Podcast: October 15, 2017 – Pledge-O-Rama w/JP Hoe, Christina Martin & Jay Aymar!

Episode #711

It’s time once again for UMFM Pledge-O-Rama, where we ask our wonderful listeners to show some support and love for the station to keep us going and growing.

Along to show their support today, we have a chat with Christina Martin, as well as in-studio live performances by Jay Aymar and JP Hoe!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Jay Aymar – Overtime – Overtime – CDN
Christina Martin – You Come Home – Two Hearts – CDN

JP Hoe interview

2:30 – 3:00 pm

JP Hoe – Changed my Life – live performance – CDN – WPG
Dawes – Time in Los Angeles – Nothing Is Wrong
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans – Wild Folk – The Falcon Lake Incident – CDN
Oh Susanna – Thunderbird – A Girl in Teen City – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Christina Martin – Lungs Are Burning – single – CDN

Christina Martin interview

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Room at the Top – Echo

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Jay Aymar interview

Jay Aymar – Here’s a New One – live performance – CDN
Jay Aymar – The Devil in your Diary – live performance- CDN

Playlist: Mudge in the Morning, October 20, 2017 – Pledge-O-Rama

It’s the final day of Pledge-O-Rama 2017 and once again our listeners have come through in fine fashion and donated generously to help the station to keep going and growing! In a last ditch attempt to get closer to my personal goal, I came down to UMFM ridiculously early to host my own morning show!

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

6:00 – 6:30 am

Chords of Canada – Superfunhappywakeupsong – Somebody Needs a Timeout – CDN – WPG
Lyle Lovett – Just the Morning – I Love Everybody
Big Sugar – Sleep in Late – Big Sugar – CDN
Wilco – When you Wake up Feeling Old – Summerteeth
Colin Hay – I Can’t Get Up Out of this Bed – American Sunshine
Greg Brown – Good Morning Coffee – In the Dark with You

6:30 – 7:00 am

Greg Brown – Smell of Coffee – Milk of the Moon
Guy Clark – Instant Coffee Blues – Old No. 1
Lisa Leblanc – Could you Wait ’til I’ve had my Coffee? – Why you wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? – CDN
The Tragically Hip – Pigeon Camera – Fully Completely – CDN
The Tragically Hip – Scared – Day for Night – CDN
Tom Petty – Square One – Highway Companion
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Anything that’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Jesse Winchester – Step by Step – Let the Rough Side Drag

7:00 – 7:30 am

Jesse Winchester – Sham-a-ling-dong-ding – Love Filling Station
Twisty – Four Walls – Twisty Sings Twisty – CDN – WPG
Iron & Wine – Sunset Soon Forgotten – Our Endless Numbered Days
Paul Macleod – Rectify – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Martin Tielli – Bobcaygeon – unreleased – CDN

7:30 – 8:00 am

Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside – Love Versus – CDN
The Wynntown Marshals – The End of the Golden Age – The End of the Golden Age
John Blek & the Rats – Lord! Don’t Leave Me – Leave your Love at the Door
John Blek & the Rats – Don’t Take the Road I’ve Taken – Leave your Love at the Door
Oh Susanna – Thunderbird – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Spirit of the West – Canadian Skye – Weights and Measures – CDN
Spirit of the West – D for Democracy – Go Figure – CDN

8:00 – 8:30 am

Novillero – The Art of Carrying On – Aim Right for the Hole in their Lives – CDN – WPG
Novillero – Laissez-Faire System – Aim Right for the Hole in their Lives – CDN – WPG
Duotang – The Cons & the Pros – The Cons & the Pros – CDN – WPG
The Inbreds – Any Sense of Time – Kombinator – CDN
Paper Moon – Turning Colours into Greys – Broken Hearts Break Faster Everyday – CDN – WPG
The Details – Always, Always, Always, Never – Draw a Distance. Draw a Border. – CDN – WPG
The Paperbacks – Who Will Run the Starfish Hospital? – An Episode of Sparrows – CDN – WPG

