Podcast: Jan. 2, 2019 – The Epic Mudge Marathon

Over the holidays, most sensible UMFM hosts stay home or pre-record their shows, but I’ve never been accused of being sensible so I not only come in to do my show but usually stretch it out a little longer as well. In the past, I’ve done 5 or 6 hours, but this year I noticed something unusual: a day where nobody had signed up to come in or pre-record. That got the wheels turning and a ridiculous plan was in motion. What if I came in and did an ENTIRE day? We’re allowed to broadcast live from 11 am to 11 pm, so I asked if there was a chance that I could take it on, and they went for it. Enter: The Epic Mudge Marathon, where I got to play all kinds of stuff that I don’t normally play, including some forgotten gems and a whole pile of weird stuff that I couldn’t get away with otherwise.


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

Hour 1:

Shannon Lyon – If I Needed You – Sorrow & Solitude
Townes Van Zandt – My Proud Mountains – Our Mother the Mountain
Townes Van Zandt – Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold – High, Low and in Between
Townes Van Zandt – Like a Summer Thursday – Our Mother the Mountain
Townes Van Zandt – When She Don’t Need Me – Flyin’ Shoes
Steve Earle – Brand New Companion – Townes (Acoustic)
Steve Earle – Ft. Worth Blues – El Corazon

Guy Clark – The Cape – Dublin Blues
Guy Clark – Dublin Blues – Dublin Blues
Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons – Wanted More Dead Than Alive
The Be Good Tanyas – Light Enough to Travel – Blue Horse – CDN
Iris Dement – Wasteland of the Free – The Way I Should

Hour 2:

Sean Rowe – Wrong Side of the Bed – Magic
Richard Shindell – Confession – Somewherer Near Paterson
Sunparlour Players – If the Creeks Don’t Rise – Hymns for the Happy – CDN
Hoots & Hellmouth – West of Where the Sun Goes Down – Hoots & Hellmouth
The Beauties – Without You – The Beauties – CDN
Lucero – What Are You Willing to Lose? – 1372 Overton Park
New Country Rehab – Angel of Death – New Country Rehab – CDN

Jess Klein – The Cloud Song – Draw Them Near
Bottleneck – Late Nights, Early Mornings – Late Nights, Early Mornings – CDN
The Bittersweets – Birmingham – Goodnight, San Francisco
James McMurtry – Choctaw Bingo – Live in Aught-Three

Hour 3:

James McMurtry – Ruby & Carlos – Just Us Kids
The Guthries – Season to Leave – Off Windmill – CDN
Steven Bowers – Comfortably Sweet – Circadian Anthem EP – CDN
Christina Martin – Daisy – I Can Too – CDN
Melissa Etheridge – Like the Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge – Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge
Chalk Circle – Me, Myself, and I – The Great Lake – CDN
Jeffrey Hatcher & The Big Beat – The Man Who Would Be King – Cross Our Hearts – CDN – WPG
The Jeff Healey Band – Confidence Man – See The Light – CDN
Colin James – Why’d You Lie – Colin James – CDN
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Little Wing – The Sky Is Crying

Hour 4:

Jerry Jeff Walker – Mr. Bojangles – Mr. Bojangles
Alejandro Escovedo – Rhapsody – A Man Under the Influence
Jon Dee Graham – Just Like That – Garage Sale
Sonny James – Young Love – Capitol Collectors Series
The New Lightweights – Waiting – What Keeps Us Together – CDN – WPG
Lindi Ortega – Dying of Another Broken Heart – Little Red Boots – CDN

Derek & The Dominos – I Looked Away – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Ry Cooder – I Think It’s Going to Work Out Fine – Bop Till You Drop
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was – Rastaman Vibration
Van Morrison – Caravan – Moondance
Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain – Red Earth & Pouring Rain

Hour 5:

Forlorn Strangers – Bottom of the Barrel – Forlorn Strangers
Soko – I’ve Been Alone too Long – I Thought I Was An Alien
Tom Paxton – The Last Thing on my Mind – Ramblin’ Boy
Belle Plaine – Is It Cheating – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath – CDN
Scott Nolan – Little Dreamer – Silverhill – CDN – WPG
Leaf Rapids – Healing Feeling – Lucky Stars – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Home With Me – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Eilen Jewell – Santa Fe – Queen Of The Minor Key

Scott Cook – When We’re Back Around – One More Time Around – CDN
Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Abigail Lapell – Night Bird and Morning Bird – Hide nor Hair – CDN
Wax Mannequin – Volcano God – Saxon – CDN

Hour 6:

