Last week I was off in Vancouver checking out Record Store Day and the final shows by Spirit of the West, and we’ve got plenty to say and hear about those events this week. We’ve also got another tribute to Prince, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of a classic album by Alejandro Escovedo, as well as listening to a whole heap of great new music!
Back live in-studio again for the first time in a long while, and rightly so, because a major music icon died today, and a tribute is definitely in order. We've got some Prince covers for you (as well as a dazzling display of his amazing guitar playing,) plus memories of the previous weekend's Spirit of the West shows in Vancouver as well as a look ahead at an upcoming show in Winnipeg, as well as some great new music!
Pre-recorded this week as I'm off on a little jaunt to Vancouver this weekend to say goodbye to Spirit of the West. In honour, we've got some songs about Vancouver by Spirit of the West and others. We've also got a couple of great upcoming shows to preview and some more really great new music to share!
This week the musical lineups for Interstellar Rodeo and The Red River Ex were released and that got me excited and wondering what else was lined up for this summer. Turns out, a lot! Tonight we dream of summer days when we could visit Interstellar Rodeo, Trout Forest Music Festival, Calgary Folk Fest, Regina Folk Fest, Canmore Folk Fest, or take a trip on down to Minnesota or Wisconsin!
We're back live this week after a few pre-recorded weeks, and the new releases have been piling up in the meantime, so most of today's show is devoted to that backlog! We've also got a couple of local shows to talk about, past and future, as well as a bit of a tribute to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Merle Haggard, who passed away this week.