8:30 – 9:00 am

The Bonaduces – The Second Annual National – The Democracy of Sleep – CDN – WPG
Skydiggers – At 24 – Skydiggers – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Better off Alive – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
D Rangers – Love, Lust and Loneliness – The Paw-Paw Patch – CDN – WPG
Matt Epp & the Amorian Assembly – When you Know (w/Serena Ryder) – Learning to Lose Control – CDN – MB
Jim Bryson – Fleetwood – The North Side Benches – CDN
The Replacements – Wake Up – Don’t Tell a Soul
The Bottle Rockets – Early in the Morning – The Bottle Rockets
The Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun – The Brooklyn Side
Deer Tick – Let’s all Go to the Bar – Divine Providence

Playlist: The Comfort Cafe, October 15, 2017 – Pledge-O-Rama w/Oh Susanna!

Our pal Gail Comfort was, unfortunately, unable to make it in for Pledge-O-Rama this year, so we called in some backup in the form of a chat with one of Gail’s favourites, Oh Susanna, in an effort to raise a little bit of money for the station that we love.

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

6:00 – 6:30 pm

Oh Susanna – Lucky Star – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Leaf Rapids – Lucky Stars – Lucky Stars – CDN – WPG
Bob Dylan – Buckets of Rain – Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan – All along the Watchtower – John Wesley Harding
Jimmy Lafave – Sweetheart like You – Buffalo Return to the Plain

6:30 – 7:00 pm

Oh Susanna – Getting Ready – A Girl in Teen City – CDN

Oh Susanna interview

Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans – Metal Girls – The Falcon Lake Incident – CDN
The Lovebullies – When I’m in L-O-V-E – When I Get Through with You – CDN

Playlist: Episode #711, October 15, 2017 – Pledge-O-Rama w/JP Hoe, Christina Martin & Jay Aymar!

It’s time once again for UMFM Pledge-O-Rama, where we ask our wonderful listeners to show some support and love for the station to keep us going and growing.

Along to show their support today, we have a chat with Christina Martin, as well as in-studio live performances by Jay Aymar and JP Hoe!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Del Barber – Everything Is not Enough – Headwaters – CDN – WPG
Jay Aymar – Overtime – Overtime – CDN
Christina Martin – You Come Home – Two Hearts – CDN

JP Hoe interview

2:30 – 3:00 pm

JP Hoe – Changed my Life – live performance – CDN – WPG
Dawes – Time in Los Angeles – Nothing Is Wrong
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans – Wild Folk – The Falcon Lake Incident – CDN
Oh Susanna – Thunderbird – A Girl in Teen City – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Christina Martin – Lungs Are Burning – single – CDN

Christina Martin interview

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Room at the Top – Echo

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Jay Aymar interview

Jay Aymar – Here’s a New One – live performance – CDN
Jay Aymar – The Devil in your Diary – live performance- CDN

The Tell the Band to Go Home Pledge-O-Rama Spectacular, This Sunday!