Giant Sand – Shiver – Chore of Enchantment
Mofro – Lochloosa – Lochloosa
Jonathan Wilson – Dear Friend – Fanfare
Josh Ritter – Kathleen – recorded live on UMFM
Karl Blau – That’s How I Got To Memphis – Introducing Karl Blau
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Heartache – Loved Wild Lost

William Prince – You Got Me – Earthly Days – CDN – WPG
Blue Northern – Vagabond – Blue Northern – CDN
The Derailers – Lover’s Lie – Reverb Deluxe
Charlie Major – I’m Gonna Drive You Out of my Mind – The Other Side – CDN
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Passionate Kisses – Come On Come On
Lucinda Williams – Metal Firecracker – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Hal Ketchum – Past The Point Of Rescue – Past The Point Of Rescue
George Strait – Where the Sidewalk Ends – Pure Country
Jim Lauderdale – I Know Better Now – The Hummingbirds

Hour 7:

Foster Martin Band – Just Like You – Willy’s Bar & Grill – CDN – MB
Ridley Bent – Arlington – Buckles & Boots – CDN – WPG
Holly Williams – Mama – Here With Me
Elton John – Ticking – Caribou
Joshua Kadison – Beautiful in my Eyes – Painted Desert Serenade

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay – Tails
The Cars – Drive – Heartbeat City
Men At Work – Overkill – Cargo
Corey Hart – Eurasian Eyes – Boy in the Box – CDN
Huey Lewis And The News – Walking on a Thin Line – Sports
The Pursuit Of Happiness – Ten Fingers – Love Junk – CDN

Hour 8:

Divinyls – Pleasure and Pain – Essential
Pat Benatar – Love Is a Battlefield – Best Shots
Punchbuggy – Pat Benatar – All Nite Christian Rollerskate – CDN
Paper Moon – Turning Colors Into Greys – Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day – CDN – WPG
Paper Moon – Your Attitude Towards Cuttlefish – Somebody Needs a Time Out – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Predictable – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Lindy – Witness – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN

The Pursuit Of Happiness – Food – One Sided Story – CDN
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Junk Food & Drugs – The Thinking Man’s Filth
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Dinner Tonight – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN
Bruce Knauer – Allnight Breakfast Special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Old Man Luedecke – Big Group Breakfast – Proof of Love – CDN
Shinyribs – Sweet Potato – Gulf Coast Museum
Luther Wright & The Wrongs – Life’s Much Sweeter as a Vegetable Eater – Food Songs – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Peanut Butter Toast – For the Kids Too! – CDN

Hour 9:

Bootsauce – Let’s Eat Out – The Brown Album – CDN
Matt Monsoon and the Riff Ryders – Buck’s Tacos – Ridin’ the Riff – CDN – WPG
5 Chinese Brothers – She’s a Waitress (and I’m in Love) – Singer, Songwriter, Beggarman, Thief
Sons of Freedom – The Criminal – Sons of Freedom – CDN
Leaderhouse – Elephant Song – Leaderhouse – CDN – WPG
The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Ain’t It Better to Ignite than to Explode – Superior Cackling Hen – CDN
Me Mom & Morgentaler – Your Friend – Shiva Space Machine – CDN
Thomas Trio and the Red Albino – Sun Rising – Thomas Trio and the Red Albino – CDN

She Stole My Beer – Sparks off the Guardrail – Sparks off the Guardrail – CDN
The Jitters – ‘Til the Fever Breaks – Louder than Words – CDN
Ian Thomas – Levity – Levity – CDN
Mean Gene Okerlund – Tutti Frutti – The Wrestling Album
Mendelson Joe – Dance with Joe – Born to Cuddle – CDN
Shuffle Demons – Get Out of my House, Roach – Streetniks – CDN

Hour 10:

Big Sugar – A Night in Tunisia – Dear M.F. – CDN
Buck Owens – Mexican Polka – The Guitar Player
Stuart Hamm – Country Music (A Night in Hell) – Radio Free Albumuth
Steve Vai – The Audience Is Listening – Passion and Warfare
Stompin’ Tom Connors – Sudbury Saturday Night – Bud The Spud – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Rattle the Cage – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Buddy Miller – Water When the Well Is Dry – Midnight And Lonesome

John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Low – Everything the Hard Way
Drive-By Truckers – Easy on Yourself – A Blessing And A Curse
Chris Knight – Framed – Chris Knight
Ass Ponys – Kung Fu Reference – Lohio
Lydia Loveless – Can’t Change Me – Indestructible Machine
Jimmer – Satellite – The Would Be Plans
Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have the Crown – High Top Mountain

Hour 11:

