Podcast: May 7, 2017

Today some great new music, exciting concerts past and future, and we play a game of Too Close for Comfort by listening to some songs that sound kind of similar!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Ron Sexsmith – Strawberry Blonde – Other Songs – CDN
The Secret Sisters – Losing Heart – Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story
The Secret Sisters – He’s Fine – You Don’t Own Me Anymore
Jessica Mitchell – That Record Saved my Life – Hold Onto the Light: Tour EP – CDN
Chris Stapleton – Without your Love – Songs from a Room

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives – Air Mail Special – Way Out West
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives – Torpedo – Way Out West
Chris Stapleton – Second One to Know – Songs from a Room
Matthew Ryan – (I Just Died) Like an Aviator – Hustle Up Starlings
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap – The Nashville Sound
Figure Walking – Singapore – The Big Other – CDN – WPG
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Live by the Song (w/Rodney Crowell) – Kings and Kings – CDN
Brinsley Schwarz – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding – Surrender to the Rhythm

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Butch Walker and the Black Widows – Summer of ’89 – The Spade
The Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl – Fly
Mike Edel & Leeroy Stagger – Hello Hello Goodbye – PEAK Boot Camp 2015 – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside – Love Versus – CDN
The Sweet Alibi – One Chance – Walking in the Dark – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Nothing’s Gonna Harm You – Mannequin – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

D. Rangers – Trois Riveres – The Paw-Paw Patch – CDN – WPG
Pat Temple and the High Lonesome Players – Auxiliary Workhouse Breakdown – Stone Boat – CDN
Pat Temple – So Long Gone – One Song at a Time – CDN
Shotgun Jimmie – Join the Band – Field of Trampolines – CDN – MB
The Burning Hell – Amateur Rappers – People – CDN
The Burning Hell – My Name Is Mathias – Flux Capacitor – CDN

Playlist: Episode #691, May 21, 2017

We start off with a carry-over from Romi’s Layla tribute and some new music, before venturing to Germany for a look at the amazing Static Roots Festival, and then we bring it back home for some made in Manitoba music, exciting upcoming shows, and a visit with Blue Rodeo’s inner circle!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Rheostatics – Dopefiends and Boozehounds – Brave New Waves Session – CDN
Derek & the Dominoes – Thorn Tree in the Garden – Layla and other assorted Love Songs
Derek & the Dominoes – I Looked Away – Layla and other assorted Love Songs
Aretha Franklin – It ain’t Fair (featuring Duane Allmann) – An Anthology Vol. 2
Shannon McNally – It Makes no Difference – Black Irish
Lydia Loveless – Sorry – Sorry/Desire

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Nadine Khouri – I’m on Fire – I Ran Through the Dark (to the Beat of my Heart)
Erin Rae & the Meanwhiles – Monticello – Soon Enough
Jack Marks – Song for Me – Blues like These – CDN
David Corley – Easy Mistake – Available Light
The Wynntown Marshalls – Dead Sunflowers – The End of the Golden Age
John Blek & The Rats – Cities Keep Changing – Leave your Love at the Door

3:00 – 3:30 pm

The Weakerthans – Pamphleteer – Left & Leaving – CDN – WPG
John K Samson – Postdoc Blues – Winter Wheat – CDN – WPG
Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find our Place – CDN
Dylan Ireland – Silver Screen – Silver Screen – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Kayla Howran – Spare Parts – Spare Parts – CDN
Kayla Howran – Flowers on your Grave – Spare Parts – CDN
Express and Company – Out by the Trees – Ontario – CDN
Colin Cripps – Aurora Skies – Stormy Northern Days – CDN
Blue Rodeo – Hard to Remember – 1000 Arms – CDN
The Sadies – It’s Nothing to Me – Pure Diamond Gold – CDN

Playlist: Episode #690, May 7, 2017

Today some great new music, exciting concerts past and future, and we play a game of Too Close for Comfort by listening to some songs that sound kind of similar!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Ron Sexsmith – Strawberry Blonde – Other Songs – CDN
The Secret Sisters – Losing Heart – Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story
The Secret Sisters – He’s Fine – You Don’t Own Me Anymore
Jessica Mitchell – That Record Saved my Life – Hold Onto the Light: Tour EP – CDN
Chris Stapleton – Without your Love – Songs from a Room

