Posts Tagged ‘Courtney Barnett’

Stranded podcast #258

August 4, 2015

* Singer-songwriter Janaya Salmond LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week’s extra special guest is a fresh face to Vancouver’s singer-songwriter scene – Janaya Salmond. Janaya comes from a musical family and has been surrounded by great songwriting all her life, as her father is a music producer. Janaya is a talented multi-instrumentalist and she chose to accompany herself on the show with an uncommon instrument known as a strum-stick. Tune in to hear Janaya soulfully execute two of her original compositions that will no doubt be on her forthcoming debut album!

Featured video: Janaya Salmond – ‘For Joni’ (live) [2015]

Stranded podcast #244

April 17, 2015

* Featuring Nathaniel Krikke LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Regular listeners will know that since October 2014 we have been hosting the ‘Stranded Sunday Sessions’ – an intimate acoustic evening on the second Sunday of each month on the North Stage of the Railway Club in Vancouver.  Today’s special guest, Nathaniel Krikke, was a performer on the March bill.  Nathaniel, a brand new performer, who has roots in Northern Alberta, returns to Vancouver today from this home in Abbotsford to chat with us on air and play three expertly crafted acoustic roots tunes for us in the studio!

Featured video: Ratcat – ‘That Ain’t Bad’ [1990]

Stranded podcast #241

March 28, 2015

* Featuring the music of The Seekers *

In keeping with the regular format of this show, we begin with featuring some older Australian music, this week in the form of three classics from easy-listening folk act The Seekers, who celebrated their 50 year anniversary in 2012.  It shouldn’t be forgotten that this five-piece, fronted by Judith Durham, have sold millions and albums and in the mid-60s were even competing with heavy-weights like The Rolling Stones on the UK albums charts. The band broke up only 6 years after the initial whirl-wind of international acclaim that began shortly after the band’s inception.

Featured video: The Seekers – ‘Georgy Girl’ [1967]

Stranded podcast #236

February 13, 2015

* Featuring tracks by Cub, Feedtime, The Church and more *

I had a chance meeting at CiTR radio today with Robynn Iwata, vox and guitar with the band Cub who were one of the early flagship bands of Vancouver’s venerable Mint Records label (thanks for the introduction Nardwuar!). Cub helped pioneer the jangle-guitar pop punk that became known as ‘cuddlecore’. You can hear a couple of Cub songs at the start of the show as well as tracks from their one of their contemporaries, Maow, featuring a young Neko Case.

A highlight of the second half of the show is the debut single from Vancouver’s Ashley Shadow. Ashley has been a part of many projects in the past, most notably as bassist for The Organ. This stunning song showcases her remarkable voice prowess.

Featured video:  Cub – ‘My Chinchilla’ [1993]

Stranded podcast #208

July 20, 2014

* The Good In Everyone LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We’re fortunate again this week to have some enthusiastic guest performers live on air – Nicholas and Ben from new Vancouver indie band The Good In Everyone! The band takes their name from the classic Sloan single, so we begin the chat with Nick and Ben talking of their deep appreciation for the canon of Canadian rock. Most members of the Good In Everyone have played together previously in The Mercy Years, including drummer Jamison Troy, who was a previous guest on the show. Tune in to hear some acoustic tracks played live in the studio and catch the band at their EP release at the Biltmore Cabaret next friday night!

Featured video: Whiskyjack (live) [2014]