Open the show with a CD I got that week from Sharona Clarke.
Followed by the latest discs from Andrea Wittgens and Coco Love Alcorn.
End the hour with Scott Macleod and GlamourPuss.
Blues to start off the second hour GlamourPuss and Garrett Mason. Garrett is coming to Kingston as part of the Limestone Blues Festival at the end of August.
After that The Lever Pulled and Ryan Neilson.
End the hour with some folk/bluegrass/celtic with The Dardanelles.
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 @
Lazy Saturday afternoon in Kingston. But not too lazy that I didn’t put up the show from last night.
Lead off the show with a request for Great Big Sea.
Then interview with Melanie Samson and her CD in its entirety.
End the hour with a song by Dominique Dupuis.
A link to purchase Melanie’s CD is from her MySpace page. Thanks again to her for doing the interview.
Second hour starts with an idea to read some people’s Twitter posts on air. I went longer than expected. 🙂 Amazing the segment went since I had no script and just a few notes.
Then music of Hey Rosetta, Faded Blue, Ryan Neilson, Christine Crawford and Greg Keelor.
I figured out a segway from the Twitter segment to the Hey Rosetta song ‘Holy Shit [What a Relief]’. It makes sense if you listen to it.
They’re coming through a lot of Canada on a tour. Start in BC tonight. Then Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast on a tour. Stopping in Kingston April 17th at the Grad Club.
I’ll open the show with Mark Frost’s song ‘Fall Into the Ocean’ about the helicopter crash. Sure many people reading this already listened to it after I put up a link for it, but it’s good to let the radio listeners get to hear it.
Interview with Andrea Wittgens airs tonight. After the editing it runs 35 minutes since we covered a lot of topics. Divided it up into sections, as usual. So I’ll play her CD during the interview.
Andrea is the first Queen’s Alumni I’ve had on the show. She’s from Antigonish, Nova Scotia then came to Queen’s and took French and Music. She then moved to Seattle where she still resides. So we talked about that, then we talked about her music.
Tonight I have that an I’ll play her CD ‘In the Skyline’ in it’s entirety. I have some songs from a previous EP as well I think I’ll play.
Thanks to Brent Maclean for sending me the new CD by The Lever Pulled. I’ve played their music before but it’s nice to have a hard copy of it. Won’t have much time tonight so I’ll play some of it on next week’s show.
Another quick thanks to Kimberly Sinclair for sending me some new discs as well. Ryan Neilson, Remedy and Francis Arsenault. And a couple more on the way. Same story, next week. Kim is a fan of Andrea so I’m sure she won’t mind waiting a week. 🙂
As for TV tonight. March Madness for sports fans, I should get home to see the end of the 7pm tip off games. They’ll end around 9:30pm.
Which means I’ll take a break and watch Out There with Melissa DiMarco on CITY-TV at 10pm. Last week the episode on poker was fun. I thought an actor was playing an editor on the show. Found last night on a message board that he really is an editor who works on the show and plays poker. Who knew?
Basketball games go late into the night, past midnight. So if you’re a fan of Letterman or Craig Ferguson you’ll have to stay up later than usual. Craig’s a rerun, Dave was new last night but I missed it.
I’ll upload the radio show on Saturday. Might get it tonight but I’m not counting on it with the sports going late tonight. So the link will be up tomorrow.
That’s it for now. As a reminder for new readers, show starts 6pm EST tonight. 101.9FM in Kingston or http://www.cfrc.ca for the vast majority of readers outside of K-Town.
Got a comment on last night’s blog from Adrian, Allison Crowe’s manager.
“Sounds a great show – I’ll listen when I am back home. Travelling this weekend, as Allison starts rehearsing with a band for the first time in five+ years!! Rock and roll!”
Sounds interesting. Here is the links to last night’s show.
Music of Jenn Grant, Sharona Clarke, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Leonard Cohen.
Lots of new music in the first hour.
Also talk about the Watchmen movie and play both versions of Hallelujah. The Cohen version that was used in the movie, and Allison’s version which was the original plan.
Interview with Ray Johnson, and the music of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. Who are starting their 25th anniversary tour.
End the show with Mark Hiscock, Justin Merdsoy, Jill Barber and Kelli Trottier.
#Update, show will be uploaded on Saturday night. Bit later than usual.
Tonight quick interview with Ray Johnson with Buddy Wasisname as they are starting a new tour. Hit Kingston May 5th at the Grand Theatre. And some music from the band.
Also music of Sharona Clarke, Justin Merdsoy, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Kelli Trottier. Can I cram all of that into 2 hours? Tune in and find out. 🙂
And after the show I’m conducting another interview, this time with Melanie Samson. Next Friday I’ll play the interview with Andrea Wittgens and her CD in it’s entirety. Spoke to Andrea over 40 minutes so I have a lot of content to work with.