Two Hours Traffic – Painted Halo – Territory – CDN
Altameda – Blackmarket Blues – Dirty Rain – CDN
Wintersleep – Black Camera – New Inheritors – CDN
Rilo Kiley – Love and War (11/11/46) – More Adventurous
Rheostatics – Horses – Melville – CDN
Radney Foster – Folding Money – See What You Want to See

Rheostatics – Saskatchewan – Melville – CDN
Rheostatics – Onilley’s Strange Dream – Introducing Happiness – CDN
Rheostatics – Shaved Head – live recording – CDN
The Flaming Lips – Fight Test – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Jay Sparrow – Stronger – White – CDN
Scouting for Girls – Elvis Isn’t Dead – Scouting for Girls

Hour 12:

Neil Young And Crazy Horse – F*!#in’ Up – Ragged Glory – CDN
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Fuck Up – Sidelong
Blake Mills – Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me – Heigh Ho
Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males – Drunk on Election Night – Drowning in the Fountain of Youth
Paul Kelly – Right Outta My Head – Stolen Apples
Stardust Five – Pussy Got Your Tongue – Stardust Five
Geoff Berner – Fukher – Klezmer Mongrels – CDN

Geoff Berner – Daloy Polizei – Victory Party – CDN
Rodney Carrington – Don’t Look Now – Nut Sack
Pat Travers – Women on the Edge of Love – Hot Shot – CDN
Sammy Hagar – Red – Sammy Hagar
Cry of Love – Peace Pipe – Brother
XTC – Making Plans for Nigel – Drums and Wires
The Damnwells – Kiss Catastrophe – Bastards of the Beat
The Damnwells – No One Listens to the Band Anymore – No One Listens to the Band Anymore

Playlist: January 2, 2019 – The Epic Mudge Marathon

Over the holidays, most sensible UMFM hosts stay home or pre-record their shows, but I’ve never been accused of being sensible so I not only come in to do my show but usually stretch it out a little longer as well. In the past, I’ve done 5 or 6 hours, but this year I noticed something unusual: a day where nobody had signed up to come in or pre-record. That got the wheels turning and a ridiculous plan was in motion. What if I came in and did an ENTIRE day? We’re allowed to broadcast live from 11 am to 11 pm, so I asked if there was a chance that I could take it on, and they went for it. Enter: The Epic Mudge Marathon, where I got to play all kinds of stuff that I don’t normally play, including some forgotten gems and a whole pile of weird stuff that I couldn’t get away with otherwise.

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

Hour 1:

Shannon Lyon – If I Needed You – Sorrow & Solitude
Townes Van Zandt – My Proud Mountains – Our Mother the Mountain
Townes Van Zandt – Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold – High, Low and in Between
Townes Van Zandt – Like a Summer Thursday – Our Mother the Mountain
Townes Van Zandt – When She Don’t Need Me – Flyin’ Shoes
Steve Earle – Brand New Companion – Townes (Acoustic)
Steve Earle – Ft. Worth Blues – El Corazon

Guy Clark – The Cape – Dublin Blues
Guy Clark – Dublin Blues – Dublin Blues
Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons – Wanted More Dead Than Alive
The Be Good Tanyas – Light Enough to Travel – Blue Horse – CDN
Iris Dement – Wasteland of the Free – The Way I Should

Hour 2:

Sean Rowe – Wrong Side of the Bed – Magic
Richard Shindell – Confession – Somewherer Near Paterson
Sunparlour Players – If the Creeks Don’t Rise – Hymns for the Happy – CDN
Hoots & Hellmouth – West of Where the Sun Goes Down – Hoots & Hellmouth
The Beauties – Without You – The Beauties – CDN
Lucero – What Are You Willing to Lose? – 1372 Overton Park
New Country Rehab – Angel of Death – New Country Rehab – CDN

Jess Klein – The Cloud Song – Draw Them Near
Bottleneck – Late Nights, Early Mornings – Late Nights, Early Mornings – CDN
The Bittersweets – Birmingham – Goodnight, San Francisco
James McMurtry – Choctaw Bingo – Live in Aught-Three

Hour 3:

James McMurtry – Ruby & Carlos – Just Us Kids
The Guthries – Season to Leave – Off Windmill – CDN
Steven Bowers – Comfortably Sweet – Circadian Anthem EP – CDN
Christina Martin – Daisy – I Can Too – CDN
Melissa Etheridge – Like the Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge – Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge
Chalk Circle – Me, Myself, and I – The Great Lake – CDN
Jeffrey Hatcher & The Big Beat – The Man Who Would Be King – Cross Our Hearts – CDN – WPG
The Jeff Healey Band – Confidence Man – See The Light – CDN
Colin James – Why’d You Lie – Colin James – CDN
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Little Wing – The Sky Is Crying

