Podcast: December 17, 2017

Episode #720

It is Christmas time, but we don’t like to overdo the festive hits too much just yet (we’ll wait until next week’s 4 hour Christmas Eve show!), but we’ve got some of the greats this week, as well as some requests, a look back at last night’s John Gorka show, some requests, classics, and a tribute to a fallen favourite, Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

JP Hoe – Shopping Mall Santa – Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs – CDN – WPG
John Gorka – Love Is Our Cross to Bear – Before the Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985
Red Horse – Scorpion – Red Horse
Stan Rogers – Lock-Keeper – From Fresh Water – CDN
John Gorka – Love Is Our Cross to Bear – Land of the Bottom Line
Lyle Lovett – Which Way Does that Old Pony Run – and his Large Band

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Jimmy Lafave – Walk Away Renee – Austin Skyline
David Francey – Border Line – Torn Screen Door – CDN
James Keelaghan – Red-Winged Blackbird – Home – CDN
Ken Yates – Help Is on the Way – Huntsville – CDN
Shawn William Clarke – Young in Love (at the End of the World) – Topaz – CDN
John Blek – Little Sparrow – Cut the Light
The Cash Brothers – Night Shift Guru – How Was Tomorrow – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Beards – I Still Believe – Christmas.
Dave Gunning – Daddy’s Beer – Christmas – CDN
David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN
Oh Susanna – Silver Bells – Christmas Is for Boys and Girls – CDN
Lyle Lovett – Christmas Morning – The Road to Ensenada
The Chestnuts – Santa Claus Got Stuck in my Chimney – I Can’t Believe It’s Christmas – Again!

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Smithereens – Blues Before and After – 11
The Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep – Especially for You
The Smithereens – House We Used to Live In – Green Thoughts
The Smithereens – Downbound Train – One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen
The Smithereens – Batman Theme – Live in Concert! Greatest Hits and More
The Smithereens – Sorry – 2011
The Smithereens – Blood and Roses – Especially for You

Playlist: Episode #720, December 17, 2017

It is Christmas time, but we don’t like to overdo the festive hits too much just yet (we’ll wait until next week’s 4 hour Christmas Eve show!), but we’ve got some of the greats this week, as well as some requests, a look back at last night’s John Gorka show, some requests, classics, and a tribute to a fallen favourite, Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

JP Hoe – Shopping Mall Santa – Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Songs – CDN – WPG
John Gorka – Love Is Our Cross to Bear – Before the Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985
Red Horse – Scorpion – Red Horse
Stan Rogers – Lock-Keeper – From Fresh Water – CDN
John Gorka – Love Is Our Cross to Bear – Land of the Bottom Line
Lyle Lovett – Which Way Does that Old Pony Run – and his Large Band

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Jimmy Lafave – Walk Away Renee – Austin Skyline
David Francey – Border Line – Torn Screen Door – CDN
James Keelaghan – Red-Winged Blackbird – Home – CDN
Ken Yates – Help Is on the Way – Huntsville – CDN
Shawn William Clarke – Young in Love (at the End of the World) – Topaz – CDN
John Blek – Little Sparrow – Cut the Light
The Cash Brothers – Night Shift Guru – How Was Tomorrow – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Beards – I Still Believe – Christmas.
Dave Gunning – Daddy’s Beer – Christmas – CDN
David Myles – Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo – It’s Christmas – CDN
Oh Susanna – Silver Bells – Christmas Is for Boys and Girls – CDN
Lyle Lovett – Christmas Morning – The Road to Ensenada
The Chestnuts – Santa Claus Got Stuck in my Chimney – I Can’t Believe It’s Christmas – Again!

3:30 – 4:00 pm

The Smithereens – Blues Before and After – 11
The Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep – Especially for You
The Smithereens – House We Used to Live In – Green Thoughts
The Smithereens – Downbound Train – One Step Up/Two Steps Back: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen
The Smithereens – Batman Theme – Live in Concert! Greatest Hits and More
The Smithereens – Sorry – 2011
The Smithereens – Blood and Roses – Especially for You

Oh Susanna @ The Sunset Saloon, Feb. 4!

Oh Susanna at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Sunday, February 4, 2018
7:30
Suggested donation $25 (all proceeds to the artist)

Advance tickets are available (and encouraged!) Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page to get your hands on some. They make GREAT Christmas gifts!

Oh Susanna will also be performing the next night in Winnipeg at The StuDome in Crescentwood. Good-hearted music lovers will surely want to see both. Suzie’s got more than enough great songs to fill two nights, so we bet that there will be some of your favourites at each show, with perhaps a bit of overlap. RSVP to that one by emailing Ol’ Pal Stu: stureid@shaw.ca

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.

Please RSVP for the address and more information!

