May 22nd Episode

Lots of Nova Scotia artists in this hour. Faded Blue who were playing their second Kingston concert of the month. Follow that with sets from Ryan Neilson, Neil Dobson and the Fabulous Hats and Christine Crawford.

Traditional Newfoundland music with Jim Payne/Fergus O’Byrne and Gulliver’s Spree. Then 2 songs from R.A. Lautenschlager including a brand new one called the ‘Canadian Beer Song’.

End the show with about 25 minutes of Allison Crowe. Decided to visit her site while I was playing the first 2 songs. And got the news of her and 2 bandmates being detained in the UK for 11 hours that week on some crazy thing. Brand new legislation that even the venues didn’t know about. More details about it as I read it on air.

So I played a few songs of Allison’s newest CD ‘Little Light’.

Got a comment on the blog from Adrian, Allison’s manager so thought I’d pass it along.

Hi Rob, everyone ~

This year has been busy already, now it’s in overdrive. I should be able to confirm for you what’s happening with Allison Crowe and band in Europe by this Monday or so…

If there’s any silver lining to the situation – it’s that we now understand the realities of what until now has been a protest moving growing mostly from within the UK.

Check out the Visiting Artists and Academics Petition @

peace, Adrian


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