Today a heaping helping of great new music, as well as a couple of exciting shows to preview, including the long-awaited Winnipeg debut of Bidiniband! Author, newspaper columnist, songwriter, founding member of Rheostatics, and leader of Bidiniband joins us to chat.
Today, a special show in honour of a special listener! It's Allison Green's birthday, and she's been one of the most devoted and encouraging supporters of this show. She listens online from Victoria, BC almost every single week, and has done so since the very beginning. Her musical tastes match ours so well that it was easy and an absolute pleasure to play a show full of artists that she loves, supports, and in some cases, has introduced us to! Happy Birthday!
It’s Groundhog Day and that’s got us thinking about groundhogs, shadows, and sunshine! We’ve also got some exciting Sunset Saloon news and some great music from past Sunset Saloon guests in honour of the anniversary of The Day the Music Died. Speaking of deaths, yesterday was the anniversary of the death of the great Blaze Foley, so a trip through his catalogue as well.
The political climate is getting downright disgusting down there, but luckily there are great artists who can make something beautiful out of a very bad situation. A bunch of those songs & stories today. We’ve also got a bunch of new music, an exciting show to preview, and we step on Skippy & Chelsea’s toes a bit by playing a few songs about time – this week’s theme on What’s the Narrative!
Tonight some brand new music from a Sunset Saloon past-performer leads us to dig into her catalogue and listen to some recent music from some other wonderful women! We’ve also got some nifty upcoming shows to preview!
Today a bunch of new (and new to me) music, as well as a tribute to the great Greg Trooper who passed away recently.
Tonight some Steel Belted live guests as our old pal Slow Leaves, aka Grant Davidson, and our new pal Justin Lacroix drop by to chat about a very intriguing event where a bunch of great English songwriters get paired up with a bunch of great French songwriters for some exclusive songs. In honour of that event, we hear a bunch of great songs en Français!
To get away from the dreadful and dreary weather, we’re taking a vacation today, and spending an hour in Australia to visit with a few friends from Down Under. On the way home, we’ll stop in on the East Coast and visit with Al Tuck, before rocking it on home with some loud & energetic classics!