Podcast: February 7, 2021

Episode #875

We’ve got a whole bunch of great new music, including this month’s Bandcamp Fee-Free Friday haul, we check in on some old friends, and we talk about the upcoming episode of my new show, Fly with your Shadow.

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

Steve Earle – Time Is Never On Our Side – Songs From Quarantine
Ry Cooder – Baby Started Wearing Her Mask – Songs From Quarantine
Lucinda Williams – When The Way Gets Dark – Songs From Quarantine
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, The War and Treaty – The Times They Are A-Changin’ – single
Blair Michael Hogan – Hoopleheads – Shit’s Gettin’ Weird (Around Here) – CDN

Jesse Dayton – Old Ghost Drinkin’ – Me & My Guitar
Jesse Malin – The Favorite – Me & My Guitar
James McMurtry – Levelland – Soundcheck at the Gallery

Benj Rowland – Accident – live recording – CDN
Black Feather – Willie’s Diamond Joe – live recording – CDN
Matt Mays – Tall Trees (Live) – From Burnside with Love – CDN
The Avett Brothers – February Seven – The Carpenter
Lucero – The Match – When You Found Me
Todd Snider – You Think You Know Somebody (Live) – Music Hall Live (Live 1995)

Kerji Stephens – Hunted & Hunter – Hunted & Hunter – CDN – WPG
Paul Bergman – I just want to walk in the dark with you – single – CDN – MB
Hailey Whitters – Glad To Be Here (feat. Brent Cobb) – Living the Dream
Taylor Ashton – Alex (feat. Rachael Price) – Romanticize – CDN

Matt Fockler – The Struggle – live recording
Mike Lynch – Has Everybody Gone Crazy – Building Character – CDN
Mike Lynch – Old Fashioned Side of Me – Road Map – CDN

Chris Bottomley & Brainfudge – A Better Day Will Come – Bright Eye Day – CDN
John Bottomley – Saint Psalm – Blackberry – CDN
Colin Linden – Hook’s In The Water – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – King of This Town – King of This Town – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Baby, Come and Turn Out the Lights – Scenery/Sharpen the Plow – CDN

Playlist: Episode #875, Feb. 7, 2021

We’ve got a whole bunch of great new music, including this month’s Bandcamp Fee-Free Friday haul, we check in on some old friends, and we talk about the upcoming episode of my new show, Fly with your Shadow.

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

Steve Earle – Time Is Never On Our Side – Songs From Quarantine
Ry Cooder – Baby Started Wearing Her Mask – Songs From Quarantine
Lucinda Williams – When The Way Gets Dark – Songs From Quarantine
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, The War and Treaty – The Times They Are A-Changin’ – single
Blair Michael Hogan – Hoopleheads – Shit’s Gettin’ Weird (Around Here) – CDN

Jesse Dayton – Old Ghost Drinkin’ – Me & My Guitar
Jesse Malin – The Favorite – Me & My Guitar
James McMurtry – Levelland – Soundcheck at the Gallery

Benj Rowland – Accident – live recording – CDN
Black Feather – Willie’s Diamond Joe – live recording – CDN
Matt Mays – Tall Trees (Live) – From Burnside with Love – CDN
The Avett Brothers – February Seven – The Carpenter
Lucero – The Match – When You Found Me
Todd Snider – You Think You Know Somebody (Live) – Music Hall Live (Live 1995)

Kerji Stephens – Hunted & Hunter – Hunted & Hunter – CDN – WPG
Paul Bergman – I just want to walk in the dark with you – single – CDN – MB
Hailey Whitters – Glad To Be Here (feat. Brent Cobb) – Living the Dream
Taylor Ashton – Alex (feat. Rachael Price) – Romanticize – CDN

Matt Fockler – The Struggle – live recording
Mike Lynch – Has Everybody Gone Crazy – Building Character – CDN
Mike Lynch – Old Fashioned Side of Me – Road Map – CDN

Chris Bottomley & Brainfudge – A Better Day Will Come – Bright Eye Day – CDN
John Bottomley – Saint Psalm – Blackberry – CDN
Colin Linden – Hook’s In The Water – Southern Jumbo – CDN
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – King of This Town – King of This Town – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Baby, Come and Turn Out the Lights – Scenery/Sharpen the Plow – CDN

Podcast: January 31, 2021

Episode #874

Today on the show, some new music, we visit Yellowstone, ease into February with some timely tunes, and talk more about my new show, Fly with your Shadow!