UMFM’s 6th annual Pledge-O-Rama starts TONIGHT! Each year we look to listeners to help cover some of the monumental costs of running a radio station that is not beholden to major advertisers. The costs are huge but we think the benefits of having the station are huge. We’d love for you to help us out:
This Sunday, Tell the Band to Go Home ramps up our efforts to once again raise at least $3000 toward the overall goal of $34,000. It feels like a bit of an uphill climb this year, so we could sure use your support.
We always try to bring in some big guns to help, and this year, we’ve got a number lined up, and more possibly will be added!
We’ll catch up with TTBTGH favourite & friend Christina Martin! She’s hard at work on a new album. We’ll hear the first single and find out what she’s been up to. We may even have some long-distance live music! http://christinamartin.net/
Live in-studio:
Another TTBTGH longtime friend who’s been away for a while, JP Hoe! He just announced his annual Ho Ho Ho Holiday Show, so we’ll find out more about that holiday tradition. He has a longstanding tradition of debuting new songs on the show, but it’s been quite some time. Hopefully he’s got something in his pocket to pull out! http://www.jphoe.com/
And, flying in all the way from Toronto for the show, Jay Aymar! OK, so maybe he’s in town for other reasons, but he’s taking time out of his visit to stop by the studio and play us some songs from his upcoming new album! https://jayaymar.com/
And, we just got word that our good friend Gail has some family matters to tend to this weekend, so we’ll be manning the counter at The Comfort Cafe, and to do it, we’ve welcomed an old friend of Gail’s and mine, Oh Susanna to give us a call and let us know about her show next Saturday at Times Change(d)https://www.ohsusanna.com/
That’s a lot of talent doing their part to help the station in our time of need, now it’s your turn! We sure love hearing from our listeners. No donation is too small (or too big!) and there’s a convenient payment plan and various options to help make things easy.
We’ll be rolling out our 15th annual Best Of compilation soon, and the only way to get in on the fun is to pledge your support! Please help us out today.
And don’t forget that I have a big box of exclusive prizes to give away on my show. The full list can be found at my website. Pledge and pick your prize soon! It’s truly first-come, first served! http://tellthebandtogohome.com/music-angels/
Gail has some pretty nifty prizes for us to enter to win as well. She’s got 2 tickets to see The Skydiggers on November 15 AND it comes with a $50 gift certificate for Sorrentos to enjoy dinner before the show – That’s a $110 prize package! She’s also got a pair of tickets for Steve Bell‘s Christmas show with the symphony on December 12. You can get in one of the draws with a $25 pledge.
Thanks for supporting great music! Your attendance at The Sunset Saloon and your support of UMFM & Tell the Band to Go Home are so very greatly appreciated!

Podcast: October 8, 2017

Episode #710

On this, our first episode of our 16th year on the air, we pay tribute to the great Tom Petty, preview some exciting upcoming events and spin some great new music! Get ready for the Tell the Band to Go Home Pledge-O-Rama Spectacular next Sunday! Tune in and support UMFM!

Download this episode (right click and save)

Download this episode (right click and save)

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

JP Hoe – Yer So Bad – live recording – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Wildflowers – Fifteen – CDN – WPG
Chris Carmichael – Apartment Song – live recording – CDN – WPG
Leeroy Stagger & The Wildflowers – Swingin’ – live recording – CDN
Colleen Brown & David Celia – Stop Draggin’ my Heart Around – Seasons are Circling bonus track – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Aaron Lee Tasjan & Lilly Hiatt – Walls – single
Johnny Cash – I Won’t Back Down – American III: Solitary Man
Johnny Cash – The Running Kind (w/Tom Petty) – Unearthed
Johnny Cash – Southern Accents – American II: Unchained
Mark Erelli – Alright for Now (feat. Jeffrey Foucault) – Innocent when you Dream
Kasey Anderson – Walls – Way Out West
The Weepies – Learning to Fly – Sirens
The Gaslight Anthem – You Got Lucky – Handwritten (deluxe version)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Rhett Miller – American Girl – The Interpreter: Live at Largo
Martin Sexton – Purple Rain – Twang Trust Broadcasts 1999-2007
The Be Good Tanyas – When Doves Cry – Hello Love – CDN
Dwight Yoakam – Purple Rain – Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Norma Gale – New Mistakes – CDN
Whitehorse – Nighthawks – Panther in the Dollhouse – CDN
The Wilderness of Manitoba – Echoes – Island of Echoes – CDN
The Woodshed Orchestra – U Don’t Have 2 Cry (w/Amanda Balsys) – Guest Book – CDN
John Blek – Salt in the Water – Catharsis Vol. 1
Anna Mitchell – All these Things – Anna Mitchell
John Blek & The Rats – Calling out my Name – Leave your Love at the Door

Jon Brooks at The Sunset Saloon, Saturday, November 11, 2017!

Tell the Band to Go Home  proudly presents:

Jon Brooks
at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:00
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!

Every once in a while I run across a songwriter who scares me. It’s a rare breed who’s so intense and powerful that it leaves me shaken, changed somehow. Jon Brooks did that for me & to me last year at Mariposa Folk Festival.

It’s funny because I’d listened to Jon’s albums for a long time and was already a big fan of his songs. I already knew that he was a top-notch songwriter. His powerful song/performance “Gun Dealer” was one of my favourites of 2014. I was moved by Corin Raymond’s impromptu performance of “Mimico” in my car on the way to the airport one time. I knew his resume as one of the country’s most respected writers.

