Featuring a set of train songs, because I spent way too much time on a train this week.
Also, a look at some of the many amazing albums that last week's guest Gurf Morlix has been part of, and a look at some upcoming shows including Dauphin Countryfest and Wilco next weekend.
Featuring a bunch of eagerly awaited new music from the likes of Danny Michel, The Wailin’ Jennys, and more.
Plus! Guests-a-plenty! Local singer/songwriter Romi Mayes has assmbled an all-star cast to record her new album, and she brought a few friends down to the studio to chat and play for us, including Chris Carmichael, Scott Nolan, and singer/songwriter/producer/God Gurf Morlix!
Featuring a very special appearance by legendary Winnipeg singer/songwriter, Jeffrey Hatcher. Hatcher is responsible for a huge number of amazing songs with bands The Fuse, The Six, The Big Beat, and with hugely influential country band The Blue Shadows with Billy Cowsill. Hatcher's been away from the spotlight and the stage for almost a decade now. He dropped by to fill us in on his amazing career and to tell us about the very important work he's doing now as a music therapist. Although I felt really ill-prepared (a communication breakdown had me thinking that he was coming on TTBTGH the following Sunday, so I had no notes or discs to play, which made me feel like a total moron) and I was a bit star-struck by this amazing songwriter sitting across from me, I'm pretty proud of this interview as one of my favourites in a while.
An important note about this episode. The station's digital recording mechanism was a bit messed up, so the recording of this show sounds, uh, like crap. The recorder was temporarily set too high (not my fault and no way I could have known beforehand really), so this episode is kind of hard to listen to. It's here for TTBTGH completists and for the sake of complete archival coverage only. Our apologies for the technical problem. It has been fixed, I assure you.
Convocation day at the poor man's university, so I'm downtown picking up a hell of an expensive piece of paper, which means that I'm not here doing what I'd much rather be doing, playing music for you. Instead, I've prepared some fine, pre-recorded singer/songwriter action, featuring more new and undiscovered music than you can shake a stick at (although I recommend shaking a stick every now and again anyway, it feels pretty good, so long as you don't hit yourself or anyone else.)
My friends Easily Amused recently had some bad luck when their gear got stolen, but they're playing in town tonight, so to try and remember happier times and hopefully to convince some folks to come check them out, we take another trip in the TTBTGH Time Machine, to revisit a live in-studio visit from February, 2004.