Hour 4:

Jerry Jeff Walker – Mr. Bojangles – Mr. Bojangles
Alejandro Escovedo – Rhapsody – A Man Under the Influence
Jon Dee Graham – Just Like That – Garage Sale
Sonny James – Young Love – Capitol Collectors Series
The New Lightweights – Waiting – What Keeps Us Together – CDN – WPG
Lindi Ortega – Dying of Another Broken Heart – Little Red Boots – CDN

Derek & The Dominos – I Looked Away – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Ry Cooder – I Think It’s Going to Work Out Fine – Bop Till You Drop
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Johnny Was – Rastaman Vibration
Van Morrison – Caravan – Moondance
Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain – Red Earth & Pouring Rain

Hour 5:

Forlorn Strangers – Bottom of the Barrel – Forlorn Strangers
Soko – I’ve Been Alone too Long – I Thought I Was An Alien
Tom Paxton – The Last Thing on my Mind – Ramblin’ Boy
Belle Plaine – Is It Cheating – Malice, Mercy, Grief & Wrath – CDN
Scott Nolan – Little Dreamer – Silverhill – CDN – WPG
Leaf Rapids – Healing Feeling – Lucky Stars – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Home With Me – recorded live on UMFM – CDN – WPG
Eilen Jewell – Santa Fe – Queen Of The Minor Key

Scott Cook – When We’re Back Around – One More Time Around – CDN
Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Abigail Lapell – Night Bird and Morning Bird – Hide nor Hair – CDN
Wax Mannequin – Volcano God – Saxon – CDN

Hour 6:

Giant Sand – Shiver – Chore of Enchantment
Mofro – Lochloosa – Lochloosa
Jonathan Wilson – Dear Friend – Fanfare
Josh Ritter – Kathleen – recorded live on UMFM
Karl Blau – That’s How I Got To Memphis – Introducing Karl Blau
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Heartache – Loved Wild Lost

William Prince – You Got Me – Earthly Days – CDN – WPG
Blue Northern – Vagabond – Blue Northern – CDN
The Derailers – Lover’s Lie – Reverb Deluxe
Charlie Major – I’m Gonna Drive You Out of my Mind – The Other Side – CDN
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Passionate Kisses – Come On Come On
Lucinda Williams – Metal Firecracker – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Hal Ketchum – Past The Point Of Rescue – Past The Point Of Rescue
George Strait – Where the Sidewalk Ends – Pure Country
Jim Lauderdale – I Know Better Now – The Hummingbirds

Hour 7:

Foster Martin Band – Just Like You – Willy’s Bar & Grill – CDN – MB
Ridley Bent – Arlington – Buckles & Boots – CDN – WPG
Holly Williams – Mama – Here With Me
Elton John – Ticking – Caribou
Joshua Kadison – Beautiful in my Eyes – Painted Desert Serenade

Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay – Tails
The Cars – Drive – Heartbeat City
Men At Work – Overkill – Cargo
Corey Hart – Eurasian Eyes – Boy in the Box – CDN
Huey Lewis And The News – Walking on a Thin Line – Sports
The Pursuit Of Happiness – Ten Fingers – Love Junk – CDN

Hour 8:

Divinyls – Pleasure and Pain – Essential
Pat Benatar – Love Is a Battlefield – Best Shots
Punchbuggy – Pat Benatar – All Nite Christian Rollerskate – CDN
Paper Moon – Turning Colors Into Greys – Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day – CDN – WPG
Paper Moon – Your Attitude Towards Cuttlefish – Somebody Needs a Time Out – CDN – WPG
Easily Amused – Predictable – Simple Stuff – CDN – WPG
Lindy – Witness – Suspension of Disbelief – CDN

The Pursuit Of Happiness – Food – One Sided Story – CDN
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Junk Food & Drugs – The Thinking Man’s Filth
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Dinner Tonight – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN
Bruce Knauer – Allnight Breakfast Special – Allnight Breakfast Special – CDN
Old Man Luedecke – Big Group Breakfast – Proof of Love – CDN
Shinyribs – Sweet Potato – Gulf Coast Museum
Luther Wright & The Wrongs – Life’s Much Sweeter as a Vegetable Eater – Food Songs – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Peanut Butter Toast – For the Kids Too! – CDN

Hour 9:

Bootsauce – Let’s Eat Out – The Brown Album – CDN
Matt Monsoon and the Riff Ryders – Buck’s Tacos – Ridin’ the Riff – CDN – WPG
5 Chinese Brothers – She’s a Waitress (and I’m in Love) – Singer, Songwriter, Beggarman, Thief
Sons of Freedom – The Criminal – Sons of Freedom – CDN
Leaderhouse – Elephant Song – Leaderhouse – CDN – WPG
The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir – Ain’t It Better to Ignite than to Explode – Superior Cackling Hen – CDN
Me Mom & Morgentaler – Your Friend – Shiva Space Machine – CDN
Thomas Trio and the Red Albino – Sun Rising – Thomas Trio and the Red Albino – CDN

She Stole My Beer – Sparks off the Guardrail – Sparks off the Guardrail – CDN
The Jitters – ‘Til the Fever Breaks – Louder than Words – CDN
Ian Thomas – Levity – Levity – CDN
Mean Gene Okerlund – Tutti Frutti – The Wrestling Album
Mendelson Joe – Dance with Joe – Born to Cuddle – CDN
Shuffle Demons – Get Out of my House, Roach – Streetniks – CDN

Hour 10:

Big Sugar – A Night in Tunisia – Dear M.F. – CDN
Buck Owens – Mexican Polka – The Guitar Player
Stuart Hamm – Country Music (A Night in Hell) – Radio Free Albumuth
Steve Vai – The Audience Is Listening – Passion and Warfare
Stompin’ Tom Connors – Sudbury Saturday Night – Bud The Spud – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Rattle the Cage – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Buddy Miller – Water When the Well Is Dry – Midnight And Lonesome

John Moreland & The Dust Bowl Souls – Low – Everything the Hard Way
Drive-By Truckers – Easy on Yourself – A Blessing And A Curse
Chris Knight – Framed – Chris Knight
Ass Ponys – Kung Fu Reference – Lohio
Lydia Loveless – Can’t Change Me – Indestructible Machine
Jimmer – Satellite – The Would Be Plans
Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have the Crown – High Top Mountain

Hour 11:

Two Hours Traffic – Painted Halo – Territory – CDN
Altameda – Blackmarket Blues – Dirty Rain – CDN
Wintersleep – Black Camera – New Inheritors – CDN
Rilo Kiley – Love and War (11/11/46) – More Adventurous
Rheostatics – Horses – Melville – CDN
Radney Foster – Folding Money – See What You Want to See

Rheostatics – Saskatchewan – Melville – CDN
Rheostatics – Onilley’s Strange Dream – Introducing Happiness – CDN
Rheostatics – Shaved Head – live recording – CDN
The Flaming Lips – Fight Test – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Jay Sparrow – Stronger – White – CDN
Scouting for Girls – Elvis Isn’t Dead – Scouting for Girls

Hour 12:

Neil Young And Crazy Horse – F*!#in’ Up – Ragged Glory – CDN
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Fuck Up – Sidelong
Blake Mills – Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me – Heigh Ho
Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males – Drunk on Election Night – Drowning in the Fountain of Youth
Paul Kelly – Right Outta My Head – Stolen Apples
Stardust Five – Pussy Got Your Tongue – Stardust Five
Geoff Berner – Fukher – Klezmer Mongrels – CDN

Geoff Berner – Daloy Polizei – Victory Party – CDN
Rodney Carrington – Don’t Look Now – Nut Sack
Pat Travers – Women on the Edge of Love – Hot Shot – CDN
Sammy Hagar – Red – Sammy Hagar
Cry of Love – Peace Pipe – Brother
XTC – Making Plans for Nigel – Drums and Wires
The Damnwells – Kiss Catastrophe – Bastards of the Beat
The Damnwells – No One Listens to the Band Anymore – No One Listens to the Band Anymore

Playlist: Episode #772, Dec. 30, 2018

It’s our last show of 2018, so we celebrate the occasion in song, play a few “Christmas” (but not really) leftovers, some great requests, and discover a gem hidden in my basement for far too long.