But I’d never seen him live until Mariposa, 2016. That’s when it really hit me. Hearing the stories behind the songs and feeling the impact of one man accompanying himself on guitar and percussive tapping really impressed upon me the depth of his skill. I left his solo concert breathless, moved, and excited. Each of Jon’s songs is a detailed snapshot of a life that I couldn’t have understood previously but was suddenly transported into. I felt like I’d walked a mile in the shoes of soldiers, gun dealers, cage fighters, and more. Each song is a carefully detailed – and extensively researched – novel. He’ll take you to new places and vividly see new lives. You’ll feel like you’ve gone somewhere and everywhere at once. I immediately knew that I had to share this experience with my family, so we followed Jon to Toronto the next day and walked the busy streets of downtown Toronto to get to The Cameron House for one of his regular “Sad Monday” gigs. Yeah, the songs may lean toward the darker, sadder places, but the experience is exhilarating and oh so rewarding.

Here’s his official bio:

“I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts.  I also write songs to terrify those who have not.” – Jon Brooks

It’s a perilous and irresponsible life that pursues an ancient vocation incapable of modern recompense.  I’m at once consoled and terrified by Leonard Cohen’s comment that ‘songwriting is not a vocation, but a sentence…’ It’s true that fame and money are the jurors and legislators of success in the current age; and at the mercy of such a court I am unanimously judged a failure.  But I can’t help but question such narrow measures of success.  Since 2006 I have released 5 albums I remain wholly proud of; I’ve enjoyed the outrageous honour of being blessed to perform for thousands of open hearted and friendly souls the Western world over; as well, The Canadian Folk Music Awards has deemed me worthy of being nominated – a record 4 times – for ‘English Songwriter of the Year’ (2007/2009/2012/2015); in 2010, I became the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival ‘New Folk Award.’ And yet still, on my best day, The Song is woefully all I know.  And on many more days, I don’t feel I know The Song at all.  Like beauty, The Song remains an eternal mystery to me; and, as often as I chase it, I spend my time considering dropping the sad pursuit altogether for something more secure, more ‘responsible.’  But I’m stuck.  The irreconcilable problem is this: I know no other thing more intimately than The Song – and outside of kindness, it’s the one thing in the mournful world I’ve occasionally touched that ascends with purpose, force, and love and so I stay seeking it more or less blindly.

All of these descriptions – and the video clips below – perhaps tell you part of the story, but you can’t really, truly understand until you’ve seen Jon Brooks live. This is a VERY rare opportunity to experience a singular talent in Winnipeg, and almost impossible to believe that you could do it in someone’s living room.

Never before have I brought you a show that I just knew that you needed to see. I really hope you’ll take me up on the offer to see something special and join us when Jon drops by on Remembrance Day.

Have a listen here: https://jonbrooks.ca/music

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:

Playlist: Episode #710, October 8, 2017

On this, our first episode of our 16th year on the air, we pay tribute to the great Tom Petty, preview some exciting upcoming events and spin some great new music! Get ready for the Tell the Band to Go Home Pledge-O-Rama Spectacular next Sunday! Tune in and support UMFM!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

JP Hoe – Yer So Bad – live recording – CDN – WPG
The Wailin’ Jennys – Wildflowers – Fifteen – CDN – WPG
Chris Carmichael – Apartment Song – live recording – CDN – WPG
Leeroy Stagger & The Wildflowers – Swingin’ – live recording – CDN
Colleen Brown & David Celia – Stop Draggin’ my Heart Around – Seasons are Circling bonus track – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Aaron Lee Tasjan & Lilly Hiatt – Walls – single
Johnny Cash – I Won’t Back Down – American III: Solitary Man
Johnny Cash – The Running Kind (w/Tom Petty) – Unearthed
Johnny Cash – Southern Accents – American II: Unchained
Mark Erelli – Alright for Now (feat. Jeffrey Foucault) – Innocent when you Dream
Kasey Anderson – Walls – Way Out West
The Weepies – Learning to Fly – Sirens
The Gaslight Anthem – You Got Lucky – Handwritten (deluxe version)

