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Doom Soul and John Denver haircuts

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May Long weekend may be over, but don't despair! We've got all sorts of great tunes for you this week -- from the Ottawa Valley's Hinterlandband, Hamilton's The Wild Suns, and even a bit of Feist (have you heard? She's got the 3 most-played tracks on CBC Music this week!)




little meg john denver.jpgWe've also got a piece by the CBC's Garvia Bailey about Cold Specks' doom soul sound and her debut album (click here to listen) and a nice, long chat with Will Currie, Aaron Mariash and Daniel MacPherson from Will Currie and the Country French. We chat about everything from band dynamics (hint: it's sexier than you think) to Bach contatas... and we're playing their song that's an ode to a classic hairstyle -- the John Denver haircut (which I rocked in my younger years -- with the picture to the right as visual proof).



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We also end up talking a bit of politics. It turns out that Will Currie, who penned the band's song Tommy Douglas (which you can download for free by joining the band's mailing list), is a big Power & Politics fan -- so we did a mini studio tour after the interview and the band met Evan Solomon, who hosts the show. (L to R: Evan and Will)




gift pak.JPGA big congratulations to Lenny Wu, from Ottawa, who won our AWESOME BANDWIDTH GRAB BAG giveaway. All he had to do was tweet the show to be entered in the contest, and as you can see from the picture on the right... he's just picked up a sweet haul of CDs, CBC swag, and a lovingly handcrafted paper crane from a page from this week's Bandwidth script (which I learned to make courtesy of YouTube). So keep an ear out for the next grab bag giveaway!



- for The Wild Suns, check out their Facebook page

- for Will Currie and the Country French, check out their website

- for Jill Zmud, check out her website


And a big thanks to you -- for listening to Bandwidth! The Spring ratings are in and Bandwidth is the #1 Saturday afternoon music show in Ottawa. And if it weren't for Quirks & Quarks, we'd be the #1 Saturday afternoon radio show in Ottawa. So thanks for lending us your discerning ears -- it means a lot!


Have a fantastic weekend and I'll catch you next week,




Playlist for May 26, 2012


Theme: MICHIGAN LEFT - Arkells



BLANK MAPS - Cold Specks

Sting: LIVING UNDERGROUND - Hinterlandband



Sting: ONTARIO - Will Currie & the Country French

INTERVIEW - Will Currie & the Country French

JOHN DENVER HAIRCUT - Will Currie & the Country French

WEST WIND - Jill Zmud (live)

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE - Jill Zmud (live)

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

PROMISE LAND - Hooded Fang