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

Hour 1:

Stephen Fearing – Long Walk To Freedom – The Secret of Climbing – CDN
The Handsome Family – So Much Wine – In The Air
Turnpike Troubadours – Blue Star – Goodbye Normal Street
Jeffrey Foucault – Ghost Repeater – Ghost Repeater
Shannon Lyon – Houses on the Hill – Dharma – CDN
Malcolm Holcombe – Merry Christmas – Come Hell or High Water
Oliver Schroer – Beneath the Ice, they Heard Bells – Stuck On A Cold Steel Pole – CDN

Michael Stanley – Another New Year’s Eve – The Hang
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – New Year – Souvenir
Regina Spektor – My Dear Acquaintance [A Happy New Year] – single
Jim Cuddy – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Holiday Songs – CDN
The Minus 5 – I Still Believe in New Year’s Eve – Dear December
Jim Bryson – Mary New Year’s Eve – Instant Holiday Album – CDN
Adam Carroll & Michael O’Connor – New Year’s Eve – Hard Times

Hour 2:

Various Artists – West End Phoenix Holiday Greetings – 2018 flexi-disc – CDN
Todd Snider – Happy New Year – The Devil You Know
NQ Arbuckle – Goodnight Irene on New Year’s Eve – Live at the Dakota – CDN
Ray Wylie Hubbard – New Year’s Eve at the Gates of Hell – The Grifter’s Hymnal
Paper Moon – String of Blinking Lights – Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day – CDN – WPG
Phoebe Bridgers – Steamroller – Killer
Water Liars – Let It Breathe – Water Liars
The Staves – If I Was – If I Was
String Bone – Feel the Power of your Love – Love & Highways – CDN
String Bone – Somber Eyes – Love & Highways – CDN
Ralph Molina – Dance on the Wind – Love & Inspiration

Podcast: December 23, 2018

Episode #771

Even though most of us are pretty sick of Christmas music by now, there are some songs that you just need to hear every year, and we’re here to present the almost ultimate list of essential Christmas songs, as well as some great ones that you probably won’t hear anywhere else. Good music makes Christmas much more bearable, so hopefully, these songs will make your days a little more merry and bright!


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

Teddy Thompson – Boycotting Christmas – single
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Belle Plaine – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – The Unrequited Love – CDN
Steve Earle – Nothing But a Child – Copperhead Road
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless: The Lost Tapes – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the Family – No. 2 Live Dinner
Robert Earl Keen – Happy Holidays Y’all – Walking Distance
Mike Plume – Merry Xmas to my Ex-Miss – Back Home For Christmas – CDN
Lindi Ortega – All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy – Tennessee Christmas – CDN
Hayes Carll – Grateful for Christmas – Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)
The Mavericks – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Hey! Merry Christmas!

Steeleye Span – Cadgwith Anthem – All Around My Hat
Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington – El Corazon
Calexico – Green Grows the Holly – Holidays Rule
John Prine – Christmas in Prison – Sweet Revenge
Beards – Incarcerated Christmas – Christmas
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words And Music

Swank! – Santa Claus Is Out on Bail – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – single – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Christmas in Paradise – Filth & Fire
Otis Gibbs – Crap for Christmas – Once I Dreamed of Christmas
John McCauley III – Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant – live recording
The Details – Strings and Ribbons – single – CDN – WPG
Off the Wagon – Kiss Me Christmas Eve – River City Christmas – CDN – WPG

Playlist: Episode #771, Dec. 23, 2018

Even though most of us are pretty sick of Christmas music by now, there are some songs that you just need to hear every year, and we’re here to present the almost ultimate list of essential Christmas songs, as well as some great ones that you probably won’t hear anywhere else. Good music makes Christmas much more bearable, so hopefully, these songs will make your days a little more merry and bright!

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

Teddy Thompson – Boycotting Christmas – single
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Belle Plaine – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis – The Unrequited Love – CDN
Steve Earle – Nothing But a Child – Copperhead Road
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless: The Lost Tapes – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN

Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the Family – No. 2 Live Dinner
Robert Earl Keen – Happy Holidays Y’all – Walking Distance
Mike Plume – Merry Xmas to my Ex-Miss – Back Home For Christmas – CDN
Lindi Ortega – All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy – Tennessee Christmas – CDN
Hayes Carll – Grateful for Christmas – Kmag Yoyo (& Other American Stories)
The Mavericks – Hey! Merry Christmas! – Hey! Merry Christmas!

Steeleye Span – Cadgwith Anthem – All Around My Hat
Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington – El Corazon
Calexico – Green Grows the Holly – Holidays Rule
John Prine – Christmas in Prison – Sweet Revenge
Beards – Incarcerated Christmas – Christmas
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words And Music

Swank! – Santa Claus Is Out on Bail – Christmas Is Fun – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – Christmas in Hell – single – CDN
Mary Gauthier – Christmas in Paradise – Filth & Fire
Otis Gibbs – Crap for Christmas – Once I Dreamed of Christmas
John McCauley III – Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant – live recording
The Details – Strings and Ribbons – single – CDN – WPG
Off the Wagon – Kiss Me Christmas Eve – River City Christmas – CDN – WPG

Podcast: December 16, 2018

Episode #770

It must be getting painfully close to the holidays, because we find ourselves seeing double, triple, and even quadruple on today’s show, as we profile some great artists, as well as playing some great German requests, some new music and announcements, and much more!