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

Leeroy Stagger – Me And The Mountain – Me and the Mountain – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Caught In The Middle – Me and the Mountain – CDN
Kim Richey – Those Words We Said – Kim Richey
Patty Griffin – Change – Flaming Red
Lynn Miles – Over You – Unravel – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Summerlong – Back to Me – CDN

Stephanie Lambring – Daddy’s Disappointment – Autonomy
Stephanie Lambring – Joy of Jesus – Autonomy
SomeRiseSomeFall – Funny Time of Year (feat. Anna Mitchell) – Funny Time of Year
Allison Russell – By Your Side – By Your Side / Landslide – CDN
Shovels & Rope – In My Room (feat. Sharon Van Etten) – In My Room

Ryan Bingham – The Weary Kind – Junky Star
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Alabama Pines – Here We Rest

Lyle Lovett – She’s No Lady – Pontiac
Lyle Lovett – Nobody Knows Me – Lyle Lovett And His Large Band
Kacey Musgraves – Slow Burn – Golden Hour
William Prince – All I Know – Earthly Days – CDN – WPG

Russ Goozee & Chris Bottomley – Lonely Days – single – CDN
John Bottomley – She Lay Down by the Water – Library of the Sun – CDN
Corin Raymond – Dirty Mansions – Dirty Mansions – CDN
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys – Lakota Sioux – Pickup Cowboy
Scott Cook – Tangle of Souls – Tangle of Souls – CDN

Jim Bryson – February – The Occasionals – CDN
David Francey – February Morning Drive – Far End of Summer – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Dogs of February – Hallucigenia – CDN
Catherine MacLellan – February Song – Dark Dream Midnight – CDN

Playlist: Episode #874, Jan. 31, 2021

Today on the show, some new music, we visit Yellowstone, ease into February with some timely tunes, and talk more about my new show, Fly with your Shadow!

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

Leeroy Stagger – Me And The Mountain – Me and the Mountain – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Caught In The Middle – Me and the Mountain – CDN
Kim Richey – Those Words We Said – Kim Richey
Patty Griffin – Change – Flaming Red
Lynn Miles – Over You – Unravel – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – Summerlong – Back to Me – CDN

Stephanie Lambring – Daddy’s Disappointment – Autonomy
Stephanie Lambring – Joy of Jesus – Autonomy
SomeRiseSomeFall – Funny Time of Year (feat. Anna Mitchell) – Funny Time of Year
Allison Russell – By Your Side – By Your Side / Landslide – CDN
Shovels & Rope – In My Room (feat. Sharon Van Etten) – In My Room

Ryan Bingham – The Weary Kind – Junky Star
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Alabama Pines – Here We Rest

Lyle Lovett – She’s No Lady – Pontiac
Lyle Lovett – Nobody Knows Me – Lyle Lovett And His Large Band
Kacey Musgraves – Slow Burn – Golden Hour
William Prince – All I Know – Earthly Days – CDN – WPG

Russ Goozee & Chris Bottomley – Lonely Days – single – CDN
John Bottomley – She Lay Down by the Water – Library of the Sun – CDN
Corin Raymond – Dirty Mansions – Dirty Mansions – CDN
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys – Lakota Sioux – Pickup Cowboy
Scott Cook – Tangle of Souls – Tangle of Souls – CDN

Jim Bryson – February – The Occasionals – CDN
David Francey – February Morning Drive – Far End of Summer – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – Dogs of February – Hallucigenia – CDN
Catherine MacLellan – February Song – Dark Dream Midnight – CDN

New Show: Fly with your Shadow!

You may have heard me talking about this one a lot lately, but in case you missed it, I have a brand new show called Fly with your Shadow, and it’s available now!

