One of the guiding lights on this program is the late, great Willie P Bennett. He died on February 15, 2008, and I've vowed to keep playing his music as long as I'm around. There are some exciting tribute shows going on this week, and BIG news about the LONG-awaited re-release of his music to discuss on this week's show. We also heard a lot of his songs, both the originals and some cool covers, as well as some Willie tribute songs, some of Willie's contributions to other artists' albums, and more.
Today we play Namedropper, where each and every song is either about another song or songwriter, or mentions one or more of 'em! See if you can keep score at home and pick out all of the mentions, there's a lot of them! I found so many of these songs that we will surely revisit this topic in the not-too-distant future, so if you've got other suggestions, let me know!
This is one of our standby series of pre-recorded episodes that are meant to be timeless, so we can pop them into the schedule again some time when I can't be at the studio live, so enjoy this one now and again!
We hit a lot of stops on today’s show, including the ditch, and had a lot of fun along the way. Lots of new music, requests, a look at an exciting upcoming show, a bit of a tribute to the great Willie P Bennett as we head toward the 10th anniversary of his death, and much more!
My very favourite co-host, young Jeremy drops by to keep the old man company on today's show, and what a show it is, with new music, some cool covers, and lots of interesting tangents.