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

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words and Music
Paul Kelly – With the One I Love – Nature
Paul Kelly – God Told Me To – Stolen Apples
Paul Kelly – Coming Back for More (w/Clairy Brown) – The Merri Soul Sessions
Rheostatics – Me and Stupid – Introducing Happiness – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Just Get Here – The Al Purdy Songbook – CDN

Rheostatics Loving Arms – The Story of Harmelodia – CDN
Good Lovelies – Hurry Home – Under the Mistletoe – CDN
Po’ Girl – Ain’t Life Sweet – Home To You – CDN
Donovan Woods – I Live a Little Lie – Both Ways – CDN
Sarah Jane Scouten – When the Bloom Falls From the Rose – When the Bloom Falls From the Rose – CDN
Ron Hawkins – Kind of the Only Blues (w/Stephen Stanley) – live performance – CDN

Ben de la Cour – Company Town – The High Cost of Living Strange
Ben de la Cour – Brandywine Bouquet – Midnight in Havana
Ben de la Cour – (Ain’t Going) Down that Road – Midnight in Havana
John Blek – The Body (w/Joan Shelley) – Thistle & Thorn
John Blek – Salt in the Water – Catharsis Vol. 1

John Blek – Ruby Blood – Cut the Light
John Blek & the Rats – Calling Out My Name – Leave Your Love at the Door
Anna Mitchell – Radio Waves – Anna Mitchell
Ags Connolly – I Hope You’re Unhappy – Nothin’ Unexpected
Jess Klein – Back to My Green – Back to My Green
The Wicks – Hale-Bopp 1997 – Leaning in the Sun – CDN
The Wicks – Ghosts of Summer – Leaning in the Sun – CDN

Playlist: Episode #770, Dec. 16, 2018

It must be getting painfully close to the holidays, because we find ourselves seeing double, triple, and even quadruple on today’s show, as we profile some great artists, as well as playing some great German requests, some new music and announcements, and much more!

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

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words and Music
Paul Kelly – With the One I Love – Nature
Paul Kelly – God Told Me To – Stolen Apples
Paul Kelly – Coming Back for More (w/Clairy Brown) – The Merri Soul Sessions
Rheostatics – Me and Stupid – Introducing Happiness – CDN
Sarah Harmer – Just Get Here – The Al Purdy Songbook – CDN

Rheostatics Loving Arms – The Story of Harmelodia – CDN
Good Lovelies – Hurry Home – Under the Mistletoe – CDN
Po’ Girl – Ain’t Life Sweet – Home To You – CDN
Donovan Woods – I Live a Little Lie – Both Ways – CDN
Sarah Jane Scouten – When the Bloom Falls From the Rose – When the Bloom Falls From the Rose – CDN
Ron Hawkins – Kind of the Only Blues (w/Stephen Stanley) – live performance – CDN

Ben de la Cour – Company Town – The High Cost of Living Strange
Ben de la Cour – Brandywine Bouquet – Midnight in Havana
Ben de la Cour – (Ain’t Going) Down that Road – Midnight in Havana
John Blek – The Body (w/Joan Shelley) – Thistle & Thorn
John Blek – Salt in the Water – Catharsis Vol. 1

John Blek – Ruby Blood – Cut the Light
John Blek & the Rats – Calling Out My Name – Leave Your Love at the Door
Anna Mitchell – Radio Waves – Anna Mitchell
Ags Connolly – I Hope You’re Unhappy – Nothin’ Unexpected
Jess Klein – Back to My Green – Back to My Green
The Wicks – Hale-Bopp 1997 – Leaning in the Sun – CDN
The Wicks – Ghosts of Summer – Leaning in the Sun – CDN

NEW DATE: Ben de la Cour at The Sunset Saloon, Friday, January 27, 2019!

Tell the Band to Go Home proudly presents:Ben de la Cour
at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
7:30
Suggested donation $20 (price flexible, all proceeds to the artist)

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 any hard-working musician wouldn’t turn down more and will take whatever is comfortable for you to give.

Please RSVP for the address and more information!

Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!When Ben first stopped by the Saloon in 2017, we didn’t know a whole lot about him other than that he came highly recommended. We found out really quickly why. He is the sweetest, most wonderful gentleman, and he writes some astounding songs. His last album, Midnight in Havana, was a real revelation and continues to be a mainstay on our stereo, and this year, he released The High Cost of Living Strange, which upped the ante substantially! It is rightly landing on a bunch of Best Of 2018 lists (including ours, of course), and has garnered widespread acclaim and recognition, and has earned him a lot of new fans.

