After last week’s single-artist special, we return to a mixed bag again today, with some talk about house concerts past and future, some festivals, some great locals, and some more great Guy Clark songs, featuring covers and co-writes!
Another show, another sad tribute. This week we found out that a true cultural icon and a tireless supporter of great Canadian talent has terminal brain cancer. Although we don't generally play a lot of Tragically Hip on the show, today was definitely a day to break the rule and show some love and appreciation for a band that means so much to Canada. As if that weren't enough, beloved local band The Duhks called it a day.
This show is built on a solid base of the greatest songs and greatest songwriters of all time, and this week we lost Guy Clark, who's indisputably one of the best there ever was. The thing about Guy is that for every one of his timeless songs, there is a story about a funny run-in with Guy or about how someone has been influenced by him. Today we covered a mixture of both, with a bunch of his greatest songs, and some special guests calling in to swap stories about their brushes with greatness. We were fortunate enough to hear from Aaron Goss (of The D. Rangers), Mike Plume, and John Wort Hannam!
A tribute to the late great Guy Clark, one of the best damn songwriters that ever lived!
Tonight some great new (and a long-lost classic) including something from The Burning Hell, which reminded me how cool that band is and led to a short tribute. The bulk of the show is dedicated to a continuation of a theme that was started on the Mother's Day edition of Tell the Band to Go Home, where we heard a pile of great female artists, celebrating great women everywhere. I pulled out so many greats that they couldn't all fit on Sunday's show, so a lot were carried over tonight, as we looked at some great rockin' ladies, because as we all know, women rock!
Tonight we jump into the station's time machine and set the dial back 10 years to revisit some great releases and events from the year 2006. Why? I have no idea, but it's a pretty fun trip!
Good things come in 3s, and unintentionally, we've got a bunch of 3 song tributes today, including a timely album title, a couple of birthdays, a recent death, and a late great. We've also got a pile of great new music as well as a sure-to-be-fun show to preview!
Tonight an exciting visitor from my past dropped by UMFM. That, along with a couple of recent events had me feeling pretty nostalgic, so there’s a bit of a nod to the past kicking things off. We also talk about some interesting concerts coming up this summer here and in Fargo, as well as hear some solid classics to close off the show.