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

Most of the folks who play at The Sunset Saloon just happen to be passing through town and are in need of a welcoming place to play. On rare occasions, we reach out to our favourites in hopes that they might consider making the trek to Winnipeg just to play for us. The latter is the case with this show, featuring one of the country’s finest songwriters and an amazingly intriguing performer. She also happens to be a real sweetheart and a longtime friend. Suzie is special all-around, and it’s a rare treat to see her in an intimate house concert environment.

You can catch Oh Susanna pretty regularly in town playing festivals and bigger stages, but up close and personal is definitely the way to go. Her thoughtful, detailed, powerful songs are best experienced in a quiet, comfortable room full of like-minded folks ready to be swept away. This will be a special night, and one that you do not want to miss!

Of course, it helps that Suzie is touring on the strength of one of the most acclaimed and amazing releases of 2017. Already she’s been nominated for has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year.

“A Girl in Teen City” is an exquisite song cycle set in 1980s Vancouver, represents a second coming for the rootsy Toronto-based songstress…..her thoughtful and tuneful coming-of-age is universal.” — The Globe and Mail

“A Girl in Teen City” is a gorgeous piece of work. There’s something here for anyone who appreciates the art of songwriting and great musicianship. I haven’t heard a better, or more complete, album this year so far.”
Rating: 5 stars — MusicRiot.co.uk

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.)

Comments left below are public and are much appreciated as well:

Podcast: December 10, 2017

Episode #719

Folks are starting to make their annual best-of lists, and while we like to take our time with those over here (sometimes a year or more…), it’s wise to scan the good lists and learn about some new artists or revisit albums that we haven’t spent enough time with. Today we meet some exciting new finds, revisit some contenders, discuss some exciting upcoming shows, and spin some all-time Christmas classics!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Dave Bidini – Little Black Snowflake – The First Christmas – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the Family – Merry Christmas from the Family
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless: The Lost Tapes – CDN
Monica Schroeder – Christmas (Is Just Me Thinking about You) – single – CDN – WPG
Caroline Spence – Heart of Somebody – Spades and Roses

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Birds of Chicago – Étoile D’ Amour (Stardust) – American Flowers
Ane Brun – Right in Time – Leave me Breathless
Joan Shelley – The Push and Pull – Joan Shelley
Lissie – Blood & Muscle – Castles
This Is the Kit – Bullet Proof – Moonshine Freeze
Carter Sampson – Everything You Need – Wilder Side

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Corin Raymond – Hard on Things – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Jonathan Byrd – The Law & the Lonesome – The Law & the Lonesome
Corin Raymond – Dutch – Paper Nickels – CDN
John Gorka – Nazarene Guitar – True in Time
John Gorka – The Water Is Wide – Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger
John Gorka – That’s How Legends Are Made – Land of the Bottom Line

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Stan Rogers – At Last, I’m Ready for Christmas – From Coffee House To Concert Hall – CDN
Stan Rogers – First Christmas – Between the Breaks… Live! – CDN
Shawn William Clarke – Autumn in New Brunswick – Topaz – CDN
Seamus Fogarty – Heels Over Head – The Curious Hand
Gill Landry – Berlin – Love Rides a Dark Horse

Playlist: Episode #719, December 10, 2017

Folks are starting to make their annual best-of lists, and while we like to take our time with those over here (sometimes a year or more…), it’s wise to scan the good lists and learn about some new artists or revisit albums that we haven’t spent enough time with. Today we meet some exciting new finds, revisit some contenders, discuss some exciting upcoming shows, and spin some all-time Christmas classics!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Dave Bidini – Little Black Snowflake – The First Christmas – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Father Christmas – Has-Beens & Wives – CDN
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas from the Family – Merry Christmas from the Family
Skydiggers – Good King Wenceslas – Still Restless: The Lost Tapes – CDN
Monica Schroeder – Christmas (Is Just Me Thinking about You) – single – CDN – WPG
Caroline Spence – Heart of Somebody – Spades and Roses

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Birds of Chicago – Étoile D’ Amour (Stardust) – American Flowers
Ane Brun – Right in Time – Leave me Breathless
Joan Shelley – The Push and Pull – Joan Shelley
Lissie – Blood & Muscle – Castles
This Is the Kit – Bullet Proof – Moonshine Freeze
Carter Sampson – Everything You Need – Wilder Side

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Corin Raymond – Hard on Things – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Jonathan Byrd – The Law & the Lonesome – The Law & the Lonesome
Corin Raymond – Dutch – Paper Nickels – CDN
John Gorka – Nazarene Guitar – True in Time
John Gorka – The Water Is Wide – Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger
John Gorka – That’s How Legends Are Made – Land of the Bottom Line