The show is named after this fabulous song by the late, great John Bottomley:

I remember the sad, horrible feeling I had when I’d heard that John had died in 2011. I wrote about it here.

That feeling got much worse when I learned that he’d taken his own life. I wrote about that here.

That got me to thinking about a way to honour him and start a public discussion about mental illness. The new show is the realization of that dream. I’m really sorry that it took me 10 years, but I’m glad to finally get things going.

The first episode features a conversation with someone who’s certainly no stranger to this show, Leeroy Stagger. He’s been very open with his difficult past, struggles with addiction and finding his path to maintain his mental health. He had a lot of very interesting things to say and was the perfect guest for the first episode.

You can download the show here
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and many more outlets to come very soon. I hope you’ll give it a listen and will enjoy. If you do, please help spread the word. Share the info with a friend or two. It would really help get the show out into the world.

Podcast: January 24, 2021

Episode #873

2021 new music has started to roll out and we’ve got a pile of it to start things off today. We also take a look at one of my favourite albums of all time, veer into some great Canadian classics, and announce the details of my brand new show, coming this week!

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

Steve Forbert – January 23-30, 1978 – Jack Rabbit Slim
The Brother Brothers – On The Road Again – Calla Lily
Anthony da Costa – Messages – single
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Don’t Overthink It – Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Birdy – Surrender – Y O U N G H E A R T
Begonia – Bus – single – CDN – WPG

Spencer Burton – Hard Times – Coyote – CDN
Raine Hamilton – Brave Land – Brave Land – CDN
The Franklin Electric – After All – single
Robert Vincent – I Was Hurt Today but I’m Alright Now – From Home, Vol. 3 (As Live as Can Be)
Holly Macve – Be My Friend – NOT THE GIRL
Church of Roswell – Crazy Train – live recording

Stephanie Lambring – Mr. Wonderful – Autonomy
Stephanie Lambring – Somebody Else’s Dress – Autonomy

Mike Plume Band – Rattle the Cage – Song and Dance, Man – CDN
Mike Plume Band – If There Ever Was a Fool – Song and Dance, Man – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Wind at My Back – Song and Dance, Man – CDN

Fred Eaglesmith & the Flying Squirrels – Harold Wilson – Things Is Changin’ – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Country Squall – Tryin’ To Start Out Clean – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Lean On Your Peers – Kings Of Love – CDN
Colin Linden – The Last Thought – Big Mouth – CDN

John Bottomley – Fly With Your Shadow – Blackberry – CDN
John Bottomley – For The One I Love – The Healing Dream – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Cruelty – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Red Bandana – Everything Is Real – CDN
Bob Schneider – Please Ask for Help – Burden of Proof
Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues – Harlem River Blues

Playlist: Episode #873, Jan. 24, 2021

2021 new music has started to roll out and we’ve got a pile of it to start things off today. We also take a look at one of my favourite albums of all time, veer into some great Canadian classics, and announce the details of my brand new show, coming this week!

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

Steve Forbert – January 23-30, 1978 – Jack Rabbit Slim
The Brother Brothers – On The Road Again – Calla Lily
Anthony da Costa – Messages – single
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Don’t Overthink It – Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!
Birdy – Surrender – Y O U N G H E A R T
Begonia – Bus – single – CDN – WPG

Spencer Burton – Hard Times – Coyote – CDN
Raine Hamilton – Brave Land – Brave Land – CDN
The Franklin Electric – After All – single
Robert Vincent – I Was Hurt Today but I’m Alright Now – From Home, Vol. 3 (As Live as Can Be)
Holly Macve – Be My Friend – NOT THE GIRL
Church of Roswell – Crazy Train – live recording

Stephanie Lambring – Mr. Wonderful – Autonomy
Stephanie Lambring – Somebody Else’s Dress – Autonomy

Mike Plume Band – Rattle the Cage – Song and Dance, Man – CDN
Mike Plume Band – If There Ever Was a Fool – Song and Dance, Man – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Wind at My Back – Song and Dance, Man – CDN

