On Tuesday, April 27th Adam spoke with two artists from Nova Scotia, Bill Travis (who releases music under the moniker Mushkat) and Mike Aube. They are touring Ontario and Quebec together and are in Ottawa this coming weekend. On Friday they play a show at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street, Saturday is a house concert (details given in the recording) and finally on Monday, May 3rd they are playing a show at the Rainbow Bistro in the Byward Market. The two chatted with Mike and I and played us some of the songs you can expect to hear at the show.
As well, listen for the best trumpet impersonation you will ever hear on Bill’s song “The Colours of Ernesto.”
This past Tuesday Adam spoke with David Mason, the Ottawa tax specialist from Deloitte Accounting about the implications and economic effects of the 2010 Federal Budget. Of particular interest for listeners is his discussion of the tax implications for individual income tax payers.
The new album, Lost Channels, by The Great Lake Swimmers was one of ten albums included on the short list for the 2009 version of the Polaris Music Prize. On June 19th they played a show in Ottawa at First Baptist Church located at the corner of Elgin and Laurier. Prior to the show I spoke with the lead singer and songwriter for the band, Tony Dekker. The interview can be found below. In the interview we talk about a cover version the band did of Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s song “Don’t Cry No Tears”. I have included videos of both songs below.
At the end of the interview I throw to the song “I will never see the sun” from the band’s self-titled debut album. Since this isn’t live radio you can hear the song by clicking here.
Mike is off earning money to put food on his table so it will be just myself for the first hour with Tuesday Morning Blend regular Simon Cameron joining me for the second hour. Twice the sarcasm and (roughly) half the age. Its like Mike 2.0. At 7:30 I will be speaking with Tony Dekker of the Great Lake Swimmers whose new album Lost Channels has recently been long listed for the Polaris Music Prize. As per usual we air from 7-9am Tuesday morning on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for those of you on the internet.
On Friday, June 12th Jenn Grant played at Westfest. Prior to the show I spoke with her about her new album Echos and the process of writing and recording the follow up to her critically acclaimed album Orchestra for the Moon. If you missed her at Westfest you can catch Jenn at Bluesfest this year as well.
At the end of the interview I throw to the song “You’ll go far.” Since that doesn’t work when not listening to Mike and I live on Tuesday morning I have included a couple of videos of the song.
1) Jenn playing the song at Westfest that night.
2) A live version of the song at Verge Fm studios. The audio on this one is much better.