Posts Tagged ‘Eamon McGrath’

Podcast #327

February 24, 2018

Featuring Eamon McGrath, Kayla Rose, Zane and more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Hammer Song’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Breathless’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Anthrocene’ [AU]
Rowan Porter – ‘Sleeping Dogs’ [AU]
Abbey Baker – ‘Tell Me How’ [AU]
Kayla Rose – ‘Warm With You’ [AU]
Zane – ‘Desert Blossom’ [CA]
Dom Fricott – ‘Help Is Needed’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Power’ [CA]
Wallgrin – ‘Ae’aea’ [CA]
Uschitala – ‘Power Of The Sun’ [CA]

We’ve long been a fan of Edmonton, AB born and bred, Toronto-based songwriter Eamon McGrath. He’s back with with sixth full-length release titled Tantramar, which was recorded in Sackville, NB, at the abandoned George’s Roadhouse during last year’s SappyFest’s three-week songwriter in residence program. You can hear lead single ‘Power’ on the show this week. We debut Dom Fricott‘s single ‘Help Is Needed’ from his upcoming third solo album and feature two more of the acts playing at the Dark Times festival in Williams Lake, BC – Wallgrin and Uschitala.

Stranded podcast #255

July 10, 2015

* Singer-songwriter Mark Martyre LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today’s special guest Mark Martyre has literally just landed in Vancouver from his home town of Toronto.  Mark is an established and prolific singer-songwriter with three quality albums under his belt.   His music is lyrically-rich and his well-crafted folk tunes are supported by a weathered voice reminiscent of Tom Waits or even fellow-Torontonian Eamon McGrath. Tune in to hear three fantastic acoustic tunes and listen to Mark speak of his life in the music world of Toronto. Vancouver can expect to see him playing live shows in due course!

Featured video: Mark Martyre – ‘That Red Dress’ [2013]

Stranded podcast #253

June 24, 2015

* Featuring an interview with Rick Reid of Eternal Husbands *

An extra special guest phones through to chat this week – Rick Reid, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist of Montreal-based two-piece ‘fog pop’ band Eternal Husbands!  Rick and bassist Matt Leddy are well known to Stranded and the Canadian independent music world as two-thirds of The City Streets who formed in Edmonton in 2005 and released a number of top-notched records until they disbanded in 2013. Rick and Matt have explored a new sound with the new band, incorporating synths and an expansive, layered approach to their recording. Album #2 ‘French Exit’ is out now. Catch Eternal Husbands on tour this summer and you won’t be disappointed!

Featured video: Eternal Husbands – ‘The Forest’ [2015]

Stranded podcast #230

January 3, 2015

* Leah Barley LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We kick off a brand new year with a brief retrospective of Eamon McGrath, singer-songwriter. With over 250 songs written and countless tours of Canada and Europe under his belt, Toronto-based (and Edmonton-bred) McGrath is seemingly on path to be one of the greats of Canadian song. Today you can hear a track from his brand new record Exile, as well as selections from the ‘Peacemaker’ and ‘Young Canadians’ records, which were recorded at JC/DC studios in Vancouver, and also tracks recorded in Edmonton from as far back as 2007.

Next up we are joined by our first special guest of 2015 – Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Leah Barley! Leah will be playing the ‘Stranded’ Sunday Sessions #4′ at the Railway Club on 11 January. She speaks today of her music journey beginning on a fateful day when she was introduced to a rowdy roots jam in Canmore, AB. Leah was a joy to interview and I’m sure you’ll be delighted by with her acoustic guitar and banjo renditions of three original songs.

Featured video: Leah Barely – ‘Drip Drop’ [2012]

Stranded podcast #229

December 30, 2014

* Interview with Alea Rae and Nicholas from The Good In Everyone *

Today we revisit the proto-grunge sounds of Australia’s Cosmic Psychos, featuring the fuzz-bass and vocal growl of farmer and bulldozer driver Ross Knight. The fascinating and unlikely story of the band’s adventures overseas has been documented in the film ‘Blokes You Can Trust’ [2014].

Today is our xmas special and we air a handful of Christmas-themed songs, including a super-cool track by Vancouver’s Paul Leahy (of the band Polly) called ‘Rumble on Christmas Eve Night‘.

And in the last half hour of the show we catch up once again with Alea Rae and her band, as well as Nicholas from indie-pop band The Good In Everyone. Our returning guests reflect on the year in music, especially in regard to the Vancouver scene.

Featured video: Cosmic Psychos – ‘Custom Credit’ (live) [2011]