This Friday marks the long-awaited return of Barney Bentall to Winnipeg, when he opens for Jim Cuddy. We were fortunate enough to chat with Barney once again today. We also heard a bunch of new music, talked about some interesting upcoming shows, paid tribute to a fallen great, and more!
Today we've got a pile of new music and memories to sort through and then an hour of music brought to you by the letter W!
One of the guiding lights on this program is the late, great Willie P Bennett. He died on February 15, 2008, and I've vowed to keep playing his music as long as I'm around. There are some exciting tribute shows going on this week, and BIG news about the LONG-awaited re-release of his music to discuss on this week's show. We also heard a lot of his songs, both the originals and some cool covers, as well as some Willie tribute songs, some of Willie's contributions to other artists' albums, and more.