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Rhett Miller – American Girl – The Interpreter: Live at Largo
Martin Sexton – Purple Rain – Twang Trust Broadcasts 1999-2007
The Be Good Tanyas – When Doves Cry – Hello Love – CDN
Dwight Yoakam – Purple Rain – Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Terra Lightfoot – Norma Gale – New Mistakes – CDN
Whitehorse – Nighthawks – Panther in the Dollhouse – CDN
The Wilderness of Manitoba – Echoes – Island of Echoes – CDN
The Woodshed Orchestra – U Don’t Have 2 Cry (w/Amanda Balsys) – Guest Book – CDN
John Blek – Salt in the Water – Catharsis Vol. 1
Anna Mitchell – All these Things – Anna Mitchell
John Blek & The Rats – Calling out my Name – Leave your Love at the Door

Podcast: September 24, 2017 w/The Mastersons

Episode #709

Today we chat with The Mastersons before their Tuesday show with Steve Earle, pay tribute to the great Charles Bradley, and much more!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Steve Earle – Baby’s Just as Mean as Me (featuring Eleanor Whitmore) – Terraplane
Charles Bradley – Why Is It so Hard? – No Time for Dreaming
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love – Victim of Love
Charles Bradley – Ain’t It a Sin – Changes
Charles Bradley – Heart of Gold – No Time for Dreaming (expanded edition)
The Mastersons – Crash Test – Birds Fly South

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Chris Masterson (The Mastersons) interview

The Mastersons – You Could Be Wrong – Transient Lullaby
The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby – Transient Lullaby

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Carolyn Mark and the New Best Friends – Not a Doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Lisa Leblanc – Ace of Spades – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? – CDN
Steve Earle and the Dukes – Fixin’ to Die – Live at The Continental Club
Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks – Wait/Airplane – live recording
Slow Leaves – Careless and Serene – Enough about Me – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Slow Leaves – Slow Leaves – Enough about Me – CDN – WPG
Slow Leaves – Life of a better Man – Beauty Is so Common – CDN – WPG
Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown – Complete Greatest Hits – CDN
Jory Nash – Ain’t Coming Home – The Many Hats of – CDN
Jory Nash – Ballad of Easy Chair – Lo-Fi Northern Blues – CDN
Oh Susanna – Thunderbird – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Ben de la Cour – Evelyn – Midnight in Havana

Playlist: Episode #709, September 24, 2017 – w/The Mastersons

Today we chat with The Mastersons before their Tuesday show with Steve Earle, pay tribute to the great Charles Bradley, and much more!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Steve Earle – Baby’s Just as Mean as Me (featuring Eleanor Whitmore) – Terraplane
Charles Bradley – Why Is It so Hard? – No Time for Dreaming
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love – Victim of Love
Charles Bradley – Ain’t It a Sin – Changes
Charles Bradley – Heart of Gold – No Time for Dreaming (expanded edition)
The Mastersons – Crash Test – Birds Fly South

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Chris Masterson (The Mastersons) interview

The Mastersons – You Could Be Wrong – Transient Lullaby
The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby – Transient Lullaby

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Carolyn Mark and the New Best Friends – Not a Doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration – CDN
Lisa Leblanc – Ace of Spades – Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? – CDN
Steve Earle and the Dukes – Fixin’ to Die – Live at The Continental Club
Jon Dee Graham & the Fighting Cocks – Wait/Airplane – live recording
Slow Leaves – Careless and Serene – Enough about Me – CDN – WPG

3:30 – 4:00 pm
Slow Leaves – Slow Leaves – Enough about Me – CDN – WPG
Slow Leaves – Life of a better Man – Beauty Is so Common – CDN – WPG
Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown – Complete Greatest Hits – CDN
Jory Nash – Ain’t Coming Home – The Many Hats of – CDN
Jory Nash – Ballad of Easy Chair – Lo-Fi Northern Blues – CDN
Oh Susanna – Thunderbird – A Girl in Teen City – CDN
Ben de la Cour – Evelyn – Midnight in Havana