Podcast #281

August 24, 2016

Featuring an interview with funk/rock artist Aurora Jane

The Tragically Hip – ‘Them Bones’ [CA]
The Tragically Hip – ‘Heaven Is a Better Place Today’ [CA]
The Tragically Hip – ‘In A World Possessed By The Human Mind’ [CA]
King Of The North – ‘Burn’ [AU]
Hockey Dad – ‘Jump The Gun’ [AU]
The Avalanches – ‘Frankie Sinatra’ [AU]
Aurora Jane – ‘Deep End’ [AU]
Interview with Aurora Jane
Aurora Jane – ‘Burn’
Tim Bennett – ‘Dreamer’ [AU]
The Pack A.D – ‘Yes I Know’ [CA]

Last weekend marked the historic final live show from The Tragically Hip, in front of an adoring Kingston, ON home crowd. News broke this year that front-man Gord Downie had been diagnosed with brain cancer, prematurely ending the career of arguably Canada’s greatest and most loved rock band. I first learned about the Hip through a strong Australian Rolling Stone magazine review of their 2004 record ‘In Between Evolution’. I play a track from that record today, as well as two other tracks pulled from the catalogue of quality tunes that form the band’s 14 album legacy.

Our special guest this week is another in our series of fascinating interviewees I met at Arts Wells 2016 – Aussie funk/rock musician Aurora Jane! I was suitably impressed with Aurora’s rockin’ set at the Wells Pub, alongside bassist friend Tim Bennett, so I jumped at the chance to chat with her post-gig. I discovered she has a strong connection to Canada through years of playing festivals in the Great White North!

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