Podcast: February 12, 2017 – w/Dave Bidini

Episode #680

Today a heaping helping of great new music, as well as a couple of exciting shows to preview, including the long-awaited Winnipeg debut of Bidiniband! Author, newspaper columnist, songwriter, founding member of Rheostatics, and leader of Bidiniband joins us to chat.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Sexsmith & Kerr – Lemonade Stand – Destination Unknown – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Hang on to your Guiness, Man! – Escape from Bover County – CDN
Communism – Crapitalism – Get Down Get Together – CDN
Communism – Haunt Me – Get Down Get Together – CDN
Bidiniband – The Motherland – The Motherland – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died for your Sins – Bobby Fuller Died for your Sins
Shinyribs – Trouble, Trouble – I Got your Medicine
Steve Poltz – Hey God I’ll Trade you Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen – single – CDN
Loudon Wainwright III – I Had a Dream – single
Annabelle Chvostek – Like a Hurricane – Be the Media – CDN
Bidiniband – Desert Island Poem – The Land Is Wild – CDN
Bidiniband – The Fatherland – The Motherland – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dave Bidini interview

Bidiniband – Hey Paul and Donna – In the Rock Hall – CDN
Bidiniband – Last of the Dead Wrong Things – In the Rock Hall – CDN
Son Volt – Back against the Wall – Notes of Blue

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Broken Fences – Mockingbird Soul
Bill & Joel Plaskett – The Next Blue Sky – Solidarity – CDN
Scott Cook – Careful with my Heart – Further down the Line – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Come on Train – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kigns – The Lucky Ones – Kings of Love – CDN

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Feb. 9, 2017 – Happy Birthday Allison Green!

Today, a special show in honour of a special listener! It’s Allison Green’s birthday, and she’s been one of the most devoted and encouraging supporters of this show. She listens online from Victoria, BC almost every single week, and has done so since the very beginning. Her musical tastes match ours so well that it was easy and an absolute pleasure to play a show full of artists that she loves, supports, and in some cases, has introduced us to! Happy Birthday!

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Artist – Title – Album

Clem Snide – All Green – Soft Spot
NQ Arbuckle – Happy Birthday – Hanging the Battle Scarred Pinata
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Happy Birthday – III/IV
Leeroy Stagger – Slowly Sinking – Dear Love
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Li’l Firecracker – Hard Love and Free Luck
The Damnwells – The Sound – Bastards of the Beat
Geoff Berner – Volcano God – We Shall not Flag or Fail, we shall Go on to the End
Carolyn Mark – Not a Doll – The Pros and Cons of Collaboration
Spirit of the West – Political – Labour Day
Rheostatics – Northern Wish – Melville
The Weakerthans – My Favourite Chords – Left and Leaving
Stephen Fearing – The Finest Kind – That’s How I Walk
Shannon Lyon – Cold You Be my Light – Wandered
John Murry – Glass Slipper – Califorlornia
Son Volt – Back into your World – Straightaways
Chuck Prophet – Old Friends – No Other Love
Elliott BROOD – Without Again – Mountain Meadows
Matthew Ryan – Killing the Ghost – vs. the Silver State
The Cash Brothers – Take a little Time – How Was Tomorrow?

Playlist: Episode #680, February 12, 2017

Today a heaping helping of great new music, as well as a couple of exciting shows to preview, including the long-awaited Winnipeg debut of Bidiniband! Author, newspaper columnist, songwriter, founding member of Rheostatics, and leader of Bidiniband joins us to chat.

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Sexsmith & Kerr – Lemonade Stand – Destination Unknown – CDN
The Kelele Brothers – Hang on to your Guiness, Man! – Escape from Bover County – CDN
Communism – Crapitalism – Get Down Get Together – CDN
Communism – Haunt Me – Get Down Get Together – CDN
Bidiniband – The Motherland – The Motherland – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died for your Sins – Bobby Fuller Died for your Sins
Shinyribs – Trouble, Trouble – I Got your Medicine
Steve Poltz – Hey God I’ll Trade you Donald Trump for Leonard Cohen – single – CDN
Loudon Wainwright III – I Had a Dream – single
Annabelle Chvostek – Like a Hurricane – Be the Media – CDN
Bidiniband – Desert Island Poem – The Land Is Wild – CDN
Bidiniband – The Fatherland – The Motherland – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Dave Bidini interview

Bidiniband – Hey Paul and Donna – In the Rock Hall – CDN
Bidiniband – Last of the Dead Wrong Things – In the Rock Hall – CDN
Son Volt – Back against the Wall – Notes of Blue

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Broken Fences – Mockingbird Soul
Bill & Joel Plaskett – The Next Blue Sky – Solidarity – CDN
Scott Cook – Careful with my Heart – Further down the Line – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Come on Train – High or Hurtin’ – CDN
Blackie & the Rodeo Kigns – The Lucky Ones – Kings of Love – CDN

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Feb. 2, 2017

It’s Groundhog Day and that’s got us thinking about groundhogs, shadows, and sunshine! We’ve also got some exciting Sunset Saloon news and some great music from past Sunset Saloon guests in honour of the anniversary of The Day the Music Died. Speaking of deaths, yesterday was the anniversary of the death of the great Blaze Foley, so a trip through his catalogue as well.

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Artist – Title – Album

Daniel Koulack & Karnnel Sawitsky – GroundHog (featuring Joey Landreth) – Fiddle And Banjo
Gordon Lightfoot – Shadows – Songbook
Chloe Albert – Sunny Day Song – Dedicated State
Blue Shadows – I Believe – On The Floor Of Heaven
John Bottomley – Fly With Your Shadow – Blackberry
NQ Arbuckle – Sun’s Hanging Low – The Last Supper In A Cheap Town
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – I Know a Guy Named Larry – Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – Reid’s Situation – Dim the Lights, Chill the Ham
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – Zombie Compromise – Savvy Show Stoppers
Mayhemingways – Drama Queen – Mayhemingways
Mayhemingways – Oldest Home Bum – Hunter St. Blues
Mayhemingways – Boone’s Tune-Boats Up The River – Hunter St. Blues
Bidiniband – Ladies of Montreal – single
Bidiniband – Earth (Revisited) – In the Rock Hall
Rheostatics – The Ballad Of Wendel Clark Parts I And II – Greatest Hits
Jonathan Byrd – Under the Belly of the Night – single
Jonathan Byrd – A Big Truck Brought It – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Rob Vaarmeyer – Tantric Tobogganing – Back to Normal
Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
Corin Raymond – Under the Belly of the Night – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
Blaze Foley – Oval Room – Oval Room
Blaze Foley – Election Day – Live at the Austin Outhouse
Blaze Foley – Cosmic Doo Doo – Duct Tape Messiah
Gurf Morlix – Baby Can I Crawl Back To You? – Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream

Podcast: January 29, 2017

Playlist: Episode #679

The political climate is getting downright disgusting down there, but luckily there are great artists who can make something beautiful out of a very bad situation. A bunch of those songs & stories today. We’ve also got a bunch of new music, an exciting show to preview, and we step on Skippy & Chelsea’s toes a bit by playing a few songs about time – this week’s theme on What’s the Narrative!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Mary Gauthier – Can’t Find the Way – Between Daylight and Dark
Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now – Mercy Now
Jon Brooks – Mercy – Delicate Cages – CDN
Tom Russell – California Snow – Borderland
Tom Russell – Who’s Gonna Build your Wall? – Wounded Heart of America
Drive-By Truckers – Ramon Casiano – American Band

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Stephen Fearing – Blowhard Nation – Every Soul’s a Sailor – CDN
Scott Cook – If He Showed up now – live recording – CDN
Anais Mitchell – Why We Build the Wall – Hadestown
Imelda May – Black Tears – Life Love Flesh Blood
Whitehorse – Boys Like You – single – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Twin City Mini – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Old Machine – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Miss Mary Jane – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Country Squall – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Stan Rogers – The Field Behind the Plow – Northwest Passage – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Mayhemingways – Wanderers – Hunter St. Blues – CDN
Mayhemingways – Jenny Ran Away in the Mud – Hunter St. Blues – CDN
Mayhemingways – Bowling Green – Mayhemingways – CDN
Mayhemingways – Sad, Single, and Sorry – Mayhemingways – CDN
Melissa Payne – Bring Me Back – High and Dry – CDN
Express and Company – Out by the Trees – Ontario – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – 4 O’Clock Stop – Shakespeare my Butt – CDN
Three O’Clock Train – Train of Dreams – Train of Dreams – CDN
B.B. King – Three O’Clock Blues – The Ultimate Collection

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Jan. 26, 2017

Tonight some brand new music from a Sunset Saloon past-performer leads us to dig into her catalogue and listen to some recent music from some other wonderful women! We’ve also got some nifty upcoming shows to preview!

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Artist – Title – Album

Bridget Kearney – Wash Up – Won’t Let You Down
Lake Street Dive – Use Me Up – Bad Self Portraits
Joy Kills Sorrow – Such Great Heights – Wide Awake
The Fundies – Country Man – The Fundies
Abigail Lapell – Hostage Town – Hide nor Hair
Kayla Luky – Back to Dirt – Back to Dirt
Anne Janelle – Knocking at my Door – I Didn’t Want to Break It
Sheila Carabine – Bear – All In
Colleen Brown – Try It Again (w/Slow Leaves) – Seasons Are Circling
Slow Leaves – Nostalgia – Beauty Is so Common
Slow Leaves – Careless and Serene – Second Chances
JP Hoe – Nicest – The Dear John Letters
Del Barber – Love and Wine – Headwaters
Mayhemingways – Small Town Crush – Hunter St. Blues
Mayhemingways – CDs I Didn’t Sell – Mayhemingways

Podcast: January 22, 2017

Episode #678

Today a bunch of new (and new to me) music, as well as a tribute to the great Greg Trooper who passed away recently.

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2:00 – 2:30 pm

Kathleen Edwards – Human Touch – unreleased – CDN
Imelda May – Call Me – single
Abigail Lapell – Diamond Girl – Hide nor Hair – CDN
Alex Dezen – Holding on to You (Holding on to Me) – II
Alex Dezen – None of these Things – El Ganzo Sessions video

2:30 – 3:00 pm

The Damnwells – Lost – The Damnwells
The Damnwells – Kiss Catastrophe – Bastards of the Beat
Murray McLauchlan – Columbus – Gulliver’s Taxi – CDN
Murray McLauchlan – Dirty Boulevard – Gulliver’s Taxi – CDN
Murray McLauchlan – Farmer’s Song – Songs from the Street – CDN
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Down by the Henry Moore – Let’s Frolic Again – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Gurf Morlix – Move Someone – The Soul and the Heal
John Craigie – Broken – No Rain, No Rose
Nudie – If a Heart could Tell – Remember This – CDN
Abigail Lapell – Murder City – Hide nor Hair – CDN
Greg Trooper – Real Like That – Straight Down Rain
Greg Trooper – When my Tears Break through – Floating
Steve Earle – Little Sister (live) – Copperhead Road (Deluxe Edition)

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Greg Trooper – These Sunday Nights – The Williamsburg Affair
Greg Trooper – Ireland – Between a House and a hard Place Live at Pine Hill Farm
Lucy Kaplansky – The Heart – The Tide
Vince Gill – We Won’t Dance – When I Call your Name
Billy Bragg – Everywhere – Vol. 2
Brandi Carlile – Beginning to Feel the Years – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Podcast: Steel Belted Radio – Jan. 19, 2017 w/Slow Leaves & Justin Lacroix

Tonight some Steel Belted live guests as our old pal Slow Leaves, aka Grant Davidson, and our new pal Justin Lacroix drop by to chat about a very intriguing event where a bunch of great English songwriters get paired up with a bunch of great French songwriters for some exclusive songs. In honour of that event, we hear a bunch of great songs en Français!

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Artist – Title – Album

Greg Trooper – So French – Between a House and a Hard Place
Rheostatics – Chanson les Ruelles – Melville
Del Barber & the No Regretskys – Mon Chandail de Hockey – The Puck Drops Here
Red Moon Road – Riviere – Sorrows and Glories
Whitehorse – Un Canadien Errant – The Road to Massey Hall
Whitehorse – Ephemere sons Repere – Ephemere sons Repere
Gazoline – L’amour veritable est aux rebelles – Brulensemble
Gazoline – Parfaite – Brulensemble
Michel Pagliaro – J’entends Frapper – Hit Parade
Post Secret – Partir Ensemble – If not for You
Kate & Anna McGarrigle – Naufragee du Tendre (Shipwrecked) – Dancer with bruised Knees
Serena Ryder – Quand les Hommes vivront d’amour – If your Memory Serves you well
Gurf Morlix – Deeper Down – The Soul and the Heal
The Band of Heathens – Trouble Came Early – Duende