Fred Eaglesmith & the Flying Squirrels – Harold Wilson – Things Is Changin’ – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Country Squall – Tryin’ To Start Out Clean – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Lean On Your Peers – Kings Of Love – CDN
Colin Linden – The Last Thought – Big Mouth – CDN

John Bottomley – Fly With Your Shadow – Blackberry – CDN
John Bottomley – For The One I Love – The Healing Dream – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Cruelty – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Red Bandana – Everything Is Real – CDN
Bob Schneider – Please Ask for Help – Burden of Proof
Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues – Harlem River Blues

Podcast: January 17, 2021 – 20 years of Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club

Episode #872

Not a lot of new music these days, leaving time to celebrate two beloved Canadian musical institutions. Borealis Records has served the Canadian folk & roots community like no other label over the past 25 years, so it’s with a bit of sadness but a lot of gratitude that we pay tribute to the end of the road for founders Grit Laskin and Bill Garrett. Winnipeg’s beloved Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club is one of the most important musical breeding grounds in the country (world?) and it celebrates 20 years this week. John Scoles has stared down the end of the road and refused to quit many times and we’re looking forward to the eventual post-COVID resurrection of the club with a look back at some of the amazing moments from the past 20 years.

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

D.Rangers – We Stay High and Lonesome – We Stay High and Lonesome – CDN – WPG
Parker Millsap – The Real Thing – Be Here Instead
Lucero – Back in Ohio – When You Found Me
Matt Mays – Downtown – From Burnside With Love – CDN

Ryland Moranz – Run Rabbit Run – XO, 1945 – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Run Rabbit Run – Love Versus – CDN
Matthew Ryan – Run Rabbit Run – Hustle up Starlings

Laura Smith – As Long as I’m Dreaming – As Long as I’m Dreaming – CDN
Ken Whiteley – Don’t Burn the Candle at Both Ends – Acoustic Eclectic – CDN
Doug Paisley – Transient – The Al Purdy Songbook – CDN
Ron Hynes – My Father’s Ghost – Stealing Genius – CDN
Jon Brooks – Gun Dealer – The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside – CDN

Andrew Neville – Honky Tonk Shangri-La – We Still Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do – CDN – WPG
Adrien Sala – Andrew Neville – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. IV] – CDN – WPG
The Perpetrators – Josco, Can I Have Another Shot Of Beam? – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. III] – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Winnipeg: The High And Lonesome Years Vol. II – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Temptation – Winnipeg: The High And Lonesome Years Vol. II – CDN – WPG
Sound Czech – The Chicken Toss Song – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. 1] – CDN – WPG

Scott Nolan Band – Chicken Flew – American Hotel – CDN – WPG
Kev Corbett – 12 Steps to Hell – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
The Sadies – The Times Change – Tales Of The Rat Fink: Original Soundtrack – CDN

Alana Levandoski – Don’t Be Denied – Borrowed Tunes II (a Tribute to Neil Young) out of the Blue – CDN – MB
Geoff Berner – The Way That Girl Drinks Beer – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On to the End – CDN
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Party All Night – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – In Another Time – Hanging The Battle-Scarred Pinata – CDN
Jack Marks – Exley’s Blues – Two Of Everything – CDN
Corin Raymond – Hard on Things – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN

Playlist: Episode #872, Jan. 17, 2021

Not a lot of new music these days, leaving time to celebrate two beloved Canadian musical institutions. Borealis Records has served the Canadian folk & roots community like no other label over the past 25 years, so it’s with a bit of sadness but a lot of gratitude that we pay tribute to the end of the road for founders Grit Laskin and Bill Garrett. Winnipeg’s beloved Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club is one of the most important musical breeding grounds in the country (world?) and it celebrates 20 years this week. John Scoles has stared down the end of the road and refused to quit many times and we’re looking forward to the eventual post-COVID resurrection of the club with a look back at some of the amazing moments from the past 20 years.