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives – Air Mail Special – Way Out West
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives – Torpedo – Way Out West
Chris Stapleton – Second One to Know – Songs from a Room
Matthew Ryan – (I Just Died) Like an Aviator – Hustle Up Starlings
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap – The Nashville Sound
Figure Walking – Singapore – The Big Other – CDN – WPG
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Live by the Song (w/Rodney Crowell) – Kings and Kings – CDN
Brinsley Schwarz – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding – Surrender to the Rhythm

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Butch Walker and the Black Widows – Summer of ’89 – The Spade
The Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl – Fly
Mike Edel & Leeroy Stagger – Hello Hello Goodbye – PEAK Boot Camp 2015 – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside – Love Versus – CDN
The Sweet Alibi – One Chance – Walking in the Dark – CDN – WPG
JP Hoe – Nothing’s Gonna Harm You – Mannequin – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

D. Rangers – Trois Riveres – The Paw-Paw Patch – CDN – WPG
Pat Temple and the High Lonesome Players – Auxiliary Workhouse Breakdown – Stone Boat – CDN
Pat Temple – So Long Gone – One Song at a Time – CDN
Shotgun Jimmie – Join the Band – Field of Trampolines – CDN – MB
The Burning Hell – Amateur Rappers – People – CDN
The Burning Hell – My Name Is Mathias – Flux Capacitor – CDN

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – May 4, 2017

Oh boy, have we got some bangers for you tonight! We’ve got some killer, rockin’ new tunes to share, concert news here and for Fargo, as well as a celebration of Star Wars Day! May the Rockin’ Tunes Be With You!

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Artist – Title – Album

Larissa Tandy – The River – The Grip
Oh Susanna – My Boyfriend – A Girl in Teen City
Skye Wallace – Mean Song 2 – Something Wicked
Tanya Davis – Hush, Little Weeper – Clocks and Hearts Keep Going
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Keep the Home Fires Burnin’ – Sidelong
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Dwight Yoakam – Sidelong
Lydia Loveless – Steve Earle – Indestructible Machine
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Star Wars – III/IV
Bob Schneider – Han Solo – King Kong
Communism – Forgiveness – Get Down Get Together
Don Kerr – The Chocolate King – Songs From The Sniffing Princess
Ron Sexsmith – On a Whim – recorded live on UMFM
Ron Sexsmith – Radio – The Last Rider
Ron Sexsmith – All in Good Time – Time Being
Ron Sexsmith – Wishing Wells – Retriever
Matthew Ryan – (I Just Died) Like an Aviator – Hustle Up Starlings
Matthew Ryan – Killing the Ghost – vs. The Silver State
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap – The Nashville Sound
Drive-By Truckers – Easy On Yourself – A Blessing And A Curse
Drive-By Truckers – Sink Hole – Decoration Day
Frank Turner – Imperfect Tense – Love Ire & Song
Sam Outlaw – All My Life – Tenderheart
Ane Brun – From Me To You – Rarities

Podcast: April 30, 2017 – w/Scott Cook

Today, a birthday party, some new & newish music, a couple of requests, and a visit from the great Scott Cook, who dropped in to chat and play some of his wonderful songs!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find our Place – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without Piano – The Occasionals – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Larissa Tandy – My Mother’s Boyfriend – The Grip – CDN
Larissa Tandy – I Won’t Let You Go – The Grip – CDN
Steph Cameron – Young and Living Free – Daybreak over Jackson Street – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The Waifs – Sugar Mama – Ironbark
Lynne Hanson – Every Honest Misstep – Uneven Ground – CDN
100 Mile House – Hidden Springs – Hiraeth – CDN
John K Samson – Vampire Alberta Blues – Winter Wheat – CDN
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap – The Nashville Sound
Figure Walking – Victorious – The Big Other – CDN – WPG
James McMurtry – Choctaw Bingo – Live in Aught-Three

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Scott Cook – Your Sweet Time – Further down the Line – CDN

Scott Cook interview

Scott Cook – Further down the Line – live performance – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Scott Cook – Alberta, you’re Breaking my Heart – live performance – CDN
Scott Cook – The Kid with the Comic Book – live performance – CDN
Scott Cook – Pass It Along – live performance – CDN
Tom Waits – Downtown Train – Rain Dogs

Dylan Ireland & Kayla Howran at The Sunset Saloon, Friday, May 26, 2017

Tell the Band to Go Home & Steel Belted Radio proudly present:

Dylan Ireland (formerly Express & Co.) (www.facebook.com/dylanirelandmusic)
& Kayla Howran (www.facebook.com/KaylaHowran/)
at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Friday, May 26, 2017
8:00
Suggested donation $20 (price flexible, all proceeds to the artists)

If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!

