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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 #211

August 9, 2014

* Alea Rae LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We begin today’s show by revisiting the edgy, swampy, alternative blues of Beasts of Bourbon. It’s just a been announced that a much-warranted documentary on the legendary band is in the works. You can see a brief trailer here.

And after two weeks off we’re back with a live studio guest! New Westminster-based folk artist Alea Rae has made the #99 bus trip down to CiTR studio, along with Patrick, another 1/3 of her band, who joins in with expert acoustic accompaniment. Alea and Patrick perform three intricate folk songs today, including both sides of the ‘Flies/Lancaster’ single which is being released at the Media Club on 14 August.

Featured video: Alea Rae – ‘Flies’ (live) [2013]