Justin Lacroix & Grant Davidson interview

Justin Lacroix – You Won’t Know ’til You Know – live performance
Slow Leaves – When We Were Young (?) – live performance

Podcast: January 15, 2017

Episode #677

To get away from the dreadful and dreary weather, we’re taking a vacation today, and spending an hour in Australia to visit with a few friends from Down Under. On the way home, we’ll stop in on the East Coast and visit with Al Tuck, before rocking it on home with some loud & energetic classics!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Kathleen Edwards – Money Talks – Live from the Bowery Ballroom – CDN
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen – Meet Me in the Middle of the Air – Death’s Dateless Night
Paul Kelly – Careless – Careless
Paul Kelly & Uncle Bill – You Can’t Take It with You – Smoke
Bill Chambers – Theresa – Live at the Pub Tamworth

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Bill Chambers – Letter to Fred – Live at the Pub Tamworth
Bill Chambers – Drinkin’ too much – Cold Trail
Bill Chambers – Roll the Windows Down – Cold Trail
Kasey Chambers – Stalker – Bittersweet
Shane Nicholson – Broken Things – Bad Machines
Colin Hay – Waiting for my real Life to Begin – Going Somewhere
Colin Hay – Beautiful World – Going Somewhere
Little Birdy – Brother – Confetti

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Nathan – Australia – Stranger – CDN
Nudie – Stop Hittin’ on Louise – Behind that Big Red Curtain: A Tribute to Al Tuck – CDN
Al Tuck – Always on my Mind – Fair Country – CDN
The Silver Hearts – 9th & Hennepin (w/Al Tuck) – Play Rain Dogs – CDN
Al Tuck – Brother from another Mother – My Blues Away – CDN
Al Tuck – Talk (or Hold your Peace) – Food for the Moon – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Car Seat Headrest – Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales – Teens of Denial
The Warped 45s – Live Bait – Matador Sunset – CDN
Mike Plume Band – Rattle the Cage – Song & Dance, Man – CDN
Kathleen Edwards – 12 Bellevue – Failer – CDN
Jon Dee Graham – Laredo (Small Dark Something) – Hooray for the Moon
Matthew Ryan – Guilty – May Day

Playlist: Episode #679, January 29, 2017

The political climate is getting downright disgusting down there, but luckily there are great artists who can make something beautiful out of a very bad situation. A bunch of those songs & stories today. We’ve also got a bunch of new music, an exciting show to preview, and we step on Skippy & Chelsea’s toes a bit by playing a few songs about time – this week’s theme on What’s the Narrative!

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

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Mary Gauthier – Can’t Find the Way – Between Daylight and Dark
Mary Gauthier – Mercy Now – Mercy Now
Jon Brooks – Mercy – Delicate Cages – CDN
Tom Russell – California Snow – Borderland
Tom Russell – Who’s Gonna Build your Wall? – Wounded Heart of America
Drive-By Truckers – Ramon Casiano – American Band

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Stephen Fearing – Blowhard Nation – Every Soul’s a Sailor – CDN
Scott Cook – If He Showed up now – live recording – CDN
Anais Mitchell – Why We Build the Wall – Hadestown
Imelda May – Black Tears – Life Love Flesh Blood
Whitehorse – Boys Like You – single – CDN

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Fred Eaglesmith – Twin City Mini – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Old Machine – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Miss Mary Jane – Standard – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Codeine – live recording – CDN
Willie P Bennett – Country Squall – Tryin’ to Start out Clean – CDN
Willie P Bennett – If You Have to Choose – Hobo’s Taunt – CDN
Stan Rogers – The Field Behind the Plow – Northwest Passage – CDN

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Mayhemingways – Wanderers – Hunter St. Blues – CDN
Mayhemingways – Jenny Ran Away in the Mud – Hunter St. Blues – CDN
Mayhemingways – Bowling Green – Mayhemingways – CDN
Mayhemingways – Sad, Single, and Sorry – Mayhemingways – CDN
Melissa Payne – Bring Me Back – High and Dry – CDN
Express and Company – Out by the Trees – Ontario – CDN
The Lowest of the Low – 4 O’Clock Stop – Shakespeare my Butt – CDN
Three O’Clock Train – Train of Dreams – Train of Dreams – CDN
B.B. King – Three O’Clock Blues – The Ultimate Collection