Steel Belted Radio’s last hoorah! We kicked things off on September 11, 2003, and with the help of some great co-hosts and amazing guests, we managed to keep rolling until June 1, 2017. It was a hell of a lot of fun. On this, the last episode, the longest-serving co-hosts, T-Bar & KK made a surprise appearance, and just like the old days, we played some new music, classics from back-in-the-day, some out there T-Bar picks, and heard a pile of T-Bar’s jokes. Thanks to everyone who tuned in to this episode or any of the 650 or so that came before it. We were blessed to have some amazing support and encouragement over the years. We wish Skippy all the best as he takes over and makes Thursdays his own.
Today the news (and our hearts) broke about Jimmy Lafave's terminal cancer diagnosis. Jimmy has been a favourite and a guiding force for years, so we're taking this one kind of hard. We console ourselves with plenty of Jimmy's music today, before picking things up with some new & fun music.
Today we pay tribute to the music and legacy of Chuck Berry and look forward to my favourite weekend of the year, The Trout Forest Music Festival in August. Festival AD Devin Latimer and his second in command, son Oscar stop by to tell us all about it!
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!
The latest in our annual series of holiday marathons where we take over some of the extra time in the schedule and stretch out and get deep into some themes and songs we don't listen to often. It's January 1, and the anniversary of the deaths of two of the most significant writers of all time, so tributes to Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt to start things off. 2016 was a pretty ruthless year when it came to killing off a lot of important artists, so we take time to remember a few of those who might have been overshadowed by bigger names. We're also working hard, trying to narrow down the Best of 2016 list, so we listen to some favourites from the year and continue to shape the official list.