Posts Tagged ‘Redsoulbluez’

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]

Stranded podcast #204

June 20, 2014

* Daniel Moir LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today we welcome to the studio Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Daniel Moir! Daniel is a seasoned performer and a natural at crafting thoughtful songs. He is a native of Edmonton and speaks today of the fertile and supportive musical environment from which he has since ventured. Tune in too to hear Daniel reveal what it was like to self-produce his album ‘Monday Morning’ as well as perform three acoustic tracks including the tentatively titled ‘Sorry #2’ which he plays for the first time! And if you feel like purchasing ‘Monday Morning’ you will automatically be making a small contribution to the work of the environmental non-profit Ecojustice.

We conclude today’s show with a chat with Scott Clark, of the Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE).  ALIVE exists to promote, enhance and foster the social, economic, and cultural well-being and health of Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver. They are hosting an inspiring event this evening for National Aboriginal Day – Reconciliation in Action Celebretion, at the Russian Hall.  The extra special guest is First Nations musician and performance artist Kinnie Starr.

Featured video: Daniel Moir – ‘Penticton’ [2011]

Stranded podcast #134

December 8, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstanded-podcast-134/

* Featuring an interview with Juno Award winning First Nations blues musician Murray Porter *

First up on the show is an interview with First Nations blues musician Murray Porter who is performing Friday 7th December at the Music BC Charitable Foundation event ‘A Celebration of BC Music & Music Education’ at the Vogue Theatre.  Murray Porter is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario but he has lived in Vancouver for many years.   Murray won a 2012 JUNO Award for `Aboriginal Album of the Year’, for his release `Songs Lived & Life Played’. “Murray Porter is a master bluesman”. Robbie Robertson (CBC Radio Interview, 2004).

The other day while browsing at a London Drugs I came across a CD re-issue of the original US release from AC/DC – the album ‘High Voltage‘ (1976).  Perfect for ‘Stranded’ I concluded…!  I feature 4 tracks from this Oz rock classic which is a treat for listeners who are partial to the working-man’s blues boogie/rock and lyrical double-entendres of Bon Scott era AC/DC.

The final part of the show features some impressive current Cancon including  a couple of tracks from J.Riley Hill – an up and coming outlaw folk/country singer from Winnipeg – and a punchy number by two-piece Hole In My Head who are supporting The Jolts and Nu Sense at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver on Sat 8 Dec.

Murray Porter – ‘Rez Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Set My Luv Free’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 2
Redsoulbluez – ‘Free’ [CA]
AC/DC – ‘Rock n Roll Singer’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Live Wire’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘TNT [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Fantastic Explosion In Time’ [AU]
Pond – ‘You Broke My Cool’ [AU]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Alone’ [CA]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Checkered Chunks’  [CA]
Hole In My Head –  ‘Noodles and Chips’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Queen Of Vancouver Island’ [CA]

Featured video:  Murray Porter – ‘Colours’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #117

June 23, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120622-180300-to-20120622-194000.mp3

* Featuring a special on National Aboriginal Day 2012, including interviews with Rose from Redsoulbluez and Victoria homeless activist Rose Henry *

On Thursday June 21, Canada celebrated National Aboriginal Day.  In the previous week I was fortunate to see  Aboriginal blues musician and Juno Award winner, Murray Porter, play live in Vancouver.  Supporting Murray was a brand new project called Redsoulbluez and I interviewed Rose from the band.  She speaks about what it’s like to be an Aboriginal musician in Canada today.  I was also privileged to interview highly respected activist Rose Henry of Victoria, BC.  On today’s show you can hear Rose explain the importance of the decolonization movement and the urgent need for more equitable treatment of First Nations Canadians by government. 

In today’s show I also feature some classic tracks from Australian Aboriginal musicians and feature a rising star of contemporary Aboriginal music, Benny Walker.  You’ll also learn about some historical and contemporary issues relating to Australian Indigenous people’s struggles for social justice and self-determination.  Much respect to the Coast Salish people of the Vancouver region and the Ngunnawal people of the Canberra region where I grew up in Australia.  MG

Yothu Yindi – ‘World Turning’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Mabo’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Dots On The Shells’ [AU]
Archie Roach –  ‘Down City Streets’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ [AU]
Ruby Hunter – ‘Let My Children Be’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘Black Fella, White Fella’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘My Island Home’ [AU]
Saltwater Band – ‘Compass’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘Till You’re Gone’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘You And Me’ [AU]
Interview with Rose from Redsoulbluez
Redsoulbluez – ‘Motherless Child’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Rez Bluez’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 2
Sister Says – ‘Street Cars’ [CA]

Featured video:  Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ (1992)

Stranded podcast #115

June 13, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120613-113300-to-20120613-124000.mp3

* Special fill-in for the ‘Student Hour’ show on Wed.  Featuring tracks from the earlier days of Sydney’s multi-cultural thrash-punk legends, Hard-Ons, and an interview with Vancouver First Nations project Redsoulbluez *

Citadel Records is undertaking a series of re-issues of recordings from the first 10yrs of The Hard-Ons career.  Just released is a two CD gatefold release of ‘Smell My Finger/Hot For Your Love Baby’, including a whole bunch of demos, and live tracks.  I’m super-excited to play some of these vintage tracks.  Today it’s 6 of the bands early 7″ singles.  More to come next week!

Redsoulbluez are a brand new First Nations musical project, featuring Rose Siccama on vocals. They’re supporting Murray Porter at Fairview Pub in Vancouver this evening.  Today I feature a few tracks from the band and play an interview I recorded with them a matter of days ago.  MG

The Hard-Ons – ‘There Was A Time’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Excuses’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Surfin’ On My Face’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘Girl In The Sweater’ [AU]
The Hard-Ons – ‘I Heard Her  Call My Name’ [AU]
Sal Kimber – ‘Rockin Chair’ [AU]
Sal Kimber – ‘Beat Get’s Louder’ [AU]
Redsoulbluez -‘Music Is My Man’ [CA]
Interview with Redsoulbluez
Redsoulbluez – ‘Motherless Child’ [CA]

Featured video: Hard-Ons – ‘I Heard Her Call My Name’ (live) [1986]