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

Podcast: December 2, 2018

Episode #768

It’s December once again, and with some great music, we’ll surely make it through, so we kicked off with some survival-empowering songs, moseyed into some great new music, some German requests, some of the very best of 2018, and looked at a few of our favourite CFMA winners and nominees!


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

Oh Susanna & Michael Johnston – City Snow – Decemberly – CDN
Blue Shadows – If We Make It Through December – On The Floor Of Heaven – Deluxe Re-issue – CDN
Chris Trapper – This December – It’s Christmas Time
The Minus 5 – See You in December – Dear December
Shannon Lyon – December Song – Naive – CDN
Shannon Lyon – The Price that I Pay – X-Mas In Korea – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – XOK – XOK – CDN
Altameda – Rolling Back To You – Time Hasn’t Changed You – CDN

The Bright Light Social Hour – Harder Out Here (“Sneaky Pete” Main Title Theme) – single
Craig Finn & John K Samson and the Uptown Controllers – Wrecking Ball – Don’t Stop Now II: A Collection of Covers
Abigail Lapell – Gonna Be Leaving – Getaway – CDN
Dustin Bentall – Not Been Sleeping – single – CDN
Don Brownrigg – Room for Me – Fireworks – CDN
Jennah Barry – Roller Disco – single – CDN

The Chestnuts – Rudolph The Black-Eyed Reindeer – single
May Erlewine – Grateful – Mother Lion
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression – No Depression
Golden Smog – Radio King – Down By The Old Mainstream
Jeff Tweedy – Don’t Forget – WARM
Dave McEathron – His Mother Named Him Angel – Abandoned Companions & the Abandoned Companions Companion Piece – CDN
Dave McEathron – I Will – Abandoned Companions & the Abandoned Companions Companion Piece – CDN

Jonathan Byrd – Tractor Pull – The Pickup Cowboys
Jonathan Byrd – When the Well Runs Dry – The Pickup Cowboys
The Lynnes – Recipe for Disaster – Heartbreak Song for the Radio – CDN
Rob Lutes – There’s No Way to Tell You That Tonight – Walk in the Dark – CDN
Pharis & Jason Romero – Salt and Powder – Sweet Old Religion – CDN
Raine Hamilton – Lift Me Up – Night Sky – CDN – WPG
Kellie Loder – Telescope – Benefit of the Doubt – CDN
Catherine MacLellan – Thorn in my Shoe – If It’s Alright With You – The Songs of Gene MacLellan – CDN

Playlist: Episode #768, Dec. 2, 2018

It’s December once again, and with some great music, we’ll surely make it through, so we kicked off with some survival-empowering songs, moseyed into some great new music, some German requests, some of the very best of 2018, and looked at a few of our favourite CFMA winners and nominees!

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

Oh Susanna & Michael Johnston – City Snow – Decemberly – CDN
Blue Shadows – If We Make It Through December – On The Floor Of Heaven – Deluxe Re-issue – CDN
Chris Trapper – This December – It’s Christmas Time
The Minus 5 – See You in December – Dear December
Shannon Lyon – December Song – Naive – CDN
Shannon Lyon – The Price that I Pay – X-Mas In Korea – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – XOK – XOK – CDN
Altameda – Rolling Back To You – Time Hasn’t Changed You – CDN

The Bright Light Social Hour – Harder Out Here (“Sneaky Pete” Main Title Theme) – single
Craig Finn & John K Samson and the Uptown Controllers – Wrecking Ball – Don’t Stop Now II: A Collection of Covers
Abigail Lapell – Gonna Be Leaving – Getaway – CDN
Dustin Bentall – Not Been Sleeping – single – CDN
Don Brownrigg – Room for Me – Fireworks – CDN
Jennah Barry – Roller Disco – single – CDN

The Chestnuts – Rudolph The Black-Eyed Reindeer – single
May Erlewine – Grateful – Mother Lion
Uncle Tupelo – No Depression – No Depression
Golden Smog – Radio King – Down By The Old Mainstream
Jeff Tweedy – Don’t Forget – WARM
Dave McEathron – His Mother Named Him Angel – Abandoned Companions & the Abandoned Companions Companion Piece – CDN
Dave McEathron – I Will – Abandoned Companions & the Abandoned Companions Companion Piece – CDN

Jonathan Byrd – Tractor Pull – The Pickup Cowboys
Jonathan Byrd – When the Well Runs Dry – The Pickup Cowboys
The Lynnes – Recipe for Disaster – Heartbreak Song for the Radio – CDN
Rob Lutes – There’s No Way to Tell You That Tonight – Walk in the Dark – CDN
Pharis & Jason Romero – Salt and Powder – Sweet Old Religion – CDN
Raine Hamilton – Lift Me Up – Night Sky – CDN – WPG
Kellie Loder – Telescope – Benefit of the Doubt – CDN
Catherine MacLellan – Thorn in my Shoe – If It’s Alright With You – The Songs of Gene MacLellan – CDN