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

D.Rangers – We Stay High and Lonesome – We Stay High and Lonesome – CDN – WPG
Parker Millsap – The Real Thing – Be Here Instead
Lucero – Back in Ohio – When You Found Me
Matt Mays – Downtown – From Burnside With Love – CDN

Ryland Moranz – Run Rabbit Run – XO, 1945 – CDN
Leeroy Stagger – Run Rabbit Run – Love Versus – CDN
Matthew Ryan – Run Rabbit Run – Hustle up Starlings

Laura Smith – As Long as I’m Dreaming – As Long as I’m Dreaming – CDN
Ken Whiteley – Don’t Burn the Candle at Both Ends – Acoustic Eclectic – CDN
Doug Paisley – Transient – The Al Purdy Songbook – CDN
Ron Hynes – My Father’s Ghost – Stealing Genius – CDN
Jon Brooks – Gun Dealer – The Smiling & Beautiful Countryside – CDN

Andrew Neville – Honky Tonk Shangri-La – We Still Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do – CDN – WPG
Adrien Sala – Andrew Neville – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. IV] – CDN – WPG
The Perpetrators – Josco, Can I Have Another Shot Of Beam? – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. III] – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Stone – Winnipeg: The High And Lonesome Years Vol. II – CDN – WPG
Nathan – Temptation – Winnipeg: The High And Lonesome Years Vol. II – CDN – WPG
Sound Czech – The Chicken Toss Song – Winnipeg: The High & Lonesome Years [Vol. 1] – CDN – WPG

Scott Nolan Band – Chicken Flew – American Hotel – CDN – WPG
Kev Corbett – 12 Steps to Hell – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
The Sadies – The Times Change – Tales Of The Rat Fink: Original Soundtrack – CDN

Alana Levandoski – Don’t Be Denied – Borrowed Tunes II (a Tribute to Neil Young) out of the Blue – CDN – MB
Geoff Berner – The Way That Girl Drinks Beer – We Shall Not Flag or Fail, We Shall Go On to the End – CDN
Kris Demeanor & his Crack Band – Party All Night – Party All Night: Live at the Ironwood – CDN
NQ Arbuckle – In Another Time – Hanging The Battle-Scarred Pinata – CDN
Jack Marks – Exley’s Blues – Two Of Everything – CDN
Corin Raymond – Hard on Things – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN

Podcast: January 10, 2021

Episode #871

Back in the saddle for the first “regular” episode of the new year. After a couple of 4-hour specials the past couple of weeks and a bunch of Christmas business before that, we’ve got a bit of a backlog of new and new-to-me music to get through, as well as some requests and a trip back in time to some Can-con glory days spearheaded by one of our most loyal listeners.

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

Mayhemingways – 14th of January – Skip Land – CDN
Guy Clark – Step Inside My House – unreleased
Shawn Camp – She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – unreleased
Jim Bryson – Grey Cup Sunday – A Country Blues Christmas: The 2010 Zunior Holiday Album – CDN
John Bottomley – The River – Star In the Singing Grove – CDN
John Bottomley – Black Mountain Breakdown (outtake from the Blackberry Sessions) – The Mountain Hammered, Vol. 1-unreleased Songs, Live Songs, demos, 1990-2009 – CDN

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Last Words – J.T.
Todd Snider – I Wish We Had Our Time Again – single
Charley Crockett – I Can Help – single
Langhorne Slim – Colors – Strawberry Mansion
Sam Kaiser – Good Things – single – CDN
Jon and Roy – Rising Sun – single
Beta Radio – Hope You Change Your Mind – Afraid of Love
John Blek – Right Moves – Digressions #2 Grounded

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard – New Coat of Paint: Tom Waits Tribute
Alana Levandoski – Ring Out Wild Bells – single – CDN – MB
Amanda Shires – That’s All – single
Strung Like a Horse – Fuck What They Think – WHOA!
Cinder Well – Wandering Boy – No Summer

Ron Sexsmith – Beautiful View – Whereabouts – CDN
The Weakerthans – Pamphleteer – Left and Leaving – CDN – WPG
The Cash Brothers – Nebraska – How Was Tomorrow – CDN
The Cash Brothers – Night Shift Guru – How Was Tomorrow – CDN
Spirit of the West – D for Democracy – Go Figure – CDN
Barenaked Ladies – Enid – Gordon – CDN
Jim Bryson – Elizabeth – The North Side Benches – CDN