Posts Tagged ‘OK Vancouver OK’

Stranded podcast #280

August 17, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Sam Tudor

Paul Kelly with Uncle Bill – ‘Our Sunshine’ [AU]
Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stumbling Block’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Sonnet 18’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ [AU]
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Makin’ It Work’ [AU]
Sam Tudor – ‘Modern New Year’ [CA]
Interview with Sam Tudor
Sam Tudor – ‘Vaccines’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Song Zero’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Black Part of Light’ [CA]
Hazy – ‘You More’ [CA]
Supermoon- ‘Fast Fashion’ [CA]

I’ve been on a roots-music kick of late so I thought I’d play one track apiece from the two albums that Paul Kelly put out with blue-grass backing bands – Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill – ‘Smoke’ (1999) and Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stolen Apples’ (2007). Both albums were well-received by Paul Kelly fans and root-music lovers alike. I follow that with a track from Paul Kelly’s latest album Seven Sonnets and a Song (2016), which remarkably features Paul putting music to the sonnets of Williams Shakespeare, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the passing of the great bard.

Our special guest this week is singer-songwriter Sam Tudor, who is based in the Cariboo in BC, after time spent in Vancouver. I ran into Sam at the Arts Wells music festival and was pleased to discover he was wearing a CiTR radio sweater! Sam speaks about his community radio roots and describes how he got into songwriting an record making with the help of an influential school teacher.

Featured video:  Paul Kelly – ‘Sonnet No.73’ [2016]

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 #224

November 22, 2014

* Interview with Jeff, Laura and Lizza from OK Vancouver OK *

Today we welcome back to the studio OK Vancouver OK!  The whole band – Jeff, Laura and Lizza – are joined by little baby Henry (who added a lot of fun to the studio).  OK Vancouver Ok’s last record ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ was an impressive celebration of community and the important basics in our lives.  The new record ‘Influences’, recorded reel to reel on the same Washington state island as the previous LP, has been created as tribute to Jeff and the band’s many musical friends and influences.  It’s surely set to become a much loved release locally and beyond, to the far flung places that Ok Vancouver Ok intends to tour.

Featured video: OK Vancouver Ok – ‘Building A Way’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #223

November 14, 2014

* Featuring the music of roots legend Oh Susanna *

Today we visit the music of Canadian roots legend Oh Susanna.  Suzanne Ungerleider adopted the stage name Oh Susanna shortly before the release of her debut EP in 1995.  Her career really took off after relocating from Vancouver to Toronto, and she is now renowned the world over for her stunning vocals and her evocative alternative country songs and murder ballads.  You are can hear tracks from three of her early albums on the show today, including the moving, juno-winning single, ‘River Blue’.

Featured video: Oh Susanna – ‘River Blue’ [2001]

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]