All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids, a trampoline, and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!

The Sunset Saloon is a house concert venue in Westwood (near the YMCA on Portage.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids (our kids will thank you), or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay $20, but these hard working musicians wouldn’t turn down more.

Please RSVP for the address and more information!

Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!

Dylan Ireland first came to my attention through the lamented 7th Fire Records 7″ Series. That label did an amazing job of spreading the word about some great Canadian talent that even I’d never heard of, much of it from the musical breeding ground of Peterborough, ON. Express and Co. was a vehicle for Dylan’s songs and singing, but it was also rounded out and aided by the talented Melissa Payne. Dylan & Melissa stopped in for a show at The Sunset Saloon (and the similarly lamented River City Social Club) in 2013, and it was a lot of fun. Each has gone on to a great solo career. Dylan has a new album coming out this summer under his own name, and I’m sure that we’ll hear plenty of great new songs when he stops in again, this time with his new gal, Kayla Howran.

Although Kayla has been around for a while, I know less about her, so I’ll have to lean on an official bio:

Kayla Howran sings country music, not by virtue of a Wrangler shirt, but a childhood in Peterborough spent fishing and wrestling dogs. Her songwriting is equal parts original and idiomatic, a fresh but faithful interpretation of the genre and proof that classic country doesn’t have to be old, but it does have to be timeless.

After moving to Toronto, Kayla found a foothold in the country and rockabilly roots of the Queen Street music scene. She and her band, The Fellas, began playing at The Cameron House in September 2010, and quickly established one of the hottest weekly residences on Queen Street. Every Friday night Kayla’s powerful vocals fill the bar as she and The Fellas spur on a dance floor full of patrons with bourbon-soaked two-steps, meandering tales of love lost, and everything in between.

Kayla has a rare ability to lean on her influences without imitating them, which lends a genuine quality to her music that is often absent from many of her country contemporaries. She sings with the conviction of someone who has lived every bit of joy, agony, and heartbreak contained within her songs. However, it is Kayla’s voice that truly sets her apart. Powerful enough to rise above the din of a packed hall, yet with a softness that evokes the tender emotions of transfixed onlookers, Kayla controls the mood of the room with the skill of a baton-wielding maestro.

Kayla Howran’s debut album “Pistol” was released on Cameron House Records in February 2012. She has a brand new records called Spare Parts, which was produced by esteemed guitarist Colin Cripps (Crash Vegas, Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, etc.) is a leap ahead and is sure to turn a lot of heads.

Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)

Playlist: Episode #689, April 30, 2017 – w/Scott Cook

Today, a birthday party, some new & newish music, a couple of requests, and a visit from the great Scott Cook, who dropped in to chat and play some of his wonderful songs!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find our Place – CDN
Jim Bryson – Without Piano – The Occasionals – CDN
Jim Bryson – Captain Finch – The North Side Benches – CDN
Larissa Tandy – My Mother’s Boyfriend – The Grip – CDN
Larissa Tandy – I Won’t Let You Go – The Grip – CDN
Steph Cameron – Young and Living Free – Daybreak over Jackson Street – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The Waifs – Sugar Mama – Ironbark
Lynne Hanson – Every Honest Misstep – Uneven Ground – CDN
100 Mile House – Hidden Springs – Hiraeth – CDN
John K Samson – Vampire Alberta Blues – Winter Wheat – CDN
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap – The Nashville Sound
Figure Walking – Victorious – The Big Other – CDN – WPG
James McMurtry – Choctaw Bingo – Live in Aught-Three

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Scott Cook – Your Sweet Time – Further down the Line – CDN

Scott Cook interview

Scott Cook – Further down the Line – live performance – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Scott Cook – Alberta, you’re Breaking my Heart – live performance – CDN
Scott Cook – The Kid with the Comic Book – live performance – CDN
Scott Cook – Pass It Along – live performance – CDN
Tom Waits – Downtown Train – Rain Dogs

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Apr. 27, 2017 – w/Scott Cook

Tonight some great classics, a new favourite, and a some upcoming concerts, including the return of Scott Cook, who joins us for a quick chat in advance of his concert this weekend!

