Posts Tagged ‘Larry Hanson’

Stranded podcast #140

February 2, 2013

* Featuring live studio guest First Nations teacher and musician Larry Hanson, who is performing at the Red Jam Slam event at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver on Feb 14 *

I had the fortune to travel to Seattle, WA this week to see the great Australian singer-songwrier Paul Kelly live in concert at the Triple Door, and interview him backstage at soundcheck!  You can look forward to hearing the interview at an upcoming show but for now you can enjoy two tracks from Paul’s beautiful 19th album Spring and Fall, which is a return to stripped-back solo acoustic music.

This year’s Red Jam Slam event, organized by Gunargie O’Sullivan of Co-op Radio is coming up at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver on Feb 14.  The event features a host of First Nations musical and spoken word talent, including today’s studio guest, Larry Hanson.  Larry, who has a degree in history from UBC, is an adult education teacher and musician who recorded his debut full-length album in 2010.  Today Larry speaks about his work as a teacher and the Idle No More movement and plays tracks from his record ‘Rez Warriors’. Larry’s wife Helen also joins us and speaks about her valuable work helping to preserve the language of her people through First Voices.

Paul Kelly – ‘New Found Year’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Cold As Canada’ [AU]
Interview with Larry and Helen Hanson Pt 1
Larry Hanson – ‘Elders’ [CA]
Interview with Larry and Helen Hanson Pt 2
Larry Hanson – ‘Pass the Feather On’ [CA]
Interview with Larry and Helen Hanson Pt 3
Gunargie O’Sullivan speaking about the Red Jam Slam Event
Dalannah Gail Bowen – ‘My Blues Keep Bringin’ Me Home’ [CA]
Interview with Larry and Helen Hanson Pt 4
Larry Hanson – ‘Residential School’ [CA]

Featured video:  Larry Hanson – ‘Pass the Feather On’  (2010)

Stranded podcast #106

April 7, 2012

* Featuring a tribute for Aboriginal singer/songwriter Jimmy Little, who passed away this week.  RIP Jimmy *

Inspiring Aboriginal country artist Jimmy Little passed away this week so I thought I’d pay tribute by introducing listeners to his sounds and life story.  Jimmy was a Yorta Yorta man whose musical career lasted an astonishing five decades.  The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians was a deep concern for this warm hearted performer and in his later years he raised awareness around health and wellness issues for this people.   I’m also playing some of my favourite Canadian artists including Eamon McGrath who is about to embark on his ‘Young Canadians Tour’, and locals Synthcake who are proving to be an exciting draw on live stages in Vancouver.  MG

Synthcake – ‘Dancing Brain’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Tests’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Beachy Beachy’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘In Between’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘Breaking My Heart’ [CA]
Chains of Love – ‘He’s Leaving With Me’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Eternal Adolescence’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘For All the (Doomed) Lovers’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Sawdust & Rum’ [CA]
Larry Hanson – ‘All The Children’ [AU]
Wayne Lavelle – ‘Big Country’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Royal Telephone’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ [AU]
Jimmy Little- ‘Baby Blue’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Bring Yourself Home to Me’ [AU]
Jimmy Little – ‘Australia Down Under’ [AU]

Featured video:  Jimmy Little – ‘Yorta Yorta Man’ (1995)