Playlist – March 9, 2017

We cover all of the bases tonight, new music, upcoming shows, classics, and even throw in a further celebration of International Women’s Day with some of our favourite female singers/artists!

Artist – Title – Album

New Music:
Lindi Ortega – Waitin’ ’round to Die – ’til the Goin’ Gets Gone
Lynne Hanson – Carry Me Home – Uneven Ground
Mike Biggar – Blood from a Stone – Go All In
Shotgun Jimmie – Join the Band – Field of Trampolines

Upcoming Show:
Bill & Joel Plaskett – Blank Cheque – Solidarity
Mayhemingways – End up this Way – Hunter St. Blues

Steel Belted Classics:
Brock Zeman – Pulling your Sword out of the Devil’s Back – Pulling your Sword out of the Devil’s Back
Shannon Lyon – I Crossed the Ocean – The Lights Behind

Fabulous Female Singers:
Christina Martin – Cut It Out – Two Hearts
Melissa Payne – Liars – Melissa Payne
Lucinda Williams – Out of Touch – Essence
Kim Richey – Come Around – Glimmer
Eliza Gilkyson – Coast – Hard Times in Babylon
Mary Gauthier – Good-Bye – Filth & Fire
Gillian Welch – Red Clay Halo – Time (The Revelator)
Chris Brown & Kate Fenner – Oklahoma Tape Deck – Geronimo
Paul Kelly – Keep on Coming back for More (w/Clairy Brown) – The Merri Soul Sessions
Alabama Shakes – Always Alright – single
Shannon McNally – Down & Dirty – Jukebox Sparrows

Playlist – March 2, 2017

On this episode we revisit some solid Steel Belted classics before looking ahead to an amazing day of music this Saturday, where there are 3 shows well worth attending!

Artist – Title – Album

Steel Belted Classics:
NQ Arbuckle – Part of a Poem by Alden Knowlen Called Ypres 1916 – XOK
NQ Arbuckle – You Look like a Wreck – Live at the Dakota
Carolyn Mark – In Another Time – Come! Back! Special!
Leeroy Stagger – Dirty Windshields – Radiant Land
Sunparlour Players – Talk It to Death – Hymns for the Happy
Guy Clark – L.A. Freeway – Old No. 1
Townes Van Zandt – Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold – High, Low and in Between
John Prine – Pretty Good – John Prine
Steve Goodman – Men who Love Women who Love Men – The Steve Goodman Anthology: No big Surprise

Upcoming Concerts:
Post Script – If Not for You – If Not for You
Post Script – Impossible – If Not for You
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Come on Train – High or Hurtin’: The Songs of Willie P Bennett
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Lean on your Peers – Kings of Love
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – That’s what I Like – Let’s Frolic
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – Sometimes It Comes so Easy – Let’s Frolic Again
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings – If I Can’t Have You (w/Lucinda Williams) – Kings & Queens
The 24th Street Wailers – Where Evil Grows – Where Evil Grows
The 24th Street Wailers – Aim to Please – Wicked

Playlist – February 23, 2017

Tonight we ramble around with some new music, memories of shows past, previews of upcoming shows, and we feature a seemingly forgotten classic.

Artist – Title – Album

Communism – Take Care of each Other – Get Down Get Together
Bidiniband – Everyday Superstar – The Motherland
Bruce McCulloch – The Daves I Know – Shame-Based Man
Figure Walking – Victorious – The Big Other
Figure Walking – Sounds – The Big Other
Leeroy Stagger – I Want It All (Rock Remix) – Love Versus
Robbie Robertson – Sacrifice – Contact from the Underworld of Red Boy
Robbie Robertson – Peyote Healing – Contact from the Underworld of Red Boy
Whitney Rose – Three Minute Love Affair – South Texas Suite
Cara Luft – Bring ’em All In (w/JP Hoe) – Darlingford
Colin James – National Steel – National Steel
Tami Neilson – Dynamite – Dynamite!
Del Barber and the no Regretskys – The Lights Go Out – The Puck Drops Here
Del Barber and the no Regretskys – The Hockey Theme – The Puck Drops Here
John Hiatt – Adios to California – Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
Lyle Lovett – Private Conversation – The Road to Ensenada
Lyle Lovett – L.A. County – Pontiac

Playlist – February 16, 2017

Tonight, a whole pile of great new music and tributes to Stuart McLean and Willie P Bennett!

Artist – Title – Album

Leeroy Stagger – I Want It All – live recording
Leeroy Stagger – Love Versus – live recording
Leeroy Stagger – Enemy Inside – live recording
Ryland Moranz – Rocket – Hello New Old World
John Wort Hannam – Pretty Good – Brambles And Thorns
Scott Cook – Dogs and Kids – Further down the Line
Alex Dezen – I Had a Band – II
Tift Merritt – Dusty Old Man – Stitch of the World
Bonnie Whitmore – She’s a Hurricane – Fuck With Sad Girls
Chuck Prophet – Jesus Was a Social Drinker – Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins
Scott H. Biram – Crippled & Crazy – The Bad Testament
Old Crow Medicine Show – Black Haired Quebecoise – Best Of
Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Rainy Day – Mockingbird Soul
Otis Gibbs – Wide Awake – Mount Renraw
Ted Hawkins – Long As I Can See The Light – The Next Hundred Years
Reid Jamieson – Hey Big Kid (an Ode to Vinyl Cafe’s Stuart McLean) – single
Whitehorse – Night Owls – Whitehorse
Willie P Bennett – Baby Come Turn out the Lights – Sharpen the Plow
Willie P Bennett – John Henry The Gambler – Live 1978

Playlist – February 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!