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Stan Rogers – At Last, I’m Ready for Christmas – From Coffee House To Concert Hall – CDN
Stan Rogers – First Christmas – Between the Breaks… Live! – CDN
Shawn William Clarke – Autumn in New Brunswick – Topaz – CDN
Seamus Fogarty – Heels Over Head – The Curious Hand
Gill Landry – Berlin – Love Rides a Dark Horse

Podcast: December 3, 2017 w/Keri Latimer & Chris Brown

Episode #718

Last week’s chat with Stephen Stanley got us thinking about his producer, bandmate, label head, and friend Chris Brown. He just happens to have a swell new album of his own, so we invited him to chat on today’s show. We also caught up with Keri Latimer about the vicious rumours about our house band’s demise and their upcoming show alongside those D. Rangers, and we still had time for some new music, requests, and dedications.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Nathan – John Paul’s Deliveries – Key Principles – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Lampshade – demo – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Gasoline – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
D. Rangers – D. Range Special – D. Rangers – CDN – WPG
D. Rangers – Love, Lust and Loneliness – The Paw-Paw Patch – CDN – WPG
Novillero – Trans Am – CKUW Fundrive 2009 – Uncovered – CDN – WPG

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Nathan – Cigarette Song – CKUW Fundrive 2009 – Uncovered – CDN – WPG
Lee Harvey Osmond – Break Your Body – The Folk Sinner – CDN

Keri Latimer (Nathan) interview

Chris Brown and the Citizens’ Band – Oblivion – Oblivion – CDN
Chris Brown – Margaret – Pacem – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Chris Brown interview

Chris Brown – Moved by Hands to Shelter – Pacem – CDN
The Stephen Stanley Band – The Troubadour’s Song – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Keep Me in your Heart – Fifteen – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Johnny Cash – Hurt – American IV: The Man Comes Around
The Hold Steady – Against the Wind – Stuck Between Stations EP
Joshua Hedley & Erin Rae – My Favorite Picture of You – Luck Mansion Sessions – Single
Dori Freeman – Ern & Zorry’s Sneakin’ Bitin’ Dog – Letters Never Read
Cale Tyson – Traveling Man – Careless Soul
The Hold Steady – A Snake in the Shower – Entitlement Crew/A Snake in the Shower single

Playlist: Episode #718, December 3, 2017 w/Keri Latimer & Chris Brown

Last week’s chat with Stephen Stanley got us thinking about his producer, bandmate, label head, and friend Chris Brown. He just happens to have a swell new album of his own, so we invited him to chat on today’s show. We also caught up with Keri Latimer about the vicious rumours about our house band’s demise and their upcoming show alongside those D. Rangers, and we still had time for some new music, requests, and dedications.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Nathan – John Paul’s Deliveries – Key Principles – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Lampshade – demo – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Gasoline – Jimson Weed – CDN – WPG
D. Rangers – D. Range Special – D. Rangers – CDN – WPG
D. Rangers – Love, Lust and Loneliness – The Paw-Paw Patch – CDN – WPG
Novillero – Trans Am – CKUW Fundrive 2009 – Uncovered – CDN – WPG

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Nathan – Cigarette Song – CKUW Fundrive 2009 – Uncovered – CDN – WPG
Lee Harvey Osmond – Break Your Body – The Folk Sinner – CDN

Keri Latimer (Nathan) interview

Chris Brown and the Citizens’ Band – Oblivion – Oblivion – CDN
Chris Brown – Margaret – Pacem – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Chris Brown interview

Chris Brown – Moved by Hands to Shelter – Pacem – CDN
The Stephen Stanley Band – The Troubadour’s Song – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN
The Wailin’ Jennys – Keep Me in your Heart – Fifteen – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Johnny Cash – Hurt – American IV: The Man Comes Around
The Hold Steady – Against the Wind – Stuck Between Stations EP
Joshua Hedley & Erin Rae – My Favorite Picture of You – Luck Mansion Sessions – Single
Dori Freeman – Ern & Zorry’s Sneakin’ Bitin’ Dog – Letters Never Read
Cale Tyson – Traveling Man – Careless Soul
The Hold Steady – A Snake in the Shower – Entitlement Crew/A Snake in the Shower single

Podcast: November 26, 2017 w/Stephen Stanley

Episode #717

On this episode we feature the music of and a conversation with our old friend Stephen Stanley, preview some exciting upcoming shows, and spin some new Black Friday vinyl!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words & Music
The Lowest of the Low – Bloodline – Shakespeare my Butt… – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Penedono’s Hand – Hallucigenia – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – New Westminster Taxi Squad – Nothing Short of a Bullet – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Your Birthday Party – Sordid Fiction – CDN
The Stephen Stanley Band – Jimmy & the Moon – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Stephen Stanley interview