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Artist – Title – Album

Scott Cook – When We’re Back Around – One More Time Around
Corin Raymond – Morning Glories – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
Scott Nolan – The Last One – Silverhill
William Prince – Breathless – Live from the Junos 2017
Scott Cook – Careful with my Heart – Further down the Line
Scott Cook – Your Sweet Time – Further down the Line
Scott Cook – If He Showed up Now – Further down the Line
Scott Cook – Dogs and Kids – Further down the Line
Will Courtney – The Days When Bands could Make you Cry (Live in the Studio) – Planning Escapes (Deluxe)
Patty Griffin – The Cape – This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Matthew Ryan – Devastation – Concussion
Lucinda Williams – Lake Charles – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Steve Earle – Once you Love – Copperhead Road

Scott Cook interview

Podcast: April 23, 2017

Episode #688

A great show by Elliott BROOD last night gets us started and off on some tangents. We’ve also got some great Record Store Day finds, some requests and upcoming shows, as well as a tribute to the great Jimmy Lafave.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Jimmy Lafave – For Everyman – Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
D. Rangers – Runaway – We Stay High and Lonesome – CDN – WPG
Emmylou Harris – Bad Moon Rising – Evangaline
Bob Seger – Night Moves – Greatest Hits
Mike June – The Darkness – Poor Man’s Bible

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Elliott BROOD – Taken – Work and Love – CDN
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking – Live from Welcome to 1979
Steve Earle and the Dukes – Are You Sure Hank Done It this Way – Live at the Continental Club
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin – Hard Travelin’ – Hard Travelin’
Dolly Parton – Girl Left Alone – Puppy Love/Girl Left Alone 7″
E.L. Fields Gospel Wonders – Heaven Bound (featuring Sharon Jones) – 7″ single

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Jimmy Lafave – When It Starts to Rain – Austin Skyline
Jimmy Lafave – Buffalo Return to the Plains – Buffalo Return to the Plains
Jimmy Lafave – The Beauty of You – The Night Tribe
Jimmy Lafave – On a Bus to St. Cloud – Texoma
Gretchen Peters – When You Comin’ Home (with Jimmy Lafave) – Blackbirds
Slaid Cleaves – Still Fighting the War – Still Fighting the War

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Johnsmith – The Times they Are a Changin’ – Gravity of Grace
Jimmy Lafave – Lorena – Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era
Scott Cook – Fellas, Get out of the Way – Further down the Line – CDN
Serena Ryder – Weak in the Knees – Live – CDN
The Hold Steady – Sequestered in Memphis – Stay Positive
Scott Nolan – Right on the wrong Time – No Bourbon and Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
Post Script – Avec les yeux ferme – If Not for You – CDN

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Apr. 20, 2017

Today the news (and our hearts) broke about Jimmy Lafave’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Jimmy has been a favourite and a guiding force for years, so we’re taking this one kind of hard. We console ourselves with plenty of Jimmy’s music today, before picking things up with some new & fun music.

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Artist – Title – Album

Jimmy Lafave – Walk Away Renee – Austin Skyline
Jimmy Lafave – Only One Angel – Austin Skyline
Jimmy Lafave – I Walk Along with You – Buffalo Return to the Plains
Jimmy Lafave – Sweetheart like You – Buffalo Return to the Plains
Jimmy Lafave – Give your Sweet Love to Me – Highway Trance
Jimmy Lafave – Buckets of Rain – Road Novel
Jimmy Lafave – Emotionally Yours – Texoma
Jimmy Lafave – This Land – Cimarron Manifesto
Jimmy Lafave – The Beauty of You – Night Tribe
Wyckahm Porteous – Looking for Ground – Looking for Ground
Wyckahm Porteous – Jimmy Lafave – In this World
Wyckahm Porteous – In this World – In this World
John Bottomley – You Lose and you Gain – Blackberry
Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside – Love Versus
Mike Edel – Blue Above the Green – India, Seattle
Mayhemingways – End up this Way – Hunter St. Blues
Del Barber – Walking in a straight Line – Prairieography
Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters