Playlist: Episode #1004, Sept. 10, 2023 – Steel Belted Radio Reunion

On September 11, 2003, my friends Gary Annable, Mike Neufeld, and Terry “T-Bar” Wilson and I launched a weekly radio show called Steel Belted (Free Range) Radio. In honour of the 20th anniversary of our debut, we managed to get 3/4 of the original hosting lineup back together for a joyful reunion. T-Bar and Gary joined me for some memories of the good old days, some new music, and lots of laughs. We also celebrated the recent 25th anniversary of the most incredible festival lineup ever assembled in this city, the World Next Door Festival, which was held Sept. 4-7, 1998. We heard from some of the artists booked that weekend, including many that I wish I had taken the time to go see.

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

Mike Plume Band – Steel Belted Radio – Born So Long Ago Live 1997-2002 – CDN

Recorded live on Steel Belted Radio:
Ron Sexsmith – On a Whim – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Jason Collett – We All Lose One Another – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Jason Plumb – Wide Open – recorded live on UMFM – CDN
Colin Linden – Skeleton Key – recorded live on UMFM – CDN

T-Bar’s Uncut picks:
Tre Burt – Ransom Blues – You, Yeah, You
Whitehorse – Bet the Farm – I’m not Crying, You’re Crying – CDN
Deer Tick – If She Could Only See Me Now – Emotional Contracts

Fruit Bats – Rushin’ River Valley – A River Running to your Heart
Margo Cilker – Lowland Trail – Valley of Heart’s Delight
Cut Worms – Don’t Fade Out – Cut Worms
Buddy & Julie Miller – Don’t Make Her Cry – In the Throes

Gary’s choice:
Neil Young – Too Far Gone – Chrome Dreams – CDN

New covers:
Benjamin Dakota Rogers – Cigarette Machine – single – CDN
Billy Strings & Molly Tuttle – Listen To The Radio – More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith
Sean Burns – Hard Times – Lost Country – CDN – WPG

Exciting upcoming show:
Scott Nolan Band – Golden – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan Band – Postcards – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG
Scott Nolan Band – Rosie – No Bourbon & Bad Radio – CDN – WPG

New Music:
Boy Golden – The King Of Western Swing – single – CDN – WPG
Terra Lightfoot – Someone Else’s Feelings – Healing Power – CDN
Lydia Loveless – Sex and Money – Nothing’s Gonna Stand in My Way Again

Memories of The World Next Door:
Mike Plume Band – Simplify – Song and Dance, Man – CDN
Fred Eaglesmith – Spookin’ the Horses – Lipstick Lies & Gasoline – CDN
Suzie Ungerleider – Crooked Down the Road – Oh Susanna EP – CDN
Iris Dement – Wasteland of the Free – The Way I Should – CDN

Junkhouse – Shine – Fuzz – CDN
New Meanies – Letting Time Pass – Three Seeds – CDN – WPG
Leaderhouse – Elephant Song – Leaderhouse – CDN – WPG
Big Sugar – Diggin’ A Hole – Hemi-Vision – CDN

Rheostatics – Stolen Car – The Nightlines Sessions – CDN
The Weakerthans – Diagnosis – Fallow – CDN – WPG
Blue Rodeo – Restless – Lost Together – CDN
NRBQ – Ridin’ in My Car – All Hopped Up
Off The Wagon – Moonshine – Off The Wagon – CDN – WPG

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