Pretaped this week as I'm off on vacation in Florida. In honour of that, a few songs related to that journey.
There are a couple of great shows coming up this week, starting off with a lovely lady named Kim Barlow who hails from the Yukon but is visiting us on Tuesday, January 29 at the West End. We checked out some of her great material.
Then after that, on Thursday, January 31, one of my favourite live performers and one of the most powerful and passionate singer/songwriters alive today, <strong>Martyn Joseph</strong> returns to Winnipeg. I've interviewed Martyn a number of times but it was shocking to learn that it's been almost 4 years since I talked to him last in February of 2004. I can't be here to interview him live this week, so we listened back to that interview.
Sometimes you show up without a real plan and let things roll, and if you're really lucky, like I think I was today, you get into it and end up with a pretty solid show. Talking about Robbie Fulks' son got us off to a rockin' start, so we ran with it and ended up rocking a bit more than we sometimes do, but with a playlist like this, perhaps we should more often! 2 hours of rockin' goodness!
Just when you think you've settled on your Best of the year list, you spend some more time with a few late-comers and rethink the whole darn thing, as a few overlooked 2007 contenders proved off the top of the show.
Then, a brief sappy interlude.
With all of the Best of the year preparations and whatnot, a lot of new music gets sadly overlooked, but now that things are calm again, it's time to dig into the TTBTGH mailbag for a look at a few fine discs that have been sent our way as of late.
Then, a live, in-studio visit by one of Winnipeg's best, and the artist responsible for one of the best discs of 2007, Scott Nolan, who dropped by to chat and play some amazing new songs. Somehow, he just gets better, and he was damn good to start out with!