Posts Tagged ‘Library Voices’

Stranded podcast #231

January 10, 2015

* Kristina Lao + Beaver Thomas LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We kick off this week’s show with a few songs from British Columbia’s favourite anarchist country singer Joey Only! Joey was in Vancouver this week for a triumphant homecoming show with his Outlaw Band at the historic Wise Hall.

And much of the show is devoted to showcasing the tunes of UK-based singer-songwriter Kristina Lao. Kristina, who spent some years living in both Australia and New Zealand, is visiting family in Vancouver and has time to join us this coming Sunday night for The Stranded Sunday Sessions #4 along with Leah Barley and M.Lund. Her exquisite vocals and literate songwriting are well displayed as she shares three original compositions LIVE in the studio (and a John Prine cover). And she is joined in the studio by new friend and guitarist Beaver Thomas, also of the John Pippus Band.

And we wrap up the show with the brand new single ‘Outta My Head’ from Australian musician Travis Caudle, which has been released by Spinning Blue Records.

Featured video: Kristina Lao – ‘Mute’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #228

December 23, 2014

* Interview with record collector Ed Lasko *

Today we invite onto the show a true music enthusiast and dedicated record collector Ed Lasko!  Ed has built an impressive collection of 7″ singles throughout his life, with his main specialities being pre-1960s rockabilly and early rock n roll.  His investigations have helped him unearth some hidden gems from the early rock and country music history of both Australia and New Zealand.  Tune in to hear Ed spin his own prized singles by artists such as Johnny O’Keefe, Slim Dusty, Johnny Rebb and even Luke Simmons, a native of the lower mainland of British Columbia who amazingly left his homeland to become New Zealand’s first ever country music star!

Featured video: Johnny Rebb and the Rebels – ‘Rock On’ [1959]

 

 

Stranded podcast #180

December 14, 2013

* Featuring Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’ *

The bush ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is certainly the most famous of all Australian folk songs. It was first composed by poet Banjo Patterson in 1895 and set to music shortly thereafter.  From left field today you can hear a hilarious version titled ‘Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’, performed by John Shortis and Moya Simpspn, which is what the song would sound like heavily edited by a couple of up-tight government employees!

I am just back from a brief trip to the province of Saskatchewan, where not only did I perform my own version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ at a family gathering, but I also attended a house show by pianist and singer Jeffrey Straker, who is a native of the suburb of Cathedral in Regina. You can hear one of Jeffrey’s recent singles on the show today, as well as notable Saskatchewan artists Library Voices and Megan Nash and newcomer Kent Davies.

Featured video: Good For Grapes – ‘London Fog’ (2013)


Stranded podcast #157

June 22, 2013

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* Featuring special guest singer-songwriter Jamison Troy LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Nardwuar the Human Serviette recently gifted me with a copy of the debut 7″ of Vancouver garage rock legends The Smugglers, straight from his personal archive!  You can hear both sides of the record at the start of today’s show.  Next up are tracks from the three artists who are playing the Mint Records showcase at this weekend’s Sled Island Festival in Calgary (which by now unfortunately is washed out due to the epic floods…)

The remainder of the show is devoted to bands from the province of Saskatchewan.  Rah Rah and Library Voices are two of Regina’s finest bands. And Regina native Jamison Troy joins us live in the  CiTR studio!  Jamison has three recordings to his name, is very active in in the local Vancouver scene where he is presently based.  Jamison shares two brand new tracks today, as well as his single ‘I’ve Hurt People’, and speaks of his recent cross-Canada jaunt. We finish up the show with two of Jamison Troy’s recommended artists, and the cover of ‘Cortez the Killer’ by The Church, from their Box of Birds album.

The Smugglers – ‘Up And Down’ [CA]
The Smugglers – ‘Kim Pandora v Nardwuar’ [CA]
The Smugglers – ‘Seattle Bound’ [CA]
Renny Wilson – ‘Could’ve It Been Me?’ [CA]
Pick A Piper – ‘Cinders And Dust’ [CA]
Jay Arner – ‘Midnight On South Granville’ [CA]
Rah Rah – ‘The Poet’s Dead’ [CA]
Library Voices – ‘Traveller’s Digest’ (remix) [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘Wake Me When I’ll See You Again part 1’ [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 1
Jamison Troy – ‘No Money To My Name’ (live) [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 2
Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ (live) [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 3
Jamison Troy – ‘Where You Go’ (live) [CA]
Fisticuffs – ‘Would You’ [CA]
Zachary Lucky – ‘Saskatchewan’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Cortez The Killer’ [AU]

Featured video: Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ (2013)