TTBTGH & SBFRR have Festival Fever!

It seems like a while since Tell the Band to Go Home has been on the air live, because it HAS been a long time, and, sadly, we’ve got one more pre-recorded show to go this week, but it’ll be a doozy! We’re fresh off the plane from Edmonton where we once again took in The Edmonton Folk Festival, and it turned out to be probably my favourite year for that trip. Lots of fun was had, and you’ll hear about it this week on the show! We’ve got new music (including a highly anticipated new disc which isn’t in stores yet…) and many tales to tell. Plus, once again, we managed to convince the folks at the festival that we were a serious media outlet, and they let us interview some rock stars, including Lissie (who is amazing and wonderful and sweet and will be a huge star, mark my words), The Secret Sisters (ditto for what I said about Lissie), and my new favourite band of all, Deer Tick. There are some fun moments in those chats, so don’t miss them! Plus, my biggest coup of the weekend… we’ll hear a few words from UNDOUBTEDLY one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Even Stu Reid will be impressed by this one…

Of course we’ll be pre-recorded because all good-hearted folks will be taking in the most fun and relaxing weekend of the summer, The Trout Forest Music Festival. Trust me folks, it’s a ton of fun and the most laid-back and affordable festival you’ll find anywhere. Check out the lineup and details for yourself:

But, if we haven’t convinced you enough, we have managed to convince the two most exciting performers at this year’s festival to join us LIVE on Steel Belted Radio this Thursday! That’s right, live, in-studio conversation, performances, and chaos courtesy of Carolyn Mark and NQ Arbuckle! Those two are not to be missed on the radio or in person, so tune in to Steel Belted Radio, Thursday, 6:30 – 8 on UMFM, then get down to the Times Change(d) that evening for what is sure to be a show-of-the-year candidate, and then pack up the car and head to Ear Falls on Friday for more fun and hilarity. It’s going to be a great time, I assure you.

Over the next few days I’ll try to get some photos and stories up from the Edmonton festival, and then the Tell the Band to Go Home podcast for this week will be up for you to download and listen to in the car on the way to and/or from the Trout Fest this weekend. I guess I’d better get moving on some of that!

Thanks, as always!

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