We’ve got our usual mix of great new music and some classic favourites, as well as some songs by people that Bob Dylan doesn’t like – Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall! Oh, Bitter Bob, you really should have listened to this show.
For a long time now, Steel Belted Free Range Radio has been followed by a great show called Venus Envy, which plays female artists, and often provides new discoveries and inspiration. Today’s show tipped the hat to that fine program at the beginning and the end, with some stellar female content. We’ve also got ourselves a weekend battle royal, with 3 of our favourites, all on one night! We look at the contenders tonight.
February 15 marks the sad anniversary of the death of one of Canada’s greatest songwriters, Willie P Bennett. With his recordings still tragically held up and unavailable for release or sale, it’s become one of my missions in life to keep as much of Willie’s music on the airwaves as possible, and today is a great chance to play a bunch of his amazing songs.
I don’t know about you, but the freezing cold is getting to me, so we started off the show with some hot, summery thoughts. We’ve also got some new songs, and a tangent where we appreciated the genius of Colin Linden!