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 – February 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.

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

Playlist – January 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!

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

Playlist – January 19, 2017

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!

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

Playlist – January 5, 2017

A bunch of rambling around this evening, with a Sunset Saloon show announcement, some 2016 house concert memories, a seemingly random and unprovoked tribute to ALT, another seemingly random look at the year 2008, and a look ahead to some eagerly anticipated 2017 releases!

Artist – Title – Album

Mayhemingways – Wanderers – Hunter St. Blues
Mayhemingways – Jenny Ran Away in the Mud – Hunter St. Blues
Jim Bryson – Breathe – Somewhere We Will Find our Place
Three O’Clock Train – Train of Dreams – Train of Dreams
Three O’Clock Train – Fake Honeymoon – Wig Wam Beach
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Dime – Silver Tears
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Not Punk – Telling Stories to the Wall
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Don’t Walk Away – live recording
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Li’l Firecracker – Hard Love and Free Luck
Ricky Young – Acoustic Guitars – Learn to Steal
Glen Campbell – Sing – Meet Glen Campbell
NQ Arbuckle – Part of a Poem by Alden Knowlan called Ypres: 1915 – XOK
Tim Easton – Rocks and Gravel – single
Bonnie Whitmore – Fuck with Sad Girls – Fuck with Sad Girls
Bill Bourne – Winter Light – Hummingbird
Oh Susanna – Wolf Boy (demo) – A Girl in Teen City demos
Brock Zeman – The Moon Ain’t Full – The Carnival Is back in Town
Gurf Morlix – Madalyn’s Bones – Diamonds to Dust

Playlist – December 29, 2016

Our annual Steel Belted marathon, this time 4.5 hours of great music, including new music & 2016 favourites, the official list of the best concerts of 2016, a birthday tribute to the late Rick Danko, we spend some time with the blues and some classic country!

Artist – Title – Album

2016 musical highlights:
John Paul White – Simple Song – Southern Family
Brent Cobb – Down Home – Southern Family
Dylan Leblanc – Look how far we’ve Come – Cautionary Tale
John Blek – Little Sparrow – Cut the Light
Buddy Miller – Wild Horses (with Shawn Colvin) – Camayo Sessions at Sea

The best concerts of 2016:
The Vegabonds – Oh My Lord2 – What we’re Made of
Del Barber & the No Regretskys – Lights Go Out – The Puck Drops Here
Jaxon Haldane – Hectic – Hectic
Jim Bryson – The Depression Dance – Somewhere We Will Find our Place
James McMurtry – How’m I Gonna Find You Now? – Complicated Game
Jon Brooks – Gun Dealer – The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside
Lydia Loveless – Midwestern Guys – Real
Drive-By Truckers – Surrender Under Protest – American Band
Jonathan Byrd – Poor Johnny – You Can’t Outrun the Radio
Corin Raymond – The Law and the Lonesome – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
100 Mile House – Hidden Springs – Hiraeth
The Young Novelists – Always Make the Mistake – Made Us Strangers
Jon Langford & His Sadies – Are You an Entertainer? – Mayors of the Moon
Rheostatics – Shaved Head – Whale Music
Spirit of the West – D for Democracy (Scour the House) – Go Figure
Leeroy Stagger – Something Beautiful – Dream It all away
John Blek and the Rats – Wandering Child – Borders

Happy Birthday, Rick Danko:
The Band – It Makes no Difference – Northern Lights-Southern Cross
The Band – The Unfaithful Servant – The Band
The Band – Stage Fright – Stage Fright
The Band – Too Soon Gone – Jericho
Aretha Franklin – The Weight – Duane Allman: An Anthology
Ronnie Hawkins – Don’t Tell Me your Troubles – Duane Allman: An Anthology Volume II

Steel Belted Radio’s Got the Blues:
Derek & The Dominoes – Little Wing – Layla & other assorted Love Songs
B.B. King – Hummingbird – Why I Sing the Blues
Albert King – Born under a bad Sign – The Very Best of
Muddy Waters – Rollin’ Stone – The Best of
John Lee Hooker – One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – The Best of 1965-1974
Howlin’ Wolf – Wang-Dang-Doodle – Howlin’ at Midnight
David Gogo – It’s my own Fault – David Gogo
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – The Brother (for Jimmie & Stevie) – Robben Ford and the Blue Line
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – Politician – Mystic Mile
Robben Ford and the Blue Line – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Handful of Blues
Maria Muldaur – Midnight at the Oasis – Maria Muldaur

A Trip to the Country:
Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy – Greatest Hits
John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy – Back Home Again
Dwight Yoakam – Fast as You – This Time
Charlie Major – Nobody Gets too much Love – The Other Side
Jim Lauderdale – I Know Better Now – Hummingbird
George Strait – I Cross my Heart – Pure Country
Merle Haggard – Sing Me back Home – 16 Biggest Hits
Set #9
Merle Haggard – Mama Tried – 16 Biggest Hits
Waylon Jennings – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
Patsy Cline – Crazy – 12 Greatest Hits
Kris Kristofferson – To Beat the Devil – Kristofferson
Nanci Griffith – Trouble in the Fields – Country Gold
Zachary Lucky – South Colorado Murder Ballad – Everywhere a Man Can Be
Mary Chapin Carpenter – He Thinks He’ll Keep Her – Come On Come On
Radney Foster – Nobody Wins – Del Rio, TX 1959