With an album still relatively new, it seemed somewhat surprising that he was ready to record a new one already, and especially surprising that he’d leave his home of Nashville, TN, you know, Music City, and choose to come record an album here in Winnipeg, with none other than Scott Nolan, in the midst of our winter! Nashville is home to undoubtedly the greatest studios and producers on the planet, and, oh yeah, it’s WARM year-round! So to come to Winnipeg in the winter to record an album proves that Ben is either absolutely insane or has great faith in Scott and his studio. (Personally, I’m betting it’s a bit of both, but he swears it’s just the latter.)

“Biting wit and heartbreaking honesty.”

– ROOTS MUSIC CANADA

”Strange fever dreams of bad luck gone right, of embracing the long odds and playing them anyway, of laughing in the face of despair… and then inviting her in for a nightcap.”

THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

“In songs like “Guy Clark’s Fiddle”, Ben writes about wounds that don’t heal, about the things in life that can’t really be put back together again. He is able to write about these often unspoken, painful, and tarnished events in a way that is deep and profoundly beautiful.”

ADAM CARROLL (Texas Songwriting Legend)

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.)

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Podcast: December 9, 2018

Episode #769

Great music galore today, with some new music, the first two announcements for the almighty Static Roots Festival in July, German requests, solid classics, and more!


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

Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis – What It is
Susto – Homeboy – Ever Since I Lost My Mind
The Decemberists – Traveling On – Traveling On EP
Rose Cousins & Don Brownrigg – Little Road to Bethlehem – single – CDN
Joe Nolan – I’m Just Looking for your Heart – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Joe Nolan – Stand Up for your Love – Cry Baby – CDN

Luke Tuchscherer – When the Dream Dies – Always Be True
Luke Tuchscherer – Darling, It’s Just Too Hard to Love – You Get so Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense
Caroline Spence – More Than Christmas – single
Gabriel Kahane – Little Love – Book of Travelers
Chris Smither – Killin’ the Blues – Happier Blue
Green on Red – Frozen in my Headlights – Too Much Fun

Dylan LeBlanc – Easy Way Out – Cautionary Tale
Blue Rodeo – Never Look Back – The Things We Left Behind – CDN
Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard – These Roads Don’t Move – One Fast Move Or I’m Gone Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur
Patty Griffin – Heavenly Day – Children Running Through
Ry Cooder – I Can’t Win – Bop Till You Drop
Band Of Horses – Marry Song – Cease to Begin
Band Of Horses – Detlef Schrempf – Cease to Begin

The Weakerthans – Pamphleteer – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG
Nathan – John Paul’s Deliveries – Key Principles – CDN – WPG
Blue Shadows – Deliver Me – On The Floor Of Heaven – CDN
Del Barber – Big Smoke – Prairieography – CDN – WPG
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Happy Holidays

Playlist: Episode #769, Dec. 9, 2018

Great music galore today, with some new music, the first two announcements for the almighty Static Roots Festival in July, German requests, solid classics, and more!

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

Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis – What It is
Susto – Homeboy – Ever Since I Lost My Mind
The Decemberists – Traveling On – Traveling On EP
Rose Cousins & Don Brownrigg – Little Road to Bethlehem – single – CDN
Joe Nolan – I’m Just Looking for your Heart – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Joe Nolan – Stand Up for your Love – Cry Baby – CDN

Luke Tuchscherer – When the Dream Dies – Always Be True
Luke Tuchscherer – Darling, It’s Just Too Hard to Love – You Get so Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense
Caroline Spence – More Than Christmas – single
Gabriel Kahane – Little Love – Book of Travelers
Chris Smither – Killin’ the Blues – Happier Blue
Green on Red – Frozen in my Headlights – Too Much Fun

Dylan LeBlanc – Easy Way Out – Cautionary Tale
Blue Rodeo – Never Look Back – The Things We Left Behind – CDN
Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard – These Roads Don’t Move – One Fast Move Or I’m Gone Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur
Patty Griffin – Heavenly Day – Children Running Through
Ry Cooder – I Can’t Win – Bop Till You Drop
Band Of Horses – Marry Song – Cease to Begin
Band Of Horses – Detlef Schrempf – Cease to Begin

The Weakerthans – Pamphleteer – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG
Nathan – John Paul’s Deliveries – Key Principles – CDN – WPG
Blue Shadows – Deliver Me – On The Floor Of Heaven – CDN
Del Barber – Big Smoke – Prairieography – CDN – WPG
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Happy Holidays