orange Lounge – CDN

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Wailin’ Jennys interview
The Wailin’ Jennys – Swallow – 2005 demo recording – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – One voice – 40 Days – CDN – WPG

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Kathleen Edwards – Somewhere else – Back to Me – CDN
Voices on the Verge – Softly Moses – Live in Philadelphia

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

3:30pm – 4:00pm

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

Episode #106
Sunday, May 8, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Willie P Bennett – Blackie and the rodeo king – Blackie and the Rodeo King – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Ship – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Pistols & rifles – The Official Bootleg Series Volume 2 – CDN
JP Hoe – Mother – The Here in Review EP – CDN – WPG
The Happy Campers – She is just the best – Somebody Needs a Time Out – CDN – WPG
Merle Haggard – Mama tried – 16 Biggest Hits
The Pursuit of Happiness – Blowing bubbles – Where’s the Bone – CDN
Eve Goldberg – Mama’s opry – Crossing the Water – CDN
Iris Dement – Mom & dad’s waltz – My Life

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Rory McLeod – When my mum and dad made me – Mouth to Mouth
Martyn Joseph – Working mother – Being There
Jim Henry – Baby’s coming home – Jacksonville
Jeffrey Gaines – Didn’t wanna be daddy – Jeffrey Gaines
Vance Gilbert – Times two – Fugitives

3:00pm – 3:30pm

kd lang – Helpless – Hymns of the 49th Parallel – CDN
Reid Jamieson – Paperback fantasy – The Unavoidable Truth – CDN
Michael Johnston – Sunday afternoon – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG
Lynn Miles – 8 Hour drive – Love Sweet Love – CDN
Norah Jones – Wurlitzer prize (I don’t want to get over you) – Lonesome, On’ry, and Mean, A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Jimmy Lafave – River road – These Times We’re Living In: A Red House Anthology
Greg Brown – ‘Cept you and me babe – These Times We’re Living In: A Red House Anthology
The Wailin’ Jennys – Arlington – These Times We’re Living In: A Red House Anthology – CDN – WPG
David Francey – Fourth of July – These Times We’re Living In: A Red House Anthology – CDN
Guy Clark – The cape – Dublin Blues
Guy Clark – Stuff that works – Dublin Blues
Robert Earl Keen – The front porch song – No Kinda Dancer
Robert Earl Keen – Not a drop of rain – Live from Austin TX
Lyle Lovett – Simple song – Pontiac
Madeleine Peyroux – Give your mama one smile – Sweetheart 2005

Episode #107
Sunday, May 15, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Kris Demeanor – Down in the zone – Party All Night – CDN
Nathan Wiley – Black bones – Bottom Dollar – CDN
Nathan Wiley – Best that I can do – High Low – CDN
Jeremy Fisher – Fall for anything – Let It Shine – CDN
Romi Mayes and the Temporarily Employed – Mama ain’t no fool – The Living Room Sessions Volume 1 – CDN – WPG
Michael Johnston – The country north of Peterborough – Curious Heart – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Kris Demeanor – Extreme to me – Lark – CDN
Kris Demeanor – Chocolate and lust – 2004 demo EP – CDN
Nathan – I left my station – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Lampshade – Stranger – CDN – WPG
Eivor Palsdottir – Sweet sweet song – eivor
Eivor Palsdottir – If I needed you – eivor
Eliza Gilkyson – Coast – Hard Times in Babylon
Karen Savoca – Nowhere to go – Sunday in Nandua

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Melwood Cutlery – The ballad of the moonlight lady – Campfire – CDN
Melwood Cutlery – I wonder – Campfire – CDN
Bob Snider – I’m a cowboy now – Moose Lodge – CDN
Shannon Lyon – Barcelona – Wandered – CDN
Richmond Fontaine – Post to wire – Post to Wire
Bruce Springsteen – Devils & dust – Devils & Dust

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Garrison Starr – Somethin’s gotta change – Songs From Take-off to Landing
Jess Klein – Sink my teeth in – Strawberry Lover
Matthew Barber – Tilt-a-whirl – The Story of your Life – CDN
Danny Michel – Fireworks – In the Belly of a Whale – CDN
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion – Gervais – Exploration
Lynn Miles – Never coming back – Love Sweet Love – CDN

Episode #108
Sunday, May 22, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
www.umfm.com

That damn mother nature is so unreliable. Someone should have a talk with her.

This weekend started off miserable and rainy. Saturday was nothing but rain and cloud. I woke up Sunday and the weather looked the same. More cloud. More rain. Looked at the ever so reliable Environment Canada forecast, and it called for nothing but rain all day. Not a “chance” of rain, but “showers.”

Rather than let the rain get the best of us all, I decided to fill our lives with some glorious rainy day music. All music about the beauty of the rain. Yup.

Mother Nature heard about my plan and decided to mess with me. The sun came out. Rain stopped.

I guess if you’re going to ruin a show, it might as well be with a little sunshine. So the show became a proactive solution to future rainy days. Oh well.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Colin Linden – Might as well enjoy the rain – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Skydiggers – It’s Sunday pouring down rain – Restless – CDN
Rheostatics – Rain, rain, rain – Whale Music – CDN
Danny Michel – Elgin Avenue – In the Belly of a Whale – CDN
Darren Day and the Fading Hopes – Rainwalk – This Evening Tonight – CDN – WPG

2:30pm – 3:00pm

The Waltons – Naked rain – Liv – CDN
Sons of Daughters – Tonight we pray for rain – Sons of Daughters – CDN
Jess Klein – Cloud song – Draw Them Near
Patty Griffin – Rain – 1,000 Kisses
Neko Case – Buckets of rain – Sweetheart 2005
Jimmy Lafave – Cafe in the rain – Highway Trance
Jackie Greene – A thing called rain – Sweet Somewhere Bound

