August 27, 2006
An abbreviated episode to allow for a great one hour special about Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions CD, and to allow me to recuperate from my recent ear surgery (I’m fine now, thanks.)
We did find time however for a visit from our old pal, Winnipeg singer/songwriter Matt Epp, who was preparing for the release of his second CD, Love in Such Strong Words.
August 20, 2006
Some days, it’s really good to be me. This day was definitely one of
those. This show featured a live, in-studio visit by the great
singer/songwriter Bob Schneider from Austin, TX. Bob’s
blend of pop, rock, hip-hop, and folk makes him one of my absolute
favourites, and a perfect example of what this show is supposed to be
all about. It’s diverse, it’s interesting, and best of all, it’s a lot
of fun. He came in to chat and even played a few songs live for us. Very
August 13, 2006
This week marks the sad end of summer festival season. I’m off
marking the occasion with one of the biggest and best of the season, The
Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Big stars and big fun await. While I’m
away, a pre-recorded show that should not disappoint. First up I’ll brag
about some of the great acts I’m going to see in Edmonton, but then, a
whole lot of great new music. Some from the mail bag, some brand new
releases, and some that’s just new to me.
August 6, 2006
It’s nice to remember that in summer, there’s more going on than just
folk festivals. To remind us of that, we were visited by a couple of
great live guests, who dropped by to sing and chat about upcoming
First up, singer/songwriter Kim Beggs came in all the way from the
Yukon to appear on the show. Sure, she’s got a concert coming up on Aug.
10 with Christine Fellows and Kim Barlow, but I like to think that I’m
the real reason she came to Winnipeg. I’m a dreamer, what can I say.
Then, another visit by one of our most frequent, and definitely one
of our favourite guests, JP Hoe. Hoe’s got a show coming up on Aug. 16
at the West End, and he dropped by to plead for people to attend, and he
gave his best sales pitch by singing and playing for us. I know I’m
going to that show.
Then, my own plea for you to attend an upcoming show featuring one of
the world’s great underrated songwriters, Australia’s Paul Kelly. Paul
stops by the WECC on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and man, it’s gonna be good.