The Stephen Stanley Band – Next to me – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN
Chris Brown – Here Comes my Love – Pacem – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Kate Fenner – Song and Dance – Middle Voice – CDN
Jason Collett – Bitter Beauty – Motor Motel Love Songs – CDN
John K Samson – Postdoc Blues – Winter Wheat – CDN – WPG
Ben de la Cour – Down to the Water’s Edge – Midnight in Havana
Ben de la Cour – Anybody Like You – Midnight in Havana
Del Barber – Love Is Just a Wrecking Ball – Where the City Ends – CDN – WPG
Del Barber – If I Told You that I Loved You – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Del Barber – Farewell, God Bless You, Goodbye – Prairieography – CDN – WPG
The Minus 5 – Festival of Lights (Hanukkah Song) – Dear December
Los Straitjackets – I Thought It Over (with Dave Alvin) – Sing Along With… (bonus track)
Los Straitjackets – I Ain’t the One (w/Allison Moorer & Lonesome Bob) – Sing Along With…
Great Lake Swimmers – Moving Pictures, Silent Films – Great Lake Swimmers – CDN

Podcast: November 19, 2017

Episode #716

Today we chat about great shows past and future, spin some classics, talk about CFMA nominees and winners, and pay tribute to Scott McCaughey!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Scott Nolan – Fire Up – Silverhill – CDN – WPG
Skydiggers – Even When You Fall – Road Radio – CDN
Brock Zeman – Until It Bleeds – Me Then You – CDN
Mike Plume Band – If there Ever Was a Fool – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Corb Lund – No Roads Here – Five Dollar Bill – CDN
Geoff Berner – Don’t Play Cards for Money with Corby Lund – Canadiana Grotesquica – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The White Buffalo – Wish It Was True – Once Upon a Time in the West
Matthew Barber – And You Give – Ghost Notes – CDN
Matthew Barber – Keep It Alive – Matthew Barber – CDN
Sunparlour Players – Robbers Lullaby – Hymns for the Happy – CDN
Cuff the Duke – I Really Want to Help You – Cuff the Duke – CDN
Matt Mays & el Torpedo – The Plan – Matt Mays & el Torpedo – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Kathleen Edwards – Summerlong – Back to Me – CDN
Ken Yates – Huntsville – Huntsville – CDN
100 Mile House – Hidden Springs – Hiraeth – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Little Brother – Love Versus – CDN
Ken Yates – Keep your Head Down – Huntsville – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Alejandro Escovedo – Heartbeat Smile – Burn Something Beautiful
The Minus 5 – That’s Not the Way that It’s Done – Down with Wilco
Young Fresh Fellows – Beer Money – The Men who Loved Music
The Minus 5 – Richmond Fontaine – Of Monkees and Men
Richmond Fontaine – Three Brothers Roll into Town – You Can’t Go Back if there’s Nothing to Go back to
Kalle Mattson – Pick Me Up – Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold – CDN
Two Hours Traffic – Ready for a Look – Foolish Blood – CDN

Playlist: Episode #717, November 26, 2017 w/Stephen Stanley

On this episode we feature the music of and a conversation with our old friend Stephen Stanley, preview some exciting upcoming shows, and spin some new Black Friday vinyl!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy – Words & Music
The Lowest of the Low – Bloodline – Shakespeare my Butt… – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Penedono’s Hand – Hallucigenia – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – New Westminster Taxi Squad – Nothing Short of a Bullet – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Your Birthday Party – Sordid Fiction – CDN
The Stephen Stanley Band – Jimmy & the Moon – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Stephen Stanley interview

The Stephen Stanley Band – Next to me – Jimmy & the Moon – CDN
Chris Brown – Here Comes my Love – Pacem – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Kate Fenner – Song and Dance – Middle Voice – CDN
Jason Collett – Bitter Beauty – Motor Motel Love Songs – CDN
John K Samson – Postdoc Blues – Winter Wheat – CDN – WPG
Ben de la Cour – Down to the Water’s Edge – Midnight in Havana
Ben de la Cour – Anybody Like You – Midnight in Havana
Del Barber – Love Is Just a Wrecking Ball – Where the City Ends – CDN – WPG
Del Barber – If I Told You that I Loved You – Love Songs for the Last 20 – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Del Barber – Farewell, God Bless You, Goodbye – Prairieography – CDN – WPG
The Minus 5 – Festival of Lights (Hanukkah Song) – Dear December
Los Straitjackets – I Thought It Over (with Dave Alvin) – Sing Along With… (bonus track)
Los Straitjackets – I Ain’t the One (w/Allison Moorer & Lonesome Bob) – Sing Along With…
Great Lake Swimmers – Moving Pictures, Silent Films – Great Lake Swimmers – CDN