3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Jayhawks – Save it for a rainy day – Rainy Day Music
Robbie Fulks – It’s always raining somewhere – Georgia Hard
Kevin Welch – Early summer rain – Western Beat
Steve Earle & the Dukes – The rain came down – Exit 0
Townes Van Zandt – None but the rain – Legend
John Hiatt – Feels like rain – Slow Turning
David Wilcox – Common as the rain – How Did You Find Me Here
Derrick McCandless – Rain – Standing There – CDN – WPG

3:30pm – 3:40pm (had to leave a bit early)

David Francey – Come rain or come shine – Skating Rink – CDN
Chuck Prophet – After the rain – No Other Love

Episode #109 – The Mailbag Overfloweth!
Sunday, May 29, 2005
2:00-4:00 pm central time
CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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When I started doing this show a few years ago, it was pretty much a vanity project and nothing but. Sure, my goal was to give some exposure to some artists who were very worthy, but unable to get played anywhere else, but I never thought that it would really work. Well, as the show has grown and evolved, it seems that we’ve caught on and some folks are starting to see it as a great way to get their music out to folks who might appreciate it, and I’ve been lucky enough to have lots of wonderful artists and labels send in music to be played on the show or reviewed by this lowly second-rate music critic.

So much so, that it’s been really hard to keep up with the submissions. I’ve noticed for a while that there was a ton of stuff I’d been meaning to play or even listen to, but I just hadn’t had the time or the occasion. Well, today, the mailbag overflowith.

This was an opportunity to go through a whole bunch of stuff that’s come in over the past couple of years. Some of it I’ve played before, some of it has been on the air on several different occasions, but for the most part, all of it is under-utilized and under-exposed.

Today’s show was an attempt in some small part to do right by some of the folks who have sent in CDs. I played as much as I could. Some of it was wonderful, some weird, and some truly terrible (I’m not saying which is which). But that represents what I have to deal with when putting together the show every week. Plus, music appreciation is such a subjective thing, what I think is worthy of airplay is not necessarily the same as what all of the listeners would find to be worthy, so I tried to play a little something for everyone.

In the end, I got through a small portion of the stuff I have lying around. Someday, we’ll get through the rest. Hopefully at least we appeased the artists who made it to air this week.

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

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Corb Lund Band – Five dollar bill – Five Dollar Bill – CDN
Corb Lund Band – Sixteen tons – Modern Pain – CDN
Lucinda Williams – Metal firecracker – Live from Austin, TX (DVD)
David Olney – The song – Migration
Richard Thompson – 1952 Vincent black lightning – Live from Austin, TX (DVD)
The Woodpickers – What would Charlie say – Me and Ned Kelly
Bill Chambers & Audrey Auld – Tex & Buddy – Reckless Records Garage Sale 1997-2003

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Audrey Auld Mezera – Shine – Texas
Gregg Lawless – Down by the water – Something Beautiful – CDN
Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop – St. John’s waltz – Red Shoes – CDN
Eileen Laverty – Song for Sarah – Dancing With Angels – CDN
Phyllis Wheaton – Fairbank Lake – The First Song – CDN
Maurice Mattei – Ring of smoke – Ring of Smoke
Mark Carter – Leave it all behind again – The Winnipeg Songs – CDN
Acie Cargill – I dreamed of my mother last night – Country Songs
Johnny Eden – Train, solo – Demo* – CDN

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Harold Nix – You’re no good – What a World – CDN
Johnny Dowd – Dear John letter
Jory Nash – The ballad of easy chair – Lo-fi Northern Blues – CDN
Lori Cullen – Hot dog day – Uneven Hill – CDN
Rod Picott – Circus girl – Stray Dogs
Nels Andrews – Meadowlake – Sunday Shoes
Eric Westbury – Wise man watching – Burnt Tongues & Blue Truths – CDN
Jason Wilber – Tin angels – King for a Day

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Joe West – Sometime lovers – South Dakota Hair-do
Steve Goldberger & the Fringe Locals – Clueless – Clueless – CDN
Steven Clair – Tomorrow’s another day – Under the Bed
Bill Colgate – Emperor’s new clothes – Waiting for Simon – CDN
Maria Dunn – Troublemaker – We Were Good People – CDN
Frank Meyer – Yer so purty – Dagnabit
Nathan Caswell – Einstein’s brain – Einstein’s Brain – CDN
Tom Dean – That girl is the moon – Pennies
Barry McLoughlin – Sarah – Pieces – CDN

This Week on TTBTGH

Sunday, May 1, 2005

There’s something so powerful about the way different voices can blend into one sweet sound. And today, TTBTGH presents some of the sweetest harmonies around.

First up, a visit by my good friends, the internationally renowned, Juno award winning Wailin’ Jennys. They’ve come a long way in a short time, and I’ve been along for the ride every step of the way. I’ve had the pleasure of having the girls in a number of times, but this was the first time with the new Jenny, Annabelle. We chatted about the Juno, the past, the future, and even Disco Grover. It’s always a bit silly when the girls stop by, and this was certainly no exception, but it was also very interesting and enlightening also.

In hour 2, a look back at one of my favourite in-studio interviews of all time. Last December Michael Johnston and Reid Jamieson came in and totally wowed me. I was already a big fan of them individually, so there was no reason to expect anything to improve upon my already high opinion of them, but hearing the way their voices blended was pure magic. In my eyes, this is a combo that deserves to be recorded and heard by all, and even if they don’t make it onto CD in the near future, at least I have a recording of their great live visit where they sang and played and talked for almost a full hour, and in honour of Reid’s upcoming visit to Winnipeg, we took a listen back to this magical appearance.