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!